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2014 Press Releases

Monday, April 21, 2014

Marion Oliver Receives University's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Advising

When Marion Oliver (S'72) arrived at Carnegie Mellon as a graduate student in 1967, he probably had no idea that nearly 50 years later he'd be working for the university halfway around the world from Pittsburgh. Oliver, Carnegie Mellon in Qatar's First-Year Student Adviser and teaching professor of mathematical sciences, has been named this year's recipient of the University Advising Award for his contributions that span decades and continents.  MORE
Monday, April 21, 2014

David Spergel To Present Second Bennett-McWilliams Lecture in Cosmology

Recent developments in the field of cosmology have yielded images of the universe in its infancy — when it was a mere 380,000 years old. While these images, formed through observations of the cosmic microwave background radiation, have been able to tell us a great deal about our universe, many key questions remain unanswered. MORE
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Places Second in 2013 Putnam Competition

Carnegie Mellon University has placed second in the Mathematical Association of America's 74th William Lowell Putnam Competition, the premier mathematics contest for undergraduate students. Additionally, Carnegie Mellon had 35 students who scored among the top 10 percent, the second most of any university. MORE
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Computational Biologist Dannie Durand is Recreating Ancient History

Dannie Durand, a computational biologist at Carnegie Mellon University, is using sophisticated sequence analysis and phylogenetic tools to trace the evolutionary trajectory and spore-making machinery of 21st century bacteria to reconstruct what their ancient ancestor’s spore-making proteins might have looked like. MORE
Friday, March 14, 2014

Biological Physicist Carlos Bustamante To Deliver Carnegie Mellon's 2014 Buhl Lecture March 25

Carlos Bustamante, best known for his pivotal work using laser tweezers to measure the forces in DNA, will present Carnegie Mellon University's annual Buhl Lecture at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 in the Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Ave., Oakland. His lecture "Biochemistry and Biophysics One Molecule at a Time: When Less is More," is free and open to the public. MORE
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Neuroscientist Aryn Gittis Receives NARSAD Young Investigator Grant

Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientist Aryn Gittis has been named the recipient of a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. NARSAD Young Investigator grants enable early career scientists to explore new and innovative ideas that have the potential to further the understanding and treatment of brain and behavior disorders. MORE
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Chemistry’s Roberto Gil Named Features Editor of the Journal Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry

Roberto Gil, research professor of chemistry and director of the Department of Chemistry’s NMR Facility, has been appointed the features editor of the journal Magnetic Resonance in Chem MORE
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chemistry Graduate Student Taylor Canady Receives Carnegie Science Award

Chemistry doctoral student Taylor Canady is making sure that young students get to see just how exciting science can be. In recognition for his outreach work, Canady has been named the 2014 recipient of the Carnegie Science Award's University/Post-Secondary Student Award. The awards are given by the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh to recognize and promote outstanding science and technology achievements in western Pennsylvania. MORE
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

International Group of Researchers Measure Universe to 1 Percent Accuracy

An international group of researchers, including physicists from Carnegie Mellon University’s McWilliams Center for Cosmology, have made the most precise calibration of the standard ruler that is used to measure the universe. The researchers have used this standard ruler to measure the scale of the universe to an accuracy of 1 percent using galaxies more than six billion light years away. MORE

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