Dietrich College Hires Associate Dean for AdvancementIn this newly created role, Elizabeth (Liz) Cooper will lead the Dietrich College's individual giving and alumni programs and coordinate them with the university's overall fundraising and alumni efforts.
Alumni Returning for Under Construction: Building Your FutureNearly 40 Dietrich College alumni will return to campus on Nov. 19 for Under Construction: Building Your Future. They will share their experiences on how they used their CMU education to build successful careers in almost every industry and field imaginable.
Neurons to NeighborhoodsIf there was one critical takeaway from BrainHub's first community outreach event, it was the vital role that parents, teachers and caregivers play in healthy brain development in children. The day-long session brought together neuroscientists and representatives of nearly 50 organizations.
CMU Sports Analytics Team Hacks for NBAFriday, October 28, 2016
CMU Sports Analytics Team Hacks for NBAFour CMU students competed in the NBA's first Basketball Analytics Hackathon. Senior Suvrath Penmetcha's team came in fifth place out of 60 teams.
Chinese Language Educators Gather at CMU to Share IdeasThursday, October 27, 2016
Chinese Language Educators Gather at CMU to Share IdeasThis fall, over 110 Chinese language teachers came to CMU to exchange ideas at the fifth biannual CLTA-WPA Foreign Language Teaching Symposium. The daylong event included workshops and panel discussions on topics like Chinese culture instruction and technology-enhanced learning (TEL).
Startup Sparked By a Quest for the TruthTuesday, October 25, 2016
Startup Sparked By a Quest for the TruthDietrich College alumnus Luke Brindle-Khym is passionate about truth and justice - and he's turned his passion into a career. In 2010, Brindle-Khym launched Quest Research & Investigations LLC, a firm that collects evidence and investigates corporate misconduct.
Revisiting "Tristana"Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Revisiting "Tristana"Spanish novelist Benito P&#233;rez Gald&#243;s wrote "Tristana" in 1892, but its theme-the limitations placed on women in nineteenth-century Spain-resonates today. Susan Polansky, head of CMU's Department of Modern Languages, recently published an unabridged, "student-friendly" version of the famous novel.
Seven Andrew W. Mellon Fellows SelectedFriday, October 21, 2016
Seven Andrew W. Mellon Fellows SelectedCMU's Dietrich College has selected seven Andrew W. Mellon Fellows. The Ph.D. students are preparing to start ambitious projects that blend research from the English, History, Modern Languages and Philosophy Departments with cutting-edge technology to create new applications for humanities work. Save
Senior Psychology Student Excels On and Off the CourtFriday, October 21, 2016
Senior Psychology Student Excels On and Off the CourtLisa Murphy is the most accomplished women's basketball player in CMU history. But while her achievements on the court are certainly prolific, it is the work she's done off the court that has made a lasting impact on the university and local communities.
Digital Archive Shares In-Depth Stories of Black AmericaWednesday, October 19, 2016
Digital Archive Shares In-Depth Stories of Black AmericaThe HistoryMakers is the largest African-American oral video archive in the world. Thanks to a longtime partnership with CMU, the online database is searchable and available for students and scholars at subscribing institutions including Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, Yale and Princeton, among many others.
Looking for Career Inspiration? Build Your Future at Under Construction.Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Looking for Career Inspiration? Build Your Future at Under Construction.Dozens of Dietrich College alumni are returning to campus on Nov.19 to help current students develop potential career paths. Seniors Amelia Britton, Vaasavi Unnava and Alex Lin share their previous Under Construction experiences. Register now!
Against the Grain: Edda L. Fields-Black and the History of RiceMonday, October 17, 2016
Against the Grain: Edda L. Fields-Black and the History of RiceFor CMU's Edda L. Fields-Black, every grain of rice tells a story. The tiny seed is the centerpiece of all her work, including her role as an adviser at the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
MLK, Jr. Writing Awards Impact Winners’ FamiliesFriday, October 14, 2016
MLK, Jr. Writing Awards Impact Winners’ FamiliesThe first time CMU Professor Cleotilde "Coty" Gonzalez read her son's poem, "Questions for a Black Mother," she got goosebumps.Her son, Suhail Gharaibeh-Gonzalez, won second place in high school poetry at CMU's 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards.
Design Cognition’s Dynamic DuoFriday, October 14, 2016
Design Cognition’s Dynamic DuoOver the past two decades, CMU's Ken Kotovsky and Jon Cagan have worked at the intersection of psychology and mechanical engineering. The professors use their understanding of the cognitive processes involved in human problem solving to improve engineering design.
CMU Students Collecting Pieces of Broken RelationshipsWednesday, October 12, 2016
CMU Students Collecting Pieces of Broken RelationshipsAt one point or another, we've all either been the Carrie Bradshaw on the receiving end of Sex and the City's infamous break-up Post-it or the Jack Berger dishing it out. CMU students are giving Pittsburghers the opportunity to release their own lost loves in the Museum of Broken Relationships- Pittsburgh. They are looking for objects from broken relationships of any kind.
LGBT Demographics Expert to Speak at CMUTuesday, October 11, 2016
LGBT Demographics Expert to Speak at CMUGary J. Gates is a trailblazer in demographic, geographic and economic research on LBGT individuals and families. Gates will present the 2016 CMU Kim and Eric Giler Lecture in the Humanities, "LGBT Research: Science in the Public Square," on Monday, Oct. 24.
Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars AnnouncedMonday, October 10, 2016
Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars AnnouncedACS Scholars are CMU undergraduates who combine high academic standards with a range of extracurricular activities. Eight Dietrich College students have been selected for the current academic year.
The Pittsburgh Stories of Willa CatherMonday, October 10, 2016
The Pittsburgh Stories of Willa CatherWhen most people hear the name "Willa Cather," they think of her ties to the prairies of the American Midwest. But in a collection published by Carnegie Mellon University Press, late author Peter Oresick uncovered Cather's work from a fruitful decade in Pittsburgh.
Listening Into 2030Thursday, October 06, 2016
Listening Into 2030Recent advances in hearing therapies and prosthetics are paving the way for new technologies in speech communication and the hearing sciences. And CMU's Casey Roark is helping create a roadmap that will guide the next 14 years of development.
Summit To Showcase Innovative, Effective Strategies for Teaching, LearningThursday, October 06, 2016
Summit To Showcase Innovative, Effective Strategies for Teaching, LearningThe inaugural Teaching & Learning Summit will be an opportunity for faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and staff to discuss and exchange teaching strategies and explore how educational research at the university can be applied in classrooms.
CMU Information Systems Team Wins Boeing CompetitionWednesday, October 05, 2016
CMU Information Systems Team Wins Boeing CompetitionHow does a company like Boeing predict and assess security threats? To answer this question, three juniors in the Dietrich College's Information Systems (IS) Program embarked on an ambitious security management project - and now their ideas are taking flight.
I'm Not the Person You Know But the Guy That You SeeTuesday, October 04, 2016
I'm Not the Person You Know But the Guy That You SeeIt is safe to say that CMU senior electrical engineering major Kevin Lee did not expect to become an award-winning poet during college, but that is exactly what has happened. Lee won first place in the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards college poetry category, and he had only started writing poems a few months earlier. He talks about the experience.
Hillary Clinton’s Contrasting Memoir Writing Styles Linked to Her Public Perception ProblemsTuesday, October 04, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s Contrasting Memoir Writing Styles Linked to Her Public Perception ProblemsA new analysis of Hillary Clinton's two political memoirs has discovered links to the U.S democratic presidential candidate's public perception problems.
Voting Questions? There’s a Website for That.Tuesday, October 04, 2016