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  1. CMU Welcomes Class of 2021Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2017 | WebWire

    Carnegie Mellon University this weekend welcomed approximately 1,670 first-year students to campus with words of encouragement and support, and a preview of what the next four years hold In a speech to new students and their families Sunday morning, Carnegie Mellon Interim President Farnam Jahanian said CMU has seen near-record enrollment of female students across each of its schools and colleges, and for the first time in university history, more than half of the students are women. CMU is exceptionally multicultural and multinational, Jahanian said - the Class of 2021 includes students from 45 states and 27 nations - and the university's commitment to inclusion is a core value.

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  2. New study generates more accurate estimates of state opioid and heroin fatalitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | WebWire

    Developing a statistical model to fill in the blanks on death certificates presented in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Although opioid and heroin deaths have been rising dramatically in the U.S., the magnitude of the epidemic varies from state to state, as does the relative proportion of opioid vs heroin poisonings. Further complicating the picture is that up to one-quarter of all death certificates fail to note the specific drug responsible for the fatality, complicating efforts to target enforcement and treatment programs at both state and federal levels.

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  3. Finding Hope and Overcoming Tragedy in New MemoirRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | WebWire

    Life often takes a turn for the worst; Fredrick Sipe can attest to that. When he was twenty-one, he got into a motorcycle accident that took the life of his fiancee and paralyzed his body, making him a single father to their two kids.

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