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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: October 2014
Features this month include CMU's genetics research, using game theory as a parenting strategy, alumni news, photos from events and much more. Read Dietrich College News.
  Research Team Identifies 33 Genes That Contribute to Autism Risk
The list of genes identified with autism has expanded from nine to 33, according to a new study by an international research team led by the Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC), including Carnegie Mellon University's Kathryn Roeder and the University of Pittsburgh's Bernie Devlin. Read more.
  Former Justice Souter Makes Case For Humanities and Social Sciences
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter discussed the central role the humanities and social sciences play in seeding innovation and perpetuating democracy during a recent visit to Carnegie Mellon University. Read more.
  Student Writing Awards Seek Entries From Pittsburgh-Area Students
High school and college students are invited to submit poetry and prose entires for the 16th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards. Read 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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