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She had been nominated for one of the country’s most prestigious scholarships, the Fulbright. But she had no real idea of the status. Every now and then, she’d receive an update in the mail to let her know she’d passed one round or another. Still, she felt like once she had submitted her application packet, her future was left to the winds.
When the call finally came, it wasn’t quite what she had expected. Because of security concerns, Fulbright had closed the Indonesia program, where she had applied to spend a year studying what she calls “disaster” rhetoric in the wake of the 2004 killer tsunami. But the caller—Jonathon Akeley, head of...Read More
In This Issue
September 2007, Vol. 4 No. 3
Their collective achievements are compelling, inspiring, and noteworthy: Graduate student Sarah Rubin went from being a professional dog walker to a Fulbright scholar. Professor Marcel Just’s research findings on autism could change the way the condition is treated; alumnus Per Lofberg’s career has affected what is in our medicine cabinets; and Carnegie Mellon’s foray into computational thinking is changing the way all of us think. Read these stories and more in the September issue of Carnegie Mellon Today.
It was no surprise that Marcel Just, a cognitive neuroscience researcher, was approached to investigate autism. The real surprise is in his findings.
Anyone who has done a Web search to solve a problem knows that the results can be overwhelming. A new way of thinking seems imperative.
Some decisions can change the future. For one alumnus, the ripple effect of a choice he made in the eighth grade impacts just about anyone who has had a prescription filled.