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NOVA Examines the History of ViolenceCarnegie Mellon University researcher contributes to a NOVA program, bringing his expertise in data analysis to crawl through documents to explore the violence in the written record.
Fred Rogers' Neighbors: A Carnegie Mellon StoryCMU recently highlighted connections to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” including the work of Psychology Department alumna Hedda Sharapan (DC 1965).
Incentivizing Innovation in the Humanities and Social SciencesThe Carnegie Mellon University community gathered this fall to celebrate the installation of Richard Scheines as the inaugural Bess Family Dean’s Chair of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Roeder Named 2020 AAAS FellowTuesday, November 26, 2019
Roeder Named 2020 AAAS FellowThe American Association for the Advancement of Science recognizes Kathryn Roeder for her distinguished contributions to statistical genetics and genomics methodology.
John Milton's Freedom of the Press Pamphlet Printers FoundSaturday, November 23, 2019
John Milton's Freedom of the Press Pamphlet Printers FoundResearchers from Carnegie Mellon University have attributed the printing of Areopagitica to two, possibly three, London printers.
60 Minutes highlights advances in CMU brain science researchThursday, November 21, 2019
60 Minutes highlights advances in CMU brain science researchLesley Stahl, a correspondent with the CBS program “60 Minutes,” returns to the Carnegie Mellon University campus to speak with Marcel Just about the use of brain imaging and machine learning to identify thoughts.
Carnegie Mellon System Locates Shooters Using Smartphone VideoThursday, November 21, 2019
Carnegie Mellon System Locates Shooters Using Smartphone VideoResearchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Human Rights Science and Language Technologies Institute have developed a system that can accurately locate a shooter based on video recordings from as few as three smartphones.
Cognitive Neuroscience Society Honors Behrmann for Distinguished CareerFriday, November 15, 2019
Cognitive Neuroscience Society Honors Behrmann for Distinguished CareerCarnegie Mellon University’s Marlene Behrmann, the Thomas S. Baker University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, has been awarded the Fred Kavli Distinguished Career Contributions award.
Life Experience Critical for Managing Type 2 DiabetesFriday, November 15, 2019
Life Experience Critical for Managing Type 2 DiabetesA team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that age plays a critical role in the well-being of people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
Fall Speaker Series from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards Welcomes Two CMU AlumnaeThursday, November 14, 2019
Fall Speaker Series from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards Welcomes Two CMU AlumnaeDepartment of English alumnae Shannon Gibeny (DC 1997) and Sarah Valentine (DC 2000) held readings and Q&A sessions on their work.
Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 16 StudentsThursday, November 14, 2019
Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 16 StudentsCMU’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK) has inducted 16 students, including nine from the Dietrich College.
Study: Conflict of Interest Disclosures Don’t Alter the Recommendations of Peer ReviewersMonday, November 11, 2019
Study: Conflict of Interest Disclosures Don’t Alter the Recommendations of Peer ReviewersA new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard and the University of California, San Francisco suggests that conflict of interest disclosures have no impact on journal reviewers, even when the authors of submitted research papers did, in fact, report conflicts.
Shinn-Cunningham Receives ProfessorshipMonday, November 11, 2019
Shinn-Cunningham Receives ProfessorshipCarnegie Mellon University's Barbara Shinn-Cunningham received the George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professorship in Auditory Neuroscience at a ceremony Nov. 6.
Study Finds Girls and Boys Have Equal Math AbilityFriday, November 08, 2019
Study Finds Girls and Boys Have Equal Math AbilityNew research at Carnegie Mellon University indicates that there is no gender disparity in how children learn and perform math skills
In Hunting for Cures, Ethics Can Strengthen Clinical TrialsWednesday, November 06, 2019
In Hunting for Cures, Ethics Can Strengthen Clinical TrialsAlex John London examines the ethics of clinical trial portfolios.
Joseph Mertz Named Director of Carnegie Mellon’s Information Systems ProgramTuesday, November 05, 2019
Joseph Mertz Named Director of Carnegie Mellon’s Information Systems ProgramMertz was named the program’s interim director last July. He succeeds Randy Weinberg, who led the program for 18 years and retired in 2018.
Why Tech Needs Humanities MajorsFriday, November 01, 2019
Why Tech Needs Humanities MajorsLeslie Robertson (DC 1989), vice president of software development at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, recently brought her experience in the tech industry to an interactive talk and roundtable discussion for the Dietrich College Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.
Historian Examines Japan’s Unexpected Alliance with Nazi GermanyFriday, November 01, 2019