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

November 2019
Dietrich College News
Episode 3: Political Rhetoric with John Oddo
The Department of English’s John Oddo explores political rhetoric surrounding war with guest host and national columnist David Shribman, a scholar-in-residence at the Dietrich College. Oddo discusses his research on how members of the media report on victims of drone strikes.

Faith, truth and forgiveness:
How your brain processes abstract thoughts
The ability to construct abstract thoughts has played a central role in scientific and intellectual progress. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are using machine learning to interpret human brain scans, allowing the team to uncover the regions of the brain behind how abstract concepts, like justice, ethics and consciousness, form. 

CMU team uses AI to help machines play nice with humans
Three Carnegie Mellon University researchers use their expertise with organizational science, cognitive science and artificial intelligence (AI) to explore how AI can help humans work together better.

Alumni spotlight: Working the numbers
Nick Citrone (DC 2016, 2017) leverages his statistics savvy gained at CMU to a behind-the-scenes career with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Felipe Gomez’s Latin American Comics Archive
harnesses digital humanities tools.
Upcoming Alumni Events
CMUConnect Webinar: Learning to See – Leadership Through a New Lens
November 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm

The Future of Technology   – CMU Greater China Alumni Summit
November 9, 2019 from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Shanghai, Wujiaochang

November 23, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Blue Toad Hard Cider: 120 Mushroom Boulevard, Suite 105 Rochester NY 14623
Dietrich College in the News
Class Notes
Find out what's new with Dietrich College students and alumni, including  Deborah Brodine  (DC 1989) and  Lindsey Shultz  (DC 2004)  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  David William Miller Michael J. Tarr Linda Babcock ,  David Danks ,  Chris Genovese ,  Ryan Tibshirani, Aaditya Ramdas Alex John London  and  Jay Kadane  in this this issue's  Personal Mentions

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