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Cover Story: Tune In
If you thought the 500-channel universe changed things, wait until you get a load of the infinite-channel universe. ... The habit of tuning in at a specific time for a favorite program will seem pretty last century.
-David Carr, writer of a weekly column for The New York Times that focuses on media issues, including film and television
Anyone who connects to the Internet already has a 21st century option: Hulu, which legally offers content from more than 235 of the world's leading production companies, including most of the entertainment industry's biggest names: ABC, FOX, NBC Universal, PBS, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros.,...Read More
In This Issue
April 2011, Vol. 8 No. 2
Surely, any collegiate magazine would be thrilled to have a chance to spotlight a Nobel Prize winning alumnus. The thrill for Carnegie Mellon Today came in the July 2010 issue, profiling 2009 winner Oliver Williamson. And now, for an encore, the April 2011 issue has another feature on a Nobel Prize winning alumnus-2010 winner Dale Mortensen. His remarkable story is just one of many in an issue packed with everything from television's latest breakthrough to an important message for every adolescent girl.
Dale Mortensen (TPR'67) received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences just one year after Oliver Williamson (TPR'62,'63). He also became the 18th member of the university community to win a Nobel. Given the world's economic climate, Mortensen's award couldn't be more timely or more telling.
Dancing with a Star
Keepon looks more like a cuddly toy than a major robotic breakthrough. Don't be fooled, though, by first impressions. Keepon is a widely popular Web sensation; a potentially groundbreaking friend for autistic children; and, for alumnus Marek Michalowski, a budding business--thanks, in part, to Carnegie Mellon's entrepreneurial community.
There's no shortage of ways to make a difference in the world. Julie Downs thought she knew how she would make her mark, but that was before some children's outstretched hands made her rethink her plans. For adolescent girls everywhere, it's a good thing the Carnegie Mellon professor had a change of heart.