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Data Science on the World Stage
Carnegie Mellon University
September 9, 2014

In a world deluged with data and increasingly sophisticated methods for collecting and analyzing it, scientists are focused on how they can use all of this information to improve our lives. Read More »


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Inaugural Meeting of Global Learning Council Lays Groundwork for Improving Learning Outcomes for Students Everywhere
Global Learning Council
September 5, 2014

At its inaugural face-to-face meeting, the leadership of the Global Learning Council (GLC), a consortium of leaders in the field of education from academia, industry and nonprofits, has identified two initial problem statements and action items for collaboration to advance the improvement of learning outcomes using technology. Read More »

Acoustic Tweezers
Carnegie Mellon University
September 2, 2014

Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh and researchers from MIT and Pennsylvania State University have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel. Read More »

Making it in Pittsburgh: Leveraging the spirit of our forebears through new technologies
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 1, 2014

Generations ago, many of our families came to Pittsburgh to provide the labor that powered the first large-scale industrial age. In the 19th century, the vast industries of steel, glass, oil and gas and manufacturing sprang from the handiwork of practical, hard-working men and women for whom “making” was second nature. Read More »

Carnegie Mellon Launches Global Brain Research Initiative, Leveraging Strengths in Computation and the Brain Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University
August 26, 2014

Coalescing its strengths in computer science, neuroscience, psychology and engineering, Carnegie Mellon University today announced the launch of CMU BrainHub, a new initiative focusing on understanding how the structure and activity of the brain give rise to complex behaviors. Read More »

Intellectual Diversity and The Heart of the Matter
American Academy of Arts & Sciences
August 2014

Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh reflects on the importance of humanities and social sciences, and their ability to help solve urgent social and environmental challenges now facing our world. Read More »

Celebration of Citizenship and Innovation
Carnegie Mellon University
July 2, 2014

Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh compares the journey he took to arrive at the university to that of its founder, Andrew Carnegie.

Both men have crossed boundaries to transform the U.S. and the world.

On America's birthday, Friday, July 4, President Suresh will be among the women and men being honored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York in a salute to Carnegie's legacy and American citizenship. Read more »

Dr. Subra Suresh Inducted into the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University
June 8, 2014

On June 8, Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh was inducted into the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). More than 1,300 members of the CAS and the Chinese Academy of Engineering were on hand when Dr. Suresh was inducted into the academy at a symposium held in Beijing. Dr. Suresh was among only four non-Chinese scientists recently inducted. Read more »

Dr. Subra Suresh Interview by PNC Business Journal
KQV Radio Broadcast
February 3, 2014
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Dr. Subra Suresh at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
Global Learning Revolution at the Nexus
January 24, 2014

CMU President Subra Suresh comments on the emerging "Global Learning Revolution." Read the article »

The White House Invites Dr. Suresh to Workshop on College Opportunity
January 15, 2014 

Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh is among a select group of college and university presidents and leaders from nonprofits, foundations, state governments and businesses invited by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to the White House on Thursday, Jan. 16, to discuss expanding college opportunity.

"Carnegie Mellon has a long tradition of providing educational opportunities to those striving to be the first in their family to get a university degree," said President Suresh. "We continue to honor our legacy of education accessibility by engaging young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure that they are excited about and prepared for the challenges and rigors of postsecondary education."  Read more »

President Suresh Elected to Chinese Academy of Sciences
January 13, 2014

Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh has been elected a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) for his scientific contributions in materials science and engineering, including his work connecting nanomechanical cell structure to disease states. Read more »