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Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University

August 2017
Welcome to Dietrich College, It's a
Feast for the Mind
Attending college can be one of the most transformative journeys, and the beginning presents quite a few unknowns.

Luckily, the new first-year students in the Class of 2021 are joining a legacy built on respect and inclusiveness.

They spent Orientation Week getting to know each other and what the college has to offer.
Supportive Relationships Linked to Willingness to Pursue Opportunities
Research on how our social lives affects decision-making has usually focused on negative factors like stress and adversity. Less attention, however, has been paid to the reverse: What makes people more likely to give themselves the chance to succeed?

CMU Psychology Professor Brooke Feeney has made an important discovery.
Work-Life Balance Through a Soviet Lens
2017 marks 100 years since the Russian Revolution and the start of the world's first socialist society. This historic event inspires questions about what lessons it and its experiments with free love, women's equality and the socialization of household labor can offer the world today.

History Professor Wendy Goldman explains the lessons we are still learning from it.
Moving Beyond Nudges to Improve Health and Health Care Policies
With countries around the world struggling to deliver quality health care and contain costs, a team of behavioral economists believes it's time to apply recent insights on human behavior to inform and reform health policy.

"We do need to think big, but we should also be targeting big problems with smaller, evidence-based interventions," said CMU's David Hagmann.  
Alumnus Takes His Training in Neural Computation to the NIH
Gustavo Sudre uses a combination of machine learning techniques, genomics and neuroimaging to study brain systems.

His overall goal is to work at the intersection of genomic, neuroimaging and behavioral data in order to better understand complex, polygenic psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD and Alzheimer's disease. 
More Dietrich College News 
Book Offers 18 Years of Student Perspectives on "Challenges to the Dream"

CMU Receives Two NSF Grants For Brain Research

CMU, Pitt Receive Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant To Plan Platform for Digital Scholarship

Educators Tap Into Data

Improving Security Science Through Collaboration

Causing a Scene: Miller Gallery Explores Performance Through Protest and Everyday Life

Introducing the Dietrich College's Newest Faculty Members

Atom Atkinson (DC'05) Takes Talents, Passions to Iconic Chautauqua

Alumna In Law: At 23, Kyla Vick (DC'15) Has Done Things She Never Thought Possible

Summer Institute Helps Pittsburgh-area Professors Build Ed Tech Tools for Their Classrooms

MAPW Student Nathan Healy Receives Steinberg Award

Spring 2017 Dean's List Announced
Class Notes
Find out what's new with Kent James (DC'05), Nina Mast (DC'14), Philip DeCicco (DC'19) and Orchi Banerjee (DC'19) and others in  Class Notes
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Dietrich College Personal Mention shares news and accomplishments from the college's faculty and staff. 

Included in this issue are Jeremy Avigad, Max G'Sell, Chris Neuwirth and more.

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