Spring 2022 Dean's ListCongratulations to all of the Dietrich College students named to the spring Dean's List!
Next Cohort of Dietrich Scholars Begin StudiesCMU welcomes the second cohort of Dietrich College Scholars, who represent an exemplary group of doctoral students pursuing their degrees in the humanities and social sciences.
Fulbrights Put Three From Dietrich College on Global PathThe Fulbright U.S. Student Program has awarded grants to alumni Julia Conti, Haider Nazir and Jenna Stanislaw.
When Parenting Style Predicts Political LeaningsA new study finds parenting styles are a strong indicator for how people think about a wide range of social issues, from education to elder care.
From Ads to X-rays, Alumnus Harnesses the Power of AICarnegie Mellon University alumnus Ophir Tanz announced earlier this year that the Food and Drug Administration cleared his company Pearl's software, Second Opinion, the first artificial-intelligence tool to help dentists detect conditions in patient X-rays.
Faculty, Staff Reflect on Their Dietrich College ExperienceFaculty and staff members retiring during the 2021–2022 academic year have made significant, long-lasting contributions to Carnegie Mellon University, the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and their fields.
High School Students Share Art, CommunityAn educational partnership between Carnegie Mellon University and City Charter High School, LEAP uses the arts, humanities and social sciences to empower under-resourced high school students to become agents of social change.
Yenching Scholar Studies the Digital DivideAndey Ng (DC 2021, CIT 2024) has been named a 2022 Yenching Scholar by Peking University's Yenching Academy program.
2021 Year in ReviewOur 2021 Year in Review highlights the many ways in which the Dietrich College community has contributed to improving the human condition through education, research and community outreach.
Congratulations, Graduates!Friday, May 27, 2022
Congratulations, Graduates!CMU’s classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 celebrated Commencement this May.
Obituary: Ilsedore B. Jonas Was an Influential Teacher of German Language and CultureThursday, May 26, 2022
Obituary: Ilsedore B. Jonas Was an Influential Teacher of German Language and CultureIlsedore Jonas shared her deep appreciation for language, culture, literature and art with her students.
Stop, Hammer Time!Monday, May 23, 2022
Stop, Hammer Time!Kendra Noneman, a Ph.D. student in the Program in Neural Computation, recently set a Carnegie Mellon record in hammer throw, propelling her to the top spot in Division III and securing her place in the upcoming NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships on May 26-28 in Geneva, Ohio.
Politics, Persuasion and the PressThursday, May 19, 2022
Politics, Persuasion and the PressAlumnus Dan Gilman, a former Pittsburgh city councilman and chief of staff to the Mayor of Pittsburgh, co-taught a course in spring 2022 with David Shribman, a special faculty lecturer at CMU and Pulitzer Prize-winning former executive editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Alumni Spotlight: Sim AhujaMonday, May 16, 2022
Alumni Spotlight: Sim AhujaSim Ahuja, a 2020 CMU graduate in International Relations and Politics and Decision Science, began her career focused on pandemic preparedness.
Ukrainian Language Lessons Support Instructors in NeedWednesday, May 11, 2022
Ukrainian Language Lessons Support Instructors in NeedTatyana Gershkovich, associate professor of Russian Studies, and David Parker, assistant teaching professor of Russian Studies, have found a small way to help people impacted by the Russian war in Ukraine.
Werner Receives Elliott Dunlap Smith Teaching AwardTuesday, May 10, 2022
Werner Receives Elliott Dunlap Smith Teaching AwardTom Werner, associate teaching professor in philosophy, has received the 2022 Elliott Dunlap Smith Award for Distinguished Teaching and Educational Service in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Orientation Set Path to Commencement for QuayeTuesday, May 10, 2022
Orientation Set Path to Commencement for QuayeSenior Q Quaye, who graduates with a major in statistics and data science and a minor in creative writing, reflects on their time at Carnegie Mellon University.
Klatzky Elected into National Academy of ScienceTuesday, May 10, 2022
Klatzky Elected into National Academy of ScienceRoberta Klatzky, the Charles J. Queenan, Jr. University Professor of Psychology, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. She is an expert in cognition whose research examines the relationships between human perception and action, with a focus on touch.
Student Athlete Breaks Records while Pursuing Double MajorMonday, May 09, 2022
Student Athlete Breaks Records while Pursuing Double MajorRising senior Bonnie Wang, a member of the Women’s Varsity Swimming and Diving Team, has renewed her commitment to swimming despite some setbacks during the pandemic.
