Graduate Student Teachers Honored for ExcellenceAna Cooke and Sihui (Echo) Ke, this year's co-winners of the Dietrich College Graduate Student Teaching Award, have one thing in common: excellence in teaching.
Understanding AutismMillions of people in the United States alone have been diagnosed with some degree of autism. There is no elixir. But CMU scientists are unraveling the mystery of the condition, which could lead to significant breakthroughs in treatments.
Ron Carlson To Speak at Adamson Student Writing AwardsThe award-winning novelist, short story writer and poet will keynote this year's Adamson Student Writing Awards. Carlson's short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Esquire and GQ, and he is the author of the 2007 book "Ron Carlson Writes a Story" - "a story of a story" in which he offers practical advice about the elements of effective writing.
Deadline Extended for Dietrich Senior Honors Program and Fellowship ProgramMonday, March 28, 2016
Deadline Extended for Dietrich Senior Honors Program and Fellowship ProgramDoes working independently, under the close guidance of a faculty member, on the design and completion of a yearlong research or creative project interest you?Then you definitely want to check out the Dietrich College's Senior Honors Program and Senior Honors Fellowship Program. Application deadline is April 1, 2016.
“Fastball" To Premiere in PittsburghThursday, March 24, 2016
“Fastball" To Premiere in PittsburghThe baseball documentary that stars CMU scientists - including Psychology Professors Michael J. Tarr and Timothy Verstynen - and Hall of Famers will screen in Pittsburgh, including at a special Carnival Weekend event.
Dietrich College’s Top Teaching Award AnnouncedThursday, March 24, 2016
Dietrich College’s Top Teaching Award AnnouncedPhilosophy Professor Alex John London has won the Elliott Dunlap Smith Award for Distinguished Teaching and Educational Service. London has developed and taught courses on topics including theoretical and applied ethics, political philosophy, medical ethics, human rights and the capstone course for the Ethics, History & Public Policy major.
Sophomore Receives State Department Scholarship to Study in IndiaTuesday, March 22, 2016
Sophomore Receives State Department Scholarship to Study in IndiaCMU sophomore Ian Asenjo has received a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) from the U.S. Department of State. Asenjo will be traveling to Chandigarh, India this summer, where he hopes to gain proficiency in Punjabi and explore his passion for Bhangra - a folk dance with roots in the region.
Statistics Department Hosts First Tartan Data Science CupFriday, March 18, 2016
Statistics Department Hosts First Tartan Data Science CupComputer programmers have hackathons. The machine learning world has Kaggle competitions. And now, Carnegie Mellon University's budding statisticians have a competition to call their own: the Tartan Data Science Cup.
Discover DietrichThursday, March 17, 2016
Discover DietrichYou've heard it before: Dietrich College is no ordinary liberal arts school. This spring, a new event will spotlight the diverse departments that make the college special by showcasing student research, faculty publications, internship opportunities and more. Discover Dietrich will run from March 28 through April 14. Save
From Teacher to LeaderThursday, March 17, 2016
From Teacher to LeaderA CMU alumna is leading efforts to teach computer science to all New York City public school students, and her experience with the Program in Interdisciplinary Education Research (PIER) helped prepare her.
CMU Senior Receives Luce ScholarshipWednesday, March 16, 2016
CMU Senior Receives Luce ScholarshipKaytie Nielsen, a Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA) senior with concentrations in creative writing and directing, is one of 18 students and young professionals selected to participate in the prestigious Luce Scholars Program in Asia.
Black Women's History Pioneer to Deliver LectureThursday, March 10, 2016
Black Women's History Pioneer to Deliver LectureDarlene Clark Hine, a leading historian of the African-American experience who helped found the field of black women's history, will speak at Carnegie Mellon's 10th annual Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women's History. Hine, the Board of Trustees Professor of African-American Studies and History at Northwestern University, will discuss the role of black women in health professions in fighting for progress before the Modern Black Freedom Movement.
Gender DivideTuesday, March 08, 2016
Gender DivideWhat recourse do women have in instances where it's clear they're not receiving the same opportunities as their male counterparts? Social and Decision Sciences Professor Linda Babcock offers strategies.
Spike Lee To Attend CMU Screening of “Chi-Raq”Monday, March 07, 2016
Spike Lee To Attend CMU Screening of “Chi-Raq”Award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee will attend the screening of his latest film, "Chi-Raq," at CMU, at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 19 in McConomy Auditorium. Lee also will interact with audience members at a "Face to Face with Spike Lee" event prior to the screening. This event is part of the International Film Festival "Faces of Conflict."
CMU's Kiron Skinner Reflects on Nancy ReaganSunday, March 06, 2016
CMU's Kiron Skinner Reflects on Nancy ReaganSkinner met Nancy Reagan in 1994, when the former first lady gave Skinner nearly exclusive access to President Ronald Reagan's private papers. She used those papers to co-write The New York Times bestseller "REAGAN: A Life in Letters."
Simon Lecturer: Keep Patients First as Tech Changes MedicineFriday, March 04, 2016
Simon Lecturer: Keep Patients First as Tech Changes MedicineHarvey Fineberg, president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and former president of the National Academy of Medicine, understands the medical industry's struggles.Fineberg recently delivered a Simon Distinguished Lecture on "Technology, Information and Learning: Medical Education for the Sake of Patients."
The Art of Taking RisksFriday, March 04, 2016
The Art of Taking RisksWhen faced with a decision, whether large or small, do you tend to play it safe or take a chance?Psychology alumna Kayt Sukel (DC'95) explores risk-taking and how it impacts decision-making in work, play, love and life in her new book, "The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution & Chance."
Barack Obama’s Literary LegacyThursday, March 03, 2016
Barack Obama’s Literary LegacyAcademics, journalists and pundits have long mined President Barack Obama's 1995 memoir, "Dreams from My Father," for information that would point to his political beliefs, but few analyses have approached the book as a literary work - until now.
Junior Receives Public Policy & International Affairs FellowshipWednesday, March 02, 2016