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Khulood Al Ali Wins RMU Presidential Transformational Award

May 4, 2015 – Robert Morris University has awarded its highest undergraduate honor, the Presidential Transformational Award, to Khulood Al Ali, who came to RMU from Saudi Arabia and will graduate May 9 with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering.

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Pittsburgh Speakers Series Wrap Up Season with Michio Kaku Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Pittsburgh -- 

The Pittsburgh Speakers Series presented by Robert Morris University will wrap up its 2014-15 season Wednesday, April 29, with a talk by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. He will speak briefly at RMU’s Moon Township campus at 1:30 p.m. in the International Suite of the Sewall Center, followed by the main event at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall in the downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District. The Heinz Hall lecture is open to Pittsburgh Speakers Series subscribers only. 

A theoretical physicist, bestselling author, and popularizer of science, Kaku is the co-founder of string field theory. He continues Einstein's search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory that can summarize all physical laws of the universe. The author of numerous international bestsellers, 

Kaku focuses his latest book, The Future of the Mind, on the most complex object in the known universe: the human brain. Other books include Physics of the Future, Physics of the Impossible, Parallel Worlds, Einstein's Cosmos, Visions, Beyond Einstein, and Hyperspace

The son of Japanese immigrants who met while incarcerated in a World War II internment camp in California, Kaku was fascinated with science from childhood and built a particle accelerator in his parents' garage as a high school student. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1968 and received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972. He has been a professor for almost 30 years at the City University of New York, where he holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics, and

has taught at Harvard, Princeton, and NYU. 

Kaku is the author of several advanced textbooks and has published more than 70 articles in physics journals, covering topics such as superstring theory, supergravity, supersymmetry, and hadronic physics. A host of numerous science television programs on Discovery, the Science Channel, the History Channel, the BBC, and ABC, Kaku also has written for Popular Mechanics, Discover, Cosmos, Wired, New Scientist, Newsweek, and several major newspapers, and appears regularly on a variety of news and talk shows. His weekly radio program, Science Fantastic, airs on more than 90 commercial radio stations nationwide




It is with deep sadness we learned on Friday, March 20 that Dr. Tamiko Youngblood, our Tamiko, passed away. Dr. Omurtag visited her a few hours before her passing and she was in good spirits. She was a ray of sunshine, loving, generous and brilliant. For many of us she was not just a colleague, she was a dear friend.  
She will be missed by so many.  Rest in peace, Tamiko, we will always remember you. 

As some of you have already asked, I wanted to let you know we already started the Dr. Tamiko Youngblood Memorial Fund,

We will also have a memorial with date and time yet to be determined. Our alums are also organizing a newsletter in her memory.

My best wishes to all and my sincere condolences.



Celebrating 15 Years!


SEMS and Leadership Pittsburgh project: From Gritty 2 Sassy, women in manufacturing engineering 


Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Visits RMU

by rmublog on January 31, 2014

Maria V. Kalevitch, Ph.D., dean of Robert Morris University’s School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science, poses for a photo with Silicon Valley icon, philanthropist, and Apple Computer Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak, on Wednesday, January 29 in RMU’s Charles L. Sewall Center.

Wozniak stopped at Robert Morris to speak with students, faculty, administrators and guests before speaking at Heinz Hall that evening as part of the RMU Pittsburgh Speakers Series.


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