Students’ End-of-Semester Projects Tackle Real-World ChallengesMany courses throughout the fall 2018 semester culminated in capstone or final projects that focused on innovation, creativity and problem-solving. Our Ethics, History & Public Policy Capstone project examined the sever impact of landslides in Allegheny County, and students in David Danks’ course AI, Society and Humanity presented final projects on the challenges and opportunities provided by current or near-future technology, as well as policy recommendations to respond to their potential negative impacts.
Students to City Council: Use Self-Driving Vehicles to Help Underserved CommunitiesLast semester, eight seniors—Ian Asenjo, Cameron Dively, Margaret Edwards, Zachary Ettensohn, Jeremy Goldstein, Gaurav Gupte, Alison Hoffman and David Matvey—offered Pittsburgh City Council a report on autonomous vehicle and transportation equity in Pittsburgh. The presentation concluded their capstone project for the Ethics, History and Public Policy (EHPP) major under the supervision of Danielle Wenner, assistant professor of philosophy and associate director of the Center for Ethics and Policy.
Eight Dietrich College Seniors Named Andrew Carnegie Society ScholarsEthics, History and Public Policy additional major Ian Asenjo was named to the Andrew Carnegie Society (ACS) Scholars Class of 2018. Ian is one of eight Dietrich College students in this year’s class.
Alex John London Receives Clara L. West Professorship in Ethics and PhilosophyMonday, July 03, 2017
Alex John London Receives Clara L. West Professorship in Ethics and PhilosophyCarnegie Mellon University’s Alex John London has been appointed the Clara L. West Professor of Ethics and Philosophy. A prominent ethicist who is frequently called upon to address critical problems nationally and internationally, London researches foundational ethical issues in human-subjects research, issues of social justice, the ethics of autonomous technologies and methodological questions in theoretical and applied ethics.
Vacant No More: CMU Students Present Urban Development SolutionsWednesday, January 11, 2017
Vacant No More: CMU Students Present Urban Development SolutionsMedia outlets continue to honor Pittsburgh as being a "most livable" city, and Carnegie Mellon University students have equipped city officials with a tool and research to build on this reputation by tapping into the potential of empty city lots.
Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars AnnouncedMonday, October 10, 2016
Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars AnnouncedThe Andrew Carnegie Society (ACS) Scholars Class of 2017 has been announced and eight seniors from the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences have been selected.
With a Pogo Stick, the Sky’s the LimitThursday, August 25, 2016
With a Pogo Stick, the Sky’s the LimitNick Ryan (DC`11) is forging his own path—by pogo stick. In 2010, while Ryan was still a student at Carnegie Mellon University, he co-founded Xpogo—an events, media and retail company dedicated to growing the sport of extreme pogo.
Sophomore Talks Philosophy, Internship ExperienceMonday, May 23, 2016
Sophomore Talks Philosophy, Internship ExperienceDavid Matvey (DC&#8217;18), an international relations and politics major with an additional major in ethics, history and public policy, spent the past semester in Washington, D.C., taking classes and interning in a senatorial office.
Double Duty: CMU Police Officer Nabs Bachelor’s DegreeTuesday, May 17, 2016
Double Duty: CMU Police Officer Nabs Bachelor’s DegreeCMU Police Officer Joe Bernarding nabbed his bachelor's degree in ethics, history and public policy.
Dietrich College’s Top Teaching Award AnnouncedThursday, March 24, 2016
Dietrich College’s Top Teaching Award AnnouncedAlex John London is the 2015-2016 winner of the Elliott Dunlap Smith Award for Distinguished Teaching and Educational Service in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Sophomore Receives State Department Scholarship to Study in IndiaThursday, March 24, 2016
Sophomore Receives State Department Scholarship to Study in IndiaCMU sophomore Ian Asenjo has received a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) from the U.S. Department of State. Asenjo will be traveling to Chandigarh, India this summer, where he hopes to gain proficiency in Punjabi and explore his passion for Bhangra &#8212; a folk dance with roots in the region.
Passion for TeachingThursday, April 30, 2015
Passion for TeachingMarie Avilez (DC; 15) did not realize how spending one semester abroad two years ago would influence the trajectory of her future plans. It was during Carnegie Mellon University&#8217;s first Social Change Semester that Avilez, an ethics, history and public policy major with a minor in psychology, discovered her passion: teaching.
How the City of Pittsburgh can Balance Privacy and Public SafetyThursday, April 23, 2015
How the City of Pittsburgh can Balance Privacy and Public SafetyHPP Faculty Advisor Jay D. Aronson and Senior Ethics, History and Public Policy Major Christophe Combemale wrote an opinion piece in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on how the City of Pittsburgh can balance privacy and public safety.
Carnegie Mellon Developing Online Tools To Detect and Identify Sex TraffickersTuesday, January 13, 2015