Education App Uses Photos To Help People Form Proper SentencesCMU Design for America project assists people with language deficits.
CMU Historians Awarded Andrew W. Mellon Grant to Host Yearlong Seminar on Urban Food and Water ProvisioningThe seminar will join international scholars and Pittsburgh-area practitioners to explore equal access to urban food and water systems.
Askwith Kenner Global Languages and Cultures Room Brings the World to CampusThe Askwith Kenner Global Languages and Cultures Room offers an immersive, interactive language classroom and learning space.
Michael Scheier Honored by American Psychological Association for Distinguished Scientific ContributionsMonday, September 17, 2018
Michael Scheier Honored by American Psychological Association for Distinguished Scientific ContributionsScheier is the eighth Carnegie Mellon faculty member to receive this lifetime achievement award.
Alumna Apeksha Atal Awarded Fulbright to Teach English in ThailandThursday, September 06, 2018
Alumna Apeksha Atal Awarded Fulbright to Teach English in ThailandApeksha Atal (DC’18) will teach English in the Thailand province of Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Television’s Best: CMU Alumni Nominated for 15 EmmysWednesday, September 05, 2018
Television’s Best: CMU Alumni Nominated for 15 EmmysNitya Chambers (DC’12) is among the Carnegie Mellon University alumni who have been nominated for the 70th Emmy Awards.
State Department Selects Kiron Skinner as Senior Policy AdviserThursday, August 30, 2018
State Department Selects Kiron Skinner as Senior Policy AdviserKiron Skinner has been named senior policy adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The Class of 2022 ArrivesThursday, August 30, 2018
The Class of 2022 ArrivesDietrich College’s newest class of students enjoyed a fanfare of activities during Orientation Week.
All Is Wellness at the Children's SchoolThursday, August 30, 2018
All Is Wellness at the Children's SchoolGood self-care habits develop early. The Children’s School designed a “Healthy Mind and Body” curricular theme for its early childhood education program with this in mind.
Meet the Newest Dietrich College Faculty MembersWednesday, August 29, 2018
Meet the Newest Dietrich College Faculty MembersAlmost 30 new faculty members are joining the Dietrich College, bringing expertise in a variety of fields.
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Receive $3.8M NIMH Grant To Diagnose Suicidal Thinking Using Brain ImagingWednesday, August 29, 2018
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Receive $3.8M NIMH Grant To Diagnose Suicidal Thinking Using Brain ImagingThe grant will be used to advance previous research and establish reliable neurocognitive markers of suicidal ideation and attempt.
Hey, Siri…Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Hey, Siri…Enrica Rosato (DC’13) is using her degree in linguistics to lead the language understanding team for Apple’s Siri.
Inside Summer InternshipsTuesday, August 28, 2018
Inside Summer InternshipsThree Dietrich College students made the most of their summer internships at Amazon, 412 Food Rescue and Google.
Students Share Difficult Experiences Through Writing AwardsMonday, August 20, 2018
Students Share Difficult Experiences Through Writing AwardsSince 1999, thousands of western Pennsylvania high school and college students have chosen to react to discrimination by writing about it.
Ten More Dietrich College Classes You Don’t Want to MissMonday, August 20, 2018
Ten More Dietrich College Classes You Don’t Want to MissBack by popular demand, check out more of the many exciting courses the Dietrich College has to offer.
Educators Return to LearnLab Summer SchoolFriday, August 17, 2018
Educators Return to LearnLab Summer SchoolKen Koedinger, who has a joint faculty appointment in the Psychology Department, led the 14th annual workshop.
New Graduate Students Encouraged To Reach Beyond the StarsFriday, August 17, 2018
New Graduate Students Encouraged To Reach Beyond the StarsIn an official Carnegie Mellon University welcome, about 2,700 incoming graduate students were told to dream big, believe in themselves and never stop probing new frontiers.
Case Study: Child’s Lobectomy Reveals Brain’s Ability To Reorganize Its Visual SystemTuesday, July 31, 2018
Case Study: Child’s Lobectomy Reveals Brain’s Ability To Reorganize Its Visual SystemAfter three years of testing, CMU researchers discover that the patient is able to recognize faces normally, despite the removal of the preeminent regions involved in facial recognition.
Ten Dietrich College Classes You Don’t Want to MissTuesday, July 31, 2018
Ten Dietrich College Classes You Don’t Want to MissAs the new academic year gets closer, there’s still time to discover many of the exciting courses Dietrich College has to offer.
Children's School Attracts Generations of FamiliesMonday, July 30, 2018
Children's School Attracts Generations of FamiliesLegacy families—those who have enrolled more than one generation—are common at the Children's School, which turns 50 years old this year.
