CMU Researchers Identify How Learning and Decision-Making Share a Common Underlying Brain MechanismIn a pair of recently published papers, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, along with local and international collaborators, shed light on how specific circuits in the brain can simultaneously make decisions and learn from their outcomes.
More Than 50 Seniors Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa SocietyFifty-six seniors were inducted into Carnegie Mellon’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Celebrating the Class of 2019The Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences honors our 2019 graduates.
Two Promising Educators Recognized With the Gretchen Goldsmith Lankford AwardFriday, May 17, 2019
Two Promising Educators Recognized With the Gretchen Goldsmith Lankford Award
Four Fulbright Scholars Share Dietrich College ConnectionFriday, May 17, 2019
Four Fulbright Scholars Share Dietrich College ConnectionFour seniors with majors or minors in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences have been named Fulbright Scholars.
Tatyana Gershkovich Wins Prestigious Berlin Prize, First Fellow from CMUFriday, May 17, 2019
Tatyana Gershkovich Wins Prestigious Berlin Prize, First Fellow from CMUThe American Academy in Berlin has awarded the Department of Modern Languages’ Tatyana Gershkovich a prestigious Berlin Prize for fall 2019.
Undergraduates Showcase Research at Meeting of the MindsThursday, May 16, 2019
Undergraduates Showcase Research at Meeting of the MindsDietrich College students were among undergraduates giving poster sessions, interactive demonstrations and oral presentations at Meeting of the Minds.
Carnegie Mellon Launches Executive Program in Behavioral EconomicsWednesday, May 15, 2019
Carnegie Mellon Launches Executive Program in Behavioral EconomicsThe inaugural Executive Program in Behavioral Economics will be offered July 29-Aug. 2.
Program for Deliberative Democracy Explores the Issue of Abortion in AmericaWednesday, May 15, 2019
Program for Deliberative Democracy Explores the Issue of Abortion in AmericaCMU’s Program for Deliberative Democracy recently presented results from its Deliberative Forum on the Issue of Abortion in America to Pennsylvania lawmakers.
RoboTutor Team Awaits Global Learning XPRIZE ResultMonday, May 13, 2019
RoboTutor Team Awaits Global Learning XPRIZE ResultTeam members of RoboTutor LLC — who have spent years developing open-source software that children can use to teach themselves basic reading, writing and mathematics — are anxiously awaiting the results of the Global Learning XPRIZE competition.
Green Energy Nudges Come With a Hidden CostMonday, May 13, 2019
Green Energy Nudges Come With a Hidden CostNew research from the Department of Social and Decision Sciences finds popular green energy “nudges” can decrease support for policies with far greater impact.
Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of AmericaThursday, May 09, 2019
Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of AmericaA new book from CMU’s Joe Trotter draws upon several generations of African American history that started during the early 20th century.
CMU Climbing Team Ascends to New HeightsWednesday, May 08, 2019
CMU Climbing Team Ascends to New HeightsLearn about the CMU Climbing Team and Head Coach Erika Giuse, a junior information systems major.
Dataset Bridges Human Vision and Machine LearningWednesday, May 08, 2019
Dataset Bridges Human Vision and Machine LearningNeuroscientists and computer vision scientists have created a new dataset of unprecedented size to help researchers better understand how the brain processes images.
Shinn-Cunningham Earns Silver Medal from Acoustical Society of AmericaWednesday, May 08, 2019
Shinn-Cunningham Earns Silver Medal from Acoustical Society of AmericaRenowned auditory neuroscientist Barbara Shinn-Cunningham has been named the 2019 recipient of the Helmholtz Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal in Psychological and Physiological Acoustics and Speech Communication.
CMU Launches Undergraduate Program in Film and Visual MediaMonday, May 06, 2019
CMU Launches Undergraduate Program in Film and Visual MediaThe program, based in the Department of English, will focus on the critical study of screenwriting an don films as cultural and political texts.
