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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.


Complex ThoughtsJune 26, 2017

"Mind Reading" Technology Decodes Complex Thoughts
This latest research led by CMU’s Marcel Just builds on the pioneering use of machine learning algorithms with brain imaging technology to "mind read." The findings indicate that the mind’s building blocks for constructing complex thoughts are formed by the brain’s various sub-systems and are not word-based.


BeliefsJune 23, 2017

Economists Discuss How Desire to Shape Beliefs Influences Behavior
Believe it—or not—the extent of how much our personal beliefs and morals influence decisions is spurring academic inquiry.

Two recent events brought top minds to CMU to discuss moral influence, self-image and sense-making and their implications for economics and much more.


Mind FieldJune 22, 2017

'Mind Field' Aims To Raise Awareness of Subtle Racism
A student-created interactive film explores the potential for subtle racism in questions as commonplace as, "Where are you from?"

CMU students produced "Mind Field" to raise consciousness about race, stereotyping and inadvertently offensive comments that can occur even among friends.


XPRIZEJune 21, 2017

RoboTutor Advances to Global Learning XPRIZE Semifinals
XPRIZE is attempting to address the acute shortage of teachers in developing countries by funding an international competition to create open-source Android tablet apps that enable children ages 7-10 to learn basic reading, writing and math skills without requiring adult assistance. Apps were created in both English and Swahili.


Staff LunchJune 13, 2017

2017 Staff Recognition Lunch & Ceremony
The Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences recently celebrated its extraordinary staff and recognized those who have spent many years working with great commitment and loyalty to the college. View photos and more.


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