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Marci CalabrettaEnglish Alumna Wins Major Poetry Prize
Marci Calabretta (DC’11) has won the 2015 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. Part of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award Series, the award is given annually for excellent new book-length works.





Act RToward Software Social Organisms: The Companion Architecture
Northwestern University’s Ken Forbus will deliver the keynote lecture for the 22nd ACT-R Workshop. The talk — and the theme of ACT-R — bridges two CMU strategic initiatives: BrainHub, which harnesses the technology that helps the world explore brain and behavior; and Simon, a commitment to leverage learning science research and the latest in technology in order to improve learning outcomes for all students.


Brittany McCandlessNews Maker: Alumna Brittany McCandless
It’s safe to say that Brittany McCandless (DC’08) knew she wanted to be a journalist at a young age. To make her dream a reality, the associate producer at CBS This Morning attended CMU to major in the Department of English’s Professional Writing Program.



Linda BabcockLinda Babcock To Head Department of Social and Decision Sciences
Babcock focuses on negotiations and dispute resolution research with specific attention to gender differences in negotiation and how people react when women negotiate. Her appointment is effective July 1, and she succeeds Paul Fischbeck.



Dean's ListSpring 2015 Dean’s List Announced
Congratulations to all of the undergraduate students who have been named to the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester.






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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.

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