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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.

Class of 2015May 22, 2015

Congratulations, Class of 2015!
Commencement weekend was a time to reflect on everything achieved in the past few years. And, it is quite a long list of impressive accomplishments for the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ graduating class of 221 undergraduates and 80 master’s and doctoral degree recipients.

Perhaps most telling is that around 60 percent of the college’s undergraduates graduated with either college or university honors – or both, leaving Dietrich College Dean Richard Scheines amazed.

Dick TuckerMay 22, 2015

“Mr. Everything” Dick Tucker Retires
Since arriving at Carnegie Mellon in 1992, Richard (Dick) Tucker has served as head of the Department of Modern Languages, interim dean of Student Affairs, associate vice provost for education for Carnegie Mellon Qatar, interim dean of Carnegie Mellon Qatar and Title IX Coordinator.

This spring, following a glittering career that has taken the beloved and respected Tucker to numerous countries around the world, he will retire and begin the next phase of his colorful life journey.

Dick TuckerMay 22, 2015

CMU Community Reflects On Dick Tucker’s Legacy
Tucker, the Paul Mellon University Professor of Applied Linguistics, has been an outstanding educator, winning both the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and CMU’s top teaching awards.
The university recently gathered to celebrate Tucker.

Natalie GiannangeliMay 22, 2015

New Grad Wins Inaugural G. Richard Tucker Award
To honor his dedicated service to Carnegie Mellon University, the Department of Modern Languages has established the G. Richard Tucker Award for Scholarship and Leadership. The award will be given annually at the department’s diploma ceremony.

Natalie Giannangeli (DC’15), a global studies and Hispanic Studies  major, is the first recipient. 

FullbrightsMay 20, 2015

Two Recent Grads Receive Fulbright Awards
Alexandria Hernandez and Erin Kiekhaefer will be making a global impact through this year’s Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, sponsors the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.”

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