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.
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.
The Dietrich College is holding a College Conversation on the challenges and threats that face our community, including racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia. All students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to attend.
Whether through research training courses or senior honors theses, undergraduate students in the Dietrich College have opportunities to engage in research at every turn.
These students contribute to knowledge on diverse topics alongside the best and brightest in their fields.
Amanda Thiele, a junior neuroscience major, knew she was interested in attending medical school. A trip to Ghana and shadowing at a local hospital confirmed that.
The experience was funded by the Jennings Family Brave Companions Fund, which supports underrepresented Carnegie Mellon University students to conduct summer research. It was founded by CMU Board of Trustee member Larry Jennings.
The environmental impact of your Thanksgiving dinner depends on where the meal is prepared.
Researchers in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences calculated the carbon footprint of a typical Thanksgiving feast – roasted turkey stuffed with sausage and apples, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie – for each state. The team based their calculations on the way the meal is cooked (gas versus electric range), the specific state’s predominant power source and how the food is produced in each area.
Through deliberative democracy, ordinary citizens are empowered to play an active role in policy decisions. With help from Carnegie Mellon University’s Program for Deliberative Democracy, the City of Pittsburgh is becoming a national model for this community-driven approach to addressing important issues.
Kiron Skinner, founding director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences,has joined President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s transition team for the National Security Council.
Earlier this month, the Children's School hosted educators for "Inquiry Learning and Loose Parts," an evening of networking and sharing of teaching methods. Approximately 70 attendees discussed classroom investigations and demonstrated creative uses of materials, from super bubbles and worm habitats, to glow-in-the-dark beads and cardboard cities.
The ability to explain complicated information is often the key to landing a job or a promotion or securing funding.
Dietrich College students are lucky that the Dietrich Undergraduate Colloquium (DUC) gives them an outlet to practice presenting and sharing their work.
English Professor Jane Bernstein's class spent this semester seeking out stories of loss from locals and putting their narratives on paper, while keeping track of their own emotional journeys. Soon, their thoughts and the tales of heartbroken Pittsburghers will be published in a book.
Based on Linda Babcock’s research, PROGRESS aims to improve society by helping women and girls improve their skills in diplomacy and bargaining. "Negotiation is an important part of ensuring that women are paid fairly in the workplace," Babcock said.
The CMU-led team used diffusion MRI to map the brain’s structural connections and found that each person’s connections are so unique that they could identify a person based on this brain "fingerprint" with nearly perfect accuracy. The results also show that the brain’s distinctiveness changes over time, which could help researchers determine how different factors impact the brain.
Researchers affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University’s BrainHub neuroscience research initiative are involved in more than 50 research posters and presentations at Neuroscience 2016, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.
Adam Gross (DC’94) has weathered the dot-com crash, founded two companies, worked in marketing, product management and leadership roles and invested in startups. Every step of the way he has learned valuable lessons, which he shared with a room full of budding entrepreneurs at CMU.
The cyber domain – a man-made arena shared by nation-states, corporations, criminal gangs, lone hackers and law-abiding citizens – has rocketed beyond established policy and upended the idea that governments provide the first line of defense for their citizens, America's former spymaster Gen. Michael Hayden told a CMU audience.
As the U.S. heads to the polls today to perhaps elect the country’s first female president, it was reported that women were lining up to place "I Voted" stickers on the Rochester, N.Y., grave of Susan B. Anthony, the nation’s most prominent women’s suffrage activist.
It is not easy to sum up—or celebrate—the career of a legend. The Department of Statistics stepped up to the challenge recently when they honored Stephen E. Fienberg. Loosely dubbed “Steve-a-polooza,” the two-day event brought nearly 150 people to campus for a dinner and series of talks.
CMU’s International Film Festival will offer a preview of its 2017 lineup with “The Interrogation (Visaaranai),” India’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards.
The film will make its Pittsburgh premiere on Nov. 18 in CMU’s McConomy Auditorium.
At CMU, undergraduate students are encouraged to dive into groundbreaking research early in their academic careers. But such a major undertaking requires specialized skills.
Fortunately, freshmen and sophomores in the Dietrich College can gain those skills through the college’s Research Training Program.
Fourteen students have been inducted into CMU’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, including four from the Dietrich College.
The early initiation ceremony included keynote presentations from Dietrich College alumnae Eleanor Haglund and Lucy Pei.
A CMU-led research team has found that when the brain "reads" or decodes a sentence in English or Portuguese, its neural activation patterns are the same. The study is the first to show that different languages have similar neural signatures for describing events and scenes, and the findings can be used to improve machine translation, brain decoding across languages and, potentially, second language instruction.
The latest project from Charlee Brodsky and Jim Daniels brings into focus everyday appearances of the flag in working class neighborhoods and sparks a dialogue about belonging, patriotism and individual expression.
Gary J. Gates (HNZ’00) has collected data on LGBT populations that have impacted everything from pop culture to public policy.
This fall, Gates presented CMU’s 2016 Kim and Eric Giler Lecture in the Humanities, “LGBT Research: Science in the Public Square.”
Dietrich College is at the center of the university’s goal to transform higher education instruction through CMU-led advances in learning science and its applications. Learn more about it through One Day in the Life.