Dietrich Joins in NSF-Funded AI Research InstituteDietrich College joined the School of Computer Science in fundamental and cutting-edge research in a government-led push to bring about life-changing advances through artificial intelligence.
Shifting the CultureThis fall, Kevin Jarbo will be co-teaching the course, ”We’re Not Beyond Race: Race and Identity in America,” as part of Dietrich College’s Grand Challenge Seminar.
Researchers Identify Groups Hesitant about COVID-19 VaccineResearchers have determined demographic and belief factors behind vaccine hesitancy that could be used to craft messaging for reluctant groups.
Remote Schooling Reduced COVID-19 Deaths in Ohio CommunitiesOhio counties where the majority of kindergarten through 12th grade school students participated in fully remote learning during the 2020 fall semester had slower progression of COVID-19 and fewer deaths than schools with predominantly in-person learning.
Psychology Ph.D. Candidates Receive NSF Graduate FellowshipsTwo Ph.D. students in Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Psychology, Chisom Obasih and Sophie Robert, have received Graduate Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). These fellowships will assist Obasih and Robert in their research efforts.
Podcasts Across CMU"Cut Pathways," a podcast drawing from over 50 hours of oral history interviews with 34 subjects, released its premiere episode on various streaming platforms June 29.
Obituary for William KeechWilliam “Bill” Robertson Keech, an emeritus professor of political economy, social and decision sciences and head of the Department of Social and Decision Sciences (SDS) at Carnegie Mellon University from 1997 – 2001, died on May 20, 2021. He was 81.
Health Starts at HomeWith recent promotion, Dietrich College alumna’s research continues to help new moms weather the storm.
Leveraging ‘Unreality’ for GoodA Grand Challenge Seminar examines how virtual technologies can be used to benefit society.
CMU Spinoff Marinus Analytics Awarded AI XPRIZE Third PlaceMonday, July 05, 2021
CMU Spinoff Marinus Analytics Awarded AI XPRIZE Third PlaceA CMU spinoff company from a Dietrich College alumna won third place and $500,000 in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition in June.
Researchers Explore How Children Learn LanguageFriday, July 02, 2021
Researchers Explore How Children Learn LanguageNew research pinpoints how young children quickly learn language, opening new paths to leverage for machine learning.
Ledford Named Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and InclusionWednesday, June 30, 2021
Ledford Named Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and InclusionAyana Ledford has helped to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive culture at the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences over the past three years. On July 1, she will become the college’s first full-time associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Spring 2021 Dean’s List AnnouncedWednesday, June 30, 2021
Spring 2021 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 Spring 2021 semester.
Gershkovich and DeDeo Receive Dietrich Development ChairsTuesday, June 29, 2021
Gershkovich and DeDeo Receive Dietrich Development ChairsTatyana Gershkovich, an assistant professor of Russian studies in the department of modern languages, and Simon DeDeo, an assistant professor in the department of social and decision sciences, have received the William S. Dietrich II Career Development Chairs.
Up for DebateFriday, June 25, 2021
Up for DebateGreg Volynsky, who earned a degree in behavioral economics, policy and organization at Carnegie Mellon University, will attend Harvard Law School in the fall. Growing up in the USSR, he developed a sense for the way in which law can create justice from injustice and opportunity from poverty.
Ramdas Named to Leadership AcademyThursday, June 24, 2021
Ramdas Named to Leadership AcademyAaditya Ramdas has been elected to the inaugural class of the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies Leadership Academy.
Renfroe Receives Critical Language ScholarshipMonday, June 21, 2021
Renfroe Receives Critical Language ScholarshipDevon Renfroe, a recent graduate with a master’s degree in Applied Second Language Acquisition from the Department of Modern Languages in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been selected for the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Korean.
Senior Recognized With Gretchen Goldsmith Lankford AwardTuesday, June 15, 2021
Senior Recognized With Gretchen Goldsmith Lankford AwardAlana Mittleman (DC 2021) has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Gretchen Goldsmith Lankford Award.
Babcock Named University ProfessorWednesday, June 09, 2021
Babcock Named University ProfessorLinda Babcock, the James M. Walton Professor of Economics, is one of three Carnegie Mellon University faculty members who have been elevated to the rank of University Professor.
Jacob Feldgoise Wins 2021 K&L Gates PrizeTuesday, June 08, 2021
Jacob Feldgoise Wins 2021 K&L Gates PrizeRecent graduate Jacob Feldgoise has been named the recipient of Carnegie Mellon University’s 2021 K&L Gates Prize.
Modern Languages Fall 2021 Courses to WatchTuesday, June 08, 2021
Modern Languages Fall 2021 Courses to WatchFor the Fall 2021 semester, the Department of Modern Languages is offering 11 courses taught in English and open to all Carnegie Mellon University students.