Arons Named Director of the Center for the Arts in SocietyFriday, May 06, 2022
Arons Named Director of the Center for the Arts in SocietyWendy Arons, professor of Dramatic Literature in the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, has been appointed the new director of the Center for the Arts in Society (CAS).
Unlocking the Secrets of the BrainThursday, May 05, 2022
Unlocking the Secrets of the BrainNew research explores how abstract concepts are represented in the brain across cultures, languages.
Hur Recognized With Gretchen Goldsmith Lankford AwardWednesday, May 04, 2022
Hur Recognized With Gretchen Goldsmith Lankford AwardSusanna Hur (DC 2022) has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Gretchen Goldsmith Lankford Award. The award is given to a graduating senior in CMU’s Dietrich College for outstanding academic achievement who plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career in education.
Guerrero Awarded Beinecke ScholarshipTuesday, May 03, 2022
Guerrero Awarded Beinecke ScholarshipArianna Garcia Guerrero, an international relations and politics major, is one of 16 students nationally to receive a 2022 Beinecke Scholarship for graduate education.
Faculty Spotlight: Don HolmesTuesday, May 03, 2022
Faculty Spotlight: Don HolmesDon Holmes, a lecturer in writing and communication in the Department of English, is bringing his interest in eighteenth and early nineteenth-century African American rhetoric, literacy and language to CMU.
Debunking Myths: Modern Native American CommunitiesThursday, April 28, 2022
Debunking Myths: Modern Native American CommunitiesA new Grand Challenge Seminar explores histories and modern realities of Native American communities.
Yarn Bombing the Askwith Kenner Global Languages & Cultures RoomThursday, April 28, 2022
Yarn Bombing the Askwith Kenner Global Languages & Cultures RoomA community of knitters at CMU created a cover for a concrete pillar in the Askwith Kenner Global Languages and Cultures Room.
Cantlon Receives Cattell AwardThursday, April 28, 2022
Cantlon Receives Cattell AwardJessica Cantlon is one of four recipients of the James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships awarded by the Association for Psychological Science in 2022.
The No Club: Bringing Gender Equity to the WorkplaceTuesday, April 26, 2022
The No Club: Bringing Gender Equity to the WorkplaceResearchers Linda Babcock, Brenda Peyser, Lise Vesterlund and Laurie Weingart document that women are disproportionately asked and expected to take on non-promotable tasks. Their new book seeks to change the conversation about how we advance women’s careers and achieve equity in the 21st century.
Alumni Spotlight: Jay LiuMonday, April 25, 2022
Alumni Spotlight: Jay LiuIn high school, Jay Liu participated in a dual enrollment program at a local university. After Liu cited Andrew Carnegie’s article “Wealth” in a heated class discussion, a professor nicknamed her “Carnegie.” The moniker had an impact.
Delphi Group, University of Maryland, Meta Honored for COVID-19 SurveyThursday, April 21, 2022
Delphi Group, University of Maryland, Meta Honored for COVID-19 SurveyCarnegie Mellon University's Delphi Group, the University of Maryland Social Data Science Center and Meta received two awards from the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) for their work on the COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey.
CMU Projects Sleuth Secret Printers, Teach Shakespeare in VRMonday, April 11, 2022
CMU Projects Sleuth Secret Printers, Teach Shakespeare in VRTwo English Department professors received grants to progress their projects that use technology as a tool for uncovering lessons about history and culture.
NEH Fellowship Supports Dworkin's Project on Cuban Immigrant TheaterMonday, April 11, 2022
NEH Fellowship Supports Dworkin's Project on Cuban Immigrant TheaterKenya Dworkin received a $60,000 fellowship to finish her book that examines how the plays' content reveal the cultural heritage of the Cuban community and the Americanization that occurred for the group over time.
Faculty Spotlight: Ezelle Sanford IIIFriday, April 01, 2022
Faculty Spotlight: Ezelle Sanford IIIThe April Faculty Spotlight features Ezelle Sanford III, assistant professor of history, whose research lies at the intersection of African American, medical and urban histories.
Polarized Speech: A Function of Self-PersuasionFriday, April 01, 2022
Polarized Speech: A Function of Self-PersuasionA new study finds competitive debaters, randomly assigned a position, persuade themselves to the superiority of their side, even if it falls contrary to their own personal beliefs.
