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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Nora Volkow To Receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences

Nora VolkowA pioneer of using brain imaging to investigate the toxic and addictive properties of abusable drugs, National Institute of Health’s Nora Volkow will receive the fifth annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences. MORE
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Soaring Demand for Data Science Drives Dietrich College Momentum

data science fuels growthAs the sophisticated use of digital information transforms business and daily life, an innovative approach to data science across academic fields is fueling a popularity boom at Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, in what was once a quiet corner of the academy: Statistics. MORE
Monday, September 18, 2017

RoboTutor Named Global Learning XPRIZE Finalist

robo tutor teamLed by CMU’s Jack Mostow, RoboTutor is educational technology that incorporates cognitive tutors pioneered by Dietrich College researchers. The goal is to increase basic literacy and numeracy for children, and it will now be field-tested in Africa. MORE
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CMU’s Sharon Dilworth Behind New Play Reading Series

sharon dilworthOn occasional Monday evenings, Wigle Whiskey’s new Threadbare Cider House & Meadery will offer a chance to hear brand new full length plays read by seasoned professional actors, with a talkback with the playwrights. MORE
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Students Channel Emotions, Experiences with Discrimination Through Writing Contest

mlk call for entriesSince 1999, thousands of western Pennsylvania high school and college students have chosen to react to discrimination by writing about it. CMU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards serve as a creative and safe outlet for high school and college students to have an honest conversation through poetry and prose about their experiences with racial and cultural discrimination. MORE
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

New Educational Technology Projects Receive CMU ProSEED Funding

simon initiative Part of the university’s Simon Initiative, the projects will leverage CMU’s learning engineering ecosystem and integrate learning research with data-driven, innovative educational practices. MORE
Monday, September 11, 2017

Fall Events Focus on Karl Marx’s Growing Popularity

marx@200 Karl Marx was born nearly two centuries ago, but in the last 10 years he’s made a comeback. CMU's Kathy M. Newman and David Shumway are planning a series of events exploring Marx’s continued relevance. This fall marks the beginning of a year of events that will culminate in a 200th birthday celebration for Karl Marx in May of 2018. MORE
Friday, September 8, 2017

Redefining the Human Touch

roberta klatzkyBy pursuing the science of perception, Psychology Professor Roberta Klatzky is changing the way people see the world. MORE
Thursday, September 7, 2017

DACA: A Long-held Dream With CMU and Pittsburgh Ties

DACA Michael FriedmanThe History Department’s Michal Friedman has been involved in several projects that focused on immigration reform, including the documentary film, “Dream Acts: Sueños en Vilo.” The film tells the story of undocumented minors in Pittsburgh who were not protected from any immigration laws and were living their lives in fear of deportation. MORE
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Celebrating the Arts in Society

cas receptionThe Center for Arts in Society has been re-framing the view of day-to-day life since 2008. Projects from CAS’ latest mission— the Performance Initiative —were on display at the Miller Gallery recently, and they announced their latest focus: narrative. MORE
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Carnegie Mellon's Flu Forecasts Prove Most Accurate

flu forecastsFor the third year in a row, CMU's forecasts of national influenza activity have proven to be the most accurate among all forecasting systems evaluated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ryan Tibshirani is part of the research group. MORE
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Congratulations To Our Monday Mailer Instagram Contest Winner!

monday mailer instagram contest winnerIn celebration of the new academic year, the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences held an Instagram contest to see how undergraduate students are spending their first week on campus. MORE