A Health and Behavior PowerhouseToday, we take it for granted that stress and disease are linked and that psychological stress, social networks and socioeconomic status impacts infections, cardiovascular disease and asthma. Much of what we know about these connections between biology and psychology is because of Professor Sheldon Cohen.
Celebration of Education AwardsThe awards recognize distinguished faculty members and educators for their outstanding contributions to the university, their commitment to students' development and well-being and their impact through teaching.Congratulations to the three Dietrich College professors honored: Mara Harrell, Chris Jones and Jennifer Keating-Miller.
Alumnus Shares His Secrets To SuccessThe road to building three billion-dollar companies wasn't always easy for Lane Bess (DC'83). The entrepreneur turned investor recently told a packed roomful of students that one thing he is extremely thankful for is his CMU education."It forced me to be better, and it ultimately helped me," Bess said.
Solving the Puzzle of LanguageWednesday, April 27, 2016
Solving the Puzzle of LanguageToday, Gibson is putting the pieces together by assembling a corpus of texts from non-industrialized cultures, including the Pirah and Tsimane' of the Amazon.
The Digital Music RevolutionWednesday, April 27, 2016
The Digital Music RevolutionIn a matter of decades, the way we listen to, produce, consume and share music has shifted rapidly. In a new book of essays, CMU's Richard Purcell and Richard Randall explore the ethical, political and cultural significance of the digital music revolution.
Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain SciencesMonday, April 25, 2016
Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain SciencesCMU will award the fourth annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences to Alexandre Pouget, professor of basic neuroscience at the University of Geneva. Pouget, a renowned expert in neural coding and spatial representations, has revolutionized using uncertainty to explain how the brain functions based on statistical principles.
Meet the Newest Members of Phi Sigma IotaFriday, April 22, 2016
Meet the Newest Members of Phi Sigma IotaThe prestigious international honor society recognizes the achievements of outstanding students in academic fields related to foreign languages, literatures and cultures.
Psychology Undergraduate SuperstarsThursday, April 21, 2016
Psychology Undergraduate SuperstarsOne of the core missions of the Psychology Department is to train the best next generation of scientists. Maya Schumer, Adam Dickter and Arielle Cohen are three examples of the many outstanding students excelling in the classroom and involved in cutting-edge research.
Dietrich College Selects 11 Honors FellowsWednesday, April 20, 2016
Dietrich College Selects 11 Honors FellowsPart of the college's Senior Honors Program, the Honors Fellowship Program is designed to give students a head start on their thesis development. Projects that the students will tackle range from creatively exploring human separation and a theory of refugee self-sufficiency to researching self-affirmation and the physical and psychological causal inference in adults.
Respect and Compassion Drive Senior’s Educational PhilosophyTuesday, April 19, 2016
Respect and Compassion Drive Senior’s Educational PhilosophySiriana Abboud's educational philosophy is simple: "Tout moun se moun." Derived from a Haitian proverb meaning "All people are people," the phrase encapsulates the values that drive her work.Abboud has been selected as the Dietrich College 2016 recipient of the Gretchen Lankford Prize.
The Klatzky LabMonday, April 18, 2016
The Klatzky LabRoberta Klatzky, the Charles J. Queenan Jr. Professor of Psychology, examines the relationships between human perception and action, with a focus on touch.
English Ph.D. Student Places in Thesis CompetitionSunday, April 17, 2016
English Ph.D. Student Places in Thesis CompetitionThink about your life's work. Now, pitch it to a complete stranger in a matter of seconds. One hundred and eighty seconds to be exact. That's the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) in a nutshell. Juliann Reineke tied for second place.
Alex John London Appointed to National Committee on Ebola ResearchThursday, April 14, 2016
Alex John London Appointed to National Committee on Ebola ResearchThe National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee will explore and analyze the scientific and ethical issues related to vaccine and therapeutic drug design, conduct and reporting in response to the West African epidemic. London is an acclaimed bioethics expert.
New Accelerated Master’s Program LaunchesThursday, April 14, 2016
New Accelerated Master’s Program LaunchesThe 21st century's ambiguous and changing global political structure is creating a demand for skilled experts who can examine and understand domestic and foreign government institutions and processes. To train the next generation of political scientists, CMU has launched a new program.
Words for Snow RevisitedWednesday, April 13, 2016
Words for Snow RevisitedThe claim that Eskimo languages have many words for different types of snow is well known among the public, but it has been greatly exaggerated and is therefore often dismissed by language scholars. However, a new CMU Psychology Department study supports the general idea behind the original claim.
2016 Commencement Speakers AnnouncedWednesday, April 13, 2016
2016 Commencement Speakers AnnouncedEarl Lewis, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and longtime supporter of the humanities and social sciences at CMU, will be the keynote speaker at Carnegie Mellon's Commencement. SHS student Sophie Rose Zucker has been chosen as the student speaker.
Grad Student Wins $90K FellowshipTuesday, April 12, 2016
Grad Student Wins $90K FellowshipAnia Jaroszewicz has received one of 30 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Chosen out of 1,443 applicants, Jaroszewicz was selected for her potential to make significant contributions to U.S. society, culture and academics. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in behavioral decision research.
How the Brain Repurposes Itself To Learn ScienceTuesday, April 12, 2016
How the Brain Repurposes Itself To Learn ScienceThe human brain was initially used for basic survival tasks. Yet, 200,000 years later, the same brain is able to learn abstract concepts, like momentum, energy and gravity, which have only been formally defined in the last few centuries.New CMU research has uncovered how the brain is able to acquire brand new types of ideas, and the findings could be used to improve science instruction.
Dietrich College Senior Introduces ClintonMonday, April 11, 2016
Dietrich College Senior Introduces ClintonJulia Eddy, a decision science major, welcomed Hillary Clinton to CMU at a recent campus rally. Eddy called the experience unreal.
Poetry From The HeartMonday, April 11, 2016
Poetry From The HeartWhile April is considered to be National Poetry Month, CMU English Professor Gerald Costanzo believes, "For those of us interested in and devoted to poetry, it is a twelve month endeavor."It's true-CMU's Creative Writing Program, one of the oldest undergraduate programs in the country, encourages students to recognize the vitality of poetry.
Dietrich College Represented at TEDxCMUMonday, April 11, 2016
Dietrich College Represented at TEDxCMUAt the fifth TEDxCMU, created to help individuals, communities and organizations independently coordinate events inspired by the popular lecture series about technology, entertainment and design, the Dietrich College was well represented.
English Students Inducted Into Sigma Tau DeltaWednesday, April 06, 2016
English Students Inducted Into Sigma Tau DeltaSigma Tau Delta honors the academic excellence of students studying English language and literature during their undergraduate, graduate and professional studies. The organization also promotes literacy and the teaching of English.
The Road to Building Great CompaniesMonday, April 04, 2016