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Dietrich College Humanities

Over the past decade, Carnegie Mellon University has strengthened its standing in the humanities. The Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to have distinguished faculty and talented students who are leading the humanities into the 21st century.

Faculty and students within the Departments of English, History, Modern Languages and Philosophy focus on teaching and learning deep intellectual knowledge as well as developing useful, practical skills. Often, they cross disciplines to solve real world problems. For example, philosophers are working to improve medical ethics practices and food marketing tactics geared towards children; historians are developing policy recommendations for forensic DNA profiling and drug policy; and, an English professor created a social networking tool to improve education, and it is now being used by tens of thousands of students all over the world.

Watch and listen to Dietrich College faculty, staff and alumni talk about the college’s excellence in the humanities in this video.

Humanities Celebration

To celebrate CMU's excellence in the humanities, the Dietrich College and the Center for the Arts in Society recently hosted a program and reception for the campus community.

Read about "A Celebration of the Humanities with Michael Witmore.

View the posters that 10 humanities students presented at the reception.

View photos from the Program and Reception.

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English Department
History Department
Modern Languages Department
Philosophy Department

Center for the Arts in Society

Humanities Center
Humanities Scholars Program

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Humanities News Highlights

Humanities Celebrated
Let's Hear It For the Humanities
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Host Second Language Research Forum
Technology's Impact on Music Culture
Combining Literature and Culture
Deliberative Democracy Event on Climate Change
Citizen Science and the Internet
Recent Grad’s Research Published by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress
Arts Greenhouse Project Hosts Mixtape Release Party
Senior Awarded Prestigious Pickering Fellowship
Rethinking Research Ethics: Researchers Challenge Post-marketing Trial Practices

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