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.
April 26, 2017
David Danks Wins 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship
Carnegie Corporation of New York has named David Danks a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. The 35 selected fellows will receive a total of $7 million in funding, or $200,000 each, making it the most generous stipend for humanities and social sciences research available. Danks’ project will explore trust and autonomous technologies.
April 25, 2017
Psi Chi Honor Society Inducts 21 CMU Students
Twenty-one CMU students with primary or additional majors in the Department of Psychology were inducted into Psi Chi this spring. They join more than 700,000 members of the international psychology honor society.
April 24, 2017
Legacy Scholarships Leave Lasting Imprints
When Peter Brady arrived at CMU four years ago, he was used to working while going to school and thought that would continue during college. However, Brady, who will graduate in May with degrees in economics and international relations and politics, was awarded an Andrew Carnegie Society Legacy Scholarship.
April 24, 2017
Celebrating Excellence in Education
Every year CMU recognizes individuals who exemplify the highest standards of excellence and commitment to students. This year, Emily Half, academic program manager, and Ryan Tibshirani, associate professor of statistics, are among the recipients.
April 19, 2017
NIH Awards Team $7 Million for Autism Genetics Research
Five organizations, including CMU, have received a major grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health to extend the work of the Autism Sequencing Consortium through 2022. Established in 2010, the ASC collects and shares samples and genetic data from individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.