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Whether it is an innovative student project, groundbreaking research or a faculty-authored bestseller, there’s always something happening at Dietrich College.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

New Carnegie Mellon Dynamic Statistical Model Follows Gene Expressions Over Time

The model gives researchers a tool that extends past observing static networks at a single snapshot in time.
Friday, January 12, 2018

Sheldon Cohen Named American Psychosomatic Society’s 2018 Distinguished Scientist

A member of the National Academy of Medicine, Cohen investigates the effects of behavioral factors in immunity and physical disease.
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Mayoral Proclamation Recognizes CMU Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards Ceremony

Recognizing the awards’ impact, Jan. 15, 2018 has been declared as the day of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards Celebration.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Leadership Pittsburgh Selects CMU’s Ayana Ledford as Lead Now Pittsburgh Fellow

Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. has launched a major new initiative, Lead Now, to develop and cultivate the region’s ranks of transformational community leaders to help meet the social and economic opportunities and challenges arising from the region’s ongoing resurgence.
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Award Winners Address Contemporary Social Issues

For the nineteenth year, western Pennsylvania students addressed topics of diversity in CMU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards.
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Information Systems Students Get Innovative

Fifteen teams of CMU seniors in Information Systems created plans for new and creative apps.
Thursday, December 21, 2017

CMU Researchers Receive DARPA Grant to Forecast the Flow of Information Online

The $6.7 million grant is one of the largest federally funded projects of its kind and comes at a time when many adults rely on social media as a news source.
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Pittsburgh Organizations Can Now Find CMU Dietrich College Interns More Easily

Launching in 2018, the Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program will offer students an opportunity to connect with companies and organizations in the Pittsburgh area.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Learning by Doing Good

In the project course "Computing for Good," several dozen students used satellite imagery to detect illegal mines in the Congo, created apps to coordinate timely pickup of harvested crops in Columbia and designed an augmented reality system for farmers in Rwanda.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Launches the First Behavioral Economics Ph.D. Program

Students looking to do cutting-edge research at the intersection of economics and psychology can get the first and only Ph.D. in behavioral economics at Carnegie Mellon University.
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Student-Athletes Honored at Fourth Annual Academic Achievement Celebration

Hosted by CMU's Department of Athletics, twenty-nine student-athletes paused during finals week to celebrate each other and their successes on and off the field.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Voices Behind Teenie Harris’ Photos

CMU’s Joe Trotter and Newcastle University’s Ben Houston created the exhibit “Teenie Harris Photographs: In Their Own Voice.”
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Study Shows Default Choices Matter, Especially for Poorer, Less Educated Individuals

Researchers took advantage of a resulting federal lawsuit against a fraudulent company to test default choice architecture when the optimal choice was clear: End the subscriptions.
Monday, December 11, 2017

Selecting Sounds: How the Brain Knows What To Listen To

A team led by scientists at CMU and Birkbeck, University of London has developed a new approach to how the brain singles out a specific stream of sound.
Friday, December 8, 2017

Koedinger Assumes Hillman Professorship

Ken Koedinger, professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and Department of Psychology, accepted the Hillman Professorship of Computer Science in a ceremony Dec. 6 in the Gates and Hillman centers.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Marking Human Rights Day With a Focus on Scientific Freedom

December 10 is International Human Rights Day, as declared by the United Nations General Assembly. This year’s observance coincides with the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) recently released scientific freedom and responsibility statement that supports its mission to promote scientific freedom—and that freedom’s inseparable...
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Psychology Graduate Students Host Workshops for Local Students

Last weekend, Sewickley Academy’s Super Saturday event included time on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus.
Monday, December 4, 2017

Advances to Brain-Interface Technology Provide Clearer Insight Into Visual System Than Ever Before

Carnegie Mellon University engineers and cognitive neuroscientists have demonstrated that a new high-density EEG can capture the brain’s neural activity at a higher spatial resolution than ever before.
Saturday, December 2, 2017

DoD Appoints Kiron Skinner to Defense Policy Board

U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis has appointed Carnegie Mellon University’s Kiron Skinner to the Defense Policy Board.
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Shaw Intern Reunion

Dan Shaw, a creator of the Shaw Internship Fund, met with former Shaw Interns to discuss internship experiences and where they are now.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

IEEE Elects Roberta Klatzky as a 2018 Fellow

Klatzky is a world-renowned expert in cognition who examines the relationships between human perception and action, with a focus on touch.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

CMU Statistics and Data Science Graduate Students Keep Winning Big

Within the past year, CMU Statistics and Data Science Ph.D. students have been placing in the top five at major datathons.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dietrich Student's Flights Have Evacuated More Than 200 Following Hurricane Maria

Rosana Guernica's hurricane relief efforts have changed the lives of 211 Puerto Rican evacuees. Guernica and other volunteers have raised more than $174,000.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Five Andrew W. Mellon Fellows Selected

Five Ph.D. students from the English, HIstory and Modern Languages Departments have been selected as Andrew W. Mellon Fellows.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Phi Beta Kappa Inducts Thirteen Students

Thirteen students were inducted into CMU's chapter of the academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa.
Monday, November 20, 2017

Kevin González Granted NEA Creative Writing Fellowship

Earlier this month, Kevin González, assistant professor of English at CMU, was granted the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Creative Writing Fellowship.
Monday, November 20, 2017

Anna Fisher Receives NSF Science of Learning Grant

Fisher will work to understand whether design of reading materials for beginning readers can be optimized taking into account children’s developing attention regulation skills.
Monday, November 20, 2017

Michael J. Tarr Named 2017 AAAS Fellow

Michael J. Tarr has been selected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and named CMU’s Trustee Professor of Vision Science.
Monday, November 20, 2017

Alumni Talk Internships at Under Construction

At Under Construction: Internships, Dietrich College sophomores had the chance to hear from and network with Carnegie Mellon alumni.
Monday, November 20, 2017

How to Predict the Perfect Gift

It's an age-old question. Do shoppers pick out a gift they think someone might like, or do they purchase exactly what the recipient has asked for?