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Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University

June 2016
  
Watching the Brain Do Math
A new neuroimaging study reveals the mental stages people go through as they are solving challenging math problems.

Insights from this new work may eventually be applied to the design of more effective classroom instruction - particularly in the form of improving cognitive tutors by creating models that match the brain activation and thinking patterns used to solve these problems.
It's probably safe to say that
Nico Slate
never imagined his historical research would inspire dance performances.

But that is exactly what happened at "CrossLines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality." Renowned bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Anjal Chande reimagined Slate's work on the anti-racist solidarities between South Asians and African Americans.
Undergrads Speak Up About Their Research
Public speaking is enough to make anyone sweat. Now imagine condensing months of intensive research into a three-minute presentation and delivering it to a room full of your peers.

This summer, 100 CMU undergraduate students did just that at the first ever Speak Up! Communications Session.
To Cut Calories, Place Online Food Orders Ahead of Time
Want to cut calories and make healthier meal choices? Try avoiding unhealthy impulse purchases by ordering meals at least an hour before eating.
 
New research shows that people choose higher-calorie meals when ordering immediately before eating and lower-calorie meals when orders are placed an hour or more in advance. The results could lead to ways to address the U.S. obesity epidemic.

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Using Foreign Languages To Shape
Career Paths
In our increasingly globalized world, foreign language education is becoming more critical.

Despite no university-wide language requirement, in 2014, 45 percent of CMU students from across the university took a modern languages course. This is a striking contrast to the roughly eight percent of undergraduates nationally who take a foreign language class.
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Ten Simple Rules To Use Statistics Effectively

Honors Fellows Confront Fear of Failure

Shattering Misconceptions About Women's Decision-Making Power

Linking Political Buzz With Honeybees' Search for New Hive
Related: What Honeybees Can Tell Us About Brexit

The Many Ways to Study Latin America in the Dietrich College

Picking Sides: The Evolutionary Origins of Reasoning

TV Guides: Alumni Channel Efforts for Kids' Sake

Blogging Away: Honors Fellows Share Discoveries, Work Processes

Werner Herzog Film Featuring CMU Scientists To Screen July 29

White House Includes CMU Forensic Science Work on Impact List

Meet Mark Patterson: New Quantitative Social Science Scholars (QSSS) Program Director

Dietrich College Honors Staff at Annual Luncheon

Athletes Rally, Shoot to Head of the Class

Your Brain on Winning a Tony

The 2016 U.S. Open

Undergrads Flock To CMU To Discover Statistical Possibilities

Artist Captures Beauty of the Brain

Summer School Helps Students Build Tech Tools To Improve Learning

Shorter Patient Consent Forms, Video Formats Improve Comprehension
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Included in this issue are Edward Kennedy, Kathy M. Newman, Scott Weingart and more.

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Career Guidance: New Course
Helps Students Explore Options
 
Planning the transition from college to career can be intimidating and overwhelming.

A new fall course will equip sophomores and juniors with tools to help forge unique professional paths.

Learn more
10 Things To Love
 
Dietrich College students, faculty and alumni do a lot.

Learn more about 10 of the many things to love.
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