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New Interdisciplinary Minor Puts the Human in Digital HumanitiesCMU’s Department of English has a new interdisciplinary minor for undergraduate students: Humanities Analytics.
CMU’s Center for Human Rights Science Receives $100K Grant From Open Society FoundationsCHRS is uniquely positioned to explore how new technologies could be harnessed in efficient and effective ways to advance accountability, transparency and justice without jeopardizing the mandate, sustainability or safety of the practitioners and organizations involved.
Event: Crossing Boundaries, Building Bridges: Joel Tarr's First 50 Years at Carnegie Mellon UniversityFew people know the history of Pittsburgh better than Joel Tarr—or better understand the relationships between cities, the environment and technology—or can tell you more about the history of CMU.
Public Health Communicator Makes a Global ImpactWednesday, September 27, 2017
Public Health Communicator Makes a Global ImpactWhen researchers in Latin America and the Caribbean needed to collaborate on HIV/AIDS, Tim Ryan (DC '96) conceptualized and developed an information and communication system. At the time, he was "only" a technical writer associated with the Mexican National Institute of Public Health.
Alumnus Talks The Strength Behind Ph.D. in Neural ComputationTuesday, September 26, 2017
Alumnus Talks The Strength Behind Ph.D. in Neural ComputationFour years ago, Shreejoy Tripathy was graduating with a Ph.D. in neural computation from CMU's Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition’s. Now, Tripathy is a postdoc in the Pavlidis Lab at the University of British Columbia, studying neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and autism.
ESPN's Brian Burke To Keynote CMU's Sports Analytics ConferenceMonday, September 25, 2017
ESPN's Brian Burke To Keynote CMU's Sports Analytics ConferenceSome of the biggest names in sports analytics are coming to Pittsburgh this fall for the Carnegie Mellon Sports Analytics Conference.
Could Your Favorite Professor Be Next?Thursday, September 21, 2017
Could Your Favorite Professor Be Next?Faculty, staff and students past and present are eligible to nominate a full-time professor for the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Elliot Dunlap Smith Award for Distinguished Teaching and Educational Service.
Nora Volkow To Receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain SciencesWednesday, September 20, 2017
Nora Volkow To Receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain SciencesA pioneer of using brain imaging to investigate the toxic and addictive properties of abusable drugs, National Institute of Health’s Nora Volkow will receive the fifth annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences.
Soaring Demand for Data Science Drives Dietrich College MomentumTuesday, September 19, 2017
Soaring Demand for Data Science Drives Dietrich College MomentumAs the sophisticated use of digital information transforms business and daily life, an innovative approach to data science across academic fields is fueling a popularity boom at Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, in what was once a quiet corner of the academy: Statistics.
RoboTutor Named Global Learning XPRIZE FinalistMonday, September 18, 2017
RoboTutor Named Global Learning XPRIZE FinalistLed by CMU’s Jack Mostow, RoboTutor is educational technology that incorporates cognitive tutors pioneered by Dietrich College researchers. The goal is to increase basic literacy and numeracy for children, and it will now be field-tested in Africa.
CMU's Sharon Dilworth Behind New Play Reading SeriesWednesday, September 13, 2017
CMU's Sharon Dilworth Behind New Play Reading SeriesOn occasional Monday evenings, Wigle Whiskey’s new Threadbare Cider House & Meadery will offer a chance to hear brand new full length plays read by seasoned professional actors, with a talkback with the playwrights.
Students Channel Emotions, Experiences with Discrimination Through Writing ContestWednesday, September 13, 2017
Students Channel Emotions, Experiences with Discrimination Through Writing ContestSince 1999, thousands of western Pennsylvania high school and college students have chosen to react to discrimination by writing about it. CMU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards serve as a creative and safe outlet for high school and college students to have an honest conversation through poetry and prose about their experiences with racial and cultural discrimination.
New Educational Technology Projects Receive CMU ProSEED FundingTuesday, September 12, 2017
New Educational Technology Projects Receive CMU ProSEED FundingPart of the university's Simon Initiative, the projects will leverage CMU's learning engineering ecosystem and integrate learning research with data-driven, innovative educational practices.
Fall Events Focus on Karl Marx's Growing PopularityMonday, September 11, 2017
Fall Events Focus on Karl Marx's Growing PopularityKarl Marx was born nearly two centuries ago, but in the last 10 years he's made a comeback. CMU's Kathy M. Newman and David Shumway are planning a series of events exploring Marx's continued relevance. This fall marks the beginning of a year of events that will culminate in a 200th birthday celebration for Karl Marx in May of 2018.
Redefining the Human TouchFriday, September 08, 2017
Redefining the Human TouchBy pursuing the science of perception, Psychology Professor Roberta Klatzky is changing the way people see the world.
DACA: A Long-held Dream With CMU and Pittsburgh TiesThursday, September 07, 2017
DACA: A Long-held Dream With CMU and Pittsburgh TiesThe History Department's Michal Friedman has been involved in several projects that focused on immigration reform, including the documentary film, "Dream Acts: Sueños en Vilo." The film tells the story of undocumented minors in Pittsburgh who were not protected from any immigration laws and were living their lives in fear of deportation.
Celebrating the Arts in SocietyThursday, September 07, 2017
Celebrating the Arts in SocietyThe Center for Arts in Society has been re-framing the view of day-to-day life since 2008. Projects from CAS' latest mission - the Performance Initiative - were on display at the Miller Gallery recently, and they announced their latest focus: narrative.
Carnegie Mellon's Flu Forecasts Prove Most AccurateWednesday, September 06, 2017
Carnegie Mellon's Flu Forecasts Prove Most AccurateFor the third year in a row, CMU's forecasts of national influenza activity have proven to be the most accurate among all forecasting systems evaluated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ryan Tibshirani is part of the research group.
Congratulations To Our Monday Mailer Instagram Contest Winner!Tuesday, September 05, 2017