CMU’s Washington Semester Program gives students the opportunity to explore the United States capital while completing coursework and internships with D.C.-based organizations.
“Students learn, live and work alongside statesmen, scholars and policy makers,” said Kiron Skinner, director of the Dietrich College’s Institute for Politics and Strategy, which sponsors the program.
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.
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 (ASC) through 2022. Established in 2010, the ASC collects and shares samples and genetic data from individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Peter Kriss (DC '12), lead research scientist at Medallia, applies research based in behavioral economics to help many of the world's largest companies learn about their customers faster and create better experiences. Kriss joined Medallia immediately after earning his doctorate from in behavioral decision research.
A new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows how collaborations between psychologists and economists lead to better understanding of such decisions than either discipline can on its own.
CMU’s Lisa Murphy may be well known as a basketball superstar, but she is making a name for herself off the court as well. Murphy is the 2017 recipient of the Dietrich College’s Gretchen Lankford Prize, which recognizes graduating seniors who are interested in a teaching career.
Aidan Kestigian and Mary Glavan are the 2017 recipients of the Dietrich College’s Graduate Student Teaching Award, which recognizes Ph.D. candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching.
Gender-based violence has been declared a global health crisis.
Beginning in Spring 2018, CMU’s Lisa Tetrault, Candace Skibba and Jess Klein will co-teach a course on the topic, part of the Dietrich College’s new Grand Challenges Freshman Seminars that tackle significant social problems using an interdisciplinary approach.
Mikaela Wolf-Sorokin, a global studies and Hispanic Studies major, has won a 2017 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Selected from 768 candidates, Wolf-Sorokin is one of 62 recipients of the prestigious national scholarship designed to support the next generation of public service leaders. Wolf-Sorokin is the sixth overall CMU student to receive this award and the first since 2009.
Using key lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has outlined how to improve the speed and effectiveness of clinical trial research while an epidemic is occurring.
Carnegie Mellon University has placed first in the Mathematical Association of America’s 77th William Lowell Putnam Competition, the premier mathematics competition for undergraduate students in North America.
Forty-four CMU students, including two from the Dietrich College, placed in the top 517, the second most of any university.
PROGRESS encourages girls and young women to use their voices to advocate and speak up on behalf of themselves. With Duquesne University, they recently hosted and interactive negotiation workshop for girls 7 to 13+. PROGRESS is led by Ayana Ledford, director of diversity and inclusion for the Dietrich College, and it’s based on Professor Linda Babcock’s research.
CMU alumna Satvika Neti (DC’16) is charging full speed ahead, propelled by Andrew Carnegie’s famous dictum: “My heart is in the work.” As a Coro fellow, Neti is learning the ropes of fundraising, events and consulting at the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh and Homewood Children’s Village. And she is building her own non-profit organization, WE Education.
Sixteen students were welcomed into Carnegie Mellon's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, Omega Tau.
For young professionals on the rise, Carnegie Mellon University students picked the lock on a treasure chest of advice. Vishwas Prabhakara (DC’02), general manager of Yelp Reservations, gave students on the verge of entering the workforce a wealth of information at an interactive talk and a roundtable discussion for the Dietrich College Entrepreneurs Speaker Series, co-sponsored by CMU’s Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship.
Maya Schumer’s exposure to cutting-edge research began during her first year at CMU when she joined David Creswell’s Health and Human Performance Laboratory. She worked under his supervision for her Dietrich College Senior Honors Program thesis as she investigated the effectiveness of brief mindfulness training. She also was part of a brain imaging study that assessed self-affirmation as an intervention for stress, funded by a Small Undergraduate Research Grant (SURG). Since graduation, she has continued to work in the lab as a post-baccalaureate research assistant.
Three Carnegie Mellon University behavioral economists participated in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” online Q&A on Information Avoidance.
Find out what George Loewenstein, Russell Golman and David Hagmann were asked, how they answered and how you can get involved with their research.
Steven Schlossman, professor of history and director of undergraduate studies, has won the 2016-17 Elliott Dunlap Smith Award for Distinguished Teaching and Educational Service in the Dietrich College.
Since joining CMU, Schlossman has distinguished himself as a scholar in a wide range of social and political history studies including homework in American schooling, juvenile courts and delinquency and the rise of modern golf. He also helped to co-found the ethics, history and public policy major, offered jointly with the Department of Philosophy.