Your Guide to Digital Humanities is HereScott Weingart and his team recently launched the Digital Humanities Literacy Guidebook as a capstone to a Mellon Foundation grant.
A Message From Dean ScheinesDietrich College shares a message of care with the community and highlights faculty experts who are joining in the national conversation about the coronavirus pandemic.
Finance Panel Kicks Off WiDS Virtual ConferenceThe Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference takes place annually at satellite locations around the world and, despite coronavirus, 2020 was no exception. More than 100 participants connected virtually for the opening talk of WiDS Pittsburgh@CMU on March 20.
Research Training Courses Open for RegistrationAre you a first- or second-year student interested in gaining more research experience? The Dietrich College Research Training Program (RTC) is a pathway for you to gain the experience you need to further your pursuits in academic research.
Why Can’t People Agree About Climate Change?A new study at Carnegie Mellon University explores why local perceptions often differ on contentious global issues, like climate change.
Graduate Student Teaching Award Winners AnnouncedAlexis Adams and Patience Stevens are the 2020 recipients of the Dietrich College Humanities and Social Sciences’ awards for teaching.
Pittsburgh Welcomes Women in Data ScienceCarnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host a virtual Women in Data Science event.
A Legacy of Continuity and TransformationMichal Friedman, visiting assistant professor of history, will be the inaugural recipient of the Jack Buncher Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies.
Carnegie Mellon Extends Forecasting of Flu-Like IllnessRyan Tibshirani, associate professor in CMU’s Statistics & Data Science and Machine Learning departments, is part of a team working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on forecasting COVID-19.
Raja Sooriamurthi Wins Dietrich College’s Elliott Dunlap Smith AwardThursday, March 12, 2020
Raja Sooriamurthi Wins Dietrich College’s Elliott Dunlap Smith AwardInformation Systems Program’s Raja Sooriamurthi was named the recipient of the Elliott Dunlap Smith Award in the Dietrich College.
Tibshirani Receives Department of Defense MURI AwardWednesday, March 11, 2020
Tibshirani Receives Department of Defense MURI AwardRyan Tibshirani is part of a multi-institutional team that has received a 2020 Department of Defense Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative award.
Carnegie Mellon Reimagines the English DegreeFriday, March 06, 2020
Carnegie Mellon Reimagines the English DegreeCarnegie Mellon University has relaunched its undergraduate English degree as the Bachelor of Arts in Literature & Culture.
Self-Deception Can Guide Financial AdviceThursday, March 05, 2020
Self-Deception Can Guide Financial AdviceA multi-institutional team of researchers explored different scenarios to evaluate the degree of self-deception when financial advisors make recommendations for their clients.
Anne Lambright Appointed Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Modern LanguagesThursday, March 05, 2020
Anne Lambright Appointed Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Modern LanguagesAnne Lambright has been named the next head of Dietrich College’s Department of Modern Languages, effective July 1.
Her Life’s WorkWednesday, March 04, 2020
Her Life’s WorkCarnegie Mellon University alumna Heather Arnet (DC 1997) never met her great-grandmother, but for her entire life, she’s been inspired by stories of her struggles and success as a suffragette.
Pre-College Prepares High School Students for Campus LifeWednesday, March 04, 2020
Pre-College Prepares High School Students for Campus LifeThe newest Pre-College summer program, Writing & Culture, has an intensive, integrated humanities curriculum.
Behrmann Honored for Contributions to ScienceMonday, March 02, 2020
Behrmann Honored for Contributions to ScienceCarnegie Mellon University’s Marlene Behrmann, Thomas S. Baker University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, has received the Cognitive Neuroscience Society’s Fred Kavli Distinguished Career Contributions Award as well as the Vision Sciences Society's 2020 Davida Teller Award.
Applications for Senior Honors Program & Fellowship OpenThursday, February 27, 2020
Applications for Senior Honors Program & Fellowship OpenRising seniors who may be interested in furthering their careers in academia, pursuing a creative project or exploring a career in research will be interested in the Senior Honors Program offered through the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Leading AI Scholars Featured in New Oral ArchiveTuesday, February 25, 2020
Leading AI Scholars Featured in New Oral ArchiveA multi-institutional study identified more than 50 new gene variants that are closely linked to symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder.
Roeder Honored for Contribution to StatisticsMonday, February 24, 2020
Roeder Honored for Contribution to StatisticsRoeder was honored for her outstanding contributions to statistical science in the areas of mixture models, semiparametric inference, and multiple testing, and to the development of statistical methods aimed at finding the genetic basis of human disease.
