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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, 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?
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Philosophy Class Visits Navlab

Mate Szabo, a philosophy postdoctoral fellow, and his class visited Navlab, a group that builds computer-controlled vehicles for automated and assisted driving.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

In 16th Poetry Collection, Jim Daniels Returns to Old Turf With New Eyes

Jim Daniels, the Thomas Stockham Baker University Professor of English, recently published his 16th book of poetry, “Street Calligraphy."
Monday, November 13, 2017

Dietrich College Alumna and CMU Basketball Star Turns Pro

As of early November, Lisa Murphy (DC'17) is the leading scorer with 19.2 points per game for Lemvig Basket, one of the premier teams in Denmark.
Monday, November 13, 2017

How a Graduate Degree in Neural Computation Prepares for Career in Medtech

After graduating with a Ph.D. in neural computation, Kubra Komek made the switch to the medtech industry. She uses her degree every day.
Sunday, November 12, 2017

50th Anniversary Events Celebrate CMU's Impact, Bright Future

Members of the university community honored a half-century of achievements at the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Homecoming on Nov. 10-11.
Friday, November 10, 2017

CMU’s Kasey Creswell Receives $1.9 Million NIH Grant To Study Alcohol’s Effects in Young Adults

Creswell’s research will be the first to evaluate how lab-based findings translate to risk processes outside of the laboratory.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Brain Research is Underserved by Statistics, Says Carnegie Mellon’s Rob Kass

Kass believes brain research is in need of cutting-edge statistics, which can and should supply a link between data and explanations research aims to generate.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

How You Make Decisions Can Affect Your Patience

CMU Ph.D. student Daniel Wall’s latest behavioral economics research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

NIH Renews CMU, Pitt Predoctoral Training Program in Behavioral Brain Research

B-squared trains students to incorporate neuroscience and behavioral research to advance the understanding and treatment of many health issues.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Highlights From CMU’s Sports Analytics Conference

CMU's Sports Analytics Conference hosted some of the biggest names in the field and was followed by the Tartan Data Science Cup.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Unique Fusion of Economics and Psychology Drives Carnegie Mellon’s Approach to Behavioral Economics

Companies, organizations and governments are turning to behavioral economics to change decision making, alter how organizations operate and influence policies.
Monday, October 30, 2017

The Newest Buzzworthy Classes in the Dietrich College

Learn about some of latest cool classes that Dietrich College students are taking.
Monday, October 30, 2017

CMU, Pitt Brain Imaging Science Identifies Individuals With Suicidal Thoughts

Researchers led by CMU’s Marcel Just and Pitt’s David Brent have developed an approach to identify suicidal individuals.
Friday, October 27, 2017

GovTrack To Adopt Carnegie Mellon’s Citizen Input Feature

GovTrack has teamed up with CMU’s Program for Deliberative Democracy to develop and implement an enhanced voter-input feature.
Friday, October 27, 2017

Neurons to Neighborhoods Focuses on the Teen Brain

To combat sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies, Julie Downs and her team have developed an interactive video, Seventeen Days, to help teen girls learn how to make sound decisions during emotionally charged moments.
Friday, October 27, 2017

Lost in Translation

When 40 Roma families recently sought asylum in a small Pennsylvania town, CMU’s Emanuela Grama offered to do what was needed most: Listen.
Thursday, October 26, 2017

CMU Student To Charter Third Plane To Deliver Aid to Puerto Rico

For her upcoming third trip, Rosana Guernica will deliver 16,000 pounds of supplies and evacuate roughly 60 people needing medical attention.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

"Frankenstein"'s 200th Anniversary Inspires Discussions on Technology, AI

AI and ethics expert David Danks participated in a recent discussion on "Creation and Consequence.”
Monday, October 23, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Study Shows Mindfulness Meditation App Works—But Acceptance Training Component Is Crucial

For the millions of mindfulness meditation mobile app users, there is good news: New research shows that they can reduce the body’s response to biological stress.
Friday, October 20, 2017

NFL Football: CMU’s Jason England Says, “It’s Not Just a Game”

For England, a visiting assistant professor of creative writing, sports are far more than just games on a field.
Monday, October 16, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Changes Statistics Department’s Name To Reflect Its Eminent Position in Data Science Research and Education

The Stats Department has a new name–Department of Statistics and Data Science–which reflects the broad reach of statistics at CMU and encompasses the facets of modern data science.
Friday, October 13, 2017

Me and My Shadow

Ed Shriver, architect and principal at design firm Strada, partnered with Boyan Zhang, a CMU statistics major, in the Take a Tartan to Work program.
Friday, October 13, 2017

Never Fear, Dietrich College Sophomores… Alumni Are Here!

Dietrich College sophomores will have access to 25 alumni to pick their brains for secrets to success when gaining valuable work experience.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Eight Dietrich College Seniors Named Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars

ACS Scholars are CMU undergraduate students who combine high academic standards with extracurricular activities.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Stanley Cup Visits CMU Statistics and Data Science Department

Director of Hockey Research for the Pittsburgh Penguins and triple CMU alumnus, Sam Ventura brought a special guest to the CMU this past weekend.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Alumnus Named MacArthur Fellow

Often known as "genius grants." this year, Stefan Savage (DC'91) will receive $625,000 over the next five years.