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Jennifer Keating-MillerMeet the New Assistant Dean for Educational Initiatives
Jennifer Keating-Miller has joined the Dietrich College as the new assistant dean for educational initiatives. Previously, she served as CMU’s associate director of undergraduate research and national fellowships. Keating-Miller talks about her new role.




Patrick CavanaghAlumni Q&A with Patrick Cavanagh
Patrick Cavanagh (DC’72) started out as a computer and electrical engineer, but an interest in artificial intelligence led him to Carnegie Mellon University, where he could study “the really big computer.” Since receiving his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from CMU, Cavanagh worked on aspects of memory and now focuses on how the visual perception system constructs our three-dimensional world.


MLK Writing AwardsA Safe and Creative Space To Share Difficult Stories
Since 1999, Carnegie Mellon University has encouraged Pittsburgh-area high school and college students to write poetry and prose pieces about how discrimination has affected their lives.




Ana Maria UlloaNew Assistant Dean, AAC Director Named
Ana Maria Ulloa will administer academic policies and procedures, maintain student records and ensure a high quality of advising throughout Dietrich College.







Memory LearningNew Information Is Easier To Learn When Composed of Familiar Elements
CMU psychologists, led by Professor Lynne Reder, uncover a critical relationship between working memory and the strength of information “chunks.”






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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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