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Friday, November 7, 2014

Media Advisory: Nalo Hopkinson to Present at Carnegie Mellon's Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Lecture Nov. 15

HopkinsonHopkinson's lecture will be preceded by a young adult writing workshop with Caroline Carlson, author of "The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates" series. Registration is required for the workshop only. MORE
Friday, November 7, 2014

Princeton's Neta Bahcall Will Present Bennett-McWilliams Lecture in Cosmology on Nov. 11

BahcallBahcall will present her lecture titled "Lighting Up the Dark: Where is the Dark Matter?" at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11 in the Gates-Hillman Center's Rashid Auditorium. She will discuss her work investigating how dark matter is distributed in the universe, and how the distribution of the mysterious dark matter relates to the distribution of light, stars and baryons. She will also discuss the implications her research has on other questions in cosmology, including how galaxies form. MORE
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mellon College of Science Professors to Discuss 2014 Nobel Prizes on Oct. 20

A panel of professors will discuss the discoveries that won the Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry and Physics this year. MORE
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Carnegie Mellon, University of Pittsburgh Celebrate 20 Years of Advancing Brain Research Through Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)

CNBC 20th AnniversaryOn the heels of being recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for their efforts in brain research and their support of the federal BRAIN Initiative, CMU and Pitt will celebrate the accomplishments of the CNBC, a joint center leveraging the strength's of each school to investigate the neural mechanisms that give rise to human cognitive abilities. 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
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Research Team Awarded NSF Grant to Combine Biophysical and Statistical Models of Neuronal Computation

Nathan Urban, interim provost, and Robert Kass, professor of statistics and machine learning, have received a $930,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to apply biological and statistical neuroscience approaches in order to create a better overall understanding of how neurons encode information. The research is part of Carnegie Mellon's BrainHubSM, an interdisciplinary neuroscience research initiative. MORE