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David SouterDavid Souter Discusses Value of Humanities and Social Sciences

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Souter's talk, "The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive, and Secure Nation," called for increased support for research and renewed efforts to increase student engagement.

cnbcCarnegie Mellon, University of Pittsburgh Celebrate 20 Years of Advancing Brain Research Through Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)

At the end of September, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy recognized Carnegie Mellon University's investments in its new BrainHubSM initiative and the University of Pittsburgh's Brain Institute for their support of the federal BRAIN Initiative.

Philosophy Department Partners With Pitt To Maximize Data Science for Biomedical Research

If used correctly, "big data" and data science have enormous potential to revolutionize many fields. To maximize its benefits for biomedical research, Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Philosophy is partnering with the University of Pittsburgh to form a new Center for Causal Modeling and Discovery in the Biomedical Sciences.

HourglassPuzzle-Based Learning

You have a 7-minute and an 11-minute hourglass — what's the simplest way to time a 15-minute boiled egg?

According to Information Systems Professor Raja Sooriamurthi, solving this puzzle is more than fun. It's a great way to boost out-of-the-box thinking and creative problem solving.

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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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