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Mind Field'Mind Field' Aims To Raise Awareness of Subtle Racism
A student-created interactive film explores the potential for subtle racism in questions as commonplace as, "Where are you from?"

CMU students produced "Mind Field" to raise consciousness about race, stereotyping and inadvertently offensive comments that can occur even among friends.


XPRIZERoboTutor Advances to Global Learning XPRIZE Semifinals
XPRIZE is attempting to address the acute shortage of teachers in developing countries by funding an international competition to create open-source Android tablet apps that enable children ages 7-10 to learn basic reading, writing and math skills without requiring adult assistance. Apps were created in both English and Swahili.


DivorceChildren of Separated Parents Not on Speaking Terms Are More Likely to Develop Colds as Adults
Previous research has indicated that adults whose parents separated during childhood have an increased risk for poorer health. However, exactly what contributes to this has been less clear, until now.

A team led by CMU psychologists wanted to better understand if specific aspects of the family environment following a separation better predicted children’s long-term health outcomes.


Steve MartocciSounds of Success
Alumnus Steve Martocci is splicing together quite a career. His latest endeavor is a cloud-based music creation platform with a library of more than two million sound samples, which can be used by anyone.






Class of 2017Class of 2017: Ready for the Next Step
Before the ink even dried on their Carnegie Mellon University diplomas, many of the newest Dietrich College graduates had secured jobs or spots in top graduate programs.






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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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