Ukraine: A Road of Unjust ConflictThursday, March 31, 2022
Ukraine: A Road of Unjust ConflictMore than month into the war in Ukraine, after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his forces over the border, the battles have not unfolded as predicted. Join us for a panel discussion to contextualize the war and look ahead to what comes next.
CMU Launches 2022 'Faces' International Film FestivalFriday, March 25, 2022
CMU Launches 2022 'Faces' International Film Festival"Faces Behind the Mask," Carnegie Mellon University's 2022 International Film Festival, features 13 award-winning films that explore the masks people wear, the realities they conceal, the facades they represent and the lives and the secrets behind them.
de Oliveira Joins SCS Grads in Amazon Research FellowshipWednesday, March 23, 2022
de Oliveira Joins SCS Grads in Amazon Research FellowshipAmazon awarded its second round of research fellowships to five graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University.
Pittsburgh Humanities Festival Returns March 21-27Monday, March 21, 2022
Pittsburgh Humanities Festival Returns March 21-27This year’s Pittsburgh Humanities Festival will explore topics like Pittsburgh’s history, Kennywood, racial inequalities, drag culture, food and art.
Harpist Madison Calley's Got PluckFriday, March 18, 2022
Harpist Madison Calley's Got PluckDietrich alumni brings ancient instrument into the digital age.
Alumni Spotlight: Jamison Howell-WhiteThursday, March 17, 2022
Alumni Spotlight: Jamison Howell-WhiteIn his role at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Jamison Howell-White (DC 2015) works with lobbyists to provide data to lawmakers concerning education in their districts.
Undergraduate Women Use Political Power To Create ChangeWednesday, March 16, 2022
Undergraduate Women Use Political Power To Create ChangeUndergraduate women at CMU are working to impact local and national politics.
Dietrich College’s New General Education LaunchesTuesday, March 15, 2022
Dietrich College’s New General Education LaunchesThe new General Education for the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences prepares students with the skills and competencies necessary to become dynamic 21st century professionals.
Pre-Law Program Opens Doors for CMU StudentsMonday, March 14, 2022
Pre-Law Program Opens Doors for CMU StudentsNavigating the law school application process can be overwhelming for undergrad students. The Pre-Law Program provides students with the resources they need to simplify the application process and facilitates the transition into law school.
Five Dietrich College Alumni Named Tartans on the RiseMonday, March 14, 2022
Five Dietrich College Alumni Named Tartans on the RiseRecent Dietrich College graduates Sam Hashemi, Candice Morgan, Jamie Quinterno, Leslie Sainz and Sam Ventura have been named to Carnegie Mellon University’s inaugural class of Tartans on the Rise.
Show and TellMonday, March 07, 2022
Show and TellDepartment of English graduate student Jimmy Lizama recently presented his research at a Graduate Students of Color Research Show and Tell.
Undergraduate Research Opens Doors to Future OpportunitiesThursday, March 03, 2022
Undergraduate Research Opens Doors to Future OpportunitiesDietrich College offers research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with a faculty adviser and contribute valuable findings and knowledge to their specialized fields of study.
Faculty Spotlight: Kevin JarboWednesday, March 02, 2022
Faculty Spotlight: Kevin JarboRead more about Jarbo’s work that explores how the stigma of stereotype can negatively influence interpersonal experiences, especially in an academic setting.
Launching a New Way to EducateMonday, February 28, 2022
Launching a New Way to EducateSharon Peruzzi Strauchs (DC 1970) recalls memories of when she founded Cortona Academy in northern Virginia 30 years ago.
Dietrich Senior Teaches English to Syrian Refugees in TurkeyMonday, February 28, 2022
Dietrich Senior Teaches English to Syrian Refugees in TurkeyRoni Sosis wanted to make a difference in the world by helping people and communities in whatever way they could. An opportunity in Turkey opened the door.
Changing Expectations: One Story at a TimeFriday, February 25, 2022
Changing Expectations: One Story at a TimeCMU alumna leans on her life experiences to break stereotypes through words.
