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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Professor Brings Duane Michals’ Photography To Life In Major Exhibition

Six years ago, Linda Benedict-Jones, adjunct professor of history, began working on her final exhibition as curator of photography at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA). "Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals" was a definitive retrospective of the groundbreaking photographer.Benedict-Jones incorporated the exhibition into her class, "Photographers and Photography since World War II," because it offered an unusually rich case study for a sustained look at the half-century-long career of this internationally celebrated North American artist, coincidentally with Pittsburgh roots.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Carnegie Mellon’s Top-Rated Statistics Department Among Fastest-Growing

According to numbers released by the American Statistical Association (ASA), statistics is the most rapidly increasing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) discipline for undergraduate students, even outpacing computer and information technology-related fields.And, CMU's Department of Statistics - a global leader in applying statistics to many areas of science, technology, policy and education - is among the fastest-growing statistics departments.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Students Thrive in First Senior Honors Fellowship Program

Writing a thesis is no small task. And, seniors in Carnegie Mellon University's Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences' Senior Honors Program typically research and write their theses during their final year - at the same time that they are taking classes, participating in internships and planning their next steps.In order to give select students a head start on their theses development, the Dietrich College introduced the Senior Honors Fellowship Program last year. Four outstanding then-juniors took part in the program's first offering and are now, months away from graduation and putting the finishing touches on their projects, which ranged from relationship research to anthropology and ethnography studies.
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