Student Spotlight: Shannon Werntz and the Girls of SteelThursday, February 20, 2020
Student Spotlight: Shannon Werntz and the Girls of SteelWhile pursuing her studies at Carnegie Mellon University, Shannon Werntz volunteers as an awards mentor with a local all-girls robotics team that is part of the FIRST robotics competition (FRC).
Say Hello to Dietrich College’s Student CommunicatorsWednesday, February 19, 2020
Say Hello to Dietrich College’s Student CommunicatorsCameron Monteith and Cassandra Scanlon will provide a student lens to the Dietrich College’s news stories and social media channels.
Obituary: Edwin Fenton Was Central to CMU’s Teaching, Outreach and ResearchWednesday, February 19, 2020
Obituary: Edwin Fenton Was Central to CMU’s Teaching, Outreach and ResearchEdwin “Ted” Fenton, a professor emeritus known for his significant contributions to education and his personal charm, died Feb. 8.
Celebrating the RevelatoryFriday, February 14, 2020
Celebrating the RevelatoryDietrich college researchers dispel myths to reveal the true experiences of African Americans and French-born women of African and Caribbean descent.
Examining the Various Threads of FreedomWednesday, February 12, 2020
Examining the Various Threads of FreedomDanielle Wenner discusses her recent paper, “Nondomination and the Limits of Relational Autonomy,” to examine the concept of autonomy through the prism of philosophy.
Largest Genetic Study Points to Autism CulpritsTuesday, February 11, 2020
Largest Genetic Study Points to Autism CulpritsA multi-institutional study identified more than 50 new gene variants that are closely linked to symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder.
Video, Photos from 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing AwardsTuesday, February 11, 2020
Video, Photos from 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing AwardsThe awards celebration featured readings of winning pieces, the presentation of the first-ever Special Drama Award and musical performances.
Local and Global Community Engagement on Display, Feb. 14Friday, February 07, 2020
Local and Global Community Engagement on Display, Feb. 14The Engaging Community event aims to connect students to fellow classmates who have studied or undertaken research abroad, as well as those who have completed service learning or community outreach locally or globally, offered in and outside Dietrich.
Rebecca Nugent Receives Fienberg ProfessorshipFriday, January 31, 2020
Rebecca Nugent Receives Fienberg ProfessorshipCarnegie Mellon University’s Rebecca Nugent received the Stephen E. and Joyce Fienberg Professorship in Statistics and Data Science at a ceremony during the fall semester.
Ramdas Honored for Efforts Improving Research ReproducibilityMonday, January 27, 2020
Ramdas Honored for Efforts Improving Research ReproducibilityNSF honors Aaditya Ramdas for exploring new statistical approaches to reduce the false-positive results that can occur naturally during large-scale hypothesis testing.
Seniors Leveraged Behavioral Economics to Improve NHL Fan EngagementFriday, January 24, 2020
Seniors Leveraged Behavioral Economics to Improve NHL Fan EngagementSeniors in the behavioral economics, policy and organizations major partnered with the NHL and Pittsburgh Penguins for the capstone course.
Fall 2019 Dean’s List AnnouncedTuesday, January 21, 2020
Fall 2019 Dean’s List AnnouncedCongratulations to all of the undergraduate students who have been named to the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s List for the Fall 2019 semester.
Simon Initiative Work in Rural Panama BeginsFriday, January 17, 2020
Simon Initiative Work in Rural Panama BeginsCarnegie Mellon University learning engineers are heading to rural Panama to help teachers improve student outcomes in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses.
Student Applications Now Open for Summer Global Tech Consulting ExperienceMonday, January 13, 2020
Student Applications Now Open for Summer Global Tech Consulting ExperienceStudents interested in completing a 10-week international internship to build their technology consulting skills will find a great summer home in Technology Consulting in the Global Community (TCinGC).
Western Pennsylvania Students Tackle Issues of Difference and Diversity Through Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing AwardsThursday, January 09, 2020
Western Pennsylvania Students Tackle Issues of Difference and Diversity Through Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing AwardsStudents touched on topics ranging from race to sexual orientation and religion to immigration status and near and physical disabilities.
Tru-ly InspiringWednesday, January 08, 2020
Tru-ly InspiringAlumna Terry Babcock-Lumish’s dream job at The Truman Foundation has brought her full circle to lead a community that changed her life.
Her Pen is MightyFriday, January 03, 2020
Her Pen is MightyAlumna and novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes wants to make the world a better place for all — one middle school student at a time.
Major DecisionsThursday, January 02, 2020