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2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Experts Discuss Strategies For Closing the Gender Pay Gap on WQED Special, Oct. 2

Carnegie Mellon’s Ayana Ledford and Linda Babcock will be among featured experts on “Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay,” a one-hour talk show exploring ways to overcome barriers to equal pay through policy, improved workplace practices and the empowerment of women. MORE
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New Yorker Music Critic Alex Ross To Speak at Carnegie Mellon on Phonographic Music

Alex RossRoss, a music critic for the New Yorker since 1996, writes about classical music, from the Metropolitan Opera to the downtown avant-garde. He also has written essays on pop music, literature, 20th century history and gay life. He will discuss "Phonographic Music: Composers and the Early Era of Reproduction" at 7 p.m., Oct. 9 in the Cohon University Center's McConomy Auditorium.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama Presents August Wilson’s "Seven Guitars,” Directed by Cameron Knight

Seven Guitars ImageWilson, the Pittsburgh-born, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright known as “the American Shakespeare,” brings the 1940s Hill District back to life in “Seven Guitars.” The show opens Oct. 2 and runs through Oct. 11.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pittsburgh Business Leader Henry L. Hillman Provides $5 Million Gift for Carnegie Mellon's New BrainHub(SM) Initiative

BrainHub ImageLaunched last month, CMU established BrainHub to bring together global strategic partners from the government, public, private, and philanthropic sectors to develop innovative computational and technological approaches for studying the links between brain and behavior. This effort will lead to new insights into topics such as cognition, learning and perception, and will shed light on brain disorders such as autism and Parkinson's disease. MORE
Monday, September 29, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Research Shows Viral DNA Infects Cells by Changing from Solid to Fluid-Like State

EvilevitchCMU biophysicist Alex Evilevitch's exciting discovery in the role that DNA plays in the spread of a viral infection could lead to an antiviral therapy that wouldn't be prone to developing drug resistance. MORE
Monday, September 29, 2014

Sergey Schepkin, Associate Professor of Piano, To Perform Bach's Six Keyboard Partitas on Oct. 11

SchepkinThe 7:30 p.m. recital at Mellon Institute Auditorium in Oakland will be the first of three Partitas recitals that Schepkin will give to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his first performance of the cycle. Schepkin started performing Bach's Partitas as a cycle 20 years ago while he was a doctoral student at New England Conservatory. His performances of the Partitas have garnered him great acclaim from The New York Times and The Boston Globe. MORE