Using Statistics to Define an Unconventional Career PathMonday, July 30, 2018
Using Statistics to Define an Unconventional Career PathAlex Arkhangelskaya’s (DC ’14) degree in statstistics & data science has lead her to tech jobs with prominent retail companies.
Joseph Mertz To Direct Carnegie Mellon’s Information Systems ProgramFriday, July 27, 2018
Joseph Mertz To Direct Carnegie Mellon’s Information Systems ProgramCMU has selected Joseph Mertz as interim director of its Information Systems Program. Mertz has been with CMU since 1988.
Students Learn How To Speak Up! About Their StudiesThursday, July 19, 2018
Students Learn How To Speak Up! About Their StudiesDietrich College students participated in this year’s Speak Up! Program, and senior Maggie Mertz took home the People’s Choice award.
Logic, Language and Information Experts Go To Summer SchoolMonday, July 16, 2018
Logic, Language and Information Experts Go To Summer SchoolScholars from around the world came to Carnegie Mellon to attend the 2018 North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information.
Students Reunite To Honor Barbara Johnstone's RetirementTuesday, July 03, 2018
Students Reunite To Honor Barbara Johnstone's RetirementLinguist Barbara Johnstone has retired after more than 20 years in CMU's Department of English.
Establishing Public Trust in Smart CitiesWednesday, June 27, 2018
Establishing Public Trust in Smart CitiesDietrich College's David Danks gives his take on the ethical impacts of smart city solutions.
So CMUFriday, June 22, 2018
So CMUIncoming Alumni Association Board President Alex DiClaudio (DC'09, HNZ'11), has forged a career path from CMU connections.
CMU Reflects on 50 Years of Embracing All StudentsThursday, June 21, 2018
CMU Reflects on 50 Years of Embracing All StudentsCarnegie Mellon looks back on 50 years of CMAP and CMARC. Trina Ramsey (DC’88) talks about the influence of the programs.
Spring 2018 Dean’s List AnnouncedThursday, June 21, 2018
Spring 2018 Dean’s List AnnouncedCongratulations to all of the undergraduate students who have been named to the Dietrich College’s Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester.
Dietrich College Graduates: Determined and DegreedWednesday, June 20, 2018
Dietrich College Graduates: Determined and DegreedDietrich College's most recent graduates have gotten jobs at leading companies and are attending graduate school at top universities.
2018 Staff Appreciation LunchMonday, June 18, 2018
2018 Staff Appreciation LunchDietrich College staff members gathered on the Baker Hall patio for the 2018 Staff Appreciation Lunch
Keep On Truckin’Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Keep On Truckin’A logistics corporation tapped students in CMU’s Dietrich College to develop a model that predicts event-related transportation delays.
Douglas McIntyre Takes Pride in Being HeardTuesday, June 12, 2018
Douglas McIntyre Takes Pride in Being HeardAs senior manager of the marketing team at the Tepper School of Business, McIntyre crafts news stories and features, and provides editorial support for the school’s website and various publications. He’s been a member of the Tepper team for the past five years.
Team Develops Framework To Identify Genetic Missense Mutations Linked to Autism Spectrum DisorderMonday, June 11, 2018
Team Develops Framework To Identify Genetic Missense Mutations Linked to Autism Spectrum DisorderMissense mutations occur when there is a change in one gene’s DNA base pair, and the change results in the substitution of one amino acid for another in the gene’s protein.
Congratulations, Class of 2018!Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Congratulations, Class of 2018!Complete Dietrich College Commencement Weekend coverage, including diploma ceremony photos, videos and more.
Award-Season Sweep: New Grad Kim Hochstedler Recognized for ExcellenceWednesday, May 30, 2018
Award-Season Sweep: New Grad Kim Hochstedler Recognized for ExcellenceHochstedler received the Judith A. Resnik Award, was named an Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar, was awarded the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Gretchen Lankford Award and received several other awards.
In a Race to the Finish, Neurohackathon Contestants Analyze Brain Data in New WaysWednesday, May 30, 2018
In a Race to the Finish, Neurohackathon Contestants Analyze Brain Data in New WaysFive CMU students won the third annual BrainHub Neurohackathon with an analysis of the interactions between two different regions in the brains of mice as they reached for and moved a joystick. The findings could help pave the way for accurately using neural activity to control a video game or computer.
Dietrich College Honors CeremonyTuesday, May 29, 2018
Dietrich College Honors CeremonyNearly 170 students with majors in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with either university or college honors—and an astounding 22 students earned both.