Suicide Rates Spike Nationally Among Youth After "13 Reasons Why" ReleaseWednesday, May 01, 2019
Suicide Rates Spike Nationally Among Youth After "13 Reasons Why" ReleaseA new research study by Professor of Statistics Joel Greenhouse and collaborators reports the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" was associated with a significant increase in monthly suicide rates among U.S. youth aged 10 to 17 years.
Roeder Elected to National Academy of SciencesWednesday, May 01, 2019
Roeder Elected to National Academy of SciencesKathryn Roeder, UPMC Professor of Statistics and Life Sciences, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Roberta Klatzky Honored by Association for Psychological ScienceWednesday, May 01, 2019
Roberta Klatzky Honored by Association for Psychological ScienceCarnegie Mellon’s Roberta L. Klatzky, a world-renowned expert in cognition, has received the 2019 APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award.
CMU, University of Pretoria Create New Partnership For Human Rights AccountabilityMonday, April 29, 2019
CMU, University of Pretoria Create New Partnership For Human Rights AccountabilityCMU’s Center for Human Rights Science (CHRS) and the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria in South Africa have established a strategic partnership.
Gabriele Maier Wins Dietrich College’s Elliot Dunlap Smith AwardFriday, April 26, 2019
Gabriele Maier Wins Dietrich College’s Elliot Dunlap Smith AwardThe Department of Modern Languages’ Gabriele Maier is the recipient of the 2018-19 Elliot Dunlap Smith Award.
Carnegie Mellon, University of Michigan to Co-host Religious Diversity Panel May 6Thursday, April 25, 2019
Carnegie Mellon, University of Michigan to Co-host Religious Diversity Panel May 6The Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE) and the University of Michigan’s Center for Social Solutions will co-host “Our Compelling Interests: Out of Many Faiths” on May 6.
Life@CMU Study Measures Student Stress, DepressionThursday, April 25, 2019
Life@CMU Study Measures Student Stress, DepressionCarnegie Mellon University is turning to its strength in research to help enhance the student experience.
A New Way To Learn About LearningThursday, April 25, 2019
A New Way To Learn About LearningCarnegie Mellon and University of Pittsburgh researchers show how aliens, video games and brain patterns provide insights into adult learning.
Celebrating Women in Data ScienceWednesday, April 24, 2019
Celebrating Women in Data ScienceThe Department of Statistics & Data Science hosted the second annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Pittsburgh conference April 4–6.
Abalos Researches Music Through StorytellingWednesday, April 17, 2019
Abalos Researches Music Through StorytellingTheresa Abalos, a junior studying global studies and music performance, wants to help people feel the world through sound.
Jim Daniels Launches ‘The Perp Walk’ at City of Asylum EventWednesday, April 17, 2019
Jim Daniels Launches ‘The Perp Walk’ at City of Asylum EventDietrich College’s Jim Daniels will release his newest collection of short stories, “The Perp Walk,” on May 1.
Behrmann, Glymour, Trotter Elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesWednesday, April 17, 2019
Behrmann, Glymour, Trotter Elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesMarlene Behrmann, Clark Glymour and Joe William Trotter, Jr., are among the more than 200 new members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Town Hall Gets to the Heart of the Humanities at CMUMonday, April 15, 2019
Town Hall Gets to the Heart of the Humanities at CMUDietrich College Dean Richard Scheines held a town hall to discuss the humanities and how to create a stronger sense of community within the field.
CMU Historian Receives Guggenheim FellowshipMonday, April 15, 2019
CMU Historian Receives Guggenheim FellowshipThe Department of History’s Edmund Russell has been named one of 168 scholars, artists and writers selected for a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship.
Scholar-in-Residence Led 2019 Pulitzer Prize-Winning TeamMonday, April 15, 2019
Scholar-in-Residence Led 2019 Pulitzer Prize-Winning TeamThis interview features two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Shribman, a Scholar-in-Residence at the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Celebration of Education Recipients AnnouncedMonday, April 08, 2019
Celebration of Education Recipients AnnouncedNine members of the Dietrich College community will be recognized at the 2019 Celebration of Education ceremony.
