Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University

June 2019
Dietrich College News
Carnegie Mellon University Trustee and alumnus Lane Bess, and his wife, Letty, have made a $10 million gift to endow the dean's chair for the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The gift will allow Dean Richard Scheines and his successors to incentivize innovation around the college's strategic initiatives and emerging priorities across its nine departments and programs, and in its faculty and students. 

The Dietrich College conferred 328 undergraduate degrees, 92 master’s degrees and 40 doctorates at this year's Commencement. In addition, 18 Science and Humanities Scholars received undergraduate degrees from the college.

Danielle Wenner, assistant professor of philosophy, has received a three-year, $200,000 career development award in bioethics from the Greenwall Foundation.

"I'm excited to get to work on a project that I think has the potential to radically shift the way that ethicists, clinical researchers and policy-makers view the role of clinical research and the development of health interventions in our society," Wenner said. 

Before he even stepped foot on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus, Ophir Tanz (DC, HNZ 2004) started and sold his first company. Tanz, an award-winning entrepreneur and technologist, returned to CMU this spring to share his experiences and how his company has changed the game.

Upcoming Alumni Events
Executive Program in Behavioral Economics
Presented by the Department of Social and Decision Sciences
July 28–Aug. 2 on CMU's campus
CMU alumni are eligible for a 10 percent discount on tuition.
Dietrich College in the News
Class Notes
Find out what's new with Dietrich College students and alumni, including Terry Babcock-Lumish (DC 1997), Emma Nicklas-Morris (DC 2020) and Joshua Pinckney (DC 2021) in Class Notes .

Network with other alumni in the Dietrich College Alumni LinkedIn Group .
Personal Mentions
Read about news and accomplishments from the college's faculty and staff, including Marge Maallo, Rosemarie Commisso and Joseph Devine in this issue's Personal Mentions .

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