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June 09, 2016

Personal Mention

Robert SieglerRobert Siegler, the Teresa Heinz Professor of Cognitive Psychology, is being honored with an “Hommage,” the French version of a Festschrift, in Aix-en-Provence this week. Siegler specializes in the cognitive development of problem-solving and reasoning in children. He will be recognized for his vast achievements by many of the researchers he has collaborated with over the years as well as current and former students, post-doctoral fellows and fellow CMU Psychology Department faculty member David Klahr. The event is being organized by one of Siegler’s earliest collaborators, Patrick Lemaire. Learn more.

Don CarterDonald Carter, director of CMU’s Remaking Cities Institute and chair of the Master of Urban Design program in the School of Architecture, will be featured on WPXI-TV’s “Our Region’s Business” at 11 a.m., Sunday, June 12. The program will be rebroadcast at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. that day and at 3:30 p.m., Monday, June 13 on PCNC-TV. Carter’s appearance focuses on his recent book “Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe,” published by Routledge. The book, which resulted from the 2013 Remaking Cities Congress that Carter co-chaired, examines the transformation of post-industrial cities on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean after the collapse of big industry in the 1980s. In the book, he focuses on 10 in-depth case studies of cities across North America and Europe, and documents their recovery from 1985-2015. Carter will be giving keynote talks at conferences in Italy and Spain this month, in Detroit in September and back in Europe in the fall. Other talks, about 20 in all, will be given in various U.S. and European cities over the next year.

CMU Delegation at UN SphereIn late May, six faculty members from the Dietrich College’s departments of History and Modern Languages attended the LASA at 50 Congress in New York City. The Latin American Studies Association’s 50th anniversary celebration united scholars from 65 countries and more than 150 disciplines. The Dietrich College and departments of History and Modern Languages were major sponsors of the event, and CMU was well-represented with presentations by History Department professors Paul Eiss, Karen Faulk and John Soluri; Modern Languages Department professors Mariana Achugar, Felipe Gómez and Therese Tardio; and David Marshall Struthers, a former Ph.D. student in history who gave a talk on "Turn of the Century Technê: Anarchist Newspapers, Participation, and the Practice of Transnational Solidarity, 1880-1940.” Though she didn't attend the conference, Kenya Dworkin y Méndez has played an integral role in bringing Latin American and Latin Studies courses and research opportunities to CMU. Learn more about the strengths of Latin American Studies at CMU.

Pictured are (l-r) Therese Tardio, Felipe Gómez, John Soluri, Karen Faulk and Paul Eiss.