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Brain HubBrainHub Announces Recipients of ProSEED Funding
Psychology Professor Michael J. Tarr is part of a team that will develop active machine learning algorithms to identify how the brain visually processes natural scenes.






Distinguished FacultyCelebration of Education Awards
The awards recognize distinguished faculty members and educators for their outstanding contributions to the university, their commitment to students’ development and well-being and their impact through teaching.

Congratulations to the three Dietrich College professors honored: Mara Harrell, Chris Jones and Jennifer Keating-Miller.


Lane BessAlumnus Shares His Secrets To Success
The road to building three billion-dollar companies wasn’t always easy for Lane Bess (DC’83). The entrepreneur turned investor recently told a packed roomful of students that one thing he is extremely thankful for is his CMU education.

“It forced me to be better, and it ultimately helped me,” Bess said.


Digital Music RevolutionThe Digital Music Revolution
In a matter of decades, the way we listen to, produce, consume and share music has shifted rapidly. In a new book of essays, CMU’s Richard Purcell and Richard Randall explore the ethical, political and cultural significance of the digital music revolution.





DHFP FellowsDietrich College Selects 11 Honors Fellows
Part of the college’s Senior Honors Program, the Honors Fellowship Program is designed to give students a head start on their thesis development. Projects that the students will tackle range from creatively exploring human separation and a theory of refugee self-sufficiency to researching self-affirmation and the physical and psychological causal inference in adults.


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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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