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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.



DUC 2016Polish Your Research Presentation Skills
Undergraduate students are encouraged to present new, ongoing or completed research or creative work at the 2016 Dietrich Undergraduate Colloquium (DUC). Proposals are due Oct. 15.






Smile Scores"Smile Scores" Don’t Reveal Student Learning
Surveys that ask students what they liked and did not like—or even what they learned—are not the best way to measure learning outcomes.

Marsha Lovett explains why this is the case in a new blog for the Huffington Post.



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.




Shirt ReverenceShakespeare, Austen and the Cult of Celebrity
A new exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library examines “Will and Jane” and their literary afterlives. Co-curated by CMU’s Kristina Straub, it shows how milestone events and artifacts (like the shirt Colin Firth wore in the BBC mini-series “Pride and Prejudice”) affected their legacies and popularity.


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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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