Program Takes Students Behind the Scenes in D.C.CMU's Washington Semester Program gives students the opportunity to explore the capital while completing coursework and internships with D.C.-based organizations. Dietrich College's Institute for Politics and Strategy, which sponsors the program.
What Can You Do With a Master of Science in Computational Finance?CMU's MSCF Program is the top-rated financial engineering degree and is a joint program between the Tepper School of Business, the Mathematical Sciences Department, the Department of Statistics and the Heinz College.
David Danks Wins 2017 Andrew Carnegie FellowshipCarnegie Corporation of New York has named David Danks a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. The 35 selected fellows will receive a total of $7 million in funding, or $200,000 each, making it the most generous stipend for humanities and social sciences research available. Danks' project will explore trust and autonomous technologies.Save
Psi Chi Honor Society Inducts 21 CMU StudentsTuesday, April 25, 2017
Psi Chi Honor Society Inducts 21 CMU StudentsTwenty-one CMU students with primary or additional majors in the Department of Psychology were inducted into Psi Chi this spring. They join more than 700,000 members of the international psychology honor society.
Legacy Scholarships Leave Lasting ImprintsMonday, April 24, 2017
Legacy Scholarships Leave Lasting ImprintsWhen Peter Brady arrived at Carnegie Mellon University four years ago, he was used to working while going to school and thought that would continue during college. However, Brady, who will graduate in May with degrees in economics and international relations and politics, was awarded an Andrew Carnegie Society Legacy Scholarship.
Celebrating Excellence in EducationMonday, April 24, 2017
Celebrating Excellence in EducationEvery year CMU recognizes individuals who exemplify the highest standards of excellence and commitment to students. This year, Emily Half, academic program manager, and Ryan Tibshirani, associate professor of statistics, are among the recipients.
NIH Awards Team $7 Million for Autism Genetics ResearchWednesday, April 19, 2017
NIH Awards Team $7 Million for Autism Genetics ResearchFive organizations, including CMU, have received a major grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health to extend the work of the Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC) through 2022. Established in 2010, the ASC collects and shares samples and genetic data from individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Helping Companies Win by Treating Customers RightTuesday, April 18, 2017
Helping Companies Win by Treating Customers RightAs consumers have better access to information than ever before, companies can gain a competitive edge by improving the experiences customers have every day. Peter Kriss (DC '12), lead research scientist at Medallia, applies research based in behavioral economics to help many of the world's largest companies learn about their customers faster and create better experiences. Kriss joined Medallia immediately after earning his doctorate from in behavioral decision research.
Understanding Decisions: The Power of Combining Psychology and EconomicsTuesday, April 18, 2017
Understanding Decisions: The Power of Combining Psychology and EconomicsA new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows how collaborations between psychologists and economists lead to better understanding of such decisions than either discipline can on its own.
Twenty CMU Students Join Phi Sigma IotaTuesday, April 18, 2017
Twenty CMU Students Join Phi Sigma IotaThis spring, students joined Phi Sigma Iota, a prestigious international honor society that recognizes the achievements of outstanding students in academic fields related to foreign languages, literatures and cultures.
Senior Wants to Help Young Children Reach Their PotentialTuesday, April 18, 2017
Senior Wants to Help Young Children Reach Their PotentialCMU's Lisa Murphy may be well known as a basketball superstar, but she is making a name for herself off the court as well. Murphy is the 2017 recipient of the Dietrich College's Gretchen Lankford Prize, which recognizes graduating seniors who are interested in a teaching career.
Ten Students Inducted Into National History Honor SocietyTuesday, April 18, 2017
Ten Students Inducted Into National History Honor SocietyTen students with majors or minors in CMU's Department of History were inducted in Phi Alpha Theta this spring. Upsilon-Kappa, CMU's chapter of the national history honor society, was established in 1973.
Graduate Student Teaching Award Winners AnnouncedFriday, April 14, 2017
Graduate Student Teaching Award Winners AnnouncedAidan Kestigian and Mary Glavan are the 2017 recipients of the Dietrich College's Graduate Student Teaching Award, which recognizes Ph.D. candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching.
Meg Whitman Named Commencement SpeakerThursday, April 13, 2017
Meg Whitman Named Commencement SpeakerMeg Whitman, president and chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and former president and chief executive officer of eBay, will be the speaker at Carnegie Mellon University's 120th Commencement. She will receive an honorary Doctor of Business Practice degree in recognition of her leadership in industry and politics.