Seven Paths for Ph.D. Grads in PhilosophyTuesday, May 29, 2018
Seven Paths for Ph.D. Grads in PhilosophyFrom the ethics of democratic voting, to statistical analysis of biomedical data, to efforts that redefine the foundations of mathematics, these new graduates will be continuing to make contributions to research and education in the areas of philosophy and mathematics at institutions near and far.
Engineering, Social and Decision Sciences Students Propose Ways To Reduce Lead LevelsTuesday, May 29, 2018
Engineering, Social and Decision Sciences Students Propose Ways To Reduce Lead LevelsStudents in Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Engineering joined forces to come up with a plan to decrease the levels of lead in Allegheny County.
Helping Organizations One Tech Project at a TimeFriday, May 25, 2018
Helping Organizations One Tech Project at a TimeEighteen groups of students from CMU’s Information Systems Program were able to help 15 organizations develop tech applications.
Students Examine Facets of Society From Language in the #MeToo Movement to Living With Type 1 Diabetes in SpainFriday, May 25, 2018
Students Examine Facets of Society From Language in the #MeToo Movement to Living With Type 1 Diabetes in SpainStudents in CMU’s global studies capstone seminar developed independent projects in the areas of discourse, inequality and transformation.
Phi Beta Kappa Society Honors More Than 50 SeniorsThursday, May 24, 2018
Phi Beta Kappa Society Honors More Than 50 SeniorsCMU’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society inducted 54 seniors this spring.
Carnegie Mellon’s Jason England Responds to NFL’s National Anthem PolicyThursday, May 24, 2018
Carnegie Mellon’s Jason England Responds to NFL’s National Anthem PolicyEngland has written extensively on race, sports and societal issues, many of which have appeared in Sports Illustrated, The Root and Chronicle of Higher Education.
Science, Art & Progress: 2018 Meeting of the MindsThursday, May 24, 2018
Science, Art & Progress: 2018 Meeting of the MindsCarnegie Mellon University drew more than 600 students to present some of their best work at the Meeting of the Minds symposium, an annual showcase of undergraduate research.
Combining Experts and Automation in 3-D PrintingWednesday, May 23, 2018
Combining Experts and Automation in 3-D PrintingResearchers, including the Department of Social and Decision Sciences’ John Miller, have developed a novel approach to optimizing soft material 3-D printing.
Wise Words From KindergartenWednesday, May 23, 2018
Wise Words From KindergartenSharon Carver addressed children and families at the kindergarten graduation of the Children's School, which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year.
Jesse Wilson Has Designs on Solving ProblemsTuesday, May 22, 2018
Jesse Wilson Has Designs on Solving ProblemsAfter two years of juggling work and graduate school, Wilson, a desktop publishing coordinator in the History Department, earned his master’s degree in user experience design from Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design.
Inspired by Senior Honors Thesis, Alumna Finds Success as Air Force AttorneyTuesday, May 22, 2018
Inspired by Senior Honors Thesis, Alumna Finds Success as Air Force AttorneySince graduating with degrees in public policy and management and decision science, Elisabeth Madden (DC ’10) has had a variety of experiences, ranging from attending law school to teaching English in Chile
Under Age 13, Suicide Rates Are Roughly Double for Black Children vs. White ChildrenTuesday, May 22, 2018
Under Age 13, Suicide Rates Are Roughly Double for Black Children vs. White ChildrenA new study published in JAMA Pediatrics and co authored by CMU’s Joel Greenhouse shows that racial disparities in suicide rates are age-related. Specifically, suicide rates for black children aged 5-12 were roughly two times higher than those of similarly aged white children.
How To Ethically Conduct Clinical Research During Public Health Emergencies, Like Ebola OutbreaksMonday, May 21, 2018
How To Ethically Conduct Clinical Research During Public Health Emergencies, Like Ebola OutbreaksAlex John London, a prominent bioethicist,has co-authored a viewpoint article in PLOS: Neglected Tropical Disease.
Front Row Look: #CMUDietrich Graduation CoverageSunday, May 20, 2018
Front Row Look: #CMUDietrich Graduation CoverageGrads, families and friends: Stay up-to-date with everything happening during Carnegie Mellon University's 121 Commencement Weekend right here.
Nine Juniors Named Dietrich College Honors FellowsThursday, May 17, 2018
Nine Juniors Named Dietrich College Honors FellowsThis summer, nine distinguished juniors will work on research and creative projects that span across the college’s various disciplines.
Classes Go GlobalWednesday, May 16, 2018
Classes Go GlobalThree groups of Carnegie Mellon students, faculty and staff traveled to three parts of the globe for experiential learning opportunities.
