Trump Selects Kiron Skinner for Presidential Transition Team’s Executive CommitteeKiron Skinner, founding director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy, has been selected to serve on President-Elect Donald J. Trump's executive committee for his transition team. Last week, Skinner joined Trump's transition team for the National Security Council.
Lost Love Leads to Study of EmotionAs part of a joint project between the English Department and Entertainment Technology Center, students asked Pittsburgh residents to share objects that represented broken relationships and then designed an exhibition for the Museum of Broken Relationships Pittsburgh.
College Conversation on Race, Community and MarginalizationThe Dietrich College is holding a College Conversation on the challenges and threats that face our community, including racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia. All students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to attend.
Value of Research Instilled From the StartTuesday, November 29, 2016
Value of Research Instilled From the StartWhether through research training courses or senior honors theses, undergraduate students in the Dietrich College have opportunities to engage in research at every turn. These students contribute to knowledge on diverse topics alongside the best and brightest in their fields.
Scholarship Lets Students Immerse in ResearchMonday, November 28, 2016
Scholarship Lets Students Immerse in ResearchAmanda Thiele, a junior neuroscience major, knew she was interested in attending medical school. A trip to Ghana and shadowing at a local hospital confirmed that.The experience was funded by the Jennings Family Brave Companions Fund, which supports underrepresented Carnegie Mellon University students to conduct summer research. It was founded by CMU Board of Trustee member Larry Jennings.
Thanksgiving Dinner’s Carbon Footprint: A State-by-State ComparisonTuesday, November 22, 2016
Thanksgiving Dinner’s Carbon Footprint: A State-by-State ComparisonResearchers in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences calculated the carbon footprint of a typical Thanksgiving feast - roasted turkey stuffed with sausage and apples, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie - for each state.
CMU, City Officials Write the Book on Deliberative DemocracyTuesday, November 22, 2016
CMU, City Officials Write the Book on Deliberative DemocracyThrough deliberative democracy, ordinary citizens are empowered to play an active role in policy decisions. With help from Carnegie Mellon University's Program for Deliberative Democracy, the City of Pittsburgh is becoming a national model for this community-driven approach to addressing important issues. SaveSave
Skinner Joins Trump’s National Security Council Transition TeamMonday, November 21, 2016
Skinner Joins Trump’s National Security Council Transition TeamKiron Skinner, founding director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences,has joined President-Elect Donald J. Trump's transition team for the National Security Council.
Children's School Hosts Inquiry-Based Learning SessionMonday, November 21, 2016
Children's School Hosts Inquiry-Based Learning SessionEarlier this month, the Children's School hosted educators for "Inquiry Learning and Loose Parts," an evening of networking and sharing of teaching methods. Approximately 70 attendees discussed classroom investigations and demonstrated creative uses of materials, from super bubbles and worm habitats, to glow-in-the-dark beads and cardboard cities.
DUC Helps Students Talk About Their WorkFriday, November 18, 2016
DUC Helps Students Talk About Their WorkThe ability to explain complicated information is often the key to landing a job or a promotion or securing funding.Dietrich College students are lucky that the Dietrich Undergraduate Colloquium (DUC) gives them an outlet to practice presenting and sharing their work.
Students Publish "Confessions From Pittsburgh"Friday, November 18, 2016
Students Publish "Confessions From Pittsburgh"English Professor Jane Bernstein's class spent this semester seeking out stories of loss from locals and putting their narratives on paper, while keeping track of their own emotional journeys. Soon, their thoughts and the tales of heartbroken Pittsburghers will be published in a book.
Making PROGRESSWednesday, November 16, 2016
Making PROGRESSBased on Linda Babcock's research, PROGRESS aims to improve society by helping women and girls improve their skills in diplomacy and bargaining. "Negotiation is an important part of ensuring that women are paid fairly in the workplace," Babcock said.
Researchers Develop Way To "Fingerprint" the BrainTuesday, November 15, 2016
Researchers Develop Way To "Fingerprint" the BrainThe CMU-led team used diffusion MRI to map the brain's structural connections and found that each person's connections are so unique that they could identify a person based on this brain "fingerprint" with nearly perfect accuracy. The results also show that the brain's distinctiveness changes over time, which could help researchers determine how different factors impact the brain.
