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- Obituary: Morton Kaplan (Press Release, September 20, 2013)
Obituary: Morton Kaplan / CMU professor nurtured a generation of scientists (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 22, 2013)
- Carnegie Mellon Names Neil M. Donahue New Director of its Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research (Press Release, September 19, 2013)
- Bruce Armitage and Danith Ly Among the CMU Professors Awarded Research Grants From Pittsburgh Foundation's Charles E. Kaufman Fund (Press Release, July 25, 2013)
- Carnegie Mellon-Developed Chemicals That Break Down Water Contaminants Pass Safety Test
Study Finds That TAML® Activators Don't Interfere With Development of Zebrafish Embryos (Press Release, July 22, 2013)
- Carnegie Mellon Researchers Develop Artificial Cells To Study Effects of Molecular Crowding on Gene Expression
Tightly Packed Macromolecules Enhance Gene Expression in Artificial Cellular System (Press Release, July 15, 2013)
- Alumnus Huifeng Qian Wins 2013 IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) prize recognizes the best Ph.D. theses in the chemical sciences as described in 1000-word essays. Qian is one of five students to receive the award. (Press Release, June 24, 2013)
- Mingjiang Zhong Receives Prestigious 2012 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad (Press Release, June 20, 2013)
- Pitt Chemists Demonstrate Nanoscale Alloys So Bright They Could Have Potential Medical Applications
Chemistry alumna and Pitt faculty member Jill Millstone (S'03) creates nanometer-scale alloys that possess the ability to emit light so bright they could have potential applications in medicine. (University of Pittsburgh Press Release, May 14, 2013)
- Unique Wave Flume Facility Allows Scientists To Study How Sea Spray Seeds Clouds (Press Release, May 6, 2013)
- National NMR Center in Czech Republic Named for Carnegie Mellon Emeritus Professor Josef Dadok (Press Release, May 1, 2013)
- Chemistry Graduate Student Santosh Kumar Receives Award from the International Precious Metals Institute (Press Release, May 1, 2013)
The Mellon Institute of Industrial Research Named a National Historic Chemical Landmark for its role in the scientific advances that established major industries and helped small businesses benefit from science. (Press Release, January 24, 2013)
ACS To Recognize Carnegie Mellon University's Mellon Institute for Landmark Contributions to Chemistry (Press Release, March 26, 2013)
Chemical society to honor Mellon Institute for Industrial Research (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 27, 2013)
CMU Mellon Institute Designated as Chemistry Landmark (90.5 WESA, March 28, 2013)
- Graduate Student Saumya Saurabh Receives Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowships (Press Release, March 21, 2013)
- Asian Desert Dust Causes Californian Snowfall (Press Release, February 28, 2013)
Study Published by International Research Team, Including Carnegie Mellon's Ryan Sullivan, Published in Science Express
- Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski To Receive Inaugural AkzoNobel North America Science Award (Press Release, January 28, 2013)
- MCS Postdoctoral Fellow Dahlia Haynes to Appear on UNCF An Evening of Stars (Press Release, January 25, 2013)
- Roberto Gil Named Guest Editor of Special Issue of the Journal Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry (Press Release, December 27, 2012)
- International Team of Green Scientists, Including Carnegie Mellon's Terry Collins, Proposes Safety Testing System for Development of New Chemicals (Press Release, December 7, 2012) See also: Acknowledging the TiPED Team
- Designing Away Endocrine Disruption (C&E News, December 17, 2012)
Assessment framework enables chemists to spot chemicals with endocrine-disrupting activity early in the design process
- Carnegie Mellon Researchers Lead Work To Develop Devices for Improving Lives of Amputees (Press Release, October 22, 2012)
Carnegie Mellon's Christopher T. Bettinger and Krzysztof Matyjaszewski received $1.6 million for the next four years from the U.S. Army to improve the use of prosthetic devices.
- Alumna and current student receive honors at the 39th annual conference of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers in Washington, DC.
- Racquel Jemison, Ph.D. candidate in the McCullough group, has received the Winifred Burks-Houck Graduate Leadership Award recognizing her academic achievements and contributions to scientific research.
- Sade Atoyebi (S'12) received first place in the Colgate-Palmolive Undergraduate Research Competition.
