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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Career Fairs, Networking Opportunities and More Professional Development Events

Career OptionsIt is never too early to start thinking about different career and professional options. CMU and the Dietrich College host and coordinate various events throughout the year to help students network, learn about internship and other opportunities, meet with employers and much more.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Presidential Fellows & Scholars Announced

Presidential FellowsCMU has named its Presidential Fellows and Scholars for the 2016-2017 academic year. The group includes 22 undergraduate and graduate students in the Dietrich College.

The awards support students’ academic expenses, including tuition and graduate research stipends.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

After CMU: Building a Career in Technology

Adam GrossHeroku CEO and CMU alumnus Adam Gross (DC’94) will present “After CMU: Building a Career in Technology” on Tuesday, Nov. 1 as part of the Dietrich College Entrepreneurs Speaker Series.

The lecture is also sponsored by CMU’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Undergrads Win Psychology Research Awards

Psychology Research AwardsAlyssa Aburachis (DC’18) and Cristina Molina (DC’17) have received the 2016 Ireland Undergraduate Research Awards.

“Hands-on research involvement is at the core of the CMU educational experience, and our undergraduate psychology program,” said Michael J. Tarr, head of the Department of Psychology.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Language Lovers Find a Home in CMU’s Linguistics Program

Language LoversLinguistics provides us with tools to help crack the code that underlies many languages. Professor Mandy Simons spearheaded the major in 2007 as an “academic home” for a growing number of students who completed the linguistics minor and wanted to learn more.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Polish Your Research Presentation Skills

DUC 2016Undergraduate students are encouraged to present new, ongoing or completed research or creative work at the 2016 Dietrich Undergraduate Colloquium (DUC). Proposals are due Oct. 15.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

"Smile Scores" Don’t Reveal Student Learning

Smile ScoresSurveys that ask students what they liked and did not like—or even what they learned—are not the best way to measure learning outcomes.

Marsha Lovett explains why this is the case in a new blog for the Huffington Post.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

CMU’s BrainHub To Host First Neurons to Neighborhoods Event

Brain HubBrainHub will bring some of the nation’s leading early childhood development experts together with local and state policymakers and practitioners for its first Neurons to Neighborhoods community outreach event on Friday, Sept. 30.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Meet and Greet Held for Ethics, History and Public Policy Students, Faculty

EHPP Meet and GreetThe joint major—between the History and Philosophy  Departments—offers numerous and varied course options and paths, covering topics from political philosophy to the foundations of social science. And the semester is off to a fun start.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A Whole New Ballgame for Statistics Students

Stats StepsEarlier this month, undergraduate students in the Dietrich College’s statistics major and members of the Tartan Sports Analytics Club attended a Pittsburgh Pirates game, where they learned how the team uses sports analytics in a private meeting with Pirates staff.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Center for Human Rights Science Adds Staff in Statistics, Media Analytics

CHRS StaffRobin Mejia and Enrique Piracés will help advance the state of human rights documentation and build collaborations between scientists and human rights advocates.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

David Danks Named L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology

David DanksDanks, head of the Department of Philosophy, uses computational cognitive science to develop computational models to describe, predict and, most importantly, explain human behavior.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Remembering 9/11

Regina RessAs the country marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11, a CMU alumna continues to encourage hope and healing in a unique way. Regina Ress, an award-winning storyteller, actor, writer and educator, travels throughout the country to perform "Compassion, Generosity and Grace: Stories from 9/11."

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Drama Queens! Unites Two Generations of Feminist Performers

Drama Queens!CMU professors Kristina Straub and Wendy Arons brought together six performance artists—whose work spans comedy, theater and writing on everything from lesbian desire to transgender experience—for Drama Queens!, a two-day event hosted by the Center for the Arts in Society.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Who Owns the Dead?

Who Owns the Dead?In a new book, Jay D. Aronson details the reasons why a promise was made to identify all victims of the September 11th World Trade Center terrorist attack and why living up to the task has been so challenging.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Baruch Fischhoff Joins the Institute for Politics and Strategy

Baruch FischhoffAdding Fischhoff, a world-renowned decision scientist, to the institute’s faculty will make it the first international relations program at a top research university with decision science as a core part of the discipline.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Wherefore Art Thou, Folio?

First FolioFans of William Shakespeare have a rare opportunity this year to view the first collected edition of his plays, known as the First Folio, at CMU. The exhibit, which runs through Nov. 30, was co-curated by English Professor Kristina Straub and will have several special events tied to it.

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