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Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University

February 2017
Introducing the Year in Review
Dietrich College faculty do foundational and deep disciplinary research, collaborate across many disciplines, take on problems that are important to the world today, and share a passion for innovation in both research and teaching.

Students are trained in a wide array of disciplinary approaches, and they become involved in research early and often. They emerge from their experience at CMU able to communicate, think, learn, and understand the world in ways that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

And a lot happens in one year. For a sample, check out the first-ever edition of the Dietrich College Year in Review. 
CMU recently launched the first-of-its-kind undergraduate major in behavioral economics, policy and organizations (BEPO) because of the high demand for trained behavioral economics in almost every industry and sector. To give students an idea of many potential career options, the Department of Social and Decision Sciences (SDS) hosted "Behavioral Insights in Action."

"This was a really unique and exciting opportunity to bring back some of our graduate student alumni from our top-ranked behavioral decision research program and showcase their work alongside other experts from industry and government as well as our own, really spectacular, faculty members," said SDS Head Linda Babcock.
Oui ou Non: What It Means to be French
International travel and national identity may seem like new, provoking topics, but their growing complexity is apparent in many nations across the globe.

Modern Languages Assistant Professor Mame-Fatou Niang  studies cultural minorities with particular interest in French people of African and Muslim descent. France is an interesting case because it is at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East. 
There's More Than One Way to Get From
A to Z With a History Degree
For Faryal Khan (DC'09), the path to her current career has been anything but a straight line - and she wouldn't have it any other way. Khan is a transcreation director at World Writers - part of Williams Lea Tag, a large marketing and communications agency in New York City. 

She credits her success to saying "yes" to opportunities as they arose and following her interests, even when they diverged from her past experiences.
Senior Sarah Gutekunst Takes You #BTS of Her Final Semester
There's no shortage of impressive news coming out of the Dietrich College. There's faculty research, student projects and awards and features on alumni who are doing really cool things.

Naturally, the college's social media channels want to shout out those accolades to followers everywhere. But what about the average aspects of life in Dietrich College?

That's something I am going to help shine the light on, so to speak, by taking you behind the scenes (#bts) of my last semester.
More Dietrich College News 
Dietrich College Hires Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Uncertainty Perception Drives Public's Trust, Mistrust of Science

George Loewenstein and the NEW New Economics of Information

Citizen Science in the Digital Age: Rhetoric, Science and Public Engagement

Alumna's Guide for Social Entrepreneurship

Married People Have Lower Levels of Stress Hormone

Eyes on the Prize: Tartan Data Science Cup

Learn From Current Seniors: Honors Fellowship Program Offers Exciting Opportunities

Contesting Energy: Labor, Culture and Politics

Fingerprint Evidence is Circumstantial, Not an Identification

Jim Daniels' "Rowing Inland" Takes Readers Back to Metro Detroit

CMU Engineering and Psychology Researchers Develop Model To Study Design Teams

Alumna Emily Duff Bartel is Driven to Succeed

Class Notes
Find out what's new with  Meg Brindle (DC'92), Vishwas Prabhakara (DC'02),  Emily Duff Bartel (DC'06) and others in  Class Notes
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Personal Mention
Dietrich College Personal Mention shares news and accomplishments from the college's faculty and staff. 

Included in this issue are Stephen Broomell, Joanna Wolfe, James Wynn and more.

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