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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Press Release: Weighing the Milky Way

Milky Way GalaxyAn international team of researchers, including Carnegie Mellon's Matthew Walker, has devised a precise method for calculating the mass of galaxies. MORE
Friday, July 25, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Physicist Shirley Ho Wins Outstanding Young Researcher Award From International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers

Shirley HoThe Macronix Prize, which is given to young, ethnic Chinese physicists or astronomers working outside of Asia, recognizes Ho for her leadership in large, international collaborations that have resulted in the most precise measurement of cosmic distances and contributed to the understanding of the nature of the expansion history of the universe. MORE
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. MORE
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