Two Dietrich College Students Receive Fulbright AwardsMonday, May 14, 2018
Two Dietrich College Students Receive Fulbright AwardsIsabel Bleimeister and Amal Nanavati are two of the five Carnegie Mellon University recipients of this year's Fulbright Awards.
Children’s School and Sharon Carver Featured in Exchange MagazineMonday, May 14, 2018
Children’s School and Sharon Carver Featured in Exchange MagazineCarver wrote the accompanying article, “Campus Learning Laboratory,” and outlined the school’s 50-year history and what makes it a gem on the CMU campus, in Pittsburgh and for researchers and students worldwide.
Experts Discuss Ethical, Social and Policy Issues of Artificial IntelligenceMonday, May 14, 2018
Experts Discuss Ethical, Social and Policy Issues of Artificial IntelligenceThought leaders from industry, academia, government and the media gathered to discuss the ethical, social and policy issues surrounding emerging technologies April 9-10 at the first Carnegie Mellon University - K&L Gates Conference on Ethics and AI.
Meet #CMUGRAD Commencement Student Speaker Kevin WainczakMonday, May 14, 2018
Meet #CMUGRAD Commencement Student Speaker Kevin WainczakAs a leader and mentor throughout the Tartan community, Wainczak recently shared what he has loved about CMU as well as his plans after graduation.
Creativity and Craft Honored at Adamson Student Writing AwardsFriday, May 11, 2018
Creativity and Craft Honored at Adamson Student Writing AwardsSeventeen students received prizes for work in poetry, fiction, non-fiction and screenwriting.
Save the Date: The Creative Writing Program Turns 50Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Save the Date: The Creative Writing Program Turns 50CMU’s Creative Writing Program was one of the first—and remains one of the only—undergraduate programs of its kind. This fall, the program will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Students Debate German Immigration PolicyTuesday, May 08, 2018
Students Debate German Immigration PolicyThree years ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted one million refugees into the country. CMU students argued both sides during a recent debate.
President Farnam Jahanian: Proud CMU ParentMonday, May 07, 2018
President Farnam Jahanian: Proud CMU ParentJahanian has another important CMU role: that of parent. His daughter, Sara, studies statistics in the Department of Statistics & Data Science.
Dietrich College Sophomores Celebrated at the First Declaration DinnerFriday, May 04, 2018
Dietrich College Sophomores Celebrated at the First Declaration DinnerThe dinner took place this spring to mark the students’ halfway point in their undergraduate careers.
Cinco de Mayo: The History Behind the CelebrationThursday, May 03, 2018
Cinco de Mayo: The History Behind the CelebrationWhen most people think about Cinco de Mayo, they envision celebrations involving sombreros, piñatas and Mexico-themed food and drink. That’s not the case for students in Paul Eiss’ classes.
A Hands-on History Lesson From Andy MasichTuesday, May 01, 2018
A Hands-on History Lesson From Andy MasichPresident and CEO of the Heinz History Center, Andy Masich gave CMU students a behind-the-scenes look at Pittsburgh’s history.
Two Dietrich College Professors Earn Highest Faculty DistinctionMonday, April 30, 2018
Two Dietrich College Professors Earn Highest Faculty DistinctionRoberta Klatzky and Larry Wasserman have been named University Professors, the highest designation a faculty member can achieve.
Dandoy Is a Guiding LightThursday, April 26, 2018
Dandoy Is a Guiding LightCorrey Dandoy, coordinator of undergraduate programs in the Department of Philosophy, is a mentor to young people on and off the job.
CMU Students Compete in First Western Pennsylvania Russian Speaking OlympiadaThursday, April 26, 2018
CMU Students Compete in First Western Pennsylvania Russian Speaking OlympiadaSix CMU students were selected as the top competitors in the first Western Pennsylvania Russian Speaking Olympiada and received Book Prizes.
English Professors' Research Tackles Race and CitizenshipWednesday, April 25, 2018
English Professors' Research Tackles Race and CitizenshipDoug Coulson and Gregory Laski participated in a “Book Salon” conversation on topics related to their recent publications, both of which investigated racial themes in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Mark Kamlet Speaks at “Unleashing American Innovation” Symposium in D.C.Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Mark Kamlet Speaks at “Unleashing American Innovation” Symposium in D.C.A new cross-federal agency effort is underway to consider whether to revamp technology commercialization rules for U.S. national labs. To address the issue, leaders from top federal agencies and Kamlet spoke at a symposium.
