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CMU and Tata Consultancy Services Partner for the "4th Industrial Revolution"
April 14 2017
A hexapod robot named “Odie” delivered the first brick of a new global research facility Thursday, solidifying a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University and India-based information technology giant Tata Consultancy Services.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

CMU Among 31 Schools Filing Amicus Brief on Trump Travel Ban
April 1, 2017
Thirty-one prominent universities, including Carnegie Mellon University and two others in Pennsylvania, filed a federal court brief Friday opposing President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on travel and immigration. 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

President Suresh Delivers University of Pittsburgh's 2017 Laureate Lecture 
February 1, 2017
Dr. Subra Suresh was named the University of Pittsburgh 21st Century Professor of Biomechanics in Medicine. As part of the honor, Dr. Suresh delivered Pitt’s 2017 Laureate Lecture. His talk, Study of Human Diseases at the Intersections of Engineering, Sciences, and Medicine, referenced his ongoing research with an interdisciplinary, international group of researchers. The research group published findings last year that suggest new treatments for sickle cell disease.
Replay of Presentation

For MIT and Carnegie Mellon Presidents, the Immigration Ban is Personal
January 30, 2017
President Suresh joins MIT President Rafel Reif in pledgeing to fight for those impacted by the immigration ban enacted by the Trump administration.
CNN Money 

Now, a Socially-Aware Robotic Assistant (SARA) that Gets Your Mood
January 23, 2017
President Suresh discusses SARA, the socially aware robotic assistant, who was unveiled at this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. SARA interactswith participants using their spoken words and non-verbal behaviors. 
Business Standard

President Suresh Discusses Importance of Davos to World Economics
January 20, 2017
President Suresh speaks to Times Higher Education (THE) at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on the importance of participation in WEF, how universities are the only place capable of a long-term view and what the Trump Administration means to American univerisities.
YouTube Video 

President Suresh Co-Authors Science Magazine Editorial
October 14, 2016
Earlier this year, a number of leaders from major U.S. corporations gathered at Sunnylands in California to discuss the critical importance of basic scientific research. Subsequently, Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh co-authored an editorial in Science Magazine with Amgen Chairman and CEO Robert A. Bradway to discuss how basic research will make or break corporations in the long term.
Science Magazine

Uber’s Self-driving Cars Take to the Streets of Pittsburgh
September 14, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh joined Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Wednesday, Sept. 14 for the first official ride in an Uber self-driving car, as the company rolled out its high-tech innovation in the home of autonomous vehicles. The commercial application of autonomous driving has drawn national attention, highlighting Carnegie Mellon as the birthplace of autonomous vehicles.

Researchers Find How Spleen Filters Damaged Red Blood Cells
June 29, 2016
A research team, including Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh, has identified how the human spleen applies a "physical fitness test" on diseased red blood cells.
The Hans India

CMU and Rwanda Presidents Meet
June 24, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh recently called on Rwandan President Paul Kagame as part of a multifaceted visit to the east African nation that included participation in the CMU-Rwanda graduation ceremony. The two leaders discussed how garner greater impact from their collaboration.
The New Times Rwanda

Dr. Suresh Hails CMU-Rwanda Partnership with MasterCard Foundation
June 21, 2016
A newly announced partnership between Carnegie Mellon University-Rwanda and The MasterCard Foundation will apply $10.8 million toward educating the next generation of African tech leaders and entrepreneurs.

President Suresh Named to French Academy of Sciences
May 6, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh has been elected into the French Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1666, the French Academy of Sciences encourages and promotes French scientific research and fosters scientific collaborations with countries around the world.
Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon President: Industry is Failing to Fund Basic Research
February 1, 2016
Companies are failing to invest in basic research, the president of Carnegie Mellon University has warned, meaning that it is more vital than ever to convince politicians and the public of the need for government support. Subra Suresh, who from 2010 to 2013 served as the director of the National Science Foundation, told Times Higher Education that industry funding was now “more D in R&D than R”.
Times of Higher Education