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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Moving Beyond Nudges to Improve Health and Health Care Policies

moving beyond nudges health careWith countries around the world struggling to deliver quality health care and contain costs, a team of behavioral economists led by CMU’s George Loewenstein believes it’s time to apply recent insights on human behavior to inform and reform health policy. MORE
Friday, August 11, 2017

Spring 2017 Dean’s List Announced

Dean's ListCongratulations to all of the undergraduate students who have been named to the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester. MORE
Friday, August 11, 2017

Supportive Relationships Linked to Willingness to Pursue Opportunities

supportive spousesResearch on how our social lives affects decision-making has usually focused on negative factors like stress and adversity. Less attention, however, has been paid to the reverse: What makes people more likely to give themselves the chance to succeed? CMU Psychology Professor Brooke Feeney made an important discovery.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Work-Life Balance Through a Soviet Lens

work life soviet lens2017 marks 100 years since the Russian Revolution and the start of the world's first socialist society. This historic event inspires questions about what lessons it and its experiments with free love, women’s equality and the socialization of household labor can offer the world today. History Professor Wendy Goldman explains the lessons we are still learning from it. MORE
Monday, August 7, 2017

Causing a Scene: Miller Gallery Explores Performance Through Protest and Everyday Life

causing a sceneHighlights from the CAS Performance Initiative, including a dot map illustrating sectarian division in Belfast over time and augmented reality events from Pittsburgh’s past, will be displayed at CMU’s Miller Gallery from August 19 through September 3. A special reception will be held on August 31. MORE
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Improving Security Science Through Collaboration

security scienceComputer scientists need to collaborate with their counterparts in the natural and social sciences to advance cybersecurity research, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that was co-chaired by CMU’s Baruch Fischhoff. MORE