Empowering Teen Girls“Seventeen Days” is a ground-breaking, award-winning and interactive film that empowers teenage girls (14-19 years old) to take charge of their sexual decision making.
Self-Isolation May Increase Susceptibility to COVID-19Previous research points to the effect of social stressors on developing upper respiratory infections, holding clues to COVID-19 risk.
Remembering through MakingNoelle (DC 1982) and David Conover (E 1979, 1980) honor their son Matt, who passed away at age 12 after a battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, through Matt’s Maker Space, locations across western Pennsylvania where kids can explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) concepts through hands-on experimentation.
Project Courses Provide Key Skills, Faculty EngagementIn a bold experiment, more than 30 Experiential Learning Project courses are serving nearly 450 graduate and undergraduate Carnegie Mellon University students this summer.
Recent Graduate Awarded Yenching Academy ScholarshipHaider Nazir, who graduated in 2020 with majors in global and Chinese studies and a minor in religious studies, will embark on a fully funded two-year interdisciplinary master's program in China studies.
New Study Examines Recursive ThinkingA multi-institutional research team found the cognitive ability to represent recursive sequences occurs in humans and non-human primates across age, education, culture and species.
Ritivoi Reappointed Head of CMU’s Department of EnglishCarnegie Mellon University has reappointed Andreea Deciu Ritivoi head of the Department of English. English has been an academic program since the early days of Carnegie Tech and recently marked its 100th anniversary. The department offers programs in professional, technical and creative writing as well as rhetoric and literary and cultural studies.
Shaping the Research That Informs Inclusive PolicyIronman grad student combines machine learning, statistics and engineering to increase representation for underserved populations.
The Rabbit Goes Around the TreeRobert Mason and Marcel Just’s new research at Carnegie Mellon University has decoded the step-by-step processing that takes place in the brain when various knots are tied.
Undergraduate Economics Students Hack COVID-19 Policy Restrictions on Immigration — And WinTuesday, June 23, 2020
Undergraduate Economics Students Hack COVID-19 Policy Restrictions on Immigration — And WinA team of current undergraduate economics students and a recent alumnus won top honors for their public policy proposal in the international COVID-19 Policy Hackathon, sponsored by Stanford University and MIT. The hackathon took place on June 12-14, 2020.
Students Trace History of Computing at Carnegie MellonWednesday, June 17, 2020
Students Trace History of Computing at Carnegie MellonLast fall, CMU students traced the history of computing at the university, which culminated in an exhibit in the Gates and Hillman centers.
Innovation Scholars Prepare To Forge New PathsTuesday, June 16, 2020
Innovation Scholars Prepare To Forge New PathsThe Swartz Center's Innovation Scholars program cultivates an entrepreneurial mindset among undergraduate students over two years.
Taking CareTuesday, June 16, 2020
Taking CareTartans develop tools and resources to support the mind, body and spirit during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dickert Named Assistant Dean for Educational Experience AssessmentThursday, June 11, 2020
Dickert Named Assistant Dean for Educational Experience AssessmentBuilding on 15 years of experience at CMU, Joanna Dickert has been appointed assistant dean for educational experience assessment, effective July 1.
Richard Grenell joins IPS as a Senior FellowThursday, June 11, 2020
Richard Grenell joins IPS as a Senior FellowRichard Grenell, the former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and former acting director of national intelligence, has joined Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute for Politics and Strategy as a Senior Fellow.
A Tale of Two SpreadsheetsMonday, June 08, 2020
A Tale of Two SpreadsheetsColleges across the country have responded to the coronavirus crisis through the creation of mutual aid spreadsheets. When students and faculty have trouble accessing essential resources, from housing to groceries, members in the community are stepping up that would be able to provide these necessities.
A Message from the Dean: Dietrich’s ResponseFriday, June 05, 2020
A Message from the Dean: Dietrich’s ResponseBess Family Dean Richard Scheines writes to the community in response to the murder of George Floyd, the tragedies of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and the seemingly endless parade of similar examples of racism and police brutality against African Americans that persist in America.