On the Brink: A Panel Discussion on Russia and UkraineThursday, February 24, 2022
On the Brink: A Panel Discussion on Russia and UkraineJoin us for a panel discussion of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Alumni Spotlight: Emily JoyceWednesday, February 23, 2022
Alumni Spotlight: Emily JoyceEmily Joyce stayed true to her passion and now works with the U.S. Agency for International Development with the local governance in Honduras.
Organizations Address Gender Disparity in Social SciencesThursday, February 17, 2022
Organizations Address Gender Disparity in Social SciencesThree student-run organizations share the mission of supporting groups that have traditionally been underrepresented across the social sciences.
Seminar Gives Students a Leg Up on LeadershipThursday, February 17, 2022
Seminar Gives Students a Leg Up on LeadershipStudents in Michael Murphy’s Leadership Development Seminar learn from rich array of activities, including class discussions; readings, videos and podcasts; weekly reflective journaling; experiential opportunities, attending lectures on campus; one-on-one meetings; and guest speakers.
LEAP Gives High Schoolers Deep Dive into Arts, HumanitiesMonday, February 14, 2022
LEAP Gives High Schoolers Deep Dive into Arts, HumanitiesThrough a new pilot program, Pittsburgh students learn from CMU faculty and community artists and activists.
Fall 2021 Dean’s List AnnouncedFriday, February 11, 2022
Fall 2021 Dean’s List AnnouncedCongratulations to all of the students named to the Dietrich College Dean’s List!
Faculty Spotlight: Michael TrujilloThursday, February 10, 2022
Faculty Spotlight: Michael TrujilloRead more about Trujillo’s work that explores how stigma affects health.
Deep Learning Model Simulates Brain TopographyThursday, February 03, 2022
Deep Learning Model Simulates Brain TopographyA more accurate model of the visual system may help neuroscientists and clinicians develop better treatments for disorders, like alexia, prosopagnosia and agnosia.
COVIDcast: Lessons Learned for Future Pandemic ForecastingWednesday, February 02, 2022
COVIDcast: Lessons Learned for Future Pandemic ForecastingA massive COVID-19 data collection project led by researchers in CMU’s Delphi Research Group not only helped steer the response to the virus but could also change the future of pandemic forecasting. Throughout the PNAS collection, the researchers reflect on their first year of data collection and analysis and share lessons they learned.
How Consumers Interpret At-Home COVID-19 Test ResultsTuesday, February 01, 2022
How Consumers Interpret At-Home COVID-19 Test ResultsA new study published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that people using COVID home test kits may fail to self-quarantine or may quarantine unnecessarily because they misinterpret the implications of test results.
The Mind's EdgeMonday, January 31, 2022
The Mind's EdgeProfessor David Creswell and Olympian Apolo Ohno share how mindfulness training helps athletes and others.
Alumni Spotlight: Ali MundenFriday, January 28, 2022
Alumni Spotlight: Ali MundenIPS-alum Ali Munden initially planned to go straight to law school, but she liked the opportunity Teach For America offered.
Fischhoff, Sieg Elected 2021 AAAS FellowsMonday, January 24, 2022
Fischhoff, Sieg Elected 2021 AAAS FellowsBaruch Fischhoff and Wilfried Sieg have been elected 2021 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Phi Beta Kappa Inducts Newest Class of Dietrich StudentsMonday, January 24, 2022
Phi Beta Kappa Inducts Newest Class of Dietrich StudentsFifteen students have been selected for early initiation into Carnegie Mellon University’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, including eight students affiliated with the Dietrich College. The initiation ceremony will be held in the Posner Center on Thursday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. The event is open to the campus community.
Kim Piatt Named Director of Experiential LearningThursday, January 20, 2022
Kim Piatt Named Director of Experiential LearningKim Piatt has been named Dietrich College’s first director of experiential learning. Piatt was previously manager of the Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program.
New Club Connects Students With Alumni in the Writing FieldTuesday, January 18, 2022
New Club Connects Students With Alumni in the Writing FieldThe Writing Academy is a club dedicated to all forms of writing that provides students with opportunities for networking and developing professional skills.
Join Us for Dietrich Deep Dives: Public Health in a Free SocietyWednesday, January 12, 2022
Join Us for Dietrich Deep Dives: Public Health in a Free SocietyDietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences is excited to launch the second series of "Dietrich Deep Dives," engaging, in-depth presentations about critical political and societal issues through the lens of the humanities, social sciences and related fields.
Faculty Spotlight: Uju AnyaFriday, January 07, 2022