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Carnegie Mellon Scientists Appear in “Fastball”

Documentary Debuts at Tribeca Film Festival

Carnegie Mellon University’s newest movie stars aren’t classically trained actors, they’re scientists. Faculty members from the Mellon College of Science and Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences are making their debut in Fastball, a baseball documentary produced by CMU Trustee Thomas Tull and directed by eight-time Emmy winner Jonathan Hock.

CMU Researchers Discover How Pain Fine-Tunes Pain Relief

At the cellular level, pain and pain relief are caused by two different signaling pathways. But the two pathways aren’t necessarily independent of one another, according to a study published by Carnegie Mellon researchers in Cell Reports. The researchers determined the mechanism by which cellular signals for pain fine-tunes neurons’ sensitivity to opioids, medications that relieve pain. The finding could help researchers better understand pain and addiction.

CMU Chemists Create Tiny Gold Nanoparticles That Reflect Nature’s Patterns

Our world is full of patterns, from the twist of a DNA molecule to the spiral of the Milky Way. New research from Carnegie Mellon chemists has revealed that tiny, synthetic gold nanoparticles exhibit some of nature’s most intricate patterns.

Obituary: Acclaimed Physicist Lincoln Wolfenstein Had Passions for Science, Peace and Family

Lincoln Wolfenstein, an internationally acclaimed theoretical particle physicist, particularly in the area of weak interactions and elementary particles, died Friday, March 27 in Oakland, Calif., of cancer. He was 92.

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Climate Change: Where We Are and What We Can Do About It

Neil Donahue, Lord Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Steinbrenner Institute

Climate Change is an existential issue of the 21st century. It is real and pressing, and it will continue unabated unless fossil CO2 emissions are dramatically curtailed in the near future. This is a daunting proposition, but relatively straightforward policies could set us on the right road, and there is even a glimmer of hope that they may be politically viable. Also: find out what you can do to make a difference!

Thursday, April 23, 2015
5:00–6:30 p.m.
Doherty Hall 2210

Sponsored by the CMU Humanist League


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