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Busy Pictures Hinder Reading Ability in ChildrenA new study published by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University shows extraneous images draw attention from text, reducing comprehension in beginning readers.
New Student Coalition Drives Civic EngagementJacob Feldgoise, a senior in Dietrich College and the College of Engineering, is co-president of the Roosevelt Institute, one of multiple student organizations combining efforts to launch CMU Votes.
English Alumnus Wins Second Emmy AwardJavier Grillo-Marxuach (DC 1991) won a 2020 Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Programming for “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.”
Eight Dietrich Seniors Named Andrew Carnegie Society ScholarsACS Scholars are Carnegie Mellon University undergraduate students who combine high academic standards with extracurricular activities, such as volunteering, playing sports, taking on leadership roles and participating in student organizations and the arts. They are selected each year by their deans and department heads to represent their class in service and leadership.
Connecting and ThrivingAlumni Kishan Patel and Will Sanders are bringing together Tartan alumni and students through new CMU Tech & Entrepreneurship chapters.
2019 Dietrich College Year in ReviewThe 2019 Dietrich College Year in Review provides a sampling of the accomplishments, awards and honors of our faculty, students and alumni. These articles show the strength of the College’s programs and reinforce the idea that our work is bridging disciplines to tackle important global issues.
Google.org Donates $1 Million, Personnel To CMU's COVID-19 Forecasting ProjectCMU’s Delphi Research Group, co-led by Ryan Tibshirani, associate professor of statistics and machine learning, has received a $1 million donation for its COVIDcast project, along with a pro bono team of 12 Google.org Fellows for the next six months.
Transcending Virtual and Cultural BarriersThrough the Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program, CMU sophomore Elizabeth Rodriguez had an impactful experience with Casa San Jose.
Dietrich College Interns Help Local Organizations BlossomCMU students interning at Paramount Pursuits through the Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program used their skills to make an impact this summer.
Leading with HeartTuesday, September 08, 2020
Leading with HeartJosefina and Stuart Card began their story at CMU, and together, they’re making an impact for fellow Tartans.
SURF Study Explores the Question: What Makes Someone Attractive?Friday, September 04, 2020
SURF Study Explores the Question: What Makes Someone Attractive?Dominique Powell, a senior in biological sciences and biopsychology, received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) grant to create and test a better way to understand how people select mates.
Bending History’s ArcThursday, September 03, 2020
Bending History’s ArcAlumna Cassie Miller uses the lessons of history to combat hate and extremism at Southern Poverty Law Center.
Facebook Launches Competition To Improve Detection of COVID-19Tuesday, September 01, 2020