Children’s Books Solidify Gender Stereotypes in Young MindsA new study from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found children’s books may perpetuate gender stereotypes.
Emily is so 2000: Research Explores Why Popular Baby Names Come and GoA new mathematical model identifies why parents may now choose to name their daughter Emma rather than Emily — people strive to stand out while still fitting in.
Why Clickbait Makes You Curious and Caloric Content Doesn’tA new study explores the reasons why people seek information and why they avoid it.
Huge New Study Identifies Dozens of Ways to Boost ExerciseA large-scale study found effective ways to motivate people to exercise.
Former Doctor Turns Pandemic Historian and SleuthPaul Weinbaum, a history department Ph.D. candidate, has gone from treating high-risk obstetrical patients to investigating the history of pandemics.
Moderna Launches AI Academy in Partnership with Carnegie Mellon UniversityModerna, Inc., a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, announced the launch of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Academy, an innovative initiative that will bring to life an immersive learning experience for Moderna employees, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University.
White Named Woman of ExcellenceTeraya White, an academic and career advisor in the Department of Statistics & Data Science, has been named among the New Pittsburgh Courier’s Women of Excellence Award honorees.
Students mental/physical health decline, one year into COVIDScientists combined biometric and survey data from several groups of college students from spring 2019 to spring 2021 and found marked declines in both physical and emotional health.
Shanmugaraj Selected for Dietrich Teaching HonorNisha Shanmugaraj (DC 2013, 2022), a Ph.D. candidate in the Rhetoric program in the Department of English, is the 2021 Dietrich College Graduate Student Teaching Award recipient.
All the Right MovesMonday, November 29, 2021
All the Right MovesCMU alumni couple is stepping up to ensure high-quality student experiences.
Language Assessment Champion Joins Modern LanguagesThursday, November 18, 2021
Language Assessment Champion Joins Modern LanguagesLearn more about Antony John Kunnan, a senior research fellow in Second Language Acquisition, with the Department of Modern Languages. Kunnan also is a principal assessment scientist at Duolingo, Inc.
Sheena Josselyn to Receive the Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain ScienceWednesday, November 17, 2021
Sheena Josselyn to Receive the Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain ScienceCarnegie Mellon University will award the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Science to neuroscientist Sheena Josselyn of the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto.
Class Addresses Racism in the Nation’s HistoryMonday, November 15, 2021
Class Addresses Racism in the Nation’s HistoryDoug Coulson, an associate professor of English, teaches “Race, Nation and the Enemy” every other year.
Guerrero Adds to Family Legacy for First Generation StudentsWednesday, November 10, 2021
Guerrero Adds to Family Legacy for First Generation StudentsArianna Garcia Guerrero carries on her sister’s legacy by helping first-generation college students through FIRST Together.
Face Masks Do Not Muddle Speech PerceptionTuesday, November 09, 2021
Face Masks Do Not Muddle Speech PerceptionStudents present psycholinguistics research at national undergraduate humanities conference.
Dietrich Spring 2022: A Sample of Some Unique OpportunitiesMonday, November 08, 2021
Dietrich Spring 2022: A Sample of Some Unique OpportunitiesDietrich College is offering a vast array of courses in spring 2022. The review below is a sample of opportunities for students within and outside of the college to expand their skills and explore their interests.
Graduate Student Events Provide Connections and FunThursday, October 28, 2021
Graduate Student Events Provide Connections and FunFollowing more than a year on Zoom, Dietrich College has developed a series of in-person social events for students around the college to engage in a fun way.
Graduate Student Professional Development Series LaunchesThursday, October 28, 2021
Graduate Student Professional Development Series LaunchesThis academic year, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences is beginning to offer a professional development series specifically for graduate students.
Senior Eyes Using Fractals in Architecture to Reduce StressFriday, October 22, 2021
Senior Eyes Using Fractals in Architecture to Reduce StressSenior Alice Russell is conducting research as part of her Dietrich College Honors Fellowship Program, which folds together neuroscience and architecture to understand how to design urban environments that can reduce stress.
Dietrich College Staff Nominated for 2021 Andy AwardsThursday, October 21, 2021
Dietrich College Staff Nominated for 2021 Andy AwardsThree staff members from Dietrich College are nominated for 2021 Andy Awards.
Data for the WinWednesday, October 20, 2021
Data for the WinTartan alumni’s data-driven assists put points on the board for top sports teams.