Mapping How the Brain Regulates StressThursday, June 04, 2020
Mapping How the Brain Regulates StressA team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University identified possible neural pathways that may explain how self-affirmation works. The results are available online in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
Rising Junior Awarded Critical Language ScholarshipWednesday, June 03, 2020
Rising Junior Awarded Critical Language ScholarshipRoni Sosis, a dual major in global studies and creative writing with an Arabic Studies minor, has been awarded a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State.
Personalizing Cancer Treatments Through Data ScienceMonday, June 01, 2020
Personalizing Cancer Treatments Through Data ScienceCarnegie Mellon University is collaborating with the pharmaceutical company Novartis to develop new statistical methods that could improve personalized medical treatments.
Alumni With Dietrich College Ties Awarded FulbrightsFriday, May 29, 2020
Alumni With Dietrich College Ties Awarded FulbrightsAt a time when most people are staying close to home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carnegie Mellon University graduates are looking to future travel as Fulbright Student Grantees.
Students Past and Present Start Food Delivery ServiceTuesday, May 26, 2020
Students Past and Present Start Food Delivery ServiceSocial distancing and quarantine have led to the increased usage of services like GrubHub and DoorDash. However, students living in Pittsburgh without a steady source of income may find themselves unable to access these options. Enter the student-founded food delivery service “Chutoro.”
Chabassol Persists to Become College GradWednesday, May 20, 2020
Chabassol Persists to Become College GradA user interface designer and web developer at Carnegie Mellon, Steve Chabassol became a first-generation college graduate on Sunday.
Enrichment Programs Help Children Build KnowledgeTuesday, May 19, 2020
Enrichment Programs Help Children Build KnowledgeExperience is the cement that holds the building blocks of knowledge together. New research suggests enrichment programs help children solidify the information they have added to their wall of knowledge.
How Morals Influence Spatial Decision-MakingMonday, May 18, 2020
How Morals Influence Spatial Decision-MakingResearchers at Carnegie Mellon University explored how context frames an individual’s decision-making during two simulations that either helped their allies or harmed the enemy and the resulting collateral damage in each.
CMU's First AI Grad — From 32 Years AgoFriday, May 15, 2020
CMU's First AI Grad — From 32 Years AgoDietrich College alumnus Jared Leinbach earned the first AI degree from CMU in 1988, when he graduated with a self-defined major.
Roeder, Trotter Named University ProfessorsFriday, May 15, 2020
Roeder, Trotter Named University ProfessorsThe Dietrich College’s Kathryn Roeder and Joe William Trotter, Jr. are among seven CMU faculty named University Professors in 2020.
International Film Festival to Stream “Sorry We Missed You”Friday, May 15, 2020
International Film Festival to Stream “Sorry We Missed You”Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival presents a special virtual screening and Pittsburgh premiere of the film “Sorry We Missed You” May 16-23.
Gelfand Center Honors Student for Their Educational OutreachWednesday, May 13, 2020
Gelfand Center Honors Student for Their Educational OutreachShannon Werntz, a sophomore in the Social and Decision Sciences Department, is a recipient of Gelfand Center’s Educational Outreach Awards.
Student Speakers Represent Dietrich CollegeTuesday, May 12, 2020
Student Speakers Represent Dietrich CollegeThe Class of 2020’s Virtual Conferral student speakers are Shannon Gallagher, a three-time CMU alumna who is earning her Ph.D. in statistics and data science, and Ana Torubara, who is earning her bachelor’s degree in social and decision sciences with a minor in cognitive neuroscience.
Sawyer Series: “Bread and Water,” Food Insecurity and SicknessWednesday, May 06, 2020
Sawyer Series: “Bread and Water,” Food Insecurity and SicknessThe “Bread and Water” series ended earlier than expected due to the outbreak of COVID-19. As the global pandemic continues to impact food security and water access in urban environments, issues raised by the Sawyer Seminar continue to grow in relevance.
New AI Enables Teachers To Rapidly Develop Intelligent Tutoring SystemsThursday, April 30, 2020
New AI Enables Teachers To Rapidly Develop Intelligent Tutoring SystemsResearchers at Carnegie Mellon University have shown they can rapidly build intelligent tutoring systems by, in effect, teaching the computer to teach.
Nico Slate to Head Carnegie Mellon’s History DepartmentWednesday, April 29, 2020
Nico Slate to Head Carnegie Mellon’s History DepartmentNico Slate has been selected to head CMU’s Department of History, effective July 1. Slate, a professor of history, succeeds Donna Harsch.