Laemmli Receives Honor from Institute for Advanced StudyMonday, June 07, 2021
Laemmli Receives Honor from Institute for Advanced StudyCMU's Whitney Laemmli will spend the 2021-22 academic year as a member of the Institute for Advanced Study’s School of Historical Studies.
Retiring Faculty, Staff Share MemoriesMonday, June 07, 2021
Retiring Faculty, Staff Share MemoriesThe five members of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences who are retiring at the conclusion of the 2020-2021 academic year have made significant, long-lasting contributions to their fields, mentoring countless students over the course of their careers.
Five CMU Faculty Selected for Amazon Research AwardsMonday, June 07, 2021
Five CMU Faculty Selected for Amazon Research AwardsAmazon selected five Carnegie Mellon University faculty members to receive funding in its latest round of Amazon Research Awards.
Five Dietrich College Alumni Named Fulbright ScholarsWednesday, June 02, 2021
Five Dietrich College Alumni Named Fulbright ScholarsFulbright scholars for 2021-2022 will complete English Teaching Assistantships or further their studies abroad.
Phi Beta Kappa Inducts Dietrich Students from Class of 2021Thursday, May 27, 2021
Phi Beta Kappa Inducts Dietrich Students from Class of 2021Fifty-nine students have been initiated into Carnegie Mellon University’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK), including 35 students affiliated with the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Two Dietrich Students Named Amazon Graduate Research FellowsWednesday, May 26, 2021
Two Dietrich Students Named Amazon Graduate Research FellowsFive Carnegie Mellon University graduate students named Amazon Graduate Research Fellows.
Dietrich Scholars to Begin StudiesFriday, May 21, 2021
Dietrich Scholars to Begin StudiesThe inaugural class of Dietrich College Scholars Fellows represents an exemplary group of doctoral students pursuing their degrees in the humanities and social sciences.
Senior Rallies To Ace ComebackThursday, May 20, 2021
Senior Rallies To Ace ComebackWhen graduating senior Joshua Pinckney received a life-altering diagnosis of multiple sclerosis last year, he had to take a new approach to life.
Dietrich College 2020 Year in ReviewWednesday, May 19, 2021
Dietrich College 2020 Year in ReviewThe Year in Review highlights the many achievements and contributions of our students, faculty, staff and alumni during an unprecedented year. Please read on to learn more about what’s happening in the Dietrich College.
Student and Alumna Represent Dietrich College at CommencementFriday, May 14, 2021
Student and Alumna Represent Dietrich College at CommencementA Dietrich College alumna will receive an honorary degree and a graduating senior will deliver the student address at the commencement celebration May 22-23.
Delphi Research Group, Collaborators Honored for COVIDcastWednesday, May 12, 2021
Delphi Research Group, Collaborators Honored for COVIDcastThe American Statistical Association (ASA) has presented the 2021 Statistical Partnerships Among Academe, Industry, and Government (SPAIG) Award to Roni Rosenfeld and Ryan Tibshirani with Carnegie Mellon University’s Delphi Research Group, as well as their COVIDcast partners.
Nugent Named Head of Department of Statistics & Data ScienceMonday, May 10, 2021
Nugent Named Head of Department of Statistics & Data ScienceCarnegie Mellon University has appointed Rebecca Nugent head of the Department of Statistics & Data Science, effective June 15.
A Mural of StoriesWednesday, May 05, 2021
A Mural of StoriesPsychology major Elise Delgado’s senior honors project paints a picture of empathy and hope for underrepresented voices at CMU.
COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Driven by Safety, Trust ConcernsWednesday, April 28, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Driven by Safety, Trust ConcernsAlmost half of adults younger than 65 who are hesitant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine say they are concerned about side effects, with people in certain occupations reporting five-fold higher rates of hesitancy than others, according to a new analysis by University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) scientists.
Kristina Straub Wins Dietrich College’s Elliott Dunlap Smith AwardMonday, April 26, 2021
Kristina Straub Wins Dietrich College’s Elliott Dunlap Smith AwardThe English Department's Kristina Straub has won Dietrich College's Elliott Dunlap Smith Award for Distinguished Teaching and Educational Service.
“My Wonderful Wanda,” Final Film for CMU Festival SeasonThursday, April 22, 2021
“My Wonderful Wanda,” Final Film for CMU Festival SeasonSet in a gorgeous lakeside Swiss villa, director Bettina Oberli explores the microcosm of family relationships in this nuanced drama with tinges of humor involving class relations, family politics and a surprise pregnancy that throws everyone off-kilter.
The Urban League Movement: Q&A with Joe W. Trotter, Jr.Wednesday, April 21, 2021
The Urban League Movement: Q&A with Joe W. Trotter, Jr.Joe W. Trotter, Jr.’s latest book explores the Urban League of Pittsburgh to provide new insights into the organization and its impact.
