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Monday, July 14, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Alumnus, Three Undergraduates Receive Funding for STEM Research in Germany

CMU’s Fellowships and Scholarships Office provides support to students who are interested in pursuing competitive national and international funding opportunities.
Friday, June 20, 2014

Obituary: Carnegie Mellon Alumna and Hall of Fame Inventor Stephanie Kwolek Dies at 90

Stephanie KwolekKwolek, who earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry from CMU in 1946 and an honorary degree from the university in 2001, spent her 40-year career as a research chemist in the Textile Fibers Department at the DuPont Company's Pioneering Research Laboratory. She invented Kevlar®, the essential ingredient in body armor. MORE
Friday, June 13, 2014

News Brief: John Woolford Named Acting Head of Biological Sciences

John WoolfordWoolford, a CMU faculty member since 1979, assumes the post on July 1, when Nathan Urban, the Dr. Frederick A. Schwertz Professor of Life Sciences and current department head, assumes the position of interim provost. MORE
Friday, May 30, 2014

Press Release: Chemists Identify Key Step in Biosynthesis of Carbapenem Antibiotics

GuoA team of researchers, including CMU's Yisong Guo, have revealed a key step in the biosynthesis of carbapenems, a class of antibiotics used to treat some of the most serious drug-resistant bacterial infections. Their results were published in the March 7 issue of Science. Understanding the chemical pathways that underlie the natural production of these molecules could help researchers develop new variants of antibiotics. MORE
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Press Release: International Group of Researchers Shows Emissions From Forests Influence Very First Stage of Cloud Formation

CloudsNew research from scientists at the CLOUD (Cosmics Leaving OUtdoor Droplets) experiment at CERN, including Carnegie Mellon's Neil Donahue, is contributing to a better understanding of the connection between clouds and climate.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Press Release: Five Earn Highest Faculty Distinction at Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Kamlet and four professors, Sheldon Cohen, Jim Daniels, Irene Fonseca and Manuela Veloso, have received the title of University Professor for representing the intellectual leadership of Carnegie Mellon through their expertise and accomplishments in their respective fields of study. MORE