The Newest Buzzworthy Classes in the Dietrich CollegeLearn about some of latest cool classes that Dietrich College students are taking.
CMU, Pitt Brain Imaging Science Identifies Individuals With Suicidal ThoughtsResearchers led by CMU’s Marcel Just and Pitt’s David Brent have developed an innovative and promising approach to identify suicidal individuals by analyzing the alterations in how their brains represent certain concepts, such as death, cruelty and trouble.
GovTrack To Adopt Carnegie Mellon’s Citizen Input FeatureGovTrack has teamed up with CMU’s Program for Deliberative Democracy to develop and implement an enhanced voter-input feature.
Neurons to Neighborhoods Focuses on the Teen BrainFriday, October 27, 2017
Neurons to Neighborhoods Focuses on the Teen BrainTo combat sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies, Julie Downs and her team have developed an interactive video, Seventeen Days, to help teen girls learn how to make sound decisions during emotionally charged moments.
Lost in TranslationFriday, October 27, 2017
Lost in TranslationWhen 40 Roma families recently sought asylum in a small Pennsylvania town, CMU’s Emanuela Grama offered to do what was needed most: Listen.
CMU Student To Charter Third Plane To Deliver Aid to Puerto RicoThursday, October 26, 2017
CMU Student To Charter Third Plane To Deliver Aid to Puerto RicoIn the wake of a hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico, CMU student and Puerto Rican native, Rosana Guernica, has chartered two planes and delivered roughly 3,500 pounds of supplies to the island. For her upcoming third trip, she is chartering a 70-passenger plane that will deliver 16,000 pounds of supplies and evacuate roughly 60 people needing medical attention.
"Frankenstein"'s 200th Anniversary Inspires Discussions on Technology, AITuesday, October 24, 2017
"Frankenstein"'s 200th Anniversary Inspires Discussions on Technology, AIAI and ethics expert David Danks participated in a recent discussion on "Creation and Consequence.”
Carnegie Mellon Study Shows Mindfulness Meditation App Works—But Acceptance Training Component Is CrucialMonday, October 23, 2017
Carnegie Mellon Study Shows Mindfulness Meditation App Works—But Acceptance Training Component Is CrucialFor the millions of mindfulness meditation mobile app users, there is good news: New research shows that they can reduce the body’s response to biological stress.
NFL Football: CMU’s Jason England Says, “It’s Not Just a Game”Friday, October 20, 2017
NFL Football: CMU’s Jason England Says, “It’s Not Just a Game”For England, a visiting assistant professor of creative writing, sports are far more than just games on a field. They’ve not only shaped his life but deepened the way he understands the United States.
Carnegie Mellon Changes Statistics Department’s Name To Reflect Its Eminent Position in Data Science Research and EducationMonday, October 16, 2017
Carnegie Mellon Changes Statistics Department’s Name To Reflect Its Eminent Position in Data Science Research and EducationCarnegie Mellon University has changed the name of its Statistics Department to the Department of Statistics and Data Science. The new name reflects the broad reach of statistics at Carnegie Mellon, which encompasses the many facets of modern data science.
Me and My ShadowFriday, October 13, 2017
Me and My ShadowEd Shriver, architect and principal at Pittsburgh-based design firm Strada, was not sure what to expect when he was partnered with Boyan Zhang, a CMU statistics major, in the Take a Tartan to Work program. However, the one-day job shadow experience ended up being beneficial to both.
Never Fear, Dietrich College Sophomores… Alumni Are Here!Friday, October 13, 2017
Never Fear, Dietrich College Sophomores… Alumni Are Here!Dietrich College sophomores will have access to 25 alumni to pick their brains for secrets to success when gaining valuable work experience.
Eight Dietrich College Seniors Named Andrew Carnegie Society ScholarsThursday, October 12, 2017
Eight Dietrich College Seniors Named Andrew Carnegie Society ScholarsACS Scholars are CMU undergraduate students who combine high academic standards with extracurricular activities.
The Stanley Cup Visits CMU Statistics and Data Science DepartmentWednesday, October 11, 2017
The Stanley Cup Visits CMU Statistics and Data Science DepartmentDirector of Hockey Research for the Pittsburgh Penguins and triple alumnus of CMU’s Statistics and Data Science Department, Sam Ventura brought a special guest to the department’s faculty lunch this weekend. Before his new appointment, Ventura worked for the Penguins as an analytics consultant for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 NHL playoffs, helping to bring Lord Stanley to Pittsburgh two years in a row.
Alumnus Named MacArthur FellowWednesday, October 11, 2017
Alumnus Named MacArthur FellowCybersecurity expert Stefan Savage, a 1991 graduate from Carnegie Mellon University's Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is one of 24 winners of MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, often known as "genius grants." this year. He will receive $625,000 over the next five years.
CMU Student Charters Plane, Delivers Aid to Puerto RicoTuesday, October 10, 2017
CMU Student Charters Plane, Delivers Aid to Puerto RicoRosana Guernica, a junior decision science major and Puerto Rican native, chartered a plane to deliver nearly 1,000 pounds of supplies to the island.
Anthology Details Nearly Two Decades of Young People Creatively Expressing Struggles With DiversityMonday, October 09, 2017
Anthology Details Nearly Two Decades of Young People Creatively Expressing Struggles With DiversityWhat started as an annual writing contest encouraging students to express their personal struggles with race and discrimination is now an anthology featuring 91 pieces by 83 writers on topics ranging from racial and cultural stereotypes and school bullying to homophobia and identity questions.
Fingerprints Lack Scientific Basis for Legal CertaintyThursday, October 05, 2017