Recap: Dietrich College’s Brunch and Buggy Spring Carnival CelebrationWednesday, April 25, 2018
Recap: Dietrich College’s Brunch and Buggy Spring Carnival CelebrationThis year’s Spring Carnival activities were celebrated by all members of the Tartan community, and Dietrich College’s Brunch and Buggy event was no exception.
Baruch Fischhoff Named 2018 Andrew Carnegie FellowWednesday, April 25, 2018
Baruch Fischhoff Named 2018 Andrew Carnegie FellowFischhoff is one of 31 scholars and writers who will receive $200,000 to devote significant time to research, write and publish in the humanities and social sciences.
Phi Sigma Iota Honor Society Inducts 18 CMU StudentsTuesday, April 24, 2018
Phi Sigma Iota Honor Society Inducts 18 CMU StudentsThis spring, 18 Carnegie Mellon students were inducted into the international honor society Phi Sigma Iota.
More Than 20 CMU Students Join Psi Chi Honor SocietyTuesday, April 24, 2018
More Than 20 CMU Students Join Psi Chi Honor SocietyTwenty-one Carnegie Mellon University students were inducted into Psi Chi this spring.
Marx@200 Exhibition Recognizes Karl Marx’s Bicentennial Through ArtTuesday, April 24, 2018
Marx@200 Exhibition Recognizes Karl Marx’s Bicentennial Through ArtForty-one artists from around the world are participating in Marx@200, an exhibit that will run at SPACE gallery in downtown Pittsburgh through June 10.
Celebrating the Best in Education, Teaching, Mentoring and OutreachMonday, April 23, 2018
Celebrating the Best in Education, Teaching, Mentoring and OutreachFour members of the Dietrich College community are being honored this year at the Celebration of Education ceremony.
Dean Richard Scheines Gets DunkedFriday, April 20, 2018
Dean Richard Scheines Gets DunkedDunk-a-Dean aims to raise awareness and funding for the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.
Headspace Brings Guided Meditation to You Anytime, AnywhereThursday, April 19, 2018
Headspace Brings Guided Meditation to You Anytime, AnywhereStudies show the benefits of practicing mindfulness and meditation — from reduced stress and increased creativity to better immune response and improved relationships.
Happy 50th Birthday, CMU Children’s School!Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Happy 50th Birthday, CMU Children’s School!Carnegie Mellon University’s Children’s School Alumni, faculty, staff, current students and families recently celebrated the school with a birthday party.
Machine Learning Yields New Insights Into French Revolution’s Early DaysTuesday, April 17, 2018
Machine Learning Yields New Insights Into French Revolution’s Early DaysNew research suggests that rhetorical innovations may have played a significant role in winning acceptance for the new principles of governance that built the French republic’s foundation — and inspired future democracies around the world.
“Talking Black in America” Film Screening, Panel Discussion Draws Large CrowdMonday, April 16, 2018
“Talking Black in America” Film Screening, Panel Discussion Draws Large CrowdNearly 150 people from the Carnegie Mellon University and local communities attended the events, including the film’s executive producer, Walt Wolfram.
Get Ready To Dunk-a-DeanFriday, April 13, 2018
Get Ready To Dunk-a-DeanSpring Carnival’s second Dunk-a-Dean is taking place Friday, April 20, 2018. Dean Richard Scheines will be in the dunk tank at 1 p.m.
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum To Give Adamson Student Writing Awards Keynote AddressFriday, April 13, 2018
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum To Give Adamson Student Writing Awards Keynote AddressThe Adamson Student Writing Awards will be held on Thursday, May 3. The event is free and open to the public.
Will Penman Takes Home First Place, People's Choice Award at Three Minute Thesis CompetitionWednesday, April 11, 2018
Will Penman Takes Home First Place, People's Choice Award at Three Minute Thesis CompetitionPenman, a doctoral student in the Department of English, described his research and its significance in three minutes or less during the finals of the CMU competition.
New Inductees Join Sigma Tau Delta Honor SocietyMonday, April 09, 2018
New Inductees Join Sigma Tau Delta Honor SocietyIn an induction ceremony this month, 11 students from the Department of English joined the ranks of the Omega Tau Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society.
Recap: Blackness, Citizenship and the ArtsFriday, April 06, 2018
Recap: Blackness, Citizenship and the ArtsEvents focusing on “The Black Question” in Paris and Pittsburgh brought together artists, community activists and scholars.
Psychology Graduate Selected As Early Career Policy AmbassadorWednesday, April 04, 2018
Psychology Graduate Selected As Early Career Policy AmbassadorThe Psychology Department’s Casey Roark was recently selected as an early career policy ambassador to advocate for the sciences.
