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.
QSSS and HSP Scholars Delve Into the Digital Humanities
It may seem that students in the Dietrich College’s Quantitative Social Science Scholars (QSSS) Program and Humanities Scholars Program (HSP) are studying different subjects and learning to approach their various disciplines in contrasting ways. But as first-year students in each program recently learned, there is definitely some common ground.
J. David Creswell To Receive Prestigious Health Psychology Early Career Award
Creswell focuses on how the mind and brain influence stress resilience and physical health. Among his many discoveries, he was the first to determine the brain mechanisms that cause stress management strategies such as mindfulness meditation and self-affirmation to work.
English Professor Peggy Knapp and Folger Shakespeare Library Director Michael Witmore recently discussed their techniques and experiences teaching Shakespeare and how their shared passion will leave a lasting imprint at CMU.
Trump Selects Kiron Skinner for Presidential Transition Team’s Executive Committee
Kiron Skinner, founding director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy, has been selected to serve on President-Elect Donald J. Trump's executive committee for his transition team. Last week, Skinner joined Trump's transition team for the National Security Council.
Lost Love Leads to Study of Emotion
As part of a joint project between the English Department and Entertainment Technology Center, students asked Pittsburgh residents to share objects that represented broken relationships and then designed an exhibition for the Museum of Broken Relationships Pittsburgh.