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Thinking Outside the BrainAlumnus Matthew Botvinick uses neuroscience and psychology to ensure DeepMind’s AI systems create a better, and more helpful, world for all
Eight Dietrich College Seniors Named Andrew Carnegie Society ScholarsACS Scholars are Carnegie Mellon undergraduate students who combine high academic standards with extracurricular activities.
Faith, Truth and Forgiveness: How Your Brain Processes Abstract ThoughtResearchers at Carnegie Mellon University have uncovered the regions of the brain that form abstract thoughts.
Obituary: David William Miller Was an Acclaimed Scholar of Irish and Religious HistoryFriday, October 25, 2019
Obituary: David William Miller Was an Acclaimed Scholar of Irish and Religious HistoryHistory Professor Emeritus David W. Miller is remembered for his scholarly work and dedication to teaching and mentoring.
New Minor Aims to Shift Thinking About Advancing TechnologiesTuesday, October 22, 2019
New Minor Aims to Shift Thinking About Advancing TechnologiesThe minor Societal & Human Impacts of Future Technologies aims to shift how students study advancing technologies like AI and robotics.
SURF Recipient Deciphers Prison DataFriday, October 18, 2019
SURF Recipient Deciphers Prison DataDietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences senior Ben Klingensmith received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship to examine data on the state’s county jails.
Eve Marder To Receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain SciencesFriday, October 18, 2019
Eve Marder To Receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain SciencesCarnegie Mellon University will award the Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Science to renowned neuroscientist Eve Marder of Brandeis University. Marder is known for pioneering studies of neural circuits.
Research Illustrates Legacy of Latin American ComicsFriday, October 18, 2019
Research Illustrates Legacy of Latin American ComicsThe archive will enable researchers to visualize and employ comic strips and books created in Latin America from the 1920s to the present.
CMU-led Team Uses AI to Help Machines Play Nice with HumansTuesday, October 15, 2019
CMU-led Team Uses AI to Help Machines Play Nice with HumansAn interdisciplinary group of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University has received a $2.8 million DARPA grant to enhance machine-human team collaborations.
Taking the Scenic Route to CMUTuesday, October 15, 2019
Taking the Scenic Route to CMUFirst-year student Eva Gerstle spent her gap year hiking the entire Appalachian Trail.
Christopher Genovese Reappointed Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Statistics & Data ScienceMonday, October 14, 2019
Christopher Genovese Reappointed Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Statistics & Data ScienceThe number of undergraduate majors and the number of students taking statistics courses has doubled since Christopher Genovese has been head of the Department of Statistics & Data Science.
Sophomores Seeking Internships: Mark Your Calendars for Under ConstructionThursday, October 10, 2019
Sophomores Seeking Internships: Mark Your Calendars for Under ConstructionDietrich College sophomores can hear from alumni about the internship process at Under Construction: Internships on Thursday, Oct. 24.
“Jeopardy!” CMU Champions for $600, AlexThursday, October 10, 2019
“Jeopardy!” CMU Champions for $600, AlexDietrich alumna Lindsey Shultz (DC 2004) returns to the small screen in November to compete in the “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions.
David Danks Reappointed Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of PhilosophyWednesday, October 09, 2019
David Danks Reappointed Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of PhilosophyDanks has raised the visibility of his department, which emphasizes interdisciplinary research that impacts the real world in various areas.
Linda Babcock Reappointed Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Social and Decision SciencesTuesday, October 08, 2019
Linda Babcock Reappointed Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Social and Decision SciencesIn her first term, Babcock has initiated a new undergraduate major and two doctoral programs to ensure students across disciplines have the skills to tackle real-world problems.
Michael J. Tarr Reappointed Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of PsychologyMonday, October 07, 2019
Michael J. Tarr Reappointed Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of PsychologyTarr has introduced a variety of initiatives to engage faculty, staff and students in charting the future of CMU’s highly ranked Department of Psychology.
A Numbers GuyFriday, October 04, 2019
A Numbers GuyNick Citrone (DC 2016, 2017) leverages his statistics savvy gained at CMU to a behind-the-scenes career with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Announcing the Humanities@CMU InitiativeWednesday, October 02, 2019
Announcing the Humanities@CMU InitiativeDean Richard Scheines announces the Humanities@CMU Initiative, led by English Department Head Andreea Ritivoi.
Simon Initiative Tool Helps Students Polish Writing SkillsTuesday, October 01, 2019