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Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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August 2016
Off to a Great Start
The new academic year is officially underway!

Learn all about how the Class of 2020 was welcomed into the Dietrich College community with events like a dinner and postprandial scavenger hunt.

Also, meet the college's newest faculty members, find out what professors are most excited about and much more.

Scientific research and statistics go hand in hand. Whether they're determining the effects of sleep on long-distance truck drivers or assessing the accuracy of polygraph tests, statisticians play a vital role in analyzing research data.

CMU's Department of Statistics has helped shape policy decisions that impact our lives through their work with the NAS.
Shakespeare, Austen and the Cult of Celebrity
A new exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library examines "Will and Jane" and their literary afterlives.

Co-curated by English Professor Kristina Straub, it shows how milestone events and artifacts (like the shirt Colin Firth wore in the BBC mini-series "Pride and Prejudice") affected their legacies and popularity.

A Century of CMU Psychology
Over the past year, the Psychology Department celebrated its past, present and future.
"The most gratifying part about being a teacher is watching your former students succeed. We are spoiled. Our graduates are at the top of many different industries and fields, and that is our real legacy," said Professor Marcel Just.
With a Pogo Stick, the Sky's the Limit
Nick Ryan (DC'11) is forging his own path-by pogo stick.
In 2010, while Ryan was still a CMU student, he co-founded Xpogo-an events, media and retail company dedicated to growing the sport of extreme pogo.
Today, he works tirelessly to transform the perception of pogo from a toy to a sports lifestyle.
More Dietrich College News 
Six Degrees of Francis Bacon Awarded Coveted NEH Grant

Three Research-Backed Tips for Back-to-School

An Historical Look at Homework Policies With Steven Schlossman

Honors Fellows Wrap Up Summer Research

Robert E. Kass To Receive Maurice Falk Professorship

Writing Contest Helps Students Deal

Still Something Rattles: A Q&A With Terence Degnan

Pittsburgh's Universities Go to Summer School

Simplify and Standardize Health Insurance Plans, Advise CMU Behavioral Economists

Beyond the Binary: Alumni Discuss 'Tartan Hacks'

Incoming Freshman, Father Bond Over Cross-Country Bus Journey

Spring 2016 Dean's List Announced
Class Notes
Find out what's new with Michael Croland (DC'05), Victor Tavarez (DC'18), Maury Jackson (DC'20) and others in Class Notes
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Included in this issue are Sue-mei Wu, Gang Liu, Haixia Wang and more.

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