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Mindfulness MeditationNeurobiological Changes Explain How Mindfulness Meditation Improves Health
New CMU research provides a window into the brain changes that link mindfulness meditation with health in stressed adults. Published in Biological Psychiatry, the study shows that mindfulness meditation training, compared to relaxation training, reduces Interleukin-6, an inflammatory health biomarker, in high-stress, unemployed adults.


IARPA ProjectCMU Joins IARPA Project To Reverse-Engineer Brain Algorithms
Carnegie Mellon is embarking on a five-year, $12 million research effort to make computers think more like humans. Rob Kass, professor of statistics and machine learning and interim co-director of the CNBC, is involved in the project.



Amanda BradfordBreaking the Glass Ceiling
The scarcity of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers is a hot topic. A longtime tech pioneer, CMU is also ahead of the curve when it comes to gender equity in STEM fields. In the Information Systems Program, women account for 40 percent of students – double the national average of 15 to 20 percent in similar programs.


Baker Hall10 Things To Love About Dietrich College
It has been said that the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences is no ordinary liberal arts school.

Within the Dietrich College, real world problems are analyzed, challenged and solved, contributions are made in traditional ways and global differences are made. Dietrich College students, faculty and alumni do a lot. Learn more about 10 of the many things to love.


Fellow at WorkHard Work Pays Off
The initial students who participated in the Dietrich Honors Fellowship Program have found out that hard work really does pay off. Since graduating from CMU last spring, they have been working in diverse fields, some extending the research they began as honors fellows, and others, embarking on new academic and career paths.


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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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