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 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 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 PathsThe Swartz Center's Innovation Scholars program cultivates an entrepreneurial mindset among undergraduate students over two years.
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 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