Examining Gender-Based Violence from Multiple PerspectivesThursday, April 13, 2017
Examining Gender-Based Violence from Multiple PerspectivesGender-based violence has been declared a global health crisis. Beginning in Spring 2018, CMU's Lisa Tetrault, Candace Skibba and Jess Klein will co-teach a course on the topic, part of the Dietrich College's new Grand Challenges Freshman Seminars that tackle significant social problems using an interdisciplinary approach.
Psychology Professor Elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesWednesday, April 12, 2017
Psychology Professor Elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesRoberta Klatzky, the Charles J. Queenan Professor of Psychology, is a world-renowned expert in cognition who examines the relationships between human perception and action, with a focus on touch. She investigates this from the perspective of multiple modalities, sensory and symbolic, in real and virtual environments. Her research has been instrumental to the development of telemanipulation, image-guided surgery, navigation aids for the blind and neural rehabilitation.
Carnegie Mellon Junior Wins Truman ScholarshipWednesday, April 12, 2017
Carnegie Mellon Junior Wins Truman ScholarshipMikaela Wolf-Sorokin, a global studies and Hispanic Studies major, has won a 2017 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Selected from 768 candidates, Wolf-Sorokin is one of 62 recipients of the prestigious national scholarship designed to support the next generation of public service leaders. Wolf-Sorokin is the sixth overall CMU student to receive this award and the first since 2009.
National Academies Committee Outlines Steps To Combat Disease EpidemicsWednesday, April 12, 2017
National Academies Committee Outlines Steps To Combat Disease EpidemicsUsing key lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has outlined how to improve the speed and effectiveness of clinical trial research while an epidemic is occurring.
CMU Wins Putnam Math CompetitionMonday, April 10, 2017
CMU Wins Putnam Math CompetitionCarnegie Mellon University has placed first in the Mathematical Association of America's 77th William Lowell Putnam Competition, the premier mathematics competition for undergraduate students in North America. Forty-four CMU students, including two from the Dietrich College, placed in the top 517, the second most of any university.
Speak UP! PittsburghThursday, April 06, 2017
Speak UP! PittsburghPROGRESS encourages girls and young women to use their voices to advocate and speak up on behalf of themselves. With Duquesne University, they recently hosted and interactive negotiation workshop for girls 7 to 13+. PROGRESS is led by Ayana Ledford, director of diversity and inclusion for the Dietrich College, and it's based on Professor Linda Babcock's research.
Making an Impact on Issues That MatterThursday, April 06, 2017
Making an Impact on Issues That MatterCMU alumna Satvika Neti (DC'16) is charging full speed ahead, propelled by Andrew Carnegie's famous dictum: "My heart is in the work." As a Coro fellow, Neti is learning the ropes of fundraising, events and consulting at the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh and Homewood Children's Village. And she is building her own non-profit organization, WE Education.
Students Inducted Into International English Honor SocietyThursday, April 06, 2017
Students Inducted Into International English Honor SocietySixteen students were welcomed into Carnegie Mellon's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, Omega Tau.
Vishwas Prabhakara Doesn't Hold BackWednesday, April 05, 2017
Vishwas Prabhakara Doesn't Hold BackVishwas Prabhakara (DC'02), general manager of Yelp Reservations, gave students on the verge of entering the workforce a wealth of information at an interactive talk and a roundtable discussion for the Dietrich College Entrepreneurs Speaker Series, co-sponsored by CMU's Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship.
Psychology Alumna Receives Highly Competitive NSF FellowshipWednesday, April 05, 2017
Psychology Alumna Receives Highly Competitive NSF FellowshipMaya Schumer's exposure to cutting-edge research began during her first year at CMU when she joined David Creswell's Health and Human Performance Laboratory.
Reddit AMA on Information AvoidanceMonday, April 03, 2017
Reddit AMA on Information AvoidanceThree Carnegie Mellon University behavioral economists participated in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" online Q and A on Information Avoidance. Find out what George Loewenstein, Russell Golman and David Hagmann were asked, how they answered and how you can get involved with their research.
Steven Schlossman Wins Dietrich College’s Top Teaching AwardMonday, April 03, 2017