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Math BrainWatching the Brain Do Math
A new neuroimaging study reveals the mental stages people go through as they are solving challenging math problems.

Insights from this new work may eventually be applied to the design of more effective classroom instruction – particularly in the form of improving cognitive tutors by creating models that match the brain activation and thinking patterns used to solve these problems.


Scott SandageHonors Fellows Confront Fear of Failure
Scott Sandage knows failure. Throughout the 13-year process of writing “Born Losers: A History of Failure in America,” the CMU historian experienced personal and professional setbacks that intersected with his research.  

He recently spoke with the Dietrich College Honors Fellows about his own struggles with failure and how to confront their fears.


Werner Herzog FilmWerner Herzog Film Featuring CMU Scientists To Screen July 29
The latest trailer for Werner Herzog’s new documentary features an interview with CMU’s Marcel Just in which he speculates on the potential to someday “tweet” thoughts.
 
Just, the D.O. Hebb University Professor of Psychology, is one of several CMU scientists highlighted in “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World.”


Blogging AwayBlogging Away: Honors Fellows Share Discoveries, Work Processes
Eleven rising seniors in the Dietrich College have started developing their theses through the college’s Honors Fellowship Program. The fellows have begun meeting with their advisers and reining in their research topics. And they’re blogging about it, too.

On the blog, fellows share how they balance work and play and offer a look at their research.


Fulbright AwardsStudents, Alumna Receive Fulbright Awards
CMU’s four Fulbright award winners for 2016 will research, study and report across three continents. One student and one alumna from the Dietrich College are among the new recipients. Additionally, Juan Acosta (DC’15), will pursue his Fulbright that was awarded last year.




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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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