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Friday, January 23, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Engineering Student Catherine Groschner Wins Churchill Scholarship

Kate GroschnerGroschner, a senior materials science and engineering major, is the 11th CMU student to receive the Churchill Scholarship, one of the most prestigious awards for studying abroad in the United Kingdom. She plans to pursue a Master of Philosophy in Energy Technologies and conduct photovoltaics research. MORE
Friday, January 23, 2015

MIT's Ed Boyden To Receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences

Ed BoydenA pioneer in bioengineering and neuroscience, Boyden leads MIT's synthetiic neurobiology group, which develops tools for analyzing and engineering the circuits of the brain. He'll receive the award on April 9 at CMU. MORE
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust To Launch Inaugural Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

Pgh Humanities FestivalJ. Kevin McMahon and Paul Organisak of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and David Shumway of Carnegie Mellon will outline the vision for the festival at 10 a.m., Jan. 28 at the James R. Rohr Building at 805-807 Liberty Ave in downtown. Running March 26-29, the festival will feature “Smart Talk About Stuff That Matters” by internationally renowned experts, artists and intellectual innovators. MORE
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

James Rohr To Become Chairman of Carnegie Mellon's Board of Trustees

Jim RohrRohr, the former chairman and CEO of PNC Financial Services Group, will succeed Raymond Lane, effective July 1. A member of the board since 1992, Rohr has served as the board's vice chairman since 2012, and currently chairs its Nominating and Governance Committee. He also serves on the Finance Committee of which he was vice chair from 2007-2012. He chaired CMU's Presidential Search Committee from 2012-2013. MORE