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Monday, April 21, 2014

Press Release: David Spergel To Present Second Bennett-McWilliams Lecture in Cosmology

David SpergelSpergel, chair of the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University, will address what we can learn from images of the universe in its infancy — when it was a mere 380,000 years old — in a lecture, titled "Taking the Universe's Baby Picture," at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24 in the Gates-Hillman Center's Rashid Auditorium. 
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Places Second in 2013 Putnam Mathematics Competition

Putnam graphicFor the third consecutive year, CMU "mathletes" placed among the top five teams in the definitive math competition for undergraduates in North America. Additionally, Carnegie Mellon had 35 students who scored among the top 10 percent, the second most of any university. MORE
Friday, March 14, 2014

Press Release: Biological Physicist Carlos Bustamante To Deliver Carnegie Mellon's 2014 Buhl Lecture March 25

Carlos BustamanteBustamante, best known for his pivotal work using laser tweezers to measure the forces in DNA, will lecture on "Biochemistry and Biophysics One Molecule at a Time: When Less is More" at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 in the Mellon Institute Auditorium.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Neuroscientist Aryn Gittis Receives NARSAD Young Investigator Grant

GittisAn assistant professor in biological sciences and a member of the joint Carnegie Mellon/University of Pittsburgh Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Gittis will use the two-year grant to study the neuronal mechanisms that underlie compulsive behavior. MORE
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Faculty and Ph.D. Student Named Winners of Carnegie Science Awards

Jared CohonJay WhitacreTaylor CanadyPresident Emeritus Jared L. Cohon (far left) will receive the Carnegie Science Center's highest honor, the Chairman's Award;  Professor Jay Whitacre (middle) is the recipient of the Advanced Materials Award; and Taylor Canady (left), a doctoral student in chemistry, is the winner of the University/Post-Secondary Student Award. MORE
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Press Release: Renowned Neuroscientist Karl Deisseroth To Receive Carnegie Mellon's Dickson Prize in Science

DeisserothDeisseroth, the D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and Psychiatry at Stanford University, is best known for his contributions to optogenetics, a technique that has revolutionized how scientists study neurons in the brain. After being presented with the award, he will give a lecture, titled "Illuminating the Brain," at noon on Monday, Feb. 3 in McConomy Auditorium in the University Center on CMU's Pittsburgh campus. MORE