Professor Brings Duane Michals’ Photography To Life In Major ExhibitionSix 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.
Carnegie Mellon’s Top-Rated Statistics Department Among Fastest-GrowingAccording 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.
Students Thrive in First Senior Honors Fellowship ProgramWriting 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.
U.S. & Cuba: Hispanic Studies Professor Optimistic About Renewed RelationsTuesday, February 17, 2015
U.S. & Cuba: Hispanic Studies Professor Optimistic About Renewed RelationsChange doesn't happen overnight, especially if you're talking about two neighbors who haven't spoken to each other in more than 50 years.But Cuban-born Kenya Dworkin, a professor of Hispanic Studies at Carnegie Mellon, is optimistic about the possibilities between Cuba and the U.S., now that President Barack Obama has begun to re-establish diplomatic relations with the island nation.
Researchers Reveal How Mindfulness Training Affects HealthThursday, February 12, 2015
Researchers Reveal How Mindfulness Training Affects HealthPsychology Professor J. David Creswell and graduate student Emily K. Lindsay have developed a model suggesting that mindfulness influences health via stress reduction pathways. Their work, published in "Current Directions in Psychological Science," describes the biological pathways linking mindfulness training with reduced stress and stress-related disease outcomes.
Catch a Sneak Preview of Carnegie Mellon’s International Film Festival Feb. 27Thursday, February 12, 2015
Catch a Sneak Preview of Carnegie Mellon’s International Film Festival Feb. 27"Song from the Forest," a German film about a musicologist from New York City who spends 25 years in the Congo, will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 27 in McConomy Auditorium.
Bringing Texture to Flat Touchscreens: New Insight Into How Brain Understands Data From FingersMonday, February 09, 2015
Bringing Texture to Flat Touchscreens: New Insight Into How Brain Understands Data From FingersRoberta Klatzky, the Charles J. Queenan Jr. Professor of Psychology and Human Computer Interaction, was part of a team that developed a new mathematical model and experimental results on "haptic illusions" that could one day lead to flatscreen displays featuring active touchback technology, such as making your touchscreen's keyboard actually feel like a keyboard.
Carnegie Mellon To Receive American Humanist Association Award for Philosophical DiversityMonday, February 09, 2015
Carnegie Mellon To Receive American Humanist Association Award for Philosophical DiversityThe award is given to higher education institutions that demonstrate standards of openness to humanism and are inclusive in their acceptance of the freedoms of expression and religion. The award will be presented at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 12 as part of CMU's Darwin Day celebration.
Donna Harsch To Head History DepartmentFriday, February 06, 2015
Donna Harsch To Head History DepartmentCMU has selected Donna Harsch to head its Department of History, effective July 1. Harsch, a professor of history, succeeds Caroline Acker, who has led the department since 2011 and is retiring from CMU.
Luis Ball Discusses "Latin America: The Unnoticed Giant South of the Border”Friday, February 06, 2015
Luis Ball Discusses "Latin America: The Unnoticed Giant South of the Border”Venezuelan-born Luis Ball, a Carnegie Mellon University trustee and business leader, recently visited campus to discuss how popular views of Latin America, its history and even its scholarly writing start with pre-conceived ideas based on myth, not reality. Learn more, watch a video of the lecture and view photos from Ball's visit.
CAS Selects "The Requiem for Rice" as Final Performance Initiative ProjectThursday, February 05, 2015
CAS Selects "The Requiem for Rice" as Final Performance Initiative ProjectEdda Fields-Black's "The Requiem for Rice," a modern take on "Verdi's Requiem," has been selected as the third and final project in Carnegie Mellon University's Center for the Arts in Society's (CAS) Performance Initiative. Fields-Black, associate professor of history, will use the project to bring the records, stories and lives of Africans enslaved on low country rice plantations to life.
Scott Weingart Joins Carnegie Mellon as Digital Humanities SpecialistThursday, February 05, 2015
Scott Weingart Joins Carnegie Mellon as Digital Humanities SpecialistWeingart will teach a summer workshop that all humanities Ph.D. students and interested faculty will take to become fundamentally literate in digital humanities. He also will teach faculty how to use computational techniques in their research.
Fulbright Scholar: Stephen BrockmannWednesday, February 04, 2015
Fulbright Scholar: Stephen BrockmannBrockmann spent the fall 2014 semester at the Institute for German Literature, studying East German literary culture of the late 1940s and 1950s as a Fulbright Scholar. The Fulbright Program is a prestigious system of merit-based grants for international educational exchange sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Bill Moushey To Discuss Innocence Project's FutureWednesday, February 04, 2015
Bill Moushey To Discuss Innocence Project's FutureMoushey, an award-winning journalist, founded "The Innocence Institute" in 2001 to expose systemic issues in the criminal justice system. He'll talk about the project at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 16.
Dietrich College Announces Dean’s List for Fall 2014Tuesday, February 03, 2015