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Pittsburgh Business Leader Henry L. Hillman Provides $5 Million Gift for Carnegie Mellon's New BrainHubSM Initiative

Carnegie Mellon University has received a $5 million gift from renowned Pittsburgh philanthropist Henry L. Hillman to stregnthen the university's global brain research intiative, BrainHubSM.

Viral Infection Might Just Be a Phase...Transition

Many double-stranded DNA viruses infect cells by ejecting their genetic information into a host cell. But how does the usually rigid DNA packaged inside a virus' shell flow from the virus to the cell? In two separate studies, Carnegie Mellon University biophysicist Alex Evilevitch has shown that in viruses that infect both bacteria and humans, a phase transition at the temperature of infection allows the DNA to change from a rigid crystalline structure into a fluid-like structure that facilitates infection.

Department of Chemistry Student, Alumni Recognized at the 248th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society

A graduate student and two Ph.D. alumni of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Chemistry were recognized at the 248th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society with more than 161,000 members. At the recent meeting in San Francisco, Saadyah Averick, Joanna Burdynska and Mingjiang Zhong were recognized for their outstanding research in polymer chemistry.

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MCS Pride Day

Thursday, October 2, 2014
4:00–6:30 p.m.
The Mall (next to Doherty and Wean Halls)

2014 Nash Lecture in Quantitative Finance

Paul Glasserman, Columbia University

"Systemic Risk and the Risk Management Paradox,"
Monday, October 6, 2014
4:30 p.m.
McConomy Auditorium, CUC

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Sustainability Pioneers

Short Documentaries on Energy Transition by Kirsi Jansa

Tuesday October 7, 2014 at 7pm
Mellon Institute Auditorium
4400 Fifth Ave (Enter on S. Bellefield)

This event is free and open to the public.


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Read the latest issue of our alumni magazine, Science Connection.