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President Suresh Elected to Institute of Medicine
Only Sitting University President Elected to All Three US National Academies
October 21, 2013 

Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh has been elected a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), making him the only sitting university president and one of only 16 living Americans to be elected to all three of the U.S. National Academies as recognition for his work at the intersection of medicine, science and engineering.

Dr. Suresh is being honored for his contributions to advancing health and medicine through his research into cell mechanics related to malaria, blood diseases and certain types of cancer. Election to a National Academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to engineers, scientists, or medical professionals. Read more »

President Suresh Collaborates on Malaria Research
August 15, 2013

President Subra Suresh and colleagues from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a way to detect early-stage malarial infection of blood cells by measuring changes in the infected cells' electrical properties. According to MIT's News Office, the scientists have built an experimental microfluidic device that takes a drop of blood and streams it across an electrode that measures a signal differentiating infected cells from uninfected cells. Their prototype is a first step toward developing a field-ready, low-cost, portable malaria-detection device that could be used in places where laboratories and skilled medical personal are scarce. The research has been published in the Aug. 8 edition of the journal Lab on a Chip. Read the paper »

President Suresh Signs Open Letter to Obama, Congress
July 31, 2013

Dr. Subra Suresh joins more than 160 presidents from the Association of American Universities (AAU) in open letter to President Obama and Congress. The letter supports federal investment in research and higher education. Read the full letter »

Economic Times: When Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh kept his date with Indian roots
July 22, 2013

The Economic Times profiles Dr. Subra Suresh, offering background on his recent visit to the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Read the full article »

President Suresh Receives Honorary Degree from Indian Institute of Technology Madras
July 19, 2013

Dr. Suresh receiving degree from IIT

Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh delivered the keynote address and received an honorary doctor of science degree at the 50th Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai, India, on Friday, July 19.

President Suresh received his bachelor's degree in technology from IIT Madras in 1977.

View photos from the convocation »

News Clips: Carnegie Mellon University President Announcement

Announced February 5, 2013


Carnegie Mellon names Subra Suresh new president
Associated Press | Feb. 5

More than 15 news outlets picked up an AP article announcing Dr. Subra Suresh's selection as CMU's next president. Sample of AP pick-ups: The Washington Post (link no longer available), The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle (link no longer available)

NSF's Director Is Leaving to Become Head of Carnegie Mellon U.
The Chronicle of Higher Education | Feb. 5–6

NSF Director to Leave for Carnegie Mellon University

NSF Director Subra Suresh to Step Down
Scientific American | Feb. 5

Carnegie Mellon Chooses a New President
The New York Times | Feb. 6

The following news outlets picked up or linked to The New York Times' Feb. 6 article:

NSF Chief to Quit Post and Take Helm at Carnegie Mellon
Education Week's Curriculum Matters blog | Feb. 6

Carnegie Mellon Taps NSF Director as New President
InsideHigherEd.com | Feb. 6

Is Being NSF Director a Steppingstone Back to Academia?
Science Insider, AAAS | Feb. 13

Subra Suresh Leaves NSF to Lead Carnegie Mellon
IndiaWest.com | Feb. 14

Leadership Changing for Science Groups
Education Week | Feb. 19


NSF director to step down
Nature.com, United Kingdom | Feb. 5

Obama's top science official resigns to join as Carnegie Mellon University president
Press Trust of India | Feb. 6

The Times of India, Economic Times, Live Mint & The Wall Street Journal, Indian Express-New Delhi edition and New Indian Express-Bangalore edition, The Deccan Chronicle and Jagran Post.

Obama's top Indian-American science aide quits
Indo-Asian News Service | Feb. 6

More than 10 news outlets picked up this IANS article. Sample of pick-ups: The New York Daily News, China National News, Yahoo! News India, Deccan Herald and Sify.com.

Subra Suresh to head Carnegie Mellon University
Rediff.com, India | Feb. 6

Carnegie Mellon names National Science Foundation Director as its 9th president
QatarIsBooming.com| Feb. 6

NSF Director to Leave the Agency
The Scientist magazine, Canada | Feb. 6

Subra Suresh, Obama's chief geek, to head Carnegie Mellon University
Times News Network, India | Feb. 7

The Times of India and The Economic Times published a second story regarding CMU's new president. Yesterday, the outlets picked up a Press Trust of India story regarding the announcement.

IIT alumnus named president of US university
Hindustan Times, India | Feb. 7

IITian Appointed as President of a Top U.S. University
Silicon India, India/California | Feb. 7

Indian-American Obama aide quits for top Carnegie Mellon post
The Daily Pioneer, India | Feb. 7 (link no longer available)

Carnegie Mellon names new president
Zawya.com, United Arab Emirates | Feb. 7

Top U.S. Science Official, Subra Suresh, Steps Down As NSF Director
Asian Scientist magazine, Singapore | Feb. 11


National Science Foundation director Subra Suresh to head Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Feb. 5–6

CMU names former MIT dean to replace Cohon as president
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | Feb. 5–6

CMU picks Subra Suresh to succeed Cohon
Pittsburgh Business Times | Feb. 5

Carnegie Mellon University names Subra Suresh new president
WTAE.com (Pittsburgh ABC affiliate) | Feb. 5

NSF director Subra Suresh named next CMU president
The Tartan (CMU's student newspaper) | Feb. 11

Forum: Suresh qualified for position of ninth CMU president
The Tartan (CMU's student newspaper) | Feb. 11

CMU welcomes new president Subra Suresh
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Feb. 22

Incoming president Subra Suresh visits campus
The Tartan (CMU's student newspaper) | Feb. 25

Other Press Releases/Announcements

Statement from the President on the Departure of Subra Suresh
The White House Press Office (statement) | Feb. 5

NSF Director Subra Suresh Named Carnegie Mellon University President
The National Science Foundation (press release) | Feb. 5

Subra Suresh named next president of Carnegie Mellon University
MIT News (News Office announcement) | Feb. 5