Douse Dean Richard Scheines to Benefit the Special OlympicsFriday, April 05, 2019
Douse Dean Richard Scheines to Benefit the Special OlympicsSpring Carnival’s third Douse-A-Dean is taking place Friday, April 12. Dean Richard Scheines will participate from 1:30 to 2 p.m.
CMU Celebrates Value of Graduate, Professional StudentsThursday, April 04, 2019
CMU Celebrates Value of Graduate, Professional StudentsCasey Roark, a Ph.D. candidate in cognitive psychology, is being honored as the recipient of the Graduate Student Teaching Award during CMU's annual Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.
Reineke Helps Students With Public Speaking SkillsThursday, April 04, 2019
Reineke Helps Students With Public Speaking SkillsJuliann Reineke, a Dietrich College alumna and associate director of CMU's Global Communication Center, helps students develop presentation skills to defend their thesis and explain their research.
Sharon Carver Named Associate Dean for Academic AffairsThursday, March 28, 2019
Sharon Carver Named Associate Dean for Academic AffairsTeaching Professor of Psychology and Children’s School Director Sharon Carver will assume this additional leadership role July 1.
Carnegie Mellon Celebrates Five Years of Success and Student Exploration in Washington, D.C.Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Carnegie Mellon Celebrates Five Years of Success and Student Exploration in Washington, D.C.Five alumni from the Carnegie Mellon University Washington Semester Program reflect on their experiences in the nation’s capital.
Ledford Negotiates for Climate Change at CMUMonday, March 25, 2019
Ledford Negotiates for Climate Change at CMUThis staff spotlight features Ayana Ledford, director of diversity and inclusion for the Dietrich and Heinz colleges, and executive director of PROGRESS, which teaches young girls and women how to negotiate.
Scouting and Scoring: Historian Looks for What’s Behind the Data in BaseballMonday, March 25, 2019
Scouting and Scoring: Historian Looks for What’s Behind the Data in BaseballIn his new book, historian Christopher Phillips uses baseball to ask questions about how we make judgments in the modern world.
Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect DietMonday, March 25, 2019
Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect DietNico Slate’s new book is the first to focus solely on the connection among Gandhi’s food choices, politics and beliefs.
Technology, Music and Art Come Together at TripTechWednesday, March 20, 2019
Technology, Music and Art Come Together at TripTechThe teaching, coding and hip-hop worlds will converge at TripTech, taking place March 28-30 and in collaboration with Google.
Pittsburgh Humanities Festival Presents ‘Smart Talk About Stuff That Matters’Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Pittsburgh Humanities Festival Presents ‘Smart Talk About Stuff That Matters’Presented in part by CMU’s Humanities Center, the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival will run March 22-24 and feature 16 events and one partner event.
New Study Reshapes Understanding of How the Brain Recovers from InjuryWednesday, March 20, 2019
New Study Reshapes Understanding of How the Brain Recovers from InjuryA new study from the Department of Psychology’s Brad Mahon could help facilitate the development of more effective interventions to encourage vision recovery in stroke patients.
Thanking and Apologizing: Talk That Isn't CheapThursday, March 14, 2019
Thanking and Apologizing: Talk That Isn't CheapNew research presents a framework for understanding why thanking, apologizing, bragging and blaming matter so much and reveals the underlying psychology.
The Balance of AI, Ethics and the MilitaryThursday, March 14, 2019
The Balance of AI, Ethics and the MilitaryDavid Danks discusses CMU's role in shaping nationwide discussion on AI, ethics and the military.
Carnegie Mellon Launches Global Communication and Applied Translation Master's Degree ProgramWednesday, March 13, 2019
Carnegie Mellon Launches Global Communication and Applied Translation Master's Degree ProgramCarnegie Mellon University is now enrolling students in a Master of Arts in Global Communication and Applied Translation Program that will launch in fall 2019.
Deirdre Cooper Owens To Give Margaret Morrison Distinguished LectureMonday, March 11, 2019
Deirdre Cooper Owens To Give Margaret Morrison Distinguished LectureThe annual talk will be given by award-winning historian Deirdre Cooper Owens and will focus on the creation of American gynecology on disadvantaged bodies.
