NeuroHackathon Competitors Race Clock To Study the BrainThe winning team, from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, found characteristic that could point to a gene associated with autism in mice.
Class of 2017: Ready for the Next StepBefore the ink even dried on their Carnegie Mellon University diplomas, many of the newest Dietrich College graduates had secured jobs or spots in top graduate programs.
145 Dietrich College Students Graduate with HonorsAn astounding 145 Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences students walked away with more than a diploma during Carnegie Mellon University's Commencement Weekend.
New Graduates: We Can’t Wait To See What You Do NextWednesday, May 31, 2017
New Graduates: We Can’t Wait To See What You Do NextCaps were tossed, tassels moved from right to left and now Carnegie Mellon University's Class of 2017 will show the world what they're made of. "Graduating from Carnegie Mellon University is no small feat," said Richard Scheines, dean of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Seniors, English Professor Honored at Phi Beta Kappa CeremonyWednesday, May 24, 2017
Seniors, English Professor Honored at Phi Beta Kappa CeremonyForty-eight seniors were inducted into CMU's chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK) this spring and 12 were from the Dietrich College. English Professor and PBK member Peggy Knapp delivered the keynote speech, telling the initiates, "The world needs you."
The Ethics of Time TravelFriday, May 19, 2017
The Ethics of Time TravelWhen it comes to time travel, physicists say it could happen. Mara Harrell, teaching professor of philosophy in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, asks whether it should.
Danielle Wenner to Explore Ethics and Exploitation in Brocher ResidencyFriday, May 19, 2017
Danielle Wenner to Explore Ethics and Exploitation in Brocher ResidencyIs it ethical to "rent out" a disadvantaged woman's womb? What can scientists do to ensure the autonomy of clinical research subjects? These are just a couple of the questions on the mind of CMU's Danielle Wenner. Wenner will examine those questions in the Brocher Summer Residency Program in Geneva, Switzerland.
Meeting of the Minds Showcases Students’ Diverse TalentsWednesday, May 17, 2017
Meeting of the Minds Showcases Students’ Diverse TalentsFrom designing a constitution for a reunified Korea to writing a collection of short stories, students in CMU's Dietrich College work on projects that tackle real problems and showcase their creativity. Undergraduates in the college recently shared what they've been working on at the Meeting of the Minds research symposium.
Listen Up: Auditory Scientists Catch Students’ AttentionWednesday, May 17, 2017
Listen Up: Auditory Scientists Catch Students’ AttentionThis spring, students in CMU's Auditory Perception course participated in Q and A sessions with guest speakers who lectured about auditory science topics from absolute pitch to cochlear implant technology. Visitors included neuroscientist, musician, professor and author Daniel Levitin and Heather Bortfeld, who leads developmental cognitive science research at University of California, Merced.
Meeting of the Minds: Dietrich College WinnersWednesday, May 17, 2017
Meeting of the Minds: Dietrich College WinnersSince it began in 1995, Meeting of the Minds has grown from 157 student presenters to over 600. The university's diverse array of disciplines and research areas were showcased at the event, which included poster sessions, oral presentations, art installations and more.
Robert Cavalier May Be Retiring, But He's Not Slowing DownTuesday, May 16, 2017
Robert Cavalier May Be Retiring, But He's Not Slowing DownCMU's Robert Cavalier may be retiring this June, but he doesn't plan on slowing down. "I'll have extra time to focus on many issues of importance to me and the larger community," said Cavalier, director of the Program for Deliberative Democracy in the Dietrich College's Department of Philosophy.SaveSave
Remake Learning Days Offer Sneak Peek Into Next Gen ClassroomTuesday, May 16, 2017
Remake Learning Days Offer Sneak Peek Into Next Gen ClassroomThe future of learning is here, during Remake Learning Days-a regional celebration and exploration of the future of learning. Researchers in CMU's Simon Initiative, which aims to transform education by continuously improving teaching and learning based on data, will be an integral part of the event running May 15-26.
Documentary Class Takes Students to CubaMonday, May 15, 2017
Documentary Class Takes Students to CubaOne way to learn about an unfamiliar place is to step behind the lens. That is exactly what Carnegie Mellon University students did this semester to learn about Cuban artists.
Three Dietrich College Seniors Receive Fulbright Awards to Study AbroadMonday, May 15, 2017
Three Dietrich College Seniors Receive Fulbright Awards to Study AbroadSix CMU seniors have been named Fulbright award winners - and three of them come from the Dietrich College. The Fulbright award recipients for 2017 will teach and conduct research all over the globe, living and working in Spain, Mexico, Ecuador, Taiwan, Switzerland and Germany.
An Anthropologist in the 21st Century ClassroomFriday, May 12, 2017
An Anthropologist in the 21st Century ClassroomEducational tools can make all the difference to the learner, but despite the availability of excellent new options, many of the best technology enhanced learning (TEL) resources are being left on the shelf. CMU researchers have been working to understand this quandary.
Soon-To-Be #cmugrad(s) Tell Their Stories Through Social MediaFriday, May 12, 2017
Soon-To-Be #cmugrad(s) Tell Their Stories Through Social MediaSarah Gutekunst served as a social media ambassador for the university in order to provide a window into graduating students' experiences.
The Country That Dines Together Stays TogetherFriday, May 12, 2017
The Country That Dines Together Stays TogetherTwo Dietrich College alumnae created Make America Dinner again to bring individuals with diverse ideologies in a non-threatening environment-the dinner table-to respectfully exchange views.