Social Justice and the Arab WorldMonday, April 19, 2021
Social Justice and the Arab WorldModern Languages offers a new course in the spring semester that explores diversity, equity and inclusion in Arab societies.
Farinacci Leads Spring Carnival AdventureThursday, April 15, 2021
Farinacci Leads Spring Carnival AdventureSpring Carnival Chair Victoria Lugo Farinacci, a senior global studies major, previous one of CMU’s most beloved annual traditions.
Shining A Light on Radicalized LanguageMonday, April 12, 2021
Shining A Light on Radicalized LanguageTom Werner, associate teaching professor in the Department of Philosophy, is offering the course, “Disagreeable Language: Talk in the Age of Polarization” this spring to provide CMU students with the tools they could use to reduce the heat of a contentious conversations and shine light on the facts of a situation to escape the “untruth matrix.”
Dietrich Faculty Among Six Grants Awarded by GoogleMonday, April 12, 2021
Dietrich Faculty Among Six Grants Awarded by GoogleSix Carnegie Mellon University faculty members received grants through Google's inaugural Research Scholar Program. The program provides up to $60,000 to support the research efforts of early career professors.
“For Sama” Documents Plight of Wartime Mothers in SyriaThursday, April 08, 2021
“For Sama” Documents Plight of Wartime Mothers in SyriaWaad al-Kateab documents the birth of her daughter amidst the siege of Aleppo in a film about life, family and motherhood under the Syrian civil war.
CMU Senior Named a Gaither Junior FellowTuesday, April 06, 2021
CMU Senior Named a Gaither Junior FellowCMU senior named a Gaither Junior Fellow.
Three Humanities Faculty Receive Endowed ProfessorshipsTuesday, April 06, 2021
Three Humanities Faculty Receive Endowed ProfessorshipsDietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty members Michal Rose Friedman, Andreea Ritivoi and Ed Russell have received endowed professorships.
Hagan Named Dean’s Innovation ScholarTuesday, April 06, 2021
Hagan Named Dean’s Innovation ScholarSusan Hagan, associate teaching professor in Information Systems, is the 2021 recipient of the Dean’s Innovation Scholar award.
Verdict in on CMU Mock TrialMonday, April 05, 2021
Verdict in on CMU Mock TrialDietrich College undergraduate students Daniel McNulty, Derya Ozcan, Molly Niehaus, Ryan Driscoll and Samuel Kim of CMU’s Mock Trial team recently advanced to this year's American Mock Trial Association's Opening Round Championship Series.
Making History PossibleMonday, April 05, 2021
Making History PossibleVincent “Vince” Brown (DC 2013) was one of two CMU alumni who helped to plan the 59th U.S. Presidential Inauguration.
A Legacy of LoveFriday, April 02, 2021
A Legacy of LoveAlumna Barbara Bessey describes her CMU experience and decision to establish the Kevin J. Gilmartin and Barbara L. Bessey Undergraduate Scholarship Fund, which provides need-based scholarship support to undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Psychology.
Connecting Peacemaking and Community Building with PolicingThursday, April 01, 2021
Connecting Peacemaking and Community Building with PolicingAlumna Dr. RaShall Brackney is a leader transforming law enforcement.
COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy Remains UnchangedTuesday, March 23, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy Remains UnchangedDaily national surveys by Carnegie Mellon University show that while COVID-19 vaccine uptake has increased, the proportion of vaccine-hesitant adults has remained unchanged. The concerns about a side effect remain high, especially among females, Black adults and those with an eligible health condition.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T in the Animal KingdomMonday, March 22, 2021
R-E-S-P-E-C-T in the Animal KingdomThe animal kingdom, from a colony of ants to a shrewdness of apes, is rife with social hierarchies, and a new study is trying to figure out how everyone finds their place in the world.
Weiwei Continues Focus on Refugees in New Film “The Rest”Friday, March 19, 2021
Weiwei Continues Focus on Refugees in New Film “The Rest”Ai Weiwei continues his work with a human-interest story on migration and the struggles that come with leaving home for a better future.
A Not-So-Mad ScientistFriday, March 19, 2021
A Not-So-Mad ScientistCMU alumna and neuroscientist Vivienne Ming dreams big to do good.
New Executive Education Programming Explores Sports Analytics FundamentalsThursday, March 18, 2021
New Executive Education Programming Explores Sports Analytics FundamentalsCMU's Tepper School and Statistics & Data Science Department are teaming up for the Carnegie Mellon Sports Analytics Colloquia.
Anticipate the TurnFriday, March 12, 2021
Anticipate the TurnCleotide Gonzalez and Alex John London join fellow Carnegie Mellon University faculty in sharing their thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic and how lessons learned from it can inform the future.