Carnegie Mellon Launches New Additional Major in Health HumanitiesTuesday, October 19, 2021
Carnegie Mellon Launches New Additional Major in Health HumanitiesCMU students interested in science and medicine at the intersection of culture, ethics and history can pursue an interdisciplinary new additional major in health humanities.
CMU Offers New Additional Major in Environmental and Sustainability StudiesTuesday, October 19, 2021
CMU Offers New Additional Major in Environmental and Sustainability StudiesA new additional major in environmental and sustainability studies is available for all Carnegie Mellon students regardless of their primary major.
Susie Lee Among 2021 Alumni Achievement Award HonoreesMonday, October 18, 2021
Susie Lee Among 2021 Alumni Achievement Award HonoreesRepresentative Susie Lee is a 1989 graduate of Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and a 1990 graduate of Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.
Senior Crafts Fresh Sci-Fi Tales About Computer ScienceMonday, October 18, 2021
Senior Crafts Fresh Sci-Fi Tales About Computer ScienceAugustus “Gus” Saalfeld wants to give computers a better reputation in science fiction.
Eight Seniors Named Andrew Carnegie Society ScholarsWednesday, October 13, 2021
Eight Seniors Named Andrew Carnegie Society ScholarsAndrew Carnegie Society Scholars are selected each year by their deans and department heads to represent their class in service and leadership.
Mister Cao-Berg's NeighborhoodWednesday, October 13, 2021
Mister Cao-Berg's NeighborhoodCMU staffer and alumnus Iván Cao-Berg hosts Barrio Latino, a radio show connecting the threads of Pittsburgh's Latinx and Hispanic community.
Teaching Ancient Brains New TricksMonday, October 11, 2021
Teaching Ancient Brains New TricksNew research shows how modern physicists think.
Chao Takes Interdisciplinary Approach to Negotiating ResearchFriday, October 01, 2021
Chao Takes Interdisciplinary Approach to Negotiating ResearchCarnegie Mellon University senior Ping-Ya Chao is applying science to improve the art of negotiation, revealing influential conversation tactics and strategies.
Putting the Pieces TogetherFriday, October 01, 2021
Putting the Pieces TogetherFor Carnegie Mellon University alumna Paloma Sierra, piecing together stories has been a lifelong obsession.
Students Gain Valuable Skills at Pittsburgh InternshipsMonday, September 27, 2021
Students Gain Valuable Skills at Pittsburgh InternshipsThe Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program (PSIP) connects students from the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences with nonprofits, startups or small businesses in Pittsburgh. Over the summer, Tim Wang, Emma Reed and Jordan Gilbert all participated in PSIP and worked in a variety of fields, from tech to education.
Williamson Seeks Path Forward for Inclusive EducationFriday, September 24, 2021
Williamson Seeks Path Forward for Inclusive EducationThe pandemic has altered how children attend school, but this period has been particularly difficult for children special needs. Madison Williamson surveyed parents, teachers and administrators in the Pittsburgh region to identify gaps in learning experiences to create more accommodating learning opportunities for these students in the future.
Carnegie Mellon Receives $20 Million to Establish Hoskinson Center for Formal Mathematics in Dietrich CollegeWednesday, September 22, 2021
Carnegie Mellon Receives $20 Million to Establish Hoskinson Center for Formal Mathematics in Dietrich CollegeThe Center aims to improve global access to mathematics, improve the power of computational proof-assistants, and increase collaboration among educators, researchers, learners.
Peter Spirtes Named Marianna Brown Dietrich Professor and Head of PhilosophyThursday, September 16, 2021
Peter Spirtes Named Marianna Brown Dietrich Professor and Head of PhilosophyPeter Spirtes has been named the Marianna Brown Dietrich Professor of Philosophy. Spirtes was previously named the head of the Department of Philosophy.
Gao Awarded Sutherland-Merlino FellowshipTuesday, September 14, 2021
Gao Awarded Sutherland-Merlino FellowshipThe Neuroscience Institute has awarded its inaugural Sutherland-Merlino Fellowship to Emma Gao, a first year Ph.D. candidate in the Program in Systems Neuroscience (PSN).
Leveraging Twitter to Understand Natural DisastersTuesday, September 14, 2021
Leveraging Twitter to Understand Natural DisastersA new study suggests that monitoring social media during hurricanes could help communities better plan for and mitigate the impacts of climate change
Going for GoldMonday, September 13, 2021
Going for GoldAlumnus scores dream job at the Tokyo Olympics and takes the CMU community behind the scenes with him.
