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Mellon FellowsSeven Andrew W. Mellon Fellows Selected
CMU’s Dietrich College has selected seven Andrew W. Mellon Fellows. The Ph.D. students are preparing to start ambitious projects that blend research from the English, History, Modern Languages and Philosophy Departments with cutting-edge technology to create new applications for humanities work.

HistorymakersDigital Archive Shares In-Depth Stories of Black America
The HistoryMakers is the largest African-American oral video archive in the world. Thanks to a longtime partnership with CMU, the online database is searchable and available for students and scholars at subscribing institutions including Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, Yale and Princeton, among many others.

Under ConstructionLooking for Career Inspiration? Build Your Future at Under Construction
Dozens of Dietrich College alumni are returning to campus on Nov.19 to help current students develop potential career paths. Seniors Amelia Britton, Vaasavi Unnava and Alex Lin share their previous Under Construction experiences. Register now!

Edda Fields-BlackAgainst the Grain: Edda L. Fields-Black and the History of Rice
For CMU’s Edda L. Fields-Black, every grain of rice tells a story. The tiny seed is the centerpiece of all her work, including her role as an adviser at the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

MLK Award FamiliesMLK, Jr. Writing Awards Impact Winners’ Families
The first time CMU Professor Cleotilde “Coty” Gonzalez read her son’s poem, “Questions for a Black Mother,” she got goosebumps.

Her son, Suhail Gharaibeh-Gonzalez, won second place in high school poetry at CMU’s 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards.

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What is the Dietrich College?

Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences is no ordinary liberal arts school. From creative writing and neuroscience to behavioral economics and bioethics, the Dietrich College is home to eight departments as well as many programs and research centers that often cross disciplines to solve real-world problems.

Learn more about Bill Dietrich and his gift to Carnegie Mellon University.

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