You’re Invited to Participate in Dietrich Deep DivesTuesday, March 09, 2021
You’re Invited to Participate in Dietrich Deep DivesThe Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce "Dietrich Deep Dives," a series of engaging and in-depth presentations about critical political and societal issues through the lens of the humanities, social sciences and related fields.
Keeping it RealTuesday, March 09, 2021
Keeping it RealFor two decades, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences alumna Angela Molloy has brought new friends, home makeovers, multimillion-dollar real estate deals, therapy sessions and celebrities’ day-to-day lives into our homes.
CyLab researchers awarded MURI grant to study human-bot teamsMonday, March 08, 2021
CyLab researchers awarded MURI grant to study human-bot teamsCylab researchers named winner of a prestigious US Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative Award.
Lisa Levenstein To Give Margaret Morrison Distinguished LectureThursday, March 04, 2021
Lisa Levenstein To Give Margaret Morrison Distinguished LectureHistorian and award-winning author Lisa Levenstein will speak about how activists utilized the Internet to create new types of actions and alliances.
CMU Film Festival Showcases Chinese Film “So Long, My Son”Thursday, March 04, 2021
CMU Film Festival Showcases Chinese Film “So Long, My Son”“So Long, My Son,” the next title in the CMU International Film Festival’s “Faces of Home” series, is a deep and moving generational drama which hits the right notes.
When Drinking Alone Becomes A ProblemTuesday, March 02, 2021
When Drinking Alone Becomes A ProblemThe pandemic has isolated people in their homes. For some, drinking has taken on the role of self-medication to manage negative emotions, like stress and anxiety.
Making Sense of ExplanationsMonday, February 22, 2021
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 SchoolThursday, February 18, 2021
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 WorldThursday, February 18, 2021
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-19Monday, February 15, 2021
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 ResearchMonday, February 15, 2021
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 EngineeringFriday, February 12, 2021
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 SynonymsThursday, February 11, 2021
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 ActivityWednesday, February 10, 2021
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 LesothoFriday, February 05, 2021
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
Applications are Open for Pittsburgh Summer Internship ProgramMore than 40 organizations are looking for summer interns from CMU’s Dietrich College as part of the Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program.
Peter Spirtes To Head Carnegie Mellon’s Department of PhilosophyThursday, January 28, 2021
Peter Spirtes To Head Carnegie Mellon’s Department of PhilosophyCarnegie Mellon University has appointed Peter Spirtes head of the Department of Philosophy, effective July 1.
A Call a Day Keeps the Pandemic Blues AwayWednesday, January 27, 2021
A Call a Day Keeps the Pandemic Blues AwaySocial connection, social support and physical exercise key to overcoming adversity.
Researchers Explore How to Make AI More HumanTuesday, January 26, 2021
Researchers Explore How to Make AI More HumanA team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University received a $500,000 grant from the National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes program to design a new class of Turing Tests that assess both biological intelligence and AI.
2021 CMU Film Festival Begins with “Corpus Christi”Monday, January 25, 2021
2021 CMU Film Festival Begins with “Corpus Christi”Corpus Christi was nominated for Best International Film at the 2020 Oscars and will be available to watch in January to kick-off the Carnegie Mellon University International Film Festival.
Fall 2020 Dean’s List AnnouncedWednesday, January 20, 2021
Fall 2020 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 2020 semester.
England Writes to Pay Tribute to Ghosts from his PastTuesday, January 19, 2021
England Writes to Pay Tribute to Ghosts from his PastCMU English professor Jason England recalls how his background has influenced his life.
Nugent Honored by National AcademiesTuesday, January 19, 2021
Nugent Honored by National AcademiesRebecca Nugent of the Department of Statistics & Data Science joins a national conversation about the future of higher education.
Piquing Your CreativityFriday, January 15, 2021
Piquing Your CreativityAlumnus Arnav Jhunjhunwala not only builds an infrastructure foundation for India’s sustained growth though his company Alom Poly Extrusions’, he also writes poetry and short stories.
Surveys Show Northeast, West Coast Most Likely To Accept COVID-19 VaccineThursday, January 14, 2021
Surveys Show Northeast, West Coast Most Likely To Accept COVID-19 VaccineCarnegie Mellon University researchers have begun daily nationwide surveys to determine U.S. acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines and pinpoint those states and localities where people are most skeptical of the shots.
Roeder Named Among World's Most Highly Cited ResearchersThursday, January 14, 2021
Roeder Named Among World's Most Highly Cited ResearchersKathryn Roeder, UPMC Professor of Statistics and Life Sciences, was named as one of the world’s most highly cited in the sciences, according to a list published by Clarivate Analytics.
Nozari Receives Early Career AwardThursday, January 14, 2021