Students Honored at Writing Awards CeremonyThursday, May 11, 2017
Students Honored at Writing Awards CeremonyOne way the Department of English highlights student excellence is through the annual Adamson Student Writing Awards. Winners are awarded in fiction, poetry, screenwriting and nonfiction and are selected by off-campus writers and honored during a formal ceremony.
Peggy Knapp To RetireWednesday, May 10, 2017
Peggy Knapp To RetireFor the past 47 years, one constant has been English Professor Peggy Knapp riding her bike to work every day. Her dedication to her students is another. Through her engaging courses, Knapp has changed the way students learn.
Global Studies Projects Examine Language, Education PolicyWednesday, May 10, 2017
Global Studies Projects Examine Language, Education PolicySeniors in the Dietrich College's global studies capstone seminar develop independent research projects on topics that interest them. "I think that by their senior year, most CMU students are ready and eager to follow their intellectual passions and pursue a research project," said John Soluri, director of global studies and associate professor of history.
Doctors Should Be Paid By Salary, Not Fee-for-Service, Argue Behavioral EconomistsTuesday, May 09, 2017
Doctors Should Be Paid By Salary, Not Fee-for-Service, Argue Behavioral EconomistsIn a JAMA Viewpoint article, CMU's George Loewenstein and UCLA's Ian Larkin outline the problems associated with the fee-for-service arrangements that most doctors currently operate under. Such compensation schemes, they argue, create incentives for physicians to order more, and different, services than are best for patients.
Eberly Center’s First Teaching Institute Already Impacting ClassroomsTuesday, May 09, 2017
Eberly Center’s First Teaching Institute Already Impacting ClassroomsTo show CMU faculty how to successfully integrate active learning or enhance what they are already doing, the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation held a three-day institute last summer on "Teaching as Research." And instead of just handling over ideas or tools, the Eberly Center focused on how instructors can use their classrooms as learning experiments by collecting data and using it to then go back and re-tool how the activities are used.
Obituary: Gloria Hill, Former Dietrich College Assistant DeanMonday, May 08, 2017
Obituary: Gloria Hill, Former Dietrich College Assistant DeanHill, who had been a staff member at Carnegie Mellon University for 35 years before her retirement in 2015, died Wednesday, May 3. She was 70.
Ten Juniors Named Dietrich College Honors FellowsMonday, May 08, 2017
Ten Juniors Named Dietrich College Honors FellowsTen distinguished juniors have been selected as Dietrich College Honors Fellows. They will spend the summer working on research and creative projects that span from how the U.S. federal court system can restrain an "imperial presidency" to exploring the future of work through poetry.
Five CMU Friends Keep the ConnectionFriday, May 05, 2017
Five CMU Friends Keep the ConnectionIn 1964, five freshman girls arrived at Carnegie Institute of Technology and became close friends. More than 50 years later, the women's bond that was forged over studying and becoming young adults together remains strong, as does their connection to what is now Carnegie Mellon University.
Three-Minute Thesis Exhibition in Posner CenterThursday, May 04, 2017
Three-Minute Thesis Exhibition in Posner CenterJuliann Reineke, a Ph.D. student in English, is bringing her thesis to life.
Senior Dedicated to Giving Back Receives Alumni Association’s Student Service AwardWednesday, May 03, 2017
Senior Dedicated to Giving Back Receives Alumni Association’s Student Service AwardA chemistry major and Japanese minor in Carnegie Mellon University's Science and Humanities Scholars (SHS) program, Josh Zak has figured out one of life's greatest secrets. Giving to others is easy, if you love what you do.
$6.2 Million MURI Grant To Fund Cybersecurity ProjectWednesday, May 03, 2017
$6.2 Million MURI Grant To Fund Cybersecurity ProjectThe project, "Realizing Cyber Inception: Towards a Science of Personalized Deception for Cyber Defense," will develop deception tactics based on theories from cognitive science, computational game theory and computer systems engineering. These new tactics are expected to leap ahead of attackers by moving towards active defense, where new cyber environments will make it impossible for attackers to determine what is real and what is deceptive.
Baruch Fischhoff Elected to National Academy of SciencesTuesday, May 02, 2017
Baruch Fischhoff Elected to National Academy of SciencesA cognitive psychologist by training, Fischhoff is a renowned expert in decision science and risk analysis. NAS membership is one of the highest honors a scientist can receive and recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Restricting Pharmaceutical Reps’ Marketing Tactics Changes Physician Prescribing BehaviorTuesday, May 02, 2017
Restricting Pharmaceutical Reps’ Marketing Tactics Changes Physician Prescribing BehaviorResearchers examined restrictions 19 academic medical centers placed on pharmaceutical representatives' visits to doctors' offices. Published in JAMA, the results reveal that the restrictions caused physicians to switch from prescribing drugs that were more expensive and patent-protected to generic, significantly cheaper drugs.
Meeting of the Minds Explores Students' Talents, Passion for ResearchTuesday, May 02, 2017
Meeting of the Minds Explores Students' Talents, Passion for ResearchPaloma Sierra-Hernandez, a sophomore studying creative writing and drama in the Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA) program, will present a bilingual poetry reading that focuses on Puerto Rican identities. She is just one of the many Dietrich College students who will participate in this year's event.
CMWA Supports Students’ Commitment to Advancement of WomenMonday, May 01, 2017