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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Chemistry Major Rebecca Alford Named Hertz Foundation Fellow

Rebecca Alford
One of 12 students selected nationwide, Alford will receive support to pursue her Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University in chemical and biomolecular engineering.
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Aaron Mitchell Named Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Biological Sciences

Aaron Mitchell
Mitchell, a noted microbiologist, teacher and Carnegie Mellon alumnus, has been acting head of the department since 2015.
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Meeting of the Minds Paints Colorful Canvas of Research

Jamie Earnest created paintings for her Meeting of the Minds project
More than 600 undergraduate students will present research at "Meeting of the Minds," Carnegie Mellon University's annual symposium from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 4 in the Cohon University Center.
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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Carnegie Mellon BrainHub Announces Recipients of ProSEED Funding

BrainHub
Four new interdisciplinary projects aim to create new tools and techniques to vastly improve how scientists study the brain.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Championship Pitch Sends CMU Team to World Finals

The Originals
The Originals, an all-male a cappella group, is practicing for the finals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, a first for a CMU a cappella organization.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Barry Barish Returns To Give Buhl Lecture on Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves
Barish will discuss the physics of gravitational waves, the techniques used to detect gravitational waves and the implications of the new observations.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Biologist Receives Curci Foundation Grant To Investigate New Strategy for Treating Pain

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Manojkumar Puthenveedu has received a $200,000 grant from the Shurl & Kay Curci Foundation to support his research into the cellular mechanisms that underlie pain and addiction to painkillers.
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Friday, April 8, 2016

CMU Places Second in 2015 Putnam Math Competition

MAA
CMU has placed second in the Mathematical Association of America's 76th William Lowell Putnam Competition, the definitive mathematics competition for undergraduate students in North America.
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Mathematical Sciences Student Awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Joshua Brakensiek is a 2016 Goldwater Scholar.
Sophomore mathematical sciences major Joshua Brakensiek has received a Barry Goldwater Scholarship to support his pursuit of a research career in mathematics and theoretical computer science.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Neuronal Feedback Could Change What We "See"

Optical Illusion
Ever see something that isn't really there? Could your mind be playing tricks on you? The "tricks" might be your brain reacting to feedback between neurons in different parts of the visual system, according to a new study.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

“Fastball” To Premiere in Pittsburgh

Fastball
The film has several connections to Pittsburgh. Three CMU scientists are prominently featured; CMU Trustee Thomas Tull produced the documentary; and the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutcheon appears in it.
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Monday, March 21, 2016

Mathematician Boris Bukh Receives NSF CAREER Award

NSF Logo
The five-year grant will support his research into developing a powerful and novel approach to establish connections between two fundamental mathematical fields: combinatorics and algebra.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Students Find Chemistry in Annual Murder Mystery

Masks and chemistry
Everyone on stage is a suspect in the annual Murder Mystery Dinner hosted by Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Chemistry. Created by the department's Student Advisory Committee more than 10 years ago, science majors come together to present all-original scripts with acting, singing, dancing and audience participation.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

U.S. IMO Team Celebrates Pi Day at the White House

Pi Day
Coach Po-Shen Loh and the winning U.S. International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) team are being honored in the nation's capital.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Scott Institute Hosts Energy Week, March 14-18

Energy Week
With great power comes great responsibility. No one knows that better than the 100+ renowned experts in Carnegie Mellon University's Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation.

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For more, check out the MCS news website. Questions? Contact Jocelyn Duffy, director of public relations, at jhduffy@andrew.cmu.edu or (412) 268-9982.