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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.

You Bin MaengJuly 25, 2016

Undergrads "Speak Up" About Their Research
Public speaking is enough to make anyone sweat. Now imagine condensing months of intensive research into a three-minute presentation and delivering it to a room full of your peers.

This summer, 100 CMU undergraduate students did just that at the first ever Speak Up! Communications Session.

Werner Herzog FilmJuly 21, 2016

Werner Herzog Film Featuring CMU Scientists To Screen July 29
The latest trailer for Werner Herzog’s new documentary features an interview with CMU’s Marcel Just in which he speculates on the potential to someday “tweet” thoughts.
Just, the D.O. Hebb University Professor of Psychology, is one of several CMU scientists highlighted in “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World.”

Math BrainJuly 21, 2016

Watching the Brain Do Math
A new neuroimaging study reveals the mental stages people go through as they are solving challenging math problems.

Insights from this new work may eventually be applied to the design of more effective classroom instruction – particularly in the form of improving cognitive tutors by creating models that match the brain activation and thinking patterns used to solve these problems.

Scott SandageJuly 21, 2016

Honors Fellows Confront Fear of Failure
Scott Sandage knows failure. Throughout the 13-year process of writing “Born Losers: A History of Failure in America,” the CMU historian experienced personal and professional setbacks that intersected with his research. 

He recently spoke with the Dietrich College Honors Fellows about his own struggles with failure and how to confront their fears.

Brain HubJuly 18, 2016

A Marathon for the Brain
In the first NeuroHackathon at Carnegie Mellon University, graduate students uncovered an approach that could speed up the pace of brain imaging techniques, such as MRI.

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