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The Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences (Dietrich College) at Carnegie Mellon University is no ordinary liberal arts school. Dietrich College students publish poetry and analyze brain scans. They teach elementary school students to speak Spanish and create computer tutors that teach algebra. They study how films shape our culture and learn about the impact that pollution has had on the history of American cities. This video will give you a preview of our exciting education programs, research and opportunities for students.

Dietrich College students study under some of the world's leading scholars in fields that were pioneered at Carnegie Mellon, such as decision science, technical writing, history and policy, and cognitive neuroscience. And Dietrich College provides for all Carnegie Mellon students what the New York Times has called "the most creative general education program of any American university."

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  Dietrich College News: September 2014
Features this month include CMU's new BrainHub initiative, social psychology and neuroscience research, alumni news, upcoming events and much more. Read Dietrich College News.
  History Course Inspires Alumnus To Reproduce Great-Grandfather's World War I Photo Album
When Dean Putney (DC'11) saw his family for Thanksgiving in 2011, his mother showed him what she thought was just a family heirloom that had been hiding in his grandmother's closet. Read more.
  Social Support: How To Thrive Through Close Relationships
In a new paper, CMU's Brooke Feeney and University of California, Santa Barbara's Nancy L. Collins detail specific interpersonal processes that explain how close relationships help individuals thrive. Read more.
  MSP Program Prepares Students For Tomorrow's Jobs
In today's economy every company is a data company. Not only are industries collecting increasing amounts of information, but businesses must analyze it to make smart data-driven decisions. Read more.
  Center for the Neural Basis of Cogntion Celebrates 20 Years
A joint project between Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh devoted to investigating the neural mechanisms that give rise to human cognitive abilities, the CNBC ill celebrate a rich history and bright future. Learn more.
  Four Dietrich College Graduates Receive Fulbright Awards
From addressing clean water shortages in urban Mexican communities to teaching English in Brazil, Germany, Montenegro and Turkey, five recent CMU graduates – four from the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences – will be making a global impact through this year’s Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Read more.
  Mapping the Future of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University — which has a long history of the humanities and social sciences collaborating with other fields to solve problems — and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences held the first Pittsburgh-area discussion of the "Heart of the Matter" report and its implications for improving education and creating a sustainable global society. Read more.   Watch the video.  View photos.

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