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Voter TurnoffVoter Turnoff
The U.S. electorate, whether liberal or conservative, has a common bond, and it won’t make any of the presidential candidates feel better about themselves.

Philosophy’s Robert Cavalier talks about our current voting model, deliberative democracy and more.




SleepNew Research Confirms Lack of Sleep Connected To Getting Sick
In 2009, Professor Sheldon Cohen found for the first time that insufficient sleep is associated with a greater likelihood of catching a cold. Now, Cohen and researchers from UC San Francisco and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have confirmed the finding using objective sleep measures.


Psychology 100Psychology Department Turns 100
The 2015-16 academic year is extra special for one of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ core departments. The Department of Psychology  was founded in 1915 with a focus on applied psychology.

Over the past century, it has become a major force in cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, computational modeling, developmental psychology, social/health psychology and the science of learning.


Jennifer Keating-MillerMeet the New Assistant Dean for Educational Initiatives
Jennifer Keating-Miller has joined the Dietrich College as the new assistant dean for educational initiatives. Previously, she served as CMU’s associate director of undergraduate research and national fellowships. Keating-Miller talks about her new role.




MLK Writing AwardsA Safe and Creative Space To Share Difficult Stories
Since 1999, Carnegie Mellon University has encouraged Pittsburgh-area high school and college students to write poetry and prose pieces about how discrimination has affected their lives.




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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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