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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.


Technology Work for EveryoneJuly 21, 2017

Making Education Technology Work for Everyone
Several Simon Initiative members, including a few from the Dietrich College, presented at the 2017 Global Learning Council Summit. Topics included best practices for TEL in global cross-cultural contexts and overcoming barriers to implementing TEL in higher education.


Power PlantJuly 19, 2017

Aging Power Plants Provide Trump Administration With Environmental Risks and Economic Opportunities
When it comes to the current plans to retire U.S. power plants, CMU researchers believe we are "running towards a cliff with no fence."

In a recent study, they found that power plant retirement trends will complicate achieving long-term carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reduction targets and require a significant increase in capital investments.


UPMC ChairsJuly 12, 2017

Salakhutdinov, Roeder and Wasserman Receive UPMC Professorships To Help Shape the Future of Healthcare
The financial support continues nearly three decades of UPMC’s investment in CMU, which includes the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance – a collaboration between CMU and the University of Pittsburgh that uses data to improve health outcomes and hopes to transform the practice of medicine. According to Farnam Jahanian, professorships make significant and life-changing research possible at Carnegie Mellon.


Erwin SteinbergJuly 11, 2017

Four Nonprofits Receive Bequest from Steinberg Estate
Erwin R. and Beverly Steinberg planned to leave one last gift, naming Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and WQED as the recipients of a $1 million dollar donation split among the organizations.


Computer VisionJuly 5, 2017

Computer Vision Takes Off
Computer vision has exploded over the past five years, and it is now able to identify objects with uncanny accuracy, leading to advances in everything from surveillance cameras to self-driving vehicles.



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