Relive the Dietrich Day FunWednesday, April 04, 2018
Relive the Dietrich Day FunDietrich College faculty, staff and students came together to celebrate being a community.
Behavioral Strategies Are More Effective Than Persuasion in Promoting Vaccination, Research ShowsWednesday, April 04, 2018
Behavioral Strategies Are More Effective Than Persuasion in Promoting Vaccination, Research ShowsA comprehensive review of the scientific findings from research on vaccination behavior shows that the most effective interventions focus directly on shaping patients’ and parents’ behavior instead of trying to change their minds.
Graduate Student Teaching Award Winners AnnouncedMonday, April 02, 2018
Graduate Student Teaching Award Winners AnnouncedAndras Molnar, Sophie Qin and Jamie Smith are the 2018 recipients of the Dietrich College’s Graduate Student Teaching Award.
Dietrich College Student Named One of "Larry's Hometown Heroes”Monday, April 02, 2018
Dietrich College Student Named One of "Larry's Hometown Heroes”KDKA Radio’s annual event honors individuals who are giving back and making a difference in their local community.
Kevin Zollman Receives Mellon Foundation New Directions FellowshipFriday, March 30, 2018
Kevin Zollman Receives Mellon Foundation New Directions FellowshipNew Directions Fellowships are designed to enable mid-career scholars to pursue systematic training in areas outside of their specializations. The award will enable Zollman, a philosopher and game theory expert, to study behavioral and complexity economics.
David A. Tepper to Deliver Commencement Keynote, Dietrich College Senior To Give Student AddressThursday, March 29, 2018
David A. Tepper to Deliver Commencement Keynote, Dietrich College Senior To Give Student AddressTepper will receive an honorary degree, in addition to Ted Danson, Shafi Goldwasser and Ada Yonath. Cognitive science major Kevin Wainczak will be this year's student speaker.
Gender Equality at Work and “Thankless Tasks” for WomenThursday, March 29, 2018
Gender Equality at Work and “Thankless Tasks” for WomenNecessary job and office duties that come with little or no thanks and have no relevance for career growth or promotions are predominately undertaken by women. CMU’s Linda Babcock is part of a research team that has investigated how this impacts gender equality at work.
Deconstructing InequalityWednesday, March 28, 2018
Deconstructing InequalityAs part of the Dietrich College Grand Challenge Seminar, nearly 60 students are examining different demonstrations of inequality.
“Sweet” Events To Learn About Dietrich College MajorsWednesday, March 28, 2018
“Sweet” Events To Learn About Dietrich College MajorsUndergraduate students interested in pursing additional or alternative majors won’t want to miss these upcoming events each department is hosting.
Lisa Tetrault Wins Dietrich College’s Elliot Dunlap Smith AwardWednesday, March 28, 2018
Lisa Tetrault Wins Dietrich College’s Elliot Dunlap Smith AwardThe Department of History’s Lisa Tetrault has won the 2017-18 Elliot Dunlap Smith Award for Distinguished Teaching and Educational Service.
Satirist Gerald Costanzo Returns With “Regular Haunts”Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Satirist Gerald Costanzo Returns With “Regular Haunts”Never one to shy away from using wit and satire to poetically describe American life, Costanzo deconstructs a fleeting, popular and consumer culture in his new book, “Regular Haunts.”
Two Jim Daniels Books Named Finalists for Foreword Reviews INDIES Book of the Year AwardsTuesday, March 27, 2018
Two Jim Daniels Books Named Finalists for Foreword Reviews INDIES Book of the Year AwardsThe awards are designed to highlight, review and share the best books from university and independent publishers. Daniels’ books, “Challenges to the Dream: The Best of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards at Carnegie Mellon University” and “Street Calligraphy” are nominated.
CMU Neuroscience and Engineering Team Receives Chuck Noll Foundation GrantTuesday, March 27, 2018
CMU Neuroscience and Engineering Team Receives Chuck Noll Foundation GrantNeuroscientists Marlene Behrmann and Michael J. Tarr will work with engineers Pulkit Grover and Shawn Kelly to further refine a custom EEG that is the first non-invasive, high-resolution system of its kind.
RSVP to the Dietrich College Declaration DinnerMonday, March 26, 2018
RSVP to the Dietrich College Declaration DinnerThe Declaration Dinner is a night for Dietrich College sophomores to celebrate the halfway point in their academic journeys.
Advocating for the Humanities in D.C.Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Advocating for the Humanities in D.C.Carnegie Mellon's David Shumway and Christopher Warren participated in the events aimed at advocating for federally funded humanities programs. Their involvement highlights CMU’s strong standing in the humanities.
