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Something is always going on within the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Whether it is an innovative student project, groundbreaking research or a faculty-authored bestseller, check out the stories below for a chronological look at what’s happening.


Nora VolkowSeptember 20, 2017

Nora Volkow To Receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences
A pioneer of using brain imaging to investigate the toxic and addictive properties of abusable drugs, National Institute of Health’s Nora Volkow will receive the fifth annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences.


data science fuels growthSeptember 19, 2017

Soaring Demand for Data Science Drives Dietrich College Momentum
As the sophisticated use of digital information transforms business and daily life, an innovative approach to data science across academic fields is fueling a popularity boom at Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, in what was once a quiet corner of the academy: Statistics.


robo tutor teamSeptember 18, 2017

RoboTutor Named Global Learning XPRIZE Finalist
Led by CMU’s Jack Mostow, RoboTutor is educational technology that incorporates cognitive tutors pioneered by Dietrich College researchers. The goal is to increase basic literacy and numeracy for children, and it will now be field-tested in Africa.


sharon dilworthSeptember 13, 2017

CMU’s Sharon Dilworth Behind New Play Reading Series
On occasional Monday evenings, Wigle Whiskey’s new Threadbare Cider House & Meadery will offer a chance to hear brand new full length plays read by seasoned professional actors, with a talkback with the playwrights.



mlk call for entriesSeptember 13, 2017

Students Channel Emotions, Experiences with Discrimination Through Writing Contest
Since 1999, thousands of western Pennsylvania high school and college students have chosen to react to discrimination by writing about it. CMU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards serve as a creative and safe outlet for high school and college students to have an honest conversation through poetry and prose about their experiences with racial and cultural discrimination.


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