International Film Festival to Focus on “FACES OF WO/MEN,” March 21-April 7Friday, March 08, 2019
International Film Festival to Focus on “FACES OF WO/MEN,” March 21-April 7The 2019 CMU International Film Festival will feature films that explore the complexities of gender and constructing one’s identity.
Celebrating 100 Years of Modern Languages at CMUFriday, March 08, 2019
Celebrating 100 Years of Modern Languages at CMUIn honor of 100 years of modern languages at CMU, the Department of Modern Languages hosted the symposium Communicating Across Cultures.
CMU Launches Undergraduate Degree Program in Economics and PoliticsFriday, March 08, 2019
CMU Launches Undergraduate Degree Program in Economics and PoliticsCarnegie Mellon University has introduced a new bachelor's degree of science program in economics and politics, a joint effort between the Institute for Politics and Strategy and the Undergraduate Economics Program.
Emmy Award-winning Journalist Makes HistoryThursday, March 07, 2019
Emmy Award-winning Journalist Makes HistoryAlumna Nitya Chambers took home the college’s first Emmy Award for “Explore Parts Unknown,” CNN’s digital home for the acclaimed series starring the late Anthony Bourdain.
Three Ways Studying Organic Chemistry Changes the BrainWednesday, March 06, 2019
Three Ways Studying Organic Chemistry Changes the BrainA new study from the Department of Psychology’s Marcel Just and Timothy Keller shows that learning scientific information results in three types of changes in the brain.
Better To Include Your Better Half in Social Posts, Study FindsWednesday, March 06, 2019
Better To Include Your Better Half in Social Posts, Study FindsNew research from the Department of Psychology’s Juwon Lee explores romantic relationships and social media.
Carnegie Mellon, Duke Lower Barriers to Conducting Educational ResearchWednesday, March 06, 2019
Carnegie Mellon, Duke Lower Barriers to Conducting Educational ResearchCarnegie Mellon and Duke universities have shared newly available free tools that will significantly lower the barriers to conducting ethical educational research.
Duo Selected as Finalist for NFL's Inaugural Big Data BowlMonday, February 25, 2019
Duo Selected as Finalist for NFL's Inaugural Big Data BowlBrendon Gu and Peter Wu will travel to Indianapolis this week for the NFL Scouting Combine, where they will outline their suggestion and the analytics that shaped it.
Star Student-Athlete is on Track for Medical CareerWednesday, February 20, 2019
Star Student-Athlete is on Track for Medical CareerA good doctor must be driven and committed to helping others. Carnegie Mellon University senior Debi Bhanja is both.
Acclaimed Environmental Historian Joins the Dietrich CollegeWednesday, February 13, 2019
Acclaimed Environmental Historian Joins the Dietrich CollegeEdmund Russell, a trailblazer in the field of environmental history, has joined the Dietrich College as a professor of history.
2019 Alumni Award Honorees AnnouncedTuesday, February 12, 2019
2019 Alumni Award Honorees AnnouncedCMU’s Alumni Association announced 11 honorees for the 2019 Alumni Awards, including two from the Dietrich College: Eileen R. Heisman and Farah Y. Zaman, Esq.
Sneak Preview: Carnegie Mellon International Film FestivalTuesday, February 12, 2019
Sneak Preview: Carnegie Mellon International Film FestivalWatch “Woman at War," a sneak preview of CMU’s 2019 International Film Festival at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 in the Cohon University Center’s McConomy Auditorium.
Why Does Bribery Work?Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Why Does Bribery Work?A recent study from Dietrich College’s Silvia Saccardo suggests that greed, not the willingness to return the favor, is the main reason people give in to bribery.
Smartphone-based Mindfulness Training Reduces Loneliness, Increases Social ContactMonday, February 11, 2019
Smartphone-based Mindfulness Training Reduces Loneliness, Increases Social ContactCarnegie Mellon study finds acceptance skills are key to improvements in social functioning.
