10 Things To Love About CMU’s Dietrich CollegeThe Dietrich College is home to world-class researchers who do foundational and deep research and collaborate across many disciplines to take on problems that are important to humanity. Students become involved in research early in their CMU careers and work alongside their top-rated professors. They emerge from their academic careers able to communicate, think, learn and understand the world in ways that will serve them for the rest of their lives. SaveSave
Maha Engages High School Students in Entrepreneurship ProgramJunior sharp-shooting guard Ryan Maha is making his biggest impact off the court. The Tartans' leading three-point shooter is helping underprivileged high school students to become entrepreneurs.
Video, Photos From 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing AwardsRelive the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing awards by watching a video of the ceremony and concert and viewing photos.
Fall 2016 Dean’s List AnnouncedSunday, January 29, 2017
Fall 2016 Dean’s List AnnouncedCongratulations to all of the undergraduate students who have been named to the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean's List for the Fall 2016 semester.
Terrorism Research Must Be Driven By Evidence, Not Political AgendasThursday, January 26, 2017
Terrorism Research Must Be Driven By Evidence, Not Political AgendasDespite concerted efforts by many people and institutions, fundamental aspects of terrorism - identifying participants, understanding how they radicalize, and developing effective countermeasures - remain unclear. In a new Science Policy Forum article, four experts from different fields propose a strategy for terrorism research. The approach is meant to protect the integrity of academic research from political interference, while protecting policy makers from simplistic academic accounts.
Model Driverless Car Regulations After Drug Approval Process, AI Ethics Experts ArgueThursday, January 26, 2017
Model Driverless Car Regulations After Drug Approval Process, AI Ethics Experts ArgueAutonomous systems - like driverless cars - perform tasks that previously could only be performed by humans. In a new IEEE Intelligent Systems Expert Opinion piece, CMU artificial intelligence ethics experts David Danks and Alex John London argue that current safety regulations do not plan for these systems and are therefore ill-equipped to ensure that autonomous systems will perform safely and reliably. Save
2017 Alumni Award Honorees AnnouncedWednesday, January 25, 2017
2017 Alumni Award Honorees AnnouncedIncluded among the recipients are two Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences alumni. Sachiko Takayasu (DC 1985), president and CEO of Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship, will receive an Alumni Achievement Award for accomplishments in her professional field. An Alumni Service Award will be given to Ruth Osborne Rouleau (DC 1952, 1953).
Experts To Discuss Teaching English to Non-Native SpeakersFriday, January 20, 2017
Experts To Discuss Teaching English to Non-Native SpeakersCarnegie Mellon University's Dudley Reynolds will lead policymakers and industry professionals at a February summit in Athens, Greece, to discuss the future of teaching English to speakers of other languages.
Using an English Degree To Do What You LoveFriday, January 20, 2017
Using an English Degree To Do What You LoveWhat can you do with an English degree? Plenty. Carnegie Mellon University graduates have built diverse careers doing what they love - from publishing to museum administration, children's entertainment and entrepreneurship.
How To Survive Nail-Biter Football Games, According to ScienceThursday, January 19, 2017
How To Survive Nail-Biter Football Games, According to ScienceFor the millions of people watching NFL football games this weekend, it is not all fun and games. Rooting for your favorite team can leave you feeling anxious and stressed - right down to the last second. The good news is that there is a way to help manage your stress reactions during the game. Mindfulness meditation has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve stress management, and CMU scientists are leading the way to understanding how and why.
Complex Social Systems Expert Joins Social and Decision Sciences DepartmentWednesday, January 18, 2017
Complex Social Systems Expert Joins Social and Decision Sciences DepartmentDriven by new theories and big data, Simon DeDeo uses empirical evidence and mathematical models to reveal how people connect and interact, and how those ways change over time. His investigations shed light on the dynamic systems that make up our cultural, business and political worlds. He will teach SDS courses, such as "Social Complexity" and "Bubbles, Norms and Revolutions."
Event: Behavioral Insights in ActionTuesday, January 17, 2017
Event: Behavioral Insights in ActionTo celebrate the first-of-its-kind major in behavioral economics, policy and organizations and to showcase the work of CMU's faculty, students and alumni in the field, the Department of Social and Decision Sciences will host "Behavioral Insights in Action," an afternoon of panel sessions and networking activities. The event will also feature experts from government organizations such as the World Bank and the Lab @ DC and companies like Disney and Voya Financial talking about how they use insights from behavioral economics and psychology in their organizations. CMU's George Loewenstein will give a keynote talk on "The New NEW Economics of Information." Space is limited and registration is required.
CMU Hosts Newest Chapter of National Neuroscience Honor SocietyFriday, January 13, 2017
CMU Hosts Newest Chapter of National Neuroscience Honor SocietyThe creation of this chapter allows CMU students and faculty to network and collaborate with nearly 4,000 students and faculty around the country. It already boasts 16 undergraduate student members and 3 graduate student members from across 5 colleges, including the Dietrich College.
Vacant No More: CMU Students Present Urban Development SolutionsTuesday, January 10, 2017
Vacant No More: CMU Students Present Urban Development SolutionsMedia outlets continue to honor Pittsburgh as being a "most livable" city, and CMU Ethics, History and Public Policy students have equipped city officials with a tool and research to build on this reputation by tapping into the potential of empty city lots.
CMU Learning Scientists Featured on e-literate TVMonday, January 09, 2017