Student Government Leaders Seek UnityThursday, September 09, 2021
Student Government Leaders Seek UnityThis spring, Alexis Ozimok and Catherine Taipe were elected Student Body President and Vice President. They are already on the job, attempting to seize upon the political and social climate and grab students’ attention.
Alessandro Rinaldo Named Associate Dean for ResearchThursday, September 02, 2021
Alessandro Rinaldo Named Associate Dean for ResearchThe Department of Statistics & Data Science’s Alessandro Rinaldo will serve as the next associate dean for research in Dietrich College.
Chapman to Head Department of Social and Decision SciencesThursday, August 26, 2021
Chapman to Head Department of Social and Decision SciencesCarnegie Mellon University has appointed Gretchen Chapman to head the Department of Social and Decision Sciences beginning July 1.
NI Researchers at Black in NeuroMonday, August 23, 2021
NI Researchers at Black in NeuroCarnegie Mellon University neuroscience was well represented at Black In Neuro Week 2021, the second annual celebration of Black excellence in neuroscience related fields.
Local Perceptions Obscure COVID Risk During PandemicTuesday, August 17, 2021
Local Perceptions Obscure COVID Risk During PandemicLessons from the pandemic could inform how to deal with other global crises that require collective action, like climate change.
Make a WischTuesday, August 17, 2021
Make a WischA cross country romance blossomed in Pittsburgh for CMU alumni couple — under Hamerschlag’s nose.
CMU's Posner Lays Track for Future of Rail TransitThursday, August 12, 2021
CMU's Posner Lays Track for Future of Rail TransitHenry Posner III, the chairman of Railroad Development Corporation(RDC) and an adjunct instructor at Carnegie Mellon University, participated in a demonstration of a battery-powered, modular train that can be inserted onto existing infrastructure.
Dietrich Welcomes New Faculty, Postdocs and Visiting FacultyMonday, August 09, 2021
Dietrich Welcomes New Faculty, Postdocs and Visiting FacultyDietrich College welcomes 21 new faculty, postdoctoral fellows and visiting lecturers this academic year.
Where Talent Meets OpportunityFriday, August 06, 2021
Where Talent Meets OpportunityThree 2021 Dietrich College graduates, Krithika Veerappan, Matthew Kern and Simon Lenoe have set their path to exciting futures in a variety of fields.
Students in IS Class Lend Hand, Help CommunityWednesday, August 04, 2021
Students in IS Class Lend Hand, Help CommunityThe Information Systems Consulting Project Course is a focal point of the Information Systems major, and it allows students to help the community. The course involves groups of students working with a nonprofit, government organization or small business to offer them services to help the organization grow and have a positive impact on the community.
Scientists Urge States Cooperate on COVID-19 StrategiesTuesday, August 03, 2021
Scientists Urge States Cooperate on COVID-19 StrategiesNon-pharmaceutical interventions can be effective at limiting the spread of the coronavirus, but individual states should consider their neighbors for mitigation strategies to be successful.
Text Reminders Boost Vaccine AppointmentsMonday, August 02, 2021
Text Reminders Boost Vaccine AppointmentsResearchers find text messages that make vaccinations easier and impart psychological ownership are an effective method to encourage people to sign up and show up for COVID-19 vaccinations.
NSF AI Planning Institute Holds Interdisciplinary WorkshopMonday, August 02, 2021
NSF AI Planning Institute Holds Interdisciplinary WorkshopCarnegie Mellon showcased its expertise in AI, machine learning, data science and physics while learning from their colleagues during a virtual workshop hosted this month by CMU’s National Science Foundation (NSF) AI Planning Institute for Data-Driven Discovery in Physics.
Dietrich Joins in NSF-Funded AI Research InstituteThursday, July 29, 2021
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 CultureWednesday, July 28, 2021
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 VaccineMonday, July 26, 2021
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 CommunitiesThursday, July 22, 2021
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 FellowshipsThursday, July 22, 2021
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 CMUWednesday, July 21, 2021
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 KeechWednesday, July 14, 2021
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 HomeTuesday, July 13, 2021
Health Starts at HomeWith recent promotion, Dietrich College alumna’s research continues to help new moms weather the storm.
Leveraging ‘Unreality’ for GoodTuesday, July 06, 2021
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