Behavioral Economics, Policy and Organizations Major Takes OffCMU recently created a first-of-its-kind behavioral economics, policy and organizations major which will award its first degree this spring.
Michael J. Tarr Named A Recipient of CMU's Kavčić-Moura ProfessorshipsThe new Kavčić-Moura Professorships are designed to provide sustained, long-term support for scholars across the university whose breakthroughs and discoveries have the potential to impact the world where human life and technology meet.
Spring Events Focus on Black Communities in Paris and PittsburghThe symposium “Blackness, Citizenship and the Arts” will bring together artists, community activists and scholars.
Institute for Politics and Strategy Elevated to University-Wide StatusMonday, February 19, 2018
Institute for Politics and Strategy Elevated to University-Wide StatusOriginally founded in 2015, IPS serves as a center for research, undergraduate and graduate education and university-wide initiatives in the fields of political science, international relations, national security policy and grand strategy.
Grand Challenge Seminar Class Meets #MeToo Movement FounderFriday, February 16, 2018
Grand Challenge Seminar Class Meets #MeToo Movement FounderTarana Burke is known for first using the phrase "Me Too" to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society. Professors and students from the Grand Challenge Seminar on “Shifting a Culture: Understanding Gender-Based Violence” attended her Pittsburgh talk.
Even Without the Clean Power Plan, U.S. Can Achieve Paris Agreement Emissions Reductions Ahead of ScheduleFriday, February 16, 2018
Even Without the Clean Power Plan, U.S. Can Achieve Paris Agreement Emissions Reductions Ahead of ScheduleA CMU team used data from U.S. Energy Information Administration’s 2017 Annual Energy Outlook to examine projected power sector carbon dioxide emissions to determine if the CPP emission targets for 2020, 2025 and 2030 can still be met.
Pakistan Ambassador to U.S. To Speak at Carnegie MellonWednesday, February 14, 2018
Pakistan Ambassador to U.S. To Speak at Carnegie MellonThe Center for International Relations and Politics (CIRP) will host Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, the Pakistan ambassador to the United States, on Wednesday, Feb. 21 as part of its Spring 2018 policy forum.
David Shumway Says Pittsburgh is Ready for More HumanitiesWednesday, February 14, 2018
David Shumway Says Pittsburgh is Ready for More HumanitiesDavid Shumway helped found the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival in 2015. He recently discussed the festival’s present and future.
Pittsburgh Humanities Festival Returns With “Continuum: Past, Present, Future”Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Pittsburgh Humanities Festival Returns With “Continuum: Past, Present, Future”CMU’s Humanities Center and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust are bringing the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival to the city for the third year.
CMU’s Rob Kass and Byron Yu To Discuss Advanced Techniques for Understanding Brain Function at 2018 AAAS MeetingTuesday, February 13, 2018
CMU’s Rob Kass and Byron Yu To Discuss Advanced Techniques for Understanding Brain Function at 2018 AAAS MeetingThe session will feature examples of the ways cutting-edge statistical methods are contributing important new insights and demonstrate the use of a brain-computer interface for illuminating how neurons work in the brain and providing better treatment options for paralyzed patients.
Center for Arts in Society Announces Third Narrative Initiative ProjectTuesday, February 13, 2018
Center for Arts in Society Announces Third Narrative Initiative ProjectCAS has selected the third and final project as part of its Narrative Initiative: “Decolonized Futures” by Alexa Woloshyn, assistant professor of musicology.
Psychology of the HeartMonday, February 12, 2018
Psychology of the HeartIn CMU’s Relationships Lab, Brooke Feeney studies close relationships and how social interactions can affect the health and wellbeing of the people in the relationships and of the relationships themselves, both immediately and over time.
2018 Simon Initiative Distinguished Lecture: Bror SaxbergFriday, February 09, 2018
2018 Simon Initiative Distinguished Lecture: Bror SaxbergBror Saxberg, vice president of learning science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), will give Carnegie Mellon University’s 2018 Simon Initiative Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, March 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Cohon University Center’s Rangos 1 & 2 Ballrooms.
Students See How Security, Policy, Strategy Align in Silicon ValleyFriday, February 09, 2018
Students See How Security, Policy, Strategy Align in Silicon ValleyIPS recognizes that technology companies play a growing role in international and domestic security policy.
Marx@200 Art Exhibition To Run April 6 – June 3Friday, February 09, 2018
Marx@200 Art Exhibition To Run April 6 – June 3Karl Marx is one of the most influential and controversial thinkers in history. To explore Marx’s continued influence at the time of his bicentennial, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and CMU’s Humanities Center will present Marx@200 at SPACE gallery in downtown Pittsburgh.
