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July 28, 2011

News Briefs

  • Carnegie Mellon is ranked third on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) top 20  list of college and university green power purchasers. Seventy-five percent of CMU’s total electricity use (86,840,000 kilowatt-hours) comes from solar and wind power. The University of Pennsylvania ranks first and Oregon State University second on the EPA list. Read more:
  • Using a special-purpose supercomputer for biomolecular simulation, U.S. scientists have made significant advances in the understanding of protein function. The supercomputer, called Anton, designed by D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES), was made available to researchers through the National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing (NRBSC) at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC). Read more:
  • Roberts Hall Road — from Scaife Hall to the Wean Hall loading dock — will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 for resurfacing. The Gates Garage will be accessible from the lower half of Roberts Drive. Questions should be directed to Kyle Tomer at 412-268-6332 or