- CMU Wins Best Foundational Advance at iGEM Jamboree (Press Release, November 5, 2012)
- Carnegie Mellon Students Compete in International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (Press Release, October 16, 2012)
Premier Synthetic Biology Competition To Hold Regional Jamboree in Pittsburgh
- CMU's iGEM Team Advances to World Championship (Press Release, October 12, 2012)
A team of undergraduate students from Carnegie Mellon University has been selected to advance to the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition's World Championship Jamboree
- Margaret "Peggy" Johnston (S'72) has received the the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of her leadership in the field of HIV vaccine research (October 5, 2012)
- CMU Research Team Develops Tools to Ease the Pain of Combat Injuries (Press Release, August 31, 2012)
CMU Research Team, including Hollinger and Matyjaszewski, Develops Tools to Ease the Pain of Combat Injuries
- Carnegie Mellon Scientists Show That Skin-Aging Radicals Also Age Naturally Formed Particles in the Air (Press Release, August 8, 2012)
- Chemistry Graduate Students Adam Ahern and Matthew Mills Named Steinbrenner Graduate Fellows (Press Release, July 3, 2012)
- Chemistry's Danielle Chirdon Receives DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (Press Release, June 19, 2012)
- MCS Students Earn Education and Research Awards (Press Release, May 8, 2012)
Chemistry senior Lisa Alexander received the Dr. J. Paul Fugassi and Linda E. Monteverde Award.
- Alumna Sara Stanford Stitches a Memory (Press Release, May 7, 2012)
Sara Stanford (S'11) created a chemistry and Carnegie Mellon quilt for Karen Stump.
- MCS Students Receive UNCF-Merck Fellowships (Press Release, May 2, 2012)
Dahlia Haynes, a post-doctoral research associate in the department of chemistry, and Elizabeth Ransey, a doctoral student in the department of biological sciences, have received fellowships from the UNCF-Merck Science Initiative. The prestigious UNCF-Merck fellowships are given to approximately 10 post-docs and 12 doctoral students nationwide each year.
- What's CO2 Got To Do With It? (Press Release, April 30, 2012)
Carnegie Mellon boasts another fence that's attracting some attention. But instead of being locked in the middle of campus, this one spans a stretch of real estate along Forbes Avenue and has recently been transformed into a timeline going back hundreds of thousands of years into the Earth's past.
- Carnegie Mellon University Researchers Use New Fluorescent Biosensor To Reveal Mechanism Critical to Immune System Amplification (Press Release, April 23, 2012)
Using a new fluorescent biosensor they developed, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered how a key set of immune cells exchange information during their coordinated assault on invading pathogens. The immune cells, called dendritic cells, are harnessed by cancer vaccines and other therapeutics used to amplify the immune system. The finding marks the first time that scientists have visualized how antigens are transferred in the immune system between dendritic cells.
- Chemists Create Mimic of Disease-Fighting Cyclic Peptide (Press Release, April 16, 2012)
Carnegie Mellon University chemists have created a synthetic form of a cyclic peptide known for its remarkable ability to combat a wide variety of pathogens, including HIV and SARS. Synthetic peptides like the one developed at Carnegie Mellon could provide an exciting new class of pharmaceuticals aimed at combatting hard-to-treat diseases. Furthermore, the manufacturing technique developed by Associate Professor of Chemistry Danith Ly could further the study of cyclic peptides by making the molecules easier and less expensive to produce.
- Danith Ly and Jon Minden Win Mellon College of Science Awards for Education (Press Release, April 11, 2012)
- Graduate Students Receive Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowships (Press Release, March 6, 2012)
Graduate students Udom Sae-Ueng and Mingjiang Zhong have been awarded the Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowships in the Mellon College of Science in recognition of their outstanding creativity, dedication and commitment to carrying out leading-edge research.
- Carnegie Mellon University Chemists Create "Giant" Gold Nanoparticle (Press Release, February 16, 2012)
Rongchao Jin has manufactured the largest atomically precise gold nanoparticle yet. It comes in at a whopping 333 gold atoms.
- No Charge Double Helix: Structure of a Modified Peptide Nucleic Acid Duplex (PSC 2011 Annual Report, October 2011)
A team of scientists, including the Achiim group and PSC scientists, combine forces to derive the first accurate 3D solution structure of a fascinating double-helical molecule that holds promise for applications in biomedicine and nanotechnology
- Newell R. Washburn Tapped To Participate in National Academy's Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium
Researcher Recognized for Cutting-Edge Work in the Classroom (Press Release, October 26, 2011)
- Creepy Chemistry (Press Release, October 31, 2011)
Teaching Professor Karen Stump dons her witch's hat and stirs her steaming cauldron—which is full of dry ice, of course—to show off some tricks of the chemist's trade that bring out the kid in all of us.
