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Herzog’s “Lo and Behold” To Screen at CMUThe film seeks to chronicle the virtual world from its origins to its outermost regions. On the way, Herzog encounters a number of Carnegie Mellon researchers and projects.The entire CMU campus is invited. Admission is first-come, first-served; a CMU ID is required.
Off to a Great StartWith the new academic year officially underway, learn all about how the Class of 2020 was welcomed into the Dietrich College community, the college's newest faculty members, what professors are most excited about and much more.
Class of 2020 Welcomed to the Dietrich College CommunityFreedom of speech and opinion. Evidence and rigor. Diversity. Civility and respect. According to Richard Scheines, dean of the Dietrich College, these are just a few of the core values of Carnegie Mellon University.
Meet the Newest Dietrich College Faculty MembersTuesday, August 30, 2016
Meet the Newest Dietrich College Faculty MembersAs Baker Hall fills with students who are eager to learn from the Dietrich College's world-class faculty, freshmen aren't the only new faces. The college is welcoming professors and post-doctoral researchers across a range of disciplines.
Professors Are Excited About Back-to-School, TooTuesday, August 30, 2016
Professors Are Excited About Back-to-School, TooWhen you were a kid, "back-to-school" probably meant newly sharpened pencils, crisp notebooks full of blank paper, maybe a new backpack or lunchbox-all symbolizing a fresh start and infinite possibilities.
Writing Contest Helps Students DealTuesday, August 30, 2016
Writing Contest Helps Students DealWhen Deborah Monti was a high school junior, she wrote a poem that expressed her feelings about not seeing herself reflected in the images of Latinas she saw in the media. Her poem won first place in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards.
Robert E. Kass To Receive Maurice Falk ProfessorshipMonday, August 29, 2016
Robert E. Kass To Receive Maurice Falk ProfessorshipCarnegie Mellon University's Robert E. Kass will receive the Maurice Falk Professorship in Statistics and Computational Neuroscience in recognition of his outstanding contributions to statistical theory and applying statistics in neuroscience.
Convocation Sets Stage for a New BeginningFriday, August 26, 2016
Convocation Sets Stage for a New BeginningCMU welcomed the Class of 2020. Dietrich College Senior Sree Unnava and Associate Professor of History Scott Sandage both spoke to the incoming freshmen, offering advice and inspiration.
With a Pogo Stick, the Sky’s the LimitThursday, August 25, 2016
With a Pogo Stick, the Sky’s the LimitNick Ryan (DC'11) was still a student at CMU when he co-founded Xpogo. Today, as the company's CEO, he works tirelessly to transform the perception of pogo from a toy to a sports lifestyle through events like Pogopalooza.
No-Homework Policy? CMU’s Steven Schlossman RespondsWednesday, August 24, 2016
No-Homework Policy? CMU’s Steven Schlossman RespondsCMU's Steven Schlossman has extensively researched the history of homework as a divisive problem in American schooling between the 1820s and the present.
Shakespeare, Austen and the Cult of CelebrityWednesday, August 24, 2016
Shakespeare, Austen and the Cult of CelebrityA new exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library examines "Will and Jane" and their literary afterlives. Co-curated by CMU's Kristina Straub, it shows how milestone events and artifacts (like the shirt Colin Firth wore in the BBC mini-series "Pride and Prejudice") affected their legacies and popularity.
Simplify and Standardize Health Insurance Plans, Advise CMU Behavioral EconomistsTuesday, August 23, 2016
Simplify and Standardize Health Insurance Plans, Advise CMU Behavioral EconomistsChoosing a health insurance plan - whether through an employer, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Medicare - is complicated and stressful and often leads to consumers making costly mistakes.
Spring 2016 Dean’s List AnnouncedTuesday, August 23, 2016
Spring 2016 Dean’s List AnnouncedCongratulations to all of the undergraduate students who have been named to the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean's List for the Spring 2016 semester.
Incoming Freshman, Father Bond Over Cross-Country Bus JourneyFriday, August 19, 2016
Incoming Freshman, Father Bond Over Cross-Country Bus JourneyIn the months leading up to the start of his freshman year, Darian Cohen worked with his father, Graeme Cohen, to turn a school bus from Tennessee into a functional home, complete with composting toilet, refrigerator, kitchenette, bed and other amenities.
Still Something RattlesFriday, August 19, 2016
Still Something RattlesAs a poet and spoken word artist, you could say that storytelling is in Terence Degnan's blood. But it does not end there. Degnan is also interested in how the world around us makes us who we are.
Three Research-Backed Tips for Back-to-SchoolTuesday, August 16, 2016
Three Research-Backed Tips for Back-to-SchoolWith more than 205 trillion ways to teach and learn, it is easy to understand why going back to school can be overwhelming for students at any level-and their instructors. Here are three research-backed tips to help start the school year off on the right foot.
Honors Fellows Wrap Up Summer ResearchMonday, August 15, 2016
Honors Fellows Wrap Up Summer ResearchEleven Dietrich College Honors Fellows are poised to begin their senior year with a head start on piloting psychological studies, conducting field research and laying the groundwork for film and writing projects. They recently shared their works-in-progress.
Forty Years of CMU Statistics and the National Academy of SciencesThursday, August 11, 2016
Forty Years of CMU Statistics and the National Academy of SciencesFor more than four decades, faculty members from CMU's Department of Statistics have played a vital role in analyzing research data, helping to shape policy decisions that impact our lives through their work with the National Academy of Sciences.
Pittsburgh's Universities Go to Summer SchoolWednesday, August 10, 2016
Pittsburgh's Universities Go to Summer SchoolCMU's Simon Initiative collaborated with the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE) to hold the first-of-its-kind PCHE Simon Summer School to support educators in incorporating Simon technologies and approach into their instruction at their home institutions.
Six Degrees of Francis Bacon Awarded Coveted NEH GrantTuesday, August 09, 2016
Six Degrees of Francis Bacon Awarded Coveted NEH GrantThe interactive online project that allows anyone to trace the personal relationships among figures like Bacon, William Shakespeare, Isaac Newton and many others has received a coveted National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities grant.
Beyond the Binary: Q&A with Satvika Neti & Ashley SobhaniThursday, August 04, 2016
Beyond the Binary: Q&A with Satvika Neti & Ashley SobhaniApps are ubiquitous. We use them to order food, teach our kids and track healthy habits. And with the help of CMU alumnae Satvika Neti (DC'16) and Ashley Sobhani (DC'16), apps are bringing attention to sexual violence and bystander culture on college campuses.
Snapshots of CMU Psychology Alumni and Their AchievementsTuesday, August 02, 2016