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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology Receives $3.1M From DSF Charitable Foundation To Develop Synthetic Nucleic Acids

Gift Will Allow Center To Create Synthetic Molecules Geared Toward Understanding and Treating Genetic, Neurodegenerative and Infectious Diseases

The DSF Charitable Foundation has given $3.1 million to Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology (CNAST) to enable the multidisciplinary center to apply synthetic chemistry solutions to real-world problems, including the diagnosis and treatment of infectious disease, neurodegenerative disorders and cancer. MORE

Monday, September 15, 2014

Paul Glasserman To Present Carnegie Mellon's Nash Lecture in Quantitative Finance

Paul Glasserman, Columbia University business professor and adviser to the U.S. Treasury's Office of Financial Research, will present Carnegie Mellon University's seventh Nash Distinguished Lecture in Quantitative Finance. His lecture, titled "Systemic Risk and the Risk Management Paradox," will be held at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6 in McConomy Auditorium on Carnegie Mellon's Oakland campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. MORE
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Chemistry Graduate Student Named a James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellow

Mellon College of Science graduate student Matharishwan Naganbabu was selected by the Carnegie Mellon Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship as a 2014 James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellow. MORE
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NSF Authorizes Agreement for the Construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has authorized a cooperative agreement with the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) for construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will digitally image the sky for a decade.  The LSST will be built through an NSF and Department of Energy (DOE) partnership. NSF will provide $473M for the telescope, site, data management, education and outreach, and the DOE will provide about $165M for the 3.1 billion pixel camera and related instrumentation. MORE
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Launches Global Brain Research Initiative, Leveraging Strengths in Computation and the Brain Sciences

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

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