- Nobel Laureate Rudolph A. Marcus To Present CMU's Second Biennial John A. Pople Lecture in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (Press Release, October 3, 2011)
- The Department of Chemistry Welcomes New Faculty Members Marcel Bruchez,
Kevin Noonan and Ryan Sullivan (Chemistry news story, September 2011)
- The IUPAC Joint Working Party for the Discovery of New Elements, chaired by Carnegie Mellon University Chemistry Professor Paul Karol, confirmed the discovery of two new elements and approves elements 114 and 116 for inclusion in the periodic table in a paper published online in the journal Pure and Applied Chemistry. (Press Release, June 8, 2011)
How To Put A New Element On The Periodic Table (NPR story, June 10, 2011)
Hear Paul Karol describe the process of adding a new element to the periodic table. See also stories in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
- Chemist Rongchao Jin Receives a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (Press Release, May 24, 2011)
- Huifeng Qian has received the prestigious International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) Graduate Student Award for his outstanding research on precious metals. (Chemistry news story, May 24, 2011)
- Jane Herriman Named Fulbright Scholar (Press Release, May 13, 2011)
- Jane Herriman received the Dr. J. Paul Fugassi and Linda E. Monteverde Award, which is presented to a graduating female senior with the greatest academic achievement and professional promise. (Press Release, May 4, 2011 )
- Graduate student WenWen Li has been awarded the Astrid and Bruce McWilliams Fellowship (Press Release, April 29, 2011)
- Carnegie Mellon Researchers Electrify Polymerization: New Method Allows for More Precise Control Over ATRP, A Popular Technique Used For Creating Specialized Plastics (Press Release, March 31, 2011)
- Graduate Students Huifeng Qian and Wenwen Li have received the the prestigious 2010 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad (Department of Chemistry story, March 28, 2011)
- S.R. Das and his Kitchen Chemistry class will present their "Taste of Chemistry" exhibit at the Geek Arts/Green Innovators Festival.
- DSF Charitable Foundation GIves $3.9M to Support Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology (Press Release, March 15, 2011 )
- Krzysztof Matyjaszewski To Receive Esteemed Wolf Prize in Chemistry (Press Release, November 4, 2010)
- New Self-Healing Polymer
The Matyjaszewski group and collaborators at Kyushu University of Japan have developed a polymer that can heal itself repeatedly when exposed to ultraviolet light. The new material could potentially be used to create products that repair themselves when damaged, including self-healing medical implants or parts for vehicles such as aircraft. (Angewandte Chemie International Edition, January 10, 2011)
The Healing Power of Light (Technology Review, January 20, 2011)
Polymer Could Create Self-Healing Aircraft (Wired.com, January 25, 2011)
- Chemistry major Xochina El Hilali is featured in Carnegie Mellon Today (Carnegie Mellon Today, January 2011, Vol. 8 No. 1)
- Bone Tissue Engineering Center Receives Research Grant to Help Injured Soldiers: New Therapy Will Prevent Growth of Bone Formations That Hamper Amputees’ Use of Prostheses (Press Release, November 4, 2010)
- Chemistry in the Kitchen (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 4, 2010)
- Newell Washburn receives Phase 1 Coulter Translational Research Award (November 2010)
- Rick McCullough Receives Thomas Lord Professorship in Chemistry (Press Release, September 28, 2010)
- Chemistry major George Leonard wins prize at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference (September 2010)
- Researchers Turn Up Brightness on Fluorescent Probes: Development Will Open New Avenues for Research (Press Release, August 16, 2010)
- Structure of Ultra-Small, Chiral Gold Nanoparticles Revealed (press release, June 25, 2010)
- Krzysztof Matyjaszewski receives the 2010 Gutenberg Lecture Award (The Graduate School of Excellence MAINZ, June 15, 2010)
- Terry Collins Named the Teresa Heinz Professor in Green Chemistry (press release, June 4, 2010)
- Obituary: Truman P. Kohman / Chemistry professor with eyes always on stars (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 01, 2010)
- ChemCollective Wins Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (press release, April 29, 2010)
- Toby Nelson Receives Two Prestigious Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (press release, April 20, 2010)
- Catalina Achim, winner of the Julius Ashkin Award for Excellence in Teaching (press release, April 12, 2010)
- Xochina El Hilali Receives UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship (press release, April 7, 2010)
- Ph.D. Candidate Chad Ellis Receives Camegie Mellon's Graduate Student Service Award on April 8, 4:30, Rangos Ballroom. (press release, April 2, 2010)
- Carnegie Mellon Scientists Create Toolbox Of Fluorescent Probes in a Rainbow of Colors (Carnegie Mellon press release, March 25, 2010)
- Carnegie Mellon's Kitchen Chemistry Course Makes Science Palatable (Carnegie Mellon press release, March 25, 2010)
- Chemistry Major Swati Varshney Receives Churchill Scholarship (Carnegie Mellon press release, February 2, 2009)
- Kris Matyjaszewski receives Honorary Degree (Doctorate Honoris Causa) from l’Institut Polytechnique, Toulouse, France. In French (Conférences des Docteurs Honoris Causa website, January 2010)