Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences › News › News Stories › 2021 › February
Making Sense of ExplanationsA research team explores the factors behind how an explanation is constructed, from validating scientific arguments to opening a window to how conspiracies form.
CMU’s Department of Philosophy Builds Community Through Summer SchoolCMU's Summer School in Logic and Formal Epistemology is a program for students in philosophy, math, computer science, linguistics, economics and other sciences.
Finding the Hidden Gems of the Modern Photography WorldJames Wang decided to merge two passions – machine learning and photography – to create the Silver List, a program aimed to raise the visibility of diverse, high-quality and otherwise-overlooked photographers.
Making Good Decisions about COVID-19The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t just a challenge for medicine, it’s a challenge for decision making of all types.
Big Data Accelerates Biodiversity ResearchResearch collaboration between the Digital Sciences, Humanities, Arts: Research and Publishing coalition at CMU and Carnegie Museum of Natural History collaborate on a study to explore how big datasets motivate biodiversity research.
English Alumnus Elected to National Academy of EngineeringDietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences alumnus William D. Magwood IV is among six Carnegie Mellon University faculty members and alumni elected to the National Academy of Engineering this year.
The Politics of SynonymsA team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found people are more successful at identifying language associated with Republican speech than Democratic speech patterns.
COVID-related Depression Linked to Reduced Physical ActivityNew research found that 61% of surveyed university students were at risk of clinical depression, a value twice the rate prior to the pandemic.
CMU Film Festival Presents Award-Winning Film from LesothoThe CMU International Film Festival will showcase Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s dramatic movie, “This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection,” the first feature filmed entirely in Lesotho with local actors speaking in the Sesotho language.
Gang Liu Publishes Children’s Book SeriesMonday, February 01, 2021
Gang Liu Publishes Children’s Book SeriesSix-year-old Luoluo Ting and her two feline friends explore ancient China in the newly published children's series, written by CMU's Gang Liu.
Applications are Open for Pittsburgh Summer Internship ProgramMonday, February 01, 2021