Five Questions With Alumna and OpenTable CEO Christa QuarlesThursday, February 08, 2018
Five Questions With Alumna and OpenTable CEO Christa QuarlesQuarles graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in economics and German. Now, she is the CEO of OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations.
Save the Date: Sophomore Declaration DinnerThursday, February 08, 2018
Save the Date: Sophomore Declaration DinnerFor the first time ever, Dietrich College will be hosting a Sophomore Declaration Dinner.
Fall 2017 Dean’s List AnnouncedMonday, February 05, 2018
Fall 2017 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 2017 semester.
Sanjay Patel: Everything I Learned in the 17 Years Since I GraduatedFriday, February 02, 2018
Sanjay Patel: Everything I Learned in the 17 Years Since I GraduatedPatel will return to CMU’s campus for a lecture in the Dietrich College Entrepreneurship Series.
2018 Alumni Award Honorees AnnouncedThursday, February 01, 2018
2018 Alumni Award Honorees AnnouncedIncluded among the recipients are two Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences alumni: Joseph “Jay" Devine (DC’84) and Tommy Oliver (DC’06).
Marian Aguiar Aims to Rearrange How We See Traditional Unions in “Arranging Marriage”Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Marian Aguiar Aims to Rearrange How We See Traditional Unions in “Arranging Marriage”Aguiar is an associate professor in the department of English as well as an author. She teaches a course titled "Love: A Cultural History" in Dietrich College.
Students to City Council: Use Self-Driving Vehicles to Help Underserved CommunitiesTuesday, January 30, 2018
Students to City Council: Use Self-Driving Vehicles to Help Underserved CommunitiesEight Ethics, History and Public Policy seniors proposed a plan to Pittsburgh City Council for transportation equity.
Catching Up With Recent Grad Sarah GutekunstMonday, January 29, 2018
Catching Up With Recent Grad Sarah GutekunstSarah Gutekunst has spent the past seven months working as a communications assistant for international law firm Fried Frank in their New York City office.
How-To: Honors Fellow Creates Guide to SustainabilityFriday, January 26, 2018
How-To: Honors Fellow Creates Guide to SustainabilityDietrich College Honors Fellow Amber James is writing a book full of sustainability tips.
The Real Deal: U.N. Paris Agreement Negotiators Hold Workshop for CMU StudentsThursday, January 25, 2018
The Real Deal: U.N. Paris Agreement Negotiators Hold Workshop for CMU StudentsU.N. Paris Agreement negotiators Paul Watkinson and Hussein Alfa Nafo joined CMU students for a crash course in climate change negotiation.
Automation, the Future of Work and the New American DreamWednesday, January 24, 2018
Automation, the Future of Work and the New American DreamMark Kamlet shares his views on the potential impact of new technologies on human jobs.
A Pittsburgh Preschool Advances ResearchMonday, January 22, 2018
A Pittsburgh Preschool Advances ResearchThe 96-student laboratory school facilitates observations and research in a range of disciplines, from early childhood development and educational practices to child-friendly furniture design and more.
Video, Photos From 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing AwardsFriday, January 19, 2018
Video, Photos From 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing AwardsFor the nineteenth year, western Pennsylvania students addressed topics of diversity in CMU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards. View photos and video from the event.
New Carnegie Mellon Dynamic Statistical Model Follows Gene Expressions Over TimeMonday, January 15, 2018
New Carnegie Mellon Dynamic Statistical Model Follows Gene Expressions Over TimeThe model gives researchers a tool that extends past observing static networks at a single snapshot in time. Future applications could range from understanding disease progression to analyzing fMRI data and social networks.
Sheldon Cohen Named American Psychosomatic Society’s 2018 Distinguished ScientistFriday, January 12, 2018
Sheldon Cohen Named American Psychosomatic Society’s 2018 Distinguished ScientistA member of the National Academy of Medicine, Cohen investigates the effects of behavioral factors in immunity and physical disease.
Mayoral Proclamation Recognizes CMU Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards CeremonyThursday, January 11, 2018
Mayoral Proclamation Recognizes CMU Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards CeremonyRecognizing the awards’ impact, Jan. 15, 2018 has been declared as the day of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards Celebration.
Leadership Pittsburgh Selects CMU’s Ayana Ledford as Lead Now Pittsburgh FellowTuesday, January 09, 2018
Leadership Pittsburgh Selects CMU’s Ayana Ledford as Lead Now Pittsburgh FellowLeadership Pittsburgh Inc. has launched a major new initiative, Lead Now, to develop and cultivate the region’s ranks of transformational community leaders to help meet the social and economic opportunities and challenges arising from the region’s ongoing resurgence.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Award Winners Address Contemporary Social IssuesThursday, January 04, 2018