Carnegie Mellon University
February 24, 2017

Discover and Celebrate the Humanities and Social Sciences

By Correy Dandoy

Dietrich Day

The Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host Dietrich Day on Thursday, March 23.

The daylong event will begin with Discover Dietrich from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Baker Hall’s Coffee Lounge. Open to the entire campus community, all of Dietrich College’s academic departments, in addition to the Humanities Scholars Program (HSP) and Quantitative Social Science Scholars (QSSS) Program will be on hand with project poster presentations on projects from faculty and students and information about upcoming courses, majors and minors. There will also be refreshments and a chance to win a prize from the CMU bookstore for any student who attends.

“Discover Dietrich is an ideal place for any student at CMU who is thinking about an additional major or minor to learn more about what Dietrich has to offer,” said Ana Maria Ulloa-Shields, assistant dean and director of the college’s Academic Advisory Center. “We are eager to showcase all of the great work that the academic departments are doing and to expose the humanities and social sciences to those who may have not previously considered Dietrich as part of their academic path. We offer classes, majors and minors that can be a great fit with majors from all the colleges at Carnegie Mellon.”

Dietrich Day will culminate in the afternoon with Celebrate Dietrich. Dietrich College students, faculty and staff will enjoy food and games on the CFA Lawn from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Activities will range from a nacho bar to a photo booth and oversized board games. There will be a chance at prizes for students and giveaways for all who attend.

In case of inclement weather, Celebrate Dietrich will take place in the lower level of Baker Hall.

Anyone attending Dietrich Day events is encouraged to share photos on social media using the #CMUDietrich hashtag.

Discover Dietrich will include:

Academic Departments



  • Economics
  • Economics and Statistics
  • Economics and Mathematical Sciences



  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Professional Writing
  • Technical Writing and Communication



  • Global Studies
  • Social & Political History

Information Systems


  • Information Systems

Institute for Politics and Strategy


  • International Relations and Politics

Modern Languages


  • Chinese Studies
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • German Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Russian Studies



  • Ethics, History and Public Policy
  • Linguistics
  • Logic and Computation
  • Philosophy



  • Cognitive Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology

Social & Decision Sciences


  • Decision Science
  • Policy and Management



  • Economics and Statistics
  • Statistics
  • Statistics and Machine Learning

Special Programs