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Presidential FellowsPresidential Fellows & Scholars Announced
CMU has named its Presidential Fellows and Scholars for the 2016-2017 academic year. The group includes 22 undergraduate and graduate students in the Dietrich College.

The awards support students’ academic expenses, including tuition and graduate research stipends.


Adam GrossAfter CMU: Building a Career in Technology
Heroku CEO and CMU alumnus Adam Gross (DC’94) will present “After CMU: Building a Career in Technology” on Tuesday, Nov. 1 as part of the Dietrich College Entrepreneurs Speaker Series.

The lecture is also sponsored by CMU’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.


Psychology Research AwardsUndergrads Win Psychology Research Awards
Alyssa Aburachis (DC’18) and Cristina Molina (DC’17) have received the 2016 Ireland Undergraduate Research Awards.

“Hands-on research involvement is at the core of the CMU educational experience, and our undergraduate psychology program,” said Michael J. Tarr, head of the Department of Psychology.


Language LoversLanguage Lovers Find a Home in CMU’s Linguistics Program
Linguistics provides us with tools to help crack the code that underlies many languages. Professor Mandy Simons spearheaded the major in 2007 as an “academic home” for a growing number of students who completed the linguistics minor and wanted to learn more.



Brain HubCMU’s BrainHub To Host First Neurons to Neighborhoods Event
BrainHub will bring some of the nation’s leading early childhood development experts together with local and state policymakers and practitioners for its first Neurons to Neighborhoods community outreach event on Friday, Sept. 30.




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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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