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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

10 Things To Love About CMU’s Dietrich College

Baker Hall StaircaseThe Dietrich College is home to world-class researchers who do foundational and deep research and collaborate across many disciplines to take on problems that are important to humanity. Students become involved in research early in their CMU careers and work alongside their top-rated professors. They emerge from their academic careers able to communicate, think, learn and understand the world in ways that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Maha Engages High School Students in Entrepreneurship Program

Ryan MahaJunior sharp-shooting guard Ryan Maha is making his biggest impact off the court. The Tartans' leading three-point shooter is helping underprivileged high school students to become entrepreneurs.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Video, Photos From 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards

MLK RecapRelive the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing awards by watching a video of the ceremony and concert and viewing photos.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Fall 2016 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 Fall 2016 semester.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Model Driverless Car Regulations After Drug Approval Process, AI Ethics Experts Argue

Driverless CarAutonomous systems — like driverless cars — perform tasks that previously could only be performed by humans.  In a new IEEE Intelligent Systems Expert Opinion piece, CMU artificial intelligence ethics experts David Danks and Alex John London argue that current safety regulations do not plan for these systems and are therefore ill-equipped to ensure that autonomous systems will perform safely and reliably.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Terrorism Research Must Be Driven By Evidence, Not Political Agendas

Baruch FischhoffDespite concerted efforts by many people and institutions, fundamental aspects of terrorism — identifying participants, understanding how they radicalize, and developing effective countermeasures — remain unclear.

In a new Science Policy Forum article, four experts from different fields propose a strategy for terrorism research. The approach is meant to protect the integrity of academic research from political interference, while protecting policy makers from simplistic academic accounts.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

2017 Alumni Award Honorees Announced

Sach TakayasuIncluded among the recipients are two Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences alumni. Sachiko Takayasu (DC 1985), president and CEO of Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship, will receive an Alumni Achievement Award for accomplishments in her professional field. An Alumni Service Award will be given to Ruth Osborne Rouleau (DC 1952, 1953).

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Experts To Discuss Teaching English to Non-Native Speakers

Dudley ReynoldsCarnegie Mellon University's Dudley Reynolds will lead policymakers and industry professionals at a February summit in Athens, Greece, to discuss the future of teaching English to speakers of other languages.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Using an English Degree To Do What You Love

Doyle RollaWhat can you do with an English degree? Plenty. Carnegie Mellon University graduates have built diverse careers doing what they love – from publishing to museum administration, children’s entertainment and entrepreneurship.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

How To Survive Nail-Biter Football Games, According to Science

Manage football stress with mindfulness meditationFor the millions of people watching NFL football games this weekend, it is not all fun and games. Rooting for your favorite team can leave you feeling anxious and stressed — right down to the last second.

The good news is that there is a way to help manage your stress reactions during the game. Mindfulness meditation has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve stress management, and CMU scientists are leading the way to understanding how and why.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Complex Social Systems Expert Joins Social and Decision Sciences Department

Simon DeDeoDriven by new theories and big data, Simon DeDeo uses empirical evidence and mathematical models to reveal how people connect and interact, and how those ways change over time. His investigations shed light on the dynamic systems that make up our cultural, business and political worlds. He will teach SDS courses, such as "Social Complexity" and "Bubbles, Norms and Revolutions."

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Event: Behavioral Insights in Action

E-Literate TVTo celebrate the first-of-its-kind major in behavioral economics, policy and organizations and to showcase the work of CMU’s faculty, students and alumni in the field, the Department of Social and Decision Sciences will host "Behavioral Insights in Action," an afternoon of panel sessions and networking activities. The event will also feature experts from government organizations such as the World Bank and the Lab @ DC and companies like Disney and Voya Financial talking about how they use insights from behavioral economics and psychology in their organizations. CMU's George Loewenstein will give a keynote talk on "The New NEW Economics of Information." Space is limited and registration is required.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

CMU Hosts Newest Chapter of National Neuroscience Honor Society

Neuroscience Honor SocietyThe creation of this chapter allows CMU students and faculty to network and collaborate with nearly 4,000 students and faculty around the country. It already boasts 16 undergraduate student members and 3 graduate student members from across 5 colleges, including the Dietrich College.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Vacant No More: CMU Students Present Urban Development Solutions

Vacant No MoreMedia outlets continue to honor Pittsburgh as being a "most livable" city, and CMU Ethics, History and Public Policy students have equipped city officials with a tool and research to build on this reputation by tapping into the potential of empty city lots.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

CMU Learning Scientists Featured on e-literate TV

E-Literate TVThree Carnegie Mellon University learning scientists, Marsha Lovett, Ken Koedinger and Lauren Herckis, have been featured on e-literate TV, which is designed to provoke conversations about how technology can be employed in the service of education.

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