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Dr. Mark Baskinger Named Director of the Joseph Ballay Center for Design Fusion

Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design has announced that Associate Professor Mark Baskinger has been named the inaugural director of the newly established Joseph Ballay Center for Design Fusion, starting in July 2023. The center, created by a $10 million gift from Professor Emeritus Joseph Ballay, establishes a formal presence of design expertise for outreach at CMU and also will serve as a central hub for design courses for the CMU campus community, executive education, sponsored projects and collaborations, and design research.


Celebrating our New PhD’s in Transition Design for 2023

Carnegie Melon University’s School of Design is honored to announce our four newest recipients of a PhD in Transition Design. Silvana Juri, Donna Maione, and Marysol Ortega Pallanez all successfully defended their doctoral theses in April 2023.

Featured Video by Communication Design Juniors

Our 3rd year Communication Design students created public service messages to tell the story of the region's current state of broadband connectivity. The students' campaigns are critical in helping raise awareness, advocate for and educate the general population about the importance of high-speed connectivity and its role in our day-to-day lives. Thank you to our partners Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, in collaboration with Allies for Children and Carnegie Mellon University (Metro21 and Traffic21)

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