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Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University

December 2016
CMU Launches First-of-its-Kind Behavioral Economics, Policy and Organizations Major
Recently, there has been an explosion of interest by government, non-profit and industry organizations to hire trained behavioral economists.
To meet this demand, the Department of Social and Decision Sciences has created the first and only undergraduate major in behavioral economics. Students will be trained to apply psychological insights to human behavior to explain and predict economic decision-making. And they will learn about behavioral economics at the institution responsible for pioneering the field.
A senior professional writing major, member of the Humanities Scholars Program, publisher of The Tartan and involved in countless other activities on and off of campus, Sarah Gutekunst is no stranger to taking advantage of opportunities for students.

She recently attended Under Construction: Building Your Future for the first time and wrote about her experience.
Teaching Shakespeare
The morning of Nov. 4, English Professor Peggy Knapp was feeling grateful. Knapp, in her 47th year of teaching Shakespeare at CMU, stood before her students in a discussion of "The Winter's Tale."

Later that day, Knapp and Folger Shakespeare Library Director Michael Witmore discussed their techniques and experiences teaching Shakespeare.
The Simon Initiative and CMU's
Digital Education Revolution 
Dietrich College is at the center of the university's goal to transform higher education instruction through CMU-led advances in learning science and its applications.

The initiative takes its name and inspiration from Herbert Simon, the Nobel Prize-winning CMU professor who was fascinated by the capacity of computation to support the full range of human cognition.
Behind the Scenes at The HistoryMakers
The HistoryMakers is the largest African-American oral video archive in the world. Thanks to a longtime partnership with CMU, the online database is searchable and available for students and scholars at subscribing institutions.

But that's not where the CMU connection ends - alumnus Dionti Davis (DC'14) works for the non-profit.
More Dietrich College News 
Obituary: Internationally Acclaimed Statistician Stephen E. Fienberg

Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Award Winners Tackle Self-Identity, Racism, Terrorism and Other Diverse Topics

J. David Creswell To Receive Prestigious Health Psychology Early Career Award

Lost Love Leads to Study of Emotion and the Museum of Broken Relationships - Pittsburgh

QSSS and HSP Scholars Delve Into the Digital Humanities

Trump Selects Kiron Skinner for Presidential Transition Team's Executive Committee

Brain "Reads" Sentences the Same in English and Portuguese

Value of Research Instilled From the Start

The American Flag in Photography and Poetry

Phi Beta Kappa Society Inducts Fourteen Outstanding Students

Inventing Languages, One Philosophy Course at a Time

Making PROGRESS: Program Aims To Help Students Become Better Negotiators

Capital One Competition Pairs Students With Alumni Mentors

Flu Forecasting: Is Statistical Modeling Superior to Wisdom of Crowds?

CMU, City Officials Write the Book on Deliberative Democracy

Lessons Learned From the Software Industry

DUC Helps Students Talk About Their Work

Alex John London Appointed To Department of Health and Human Services Committee

Student-Athletes Embrace Full CMU Experience

Children's School Hosts Inquiry-Based Learning Session

Scholarship Lets Students Immerse in Research

Researchers Develop Way To "Fingerprint" the Brain
Class Notes
Find out what's new with Kurt M. Saunders (DC'82), Jeremy Toeman (DC'96), Amanda Thiele (DC'18) and others in  Class Notes
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Included in this issue are Jane Bernstein, Rob Kass, Dudley Reynolds and more.

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