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 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 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