Ulloa-Shields & Gómez Honored with Advising, Teaching AwardsWednesday, April 29, 2020
Ulloa-Shields & Gómez Honored with Advising, Teaching AwardsUlloa-Shields & Gómez honored with advising, Teaching Awards at CMU's annual Celebration of Education Awards.
COVID-19 Treatments: A Call for Rigorous Clinical ResearchThursday, April 23, 2020
COVID-19 Treatments: A Call for Rigorous Clinical ResearchEthicists from Carnegie Mellon and McGill universities provide recommendations for conducting clinical research during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carnegie Mellon Unveils Five Interactive COVID-19 MapsThursday, April 23, 2020
Carnegie Mellon Unveils Five Interactive COVID-19 MapsCarnegie Mellon University today unveiled five interactive maps displaying real-time information on symptoms, doctor visits, medical tests and browser searches related to COVID-19 in the United States, including estimated disease activity at the county level.
Self-reported COVID-19 Symptoms Show Promise for Disease ForecastsMonday, April 20, 2020
Self-reported COVID-19 Symptoms Show Promise for Disease ForecastsCarnegie Mellon will soon be forecasting coronavirus activity several weeks ahead.
CMU Professor Creates Innovative App to Anonymously Trace Exposure to COVID-19Friday, April 17, 2020
CMU Professor Creates Innovative App to Anonymously Trace Exposure to COVID-19A team of researchers have developed an innovative new contact tracing app that uses ultrasound technology to more accurately follow people’s exposure to COVID-19.
Children’s School Shares Resources For At-Home LearningThursday, April 16, 2020
Children’s School Shares Resources For At-Home LearningThe Carnegie Mellon University Children’s School is sharing its resources with the public as a way to help families who are home with preschoolers or kindergarteners, as well as educators who are teaching students from home.
Mindfulness Mediation MattersWednesday, April 15, 2020
Mindfulness Mediation MattersDietrich College Associate Professor David Creswell shares the science behind what makes us resilient in stressful times.
Lisa DiBenedetto Wysocki (DC 1979) Focuses on a New Fix for Animals in NeedMonday, April 13, 2020
Lisa DiBenedetto Wysocki (DC 1979) Focuses on a New Fix for Animals in NeedLisa DiBenedetto Wysocki is she’s helping connect family and friends to new pets — and making some shelter pets even easier to adopt.
The Desire for Information: Blissful Ignorance or Painful Truth?Wednesday, April 08, 2020
The Desire for Information: Blissful Ignorance or Painful Truth?Researchers from Carnegie Mellon, Northwestern and Harvard universities developed a test to measure individuals’ desire for information across different areas of life. Take the test here.
The Ethics of Developing COVID-19 Treatments and VaccinationWednesday, April 08, 2020
The Ethics of Developing COVID-19 Treatments and VaccinationThe Department of Philosophy’s Alex John London and David Danks explore ethical issues surrounding the development of COVID-19 treatments and vaccination.
Facebook and Carnegie Mellon Team to Gather COVID-19 Symptom DataTuesday, April 07, 2020
Facebook and Carnegie Mellon Team to Gather COVID-19 Symptom DataRyan Tibshirani, associate professor of statistics and machine learning, is leading a Carnegie Mellon effort with Facebook to help researchers forecast the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Exploring the Brainstem’s Role in Autism Spectrum DisorderTuesday, April 07, 2020
Exploring the Brainstem’s Role in Autism Spectrum DisorderResearchers examine how dysregulation in the brainstem may underpin characteristic behaviors associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Solidarity During the Coronavirus CrisisMonday, April 06, 2020
Solidarity During the Coronavirus CrisisCMU Center for Ethics and Policy researcher created a Virtual Tip Jar that has been replicated to help service workers without work.
Your Guide to Digital Humanities is HereThursday, April 02, 2020
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 ScheinesTuesday, March 31, 2020
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 ConferenceMonday, March 30, 2020
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 RegistrationWednesday, March 25, 2020
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?Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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 AnnouncedMonday, March 23, 2020
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 ScienceWednesday, March 18, 2020
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 TransformationMonday, March 16, 2020
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 IllnessFriday, March 13, 2020
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