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Sendai, Japan—The Geophysical Laboratory's webmaster and departmental assistant, Michelle Scholtes, was invited to the Advanced Institute for Materials Research at Tohoko University in Sendai, Japan for a foreign exchange of information regarding administrative support in a scientific research institution.  The visit included the exchange of opinions and experiences regarding research support systems at each institute.  

Washington, DC—The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Carnegie $10 million over four years for basic research that could lead to the discovery of new energy materials through its program to support Energy Frontier Research Centers.

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By unanimous vote of the Carnegie Board of Trustees, Dr. Matthew P. Scott has been appointed the 10th president of the Carnegie Institution for Science.

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The Geophsyical Laboratory presented various topics at the third annual USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education event of its kind in the United States!

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Written by Shaun J. Hardy

“Perhaps no building being erected at the present time has excited so much interest ... as has the new edifice in progress [at Broad Branch Road].  Certainly no structure has required so much precise care in workmanship and a thorough knowledge of building to meet the delicate needs of a building of this character.  It is the last word in scientific building.”

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Week in Review:

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A Digital “Experiment” in Online Collaboration Opens its Doors at Carnegie’s Broad Branch Road Campus

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Pasadena, CA, 19 February 2014–The international consortium of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) project has passed two major reviews and is positioned to enter the construction phase.

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Washington, DC, 4 February 2014—An article by the Geophysical Laboratory's Reinhard Boehler and Malcolm Guthrie has been named one of Taylor & Francis' Top 10 Materials Science articles for 2013.  

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Research made by the Curiosity science team made Discover Magazine's number one science story of 2013.

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