Save the Date: “Brunch and Buggy” During Spring CarnivalWednesday, March 21, 2018
Save the Date: “Brunch and Buggy” During Spring CarnivalSpring Carnival 2018 is just around the corner, and Dietrich College has a front-row seat to all of the action.
Alumnus Honors Mister Rogers LegacyMonday, March 19, 2018
Alumnus Honors Mister Rogers LegacyFifty years after "Mister Rogers Nighborhood" first aired on PBS, Carnegie Mellon graduate Junlei Li continues to preserve Fred Rogers' legacy.
CMU Celebrates Pittsburgh Women in Data ScienceMonday, March 19, 2018
CMU Celebrates Pittsburgh Women in Data ScienceWomen in Data Science (WiDS), a conference made up of many satellite events in cities around the world, came to Pittsburgh for the first time in March.
Have an Unpaid or Low-paying Summer Internship?Friday, March 16, 2018
Have an Unpaid or Low-paying Summer Internship?The Summer Internship Opportunity Grants Program is designed to help undergraduate students achieve their career goals without having a large overhead. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 6.
Applicants to Carnegie Mellon Surge to Record High, Building in Quality and DiversityThursday, March 15, 2018
Applicants to Carnegie Mellon Surge to Record High, Building in Quality and DiversityCarnegie Mellon University attracted a record-breaking 24,351 applicants for admission to the Class of 2022, a 19 percent increase over last year's pool. Specifically, Dietrich College applicants increased by 29 percent.
In Two New Books, Sharon Dilworth Takes on Pittsburgh and ParisWednesday, March 14, 2018
In Two New Books, Sharon Dilworth Takes on Pittsburgh and ParisIn two new books out this year, Dilworth uses her fiction to explore two very distinct places.
A Transformation to Learning EngineeringWednesday, March 14, 2018
A Transformation to Learning EngineeringBror Saxberg, vice president of learning science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, gave the fourth annual CMU Simon Initiative Distinguished Lecture. Saxberg discussed challenges in education, different learning science applications, examples of learning engineering and what his learning science group at CZI is trying to do.
Children's School Family Festival Goes WildWednesday, March 14, 2018
Children's School Family Festival Goes WildFamily Festival is designed to be student-led to allow children to switch roles with adults as the experts. They could tour nine rooms of demonstrations, displays, activities and games by 96 preschool and kindergarten students.
#StatMadness: Pitt, CMU and Schell Games Team Takes On Yale in Round ThreeTuesday, March 13, 2018
#StatMadness: Pitt, CMU and Schell Games Team Takes On Yale in Round ThreeThe educational technology game “Night Shift” has advanced to round three of #StatMadness. Voting ends Thursday, March 15 at midnight.
The Learning Brain is Less Flexible Than We ThoughtMonday, March 12, 2018
The Learning Brain is Less Flexible Than We ThoughtNew research from Carnegie Mellon and University of Pittsburgh finds that, when learning a new task, the brain is less flexible than previously thought.
Film Screening: Talking Black in AmericaFriday, March 09, 2018
Film Screening: Talking Black in AmericaThe film will screen for the first time in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, April 11 on CMU’s campus. Walt Wolfram, executive producer, will introduce the film.
Farnam Jahanian Named President of Carnegie Mellon UniversityThursday, March 08, 2018
Farnam Jahanian Named President of Carnegie Mellon UniversityKnown for his enthusiastic engagement with students and his deep understanding for the CMU experience, Jahanian has been appointed as the 10th president of the University.
Revolutionizing the Study of TalkWednesday, March 07, 2018
Revolutionizing the Study of TalkThe advent of systems such as Google, YouTube and Wikipedia has made it seem as if all types of information are accessible at all times. Yet, for people who study spoken language in realistic conversations, none of those resources really help. Psychology Professor Brian MacWhinney has spent the past three decades addressing this gap.
Recap: Everything I Learned in the 17 Years Since I GraduatedFriday, March 02, 2018
Recap: Everything I Learned in the 17 Years Since I GraduatedSanjay Patel is a serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of GuestBook, a hospitality enablement software platform. He returned to CMU's campus for a lecture in the Dietrich College Entrepreneurship Series.
Pitt and CMU’s "Night Shift" Advances to Round Two of #StatMadnessFriday, March 02, 2018
Pitt and CMU’s "Night Shift" Advances to Round Two of #StatMadnessResearch led by the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC has advanced to the second round of the bracket-style tournament designed to pick the best ideas in biomedical science.
CMU To Host Conference on Ethics and AIThursday, March 01, 2018
CMU To Host Conference on Ethics and AISessions will explore topics such as equity of access and impact, trust in human and human-machine relationships, policy and regulation of technological advances and how technology can empower people.