BrainHub Researchers Present at Neuroscience 2016Friday, November 11, 2016
BrainHub Researchers Present at Neuroscience 2016Researchers affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University's BrainHub neuroscience research initiative are involved in more than 50 research posters and presentations at Neuroscience 2016, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.
Lessons Learned From the Software IndustryFriday, November 11, 2016
Lessons Learned From the Software IndustryAdam Gross (DC'94) has weathered the dot-com crash, founded two companies, worked in marketing, product management and leadership roles and invested in startups. Every step of the way he has learned valuable lessons, which he shared with a room full of budding entrepreneurs at CMU.
Key To Cybersecurity Lies Between Policy and Tech, Says Former CIA DirectorWednesday, November 09, 2016
Key To Cybersecurity Lies Between Policy and Tech, Says Former CIA DirectorThe cyber domain - a man-made arena shared by nation-states, corporations, criminal gangs, lone hackers and law-abiding citizens - has rocketed beyond established policy and upended the idea that governments provide the first line of defense for their citizens, America's former spymaster Gen. Michael Hayden told a CMU audience.
Catch Indian Oscar Entry “The Interrogation (Visaaranai)” Nov. 18Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Catch Indian Oscar Entry “The Interrogation (Visaaranai)” Nov. 18CMU's International Film Festival will offer a preview of its 2017 lineup with "The Interrogation (Visaaranai)," India's entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards.The film will make its Pittsburgh premiere on Nov. 18 in CMU's McConomy Auditorium.
Statistics Department Honors One of Its FinestTuesday, November 08, 2016
Statistics Department Honors One of Its FinestIt is not easy to sum up-or celebrate-the career of a legend. The Department of Statistics stepped up to the challenge recently when they honored Stephen E. Fienberg. Loosely dubbed "Steve-a-polooza," the two-day event brought nearly 150 people to campus for a dinner and series of talks.
CMU’s Lisa Tetrault Reacts to Women Placing "I Voted" Stickers on Susan B. Anthony’s GraveTuesday, November 08, 2016
CMU’s Lisa Tetrault Reacts to Women Placing "I Voted" Stickers on Susan B. Anthony’s GraveAs the U.S. heads to the polls today to perhaps elect the country's first female president, it was reported that women were lining up to place "I Voted" stickers on the Rochester, N.Y., grave of Susan B. Anthony, the nation's most prominent women's suffrage activist.
Students: Dive Into ResearchFriday, November 04, 2016
Students: Dive Into ResearchAt CMU, undergraduate students are encouraged to dive into groundbreaking research early in their academic careers. But such a major undertaking requires specialized skills. Fortunately, freshmen and sophomores in the Dietrich College can gain those skills through the college's Research Training Program.
Phi Beta Kappa Society Inducts Fourteen Outstanding StudentsFriday, November 04, 2016
Phi Beta Kappa Society Inducts Fourteen Outstanding StudentsFourteen students have been inducted into CMU's chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, including four from the Dietrich College.The early initiation ceremony included keynote presentations from Dietrich College alumnae Eleanor Haglund and Lucy Pei.
Brain "Reads" Sentences the Same in English and PortugueseThursday, November 03, 2016
Brain "Reads" Sentences the Same in English and PortugueseA CMU-led research team has found that when the brain "reads" or decodes a sentence in English or Portuguese, its neural activation patterns are the same. The study is the first to show that different languages have similar neural signatures for describing events and scenes, and the findings can be used to improve machine translation, brain decoding across languages and, potentially, second language instruction.
The American Flag in Photography and PoetryThursday, November 03, 2016
The American Flag in Photography and PoetryThe latest project from Charlee Brodsky and Jim Daniels brings into focus everyday appearances of the flag in working class neighborhoods and sparks a dialogue about belonging, patriotism and individual expression.
Who Is Coming Out and Why It MattersTuesday, November 01, 2016
Who Is Coming Out and Why It MattersGary J. Gates (HNZ'00) has collected data on LGBT populations that have impacted everything from pop culture to public policy. This fall, Gates presented CMU's 2016 Kim and Eric Giler Lecture in the Humanities, "LGBT Research: Science in the Public Square."
The Simon Initiative and CMU’s Digital Education RevolutionTuesday, November 01, 2016