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

September/October 2018
Dietrich College News
Dean Richard Scheines responds to the Tree of Life synagogue shooting and community response.

Faculty, students and alumni from the Dietrich College played prominent roles in the inauguration of Farnam Jahanian as Carnegie Mellon University’s 10th president.

The Askwith Kenner Global Languages and Cultures Room, a new space within the David A. Tepper Quadrangle, offers students and the community an immersive, interactive language classroom and learning space.

The space was made possible thanks to a generous gift from long-time supporter, alumna and emeritus trustee Patricia Askwith Kenner (MM'66).

Building on groundbreaking research that identified the brain representations of elementary physics concepts, CMU's Robert Mason and Marcel Just have received a $549,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate the brain representations of physics concepts in college students and determine their relation to the students’ academic performance.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has granted Carnegie Mellon University $225,000 for a prestigious 2019-2020 Sawyer Seminar on “Bread and Water: Access, Belonging and Environmental Justice in the City.”

After receiving her degree in psychology in 2016 from the Dietrich College, Rubini Naidu worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute of Population and Reproductive Health.

Now, Naidu is a Fulbright Scholar, continuing research in India she started while at CMU. 

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Class Notes
Find out what's new with Nitya Chambers (DC 2001), Matt Ewalt (DC 2002, 2003), Brian Maruca (DC 1999), Jule Pattison-Gordon (DC 2013) and others 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. Colin Clarke, Bill Eddy, Roberta Klatzky, D anielle Wenner and more are included in this issue's Personal Mentions .

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