International Film Festival to Focus on “Faces of (In)Equality,” March 22-April 8Tuesday, February 27, 2018
International Film Festival to Focus on “Faces of (In)Equality,” March 22-April 8Carnegie Mellon University’s 12th annual International Film Festival is taking place March 22 through April 8 and will focus on inequality.
Global Women in Data Science Conference Comes to CMUTuesday, February 27, 2018
Global Women in Data Science Conference Comes to CMUHappening March 9, 2018, this all-day conference will come to the Cohon University Center on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus with the purpose to inspire and education data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field.
Professors’ Black History Month Picks of Oft-Overlooked AuthorsTuesday, February 27, 2018
Professors’ Black History Month Picks of Oft-Overlooked AuthorsDepartment of English professors were asked to create a list of great black authors every student should know to recognize Black History Month.
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham To Lead Carnegie Mellon’s New Neuroscience InstituteTuesday, February 27, 2018
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham To Lead Carnegie Mellon’s New Neuroscience InstituteBuilding on years of momentum in advancing brain science research, CMU has appointed renowned auditory neuroscientist Barbara Shinn-Cunningham to help establish a new, cross-disciplinary neuroscience institute that will create innovative tools and technologies critical to advancing brain science.
#StatMadness: Pitt, CMU Researchers Face-Off Against Caltech in Round OneMonday, February 26, 2018
#StatMadness: Pitt, CMU Researchers Face-Off Against Caltech in Round OneStat, a medical and health sciences news outlet, has brought back its bracket-style tournament to pick the best ideas in biomedical science.
Barmer Maps Out a Friday RitualMonday, February 26, 2018
Barmer Maps Out a Friday RitualCreator of the Pittsburgh Lenten Fish Fry Map, she is taking Fridays off to feed her passion at lunch and dinner.
A Lab School Community Grows in Pittsburgh—And Attracts International VisitorsMonday, February 26, 2018
A Lab School Community Grows in Pittsburgh—And Attracts International VisitorsSeven student teachers from South Korea's Duksung Women's University interned for two weeks at the Children's School or at one of its neighboring early childhood education centers.
Apply Now: Senior Honors Program and Senior Honors Fellowship ProgramMonday, February 26, 2018
Apply Now: Senior Honors Program and Senior Honors Fellowship ProgramThe Senior Honors and Honors Fellowship programs are opportunities for students to develop a thesis with the guidance of a faculty member.
Dietrich Day 2018: Celebrate What Dietrich College Has to OfferMonday, February 26, 2018
Dietrich Day 2018: Celebrate What Dietrich College Has to OfferThe Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host Dietrich Day on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 on the CFA Lawn.
Phishing Attacks: Researchers Identify How Criminals’ Strategies May Lead to Success or FailureMonday, February 26, 2018
Phishing Attacks: Researchers Identify How Criminals’ Strategies May Lead to Success or FailureTo begin to understand the psychology of criminals’ behaviors in cybersecurity and how it can be used to prevent phishing attacks, CMU researchers identified how adversaries may be more successful when they exploit specific phishing strategies than when they use other less successful ones.
Using the Quantitative Social Sciences Scholars Program To Jumpstart a Data Science CareerMonday, February 26, 2018
Using the Quantitative Social Sciences Scholars Program To Jumpstart a Data Science CareerCrediting Dietrich College’s QSSS Program for allowing him to pursue his passions, Manojit “Jit” Nandi (DC’14) reflects on his time at CMU and shares his excitement for his new career move.
So Much Love in the RoomFriday, February 23, 2018
So Much Love in the RoomOn CMU's campus in the fall of 2004, Faryal Khan-Thompson and Jaleni Thompson met for the first time during their first-year student orientation.
Cancelled: Lila Abu-Lughod To Give Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women’s HistoryFriday, February 23, 2018
Cancelled: Lila Abu-Lughod To Give Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women’s HistoryColumbia University’s Lila Abu-Lughod will speak at CMU’s 12th annual Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women’s History.
From CMU Classrooms to CBS NewsFriday, February 23, 2018
From CMU Classrooms to CBS NewsAlumna Laura Podesta’s career in broadcast journalism began with an internship while a CMU student. She is now a part of the CBS News team.
Behavioral Economics, Policy and Organizations Major Takes OffThursday, February 22, 2018
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 ProfessorshipsTuesday, February 20, 2018
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 PittsburghTuesday, February 20, 2018
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 10Friday, February 09, 2018
Marx@200 Art Exhibition To Run April 6 – June 10Karl 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