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Innovative Ideas in Neuroscience

Eight new neuroscience projects have been funded through CMU's ProSEED grant program. The projects, which are part of CMU’s BrainHubSM initiative, propose innovative solutions to answer some of the most pressing questions in brain science. 

The projects represent CMU's strengths in biology, computer science, psychology, statistics and engineering, areas that are the foundation for the global BrainHub initiative.

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Gifts Received for Tepper Quad, Fellowships & Scholarships

Rohr Suresh TullCMU trustee James E. Rohr, along with his wife, Sharon, as well as Legendary Entertainment, whose Founder and Chairman Thomas Tull is a trustee, have made gifts to support the Tepper Quad. Alumnus Wallace Sadauskas and the estate of his late partner, Patricia Chotiner Traylor, have provided a gift to support Presidential Fellowships and Scholarships.

Pictured are (l-r) James Rohr, President Suresh and Thomas Tull.

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Stats Among Fastest-Growing Departments

Stats ImageAccording to the American Statistical Association, statistics is the most rapidly increasing STEM discipline for undergraduates, even outpacing computer and information technology-related fields.

And, Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Statistics — a global leader in applying statistics to many areas of science, technology, policy and education — is among the fastest-growing statistics departments.

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Experts Spotlight

Priya NarasimhanPriya Narasimhan is the president and founder of YinzCam, Inc., a company focused on mobile live streaming and experiential technologies for live sporting events, including the Super Bowl.

For an interview, email Sherry Stokes or call her at 412-268-5976.

Raj ReddyRaj Reddy, a visionary in artificial intelligence and robotics, has focused his career on how technology can serve society, particularly in education and in developing societies.

For an interview, email Byron Spice or call him at 412-268-9068.

Steven SchlossmanSteven Schlossman is a social and policy historian who specializes in a variety of 19th and 20th century U.S. history topics, including the history of golf.

For an interview, email Shilo Rea or call her at 412-268-6094.

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