Institute for Politics and Strategy Graduate Students Explore Career Opportunities in Nation’s CapitalFriday, February 08, 2019
Institute for Politics and Strategy Graduate Students Explore Career Opportunities in Nation’s CapitalStudents in the International Relations and Politics Accelerated Master’s Program traveled to Washington, D.C., in December to learn about career pathways.
Exploring Languages and Cultures Speaks to CMU StudentsTuesday, February 05, 2019
Exploring Languages and Cultures Speaks to CMU StudentsNearly half of all Carnegie Mellon University graduates take classes in the Department of Modern Languages.
Ethics should be integral to artificial intelligence development, says Carnegie Mellon expertMonday, February 04, 2019
Ethics should be integral to artificial intelligence development, says Carnegie Mellon expertPhilosophy Department Head David Danks speaks about ethics and artificial intelligence at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar.
Fall 2018 Dean’s List AnnouncedFriday, February 01, 2019
Fall 2018 Dean’s List AnnouncedCongratulations to all of the Carnegie Mellon University undergraduate students who have been named to Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Dean’s List.
Carnegie Mellon Historian, Collaborating Artists Debut "Casop: A Requiem for Rice"Thursday, January 31, 2019
Carnegie Mellon Historian, Collaborating Artists Debut "Casop: A Requiem for Rice"“Casop: A Requiem for Rice” a new contemporary classical symphonic work that tells the stories of Africans enslaved on Lowcountry South Carolina and Georgia rice plantations, will premiere at 7 p.m., Feb. 13, at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.
Alumnus, Students Join Pittsburgh Community at Racial Justice SummitMonday, January 28, 2019
Alumnus, Students Join Pittsburgh Community at Racial Justice SummitKevin Jarbo, a President's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Social and Decision Sciences Department, and Phoebe Dinh, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology, serve on the Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit’s planning committee.
Charting Your CourseFriday, January 25, 2019
Charting Your CoursePhil Simon (DC 1993) has gone from working in the world of corporate human resources to being his own boss.
Video, Photos from 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing AwardsFriday, January 25, 2019
Video, Photos from 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing AwardsThe 20th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards at Carnegie Mellon University brought together students from across western Pennsylvania.
Dietrich College Alumna Fights Human Trafficking With AIWednesday, January 23, 2019
Dietrich College Alumna Fights Human Trafficking With AIEmily Kennedy (DC 2012) transformed her senior honors thesis into a company that develops sophisticated machine learning tools to stop human trafficking.
A Lifelong Passion Drives This Champion for DiversityWednesday, January 16, 2019
A Lifelong Passion Drives This Champion for DiversityLisa Feigen Dugal (DC 1984) is a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and leads Women in Technology and Academic/Strategic Partnerships.
The Latest Cool Classes in the Dietrich CollegeFriday, January 11, 2019
The Latest Cool Classes in the Dietrich CollegeCheck out some of the intriguing courses from the fall semester, including data and rhetoric in storytelling and politics, as well as how technology is changing warfare.
Students’ End-of-Semester Projects Tackle Real-World ChallengesFriday, January 11, 2019
Students’ End-of-Semester Projects Tackle Real-World ChallengesMany Dietrich College courses throughout the fall 2018 semester culminated in capstone or final projects that focused on innovation, creativity and problem-solving.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards Reaches 20 YearsTuesday, January 08, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards Reaches 20 YearsWhat started as a small contest for a few Pittsburgh public schools has expanded into a program that reaches hundreds of students across western Pennsylvania every year.
Researchers and Designers At PlayTuesday, January 08, 2019
Researchers and Designers At PlayCarnegie Mellon University’s Children’s School partners with departments across campus to conduct user testing for projects in areas such as software development and product design.
Effective Science Communication Begins With CollaborationMonday, January 07, 2019
Effective Science Communication Begins With CollaborationBaruch Fischhoff says the key to communicating scientific research is simple: Collaborate. His paper “Evaluating science communication” was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
From CMU to Capitol Hill: Alumna Heads To WashingtonThursday, January 03, 2019