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Career Fairs, Networking Opportunities and More Professional Development EventsIt is never too early to start thinking about different career and professional options. CMU and the Dietrich College host and coordinate various events throughout the year to help students network, learn about internship and other opportunities, meet with employers and much more.
Presidential Fellows & Scholars AnnouncedCMU has named its Presidential Fellows and Scholars for the 2016-2017 academic year. The group includes 22 undergraduate and graduate students in the Dietrich College.
After CMU: Building a Career in TechnologyHeroku CEO and CMU alumnus Adam Gross (DC'94) will present "After CMU: Building a Career in Technology" on Tuesday, Nov. 1 as part of the Dietrich College Entrepreneurs Speaker Series.The lecture is also sponsored by CMU's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Undergrads Win Psychology Research AwardsTuesday, September 27, 2016
Undergrads Win Psychology Research AwardsAlyssa Aburachis (DC'18) and Cristina Molina (DC'17) have received the 2016 Ireland Undergraduate Research Awards."Hands-on research involvement is at the core of the CMU educational experience, and our undergraduate psychology program," said Michael J. Tarr, head of the Department of Psychology.
Language Lovers Find a Home in CMU’s Linguistics ProgramThursday, September 22, 2016
Language Lovers Find a Home in CMU’s Linguistics ProgramLinguistics provides us with tools to help crack the code that underlies many languages. Professor Mandy Simons spearheaded the major in 2007 as an "academic home" for a growing number of students who completed the linguistics minor and wanted to learn more.
Polish Your Research Presentation SkillsTuesday, September 20, 2016
Polish Your Research Presentation SkillsUndergraduate students are encouraged to present new, ongoing or completed research or creative work at the 2016 Dietrich Undergraduate Colloquium (DUC). Proposals are due Oct. 15.
"Smile Scores" Don’t Reveal Student LearningSunday, September 18, 2016
"Smile Scores" Don’t Reveal Student LearningSurveys that ask students what they liked and did not like-or even what they learned-are not the best way to measure learning outcomes.Marsha Lovett explains why this is the case in a new blog for the Huffington Post.
CMU’s BrainHub To Host First Neurons to Neighborhoods EventFriday, September 16, 2016
CMU’s BrainHub To Host First Neurons to Neighborhoods EventBrainHub will bring some of the nation's leading early childhood development experts together with local and state policymakers and practitioners for its first Neurons to Neighborhoods community outreach event on Friday, Sept. 30.
Meet and Greet Held for Ethics, History and Public Policy Students, FacultyThursday, September 15, 2016
Meet and Greet Held for Ethics, History and Public Policy Students, FacultyThe joint major-between the History and Philosophy Departments-offers numerous and varied course options and paths, covering topics from political philosophy to the foundations of social science. And the semester is off to a fun start. SaveSave
A Whole New Ballgame for Statistics StudentsWednesday, September 14, 2016
A Whole New Ballgame for Statistics StudentsEarlier this month, undergraduate students in the Dietrich College's statistics major and members of the Tartan Sports Analytics Club attended a Pittsburgh Pirates game, where they learned how the team uses sports analytics in a private meeting with Pirates staff.
Center for Human Rights Science Adds Staff in Statistics, Media AnalyticsWednesday, September 14, 2016
Center for Human Rights Science Adds Staff in Statistics, Media AnalyticsRobin Mejia and Enrique Pirac&#233;s will help advance the state of human rights documentation and build collaborations between scientists and human rights advocates.
David Danks Named L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and PsychologyMonday, September 12, 2016
David Danks Named L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and PsychologyDanks, head of the Department of Philosophy, uses computational cognitive science to develop computational models to describe, predict and, most importantly, explain human behavior. Save
Remembering 9/11Friday, September 09, 2016
Remembering 9/11As the country marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11, a CMU alumna continues to encourage hope and healing in a unique way. Regina Ress, an award-winning storyteller, actor, writer and educator, travels throughout the country to perform "Compassion, Generosity and Grace: Stories from 9/11."
Drama Queens! Unites Two Generations of Feminist PerformersFriday, September 09, 2016
Drama Queens! Unites Two Generations of Feminist PerformersCMU professors Kristina Straub and Wendy Arons brought together six performance artists-whose work spans comedy, theater and writing on everything from lesbian desire to transgender experience-for Drama Queens!, a two-day event hosted by the Center for the Arts in Society.
Who Owns the Dead?Thursday, September 08, 2016
Who Owns the Dead?In a new book, Jay D. Aronson details the reasons why a promise was made to identify all victims of the September 11th World Trade Center terrorist attack and why living up to the task has been so challenging.
Baruch Fischhoff Joins the Institute for Politics and StrategyWednesday, September 07, 2016
Baruch Fischhoff Joins the Institute for Politics and StrategyAdding Fischhoff, a world-renowned decision scientist, to the institute's faculty will make it the first international relations program at a top research university with decision science as a core part of the discipline.
Wherefore Art Thou, Folio?Thursday, September 01, 2016