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 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 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