Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week and Related Events-Graduate Education - Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week: April 6-10, 2015

2015 Schedule

Please check back for new events and details

Contact grad-ed@cmu.edu with further questions.

  SCHEDULE:

MONDAY, APRIL 6

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The HUB, Lower Level, Warner Hall

Stop by for some Scottish snacks!

Sponsored by The HUB

see the HUB's invitation

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Connan Room, 1st Floor, Cohon University Center

FREE 10 Minute Chair Massages
****Participants must sign up for an appointment upon arrival at the event; appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis****

Sponsored by University Health Services and Graduate Student Assembly

TUESDAY, APRIL 7

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Rangos 3, 2nd Floor, Cohon University Center

Versatile PhD Information Session

This session will introduce Versatile PhD and all its resources!  Versatile PhD is an online resource designed to help humanities, social science and STEM PhD students identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers. CMU graduate students, faculty, alumni and others have free access to premium resources provided through the University's subscription to Versatile PhD.  Attendees will know how to log in and navigate Versatile PhD, understand the benefits provided through the University’s subscription, and view the resource pages of the tool.

Registration is required: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VersatilePhD

Sponsored by Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Merson Courtyard, Cohon University Center

I ♥ My Bike

Love your bike?  Excited that better weather is on the way and you can take to the trails and roads again?  This is the perfect time give your bike a little TLC!  BikePGH will be on hand to get your bike registered, fixed up, properly locked and ready to ride.

Sponsored by Graduate Student Assembly and BikePGH

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Graduate Women's Gathering Connecting Lunch

Registration is required: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GWG4715

Sponsored by Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education and               the Career & Professional Development Center

5:00-6:30 p.m.
Rashid Auditorium, Gates Hillman Center

3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) Championship
3MT® celebrates the research being done by PhD students.  The first rounds of the competition have occurred and the championship round of the 3MT competition will feature the 11 PhD student finalists who are to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes to a non-specialist audience.

Sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The HUB, Lower Level, Warner Hall

Stop by for some Scottish snacks!

Sponsored by The HUB

see the HUB's invitation

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Pake Room, 2nd Floor, Cohon University Center

Versatile PhD Information Session
This session will introduce Versatile PhD and all its resources!  Versatile PhD is an online resource designed to help humanities, social science and STEM PhD students identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers. CMU graduate students, faculty, alumni and others have free access to premium resources provided through the University's subscription to Versatile PhD.  Attendees will know how to log in and navigate Versatile PhD, understand the benefits provided through the University’s subscription, and view the resource pages of the tool.

Registration is required: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VersatilePhD

Sponsored by Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education

2:00-9:00 p.m.

GSA Ice Cream Give Away!
In celebration of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, the Graduate Student Assembly will be sponsoring an Ice Cream Give-Away at Dave and Andy’s (207 Atwood St.) in Oakland and Mercurio’s (5523 Walnut St.) in Shadyside.

**Bring your CMU Graduate Student ID and get up to $6 of ice cream (cups, cones, sundaes, shakes, etc.) for FREE (no quarts) while supplies last**

Sponsored by Graduate Student Assembly

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Rangos 1, 2nd Floor, Cohon University Center

Resources for Maintaining Health, Wellness and Balance
Need a place to meditate?  Try the Peace Garden.  Looking for a place for your daily devotional?  Be sure to seek out the Prayer Room.  Want a quick place to jump on a treadmill before heading back to lab?  The Resnik Fitness Atrium is the hidden gem just for you!  Carnegie Mellon is a rigorous academic environment and the university provides the tools needed for cutting edge research, knowledge acquisition and knowledge dissemination.  At the same time, the university is striving to provide the resources graduate students need to maintain wellness and balance while being the top in their field.

Registration is required: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/healthwellness4815
Sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Department of Athletics

5:00-7:30 p.m.

Connan Room, 1st Floor, Cohon University Center

Idea Marketplace Cross-Disciplinary Team Challenge
Join us for an evening of engaging (and tasty) team-centered challenges. Attendees will be placed into cross-disciplinary groups to broaden their creative problem-solving skills and social networks.  The Idea Marketplace Committee is a ProSEED grant supported graduate student Committee acting as a think-tank to develop and host strategic initiatives that bring CMU graduate students closer together. The Committee brainstorms how students, faculty and administration can collectively foster student interaction from every corner of campus, focusing on academics and student activities.  

Registration is required: http://goo.gl/91LIoZ

THURSDAY, APRIL 9

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Hamburg Hall 1000

Osseointegrated Implant System for Neural Control
Dr. Max Ortiz Catalan, Research Scientist, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Latin American Lecture Series
Dr. Max Ortiz Catalan developed the first bionic arm connected to bones, nerves and muscles, a technology that has been used for the first patient in his daily and professional activities for over two years. Dr. Ortiz Catalan has also developed a novel treatment for phantom limb pain (PLP) based on augmented reality and myoelectric pattern recognition. This treatment has shown success in chronic PLP patients from whom no other treatment was effective.

For more information about the event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1053618181331422/

https://thebridge.cmu.edu/organization/lgsa/calendar/details/614810

Sponsored by Latino/Latina Graduate Student Association

12:00-1:00 p.m.

IdeaLunch

Registration required http://www.connectwith.io/
Celebrate Graduate Student Appreciation Week with CMU Idea Marketplace!
IdeaMarketplace and the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs is excited to bring you a new pilot lunch program for Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week!

Enjoy lunch with a small curated group of like-minded graduate students from across Carnegie Mellon's diverse population. Tell us your interests and lunch-time availability, and lunch is on us during the week of celebration!   The CMU Idea Marketplace Committee is a ProSEED grant supported graduate student driven think-tank to develop and host strategic initiatives that bring CMU graduate students closer together from all corners of the graduate community, Masters and PhD. The Committee brainstorms how students, faculty and administration can collectively foster student interaction, focusing on academics, student activities and professional development.

Sign up for a lunch at www.connectwith.io  You will be asked to register and answer some questions about your interests, along with your availability for lunch in Schatz Dining Room on Thursday and Friday.  Once you have completed the registration, you will sent details about your lunch date and time and instructions upon arriving at Schatz Dining Room to enjoy lunch with a small, cross-disciplinary group with the goal of meeting new graduate students across the colleges.  Lunch is being provided by IdeaMarketplace and the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs!

Sponsored by IdeaMarketplace and the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs

4:30-6:00 p.m.

Rangos Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Cohon University Center

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Innovation with Impact Research Exhibition and Graduate Student Awards Presentation

Innovation with Impact, IWI, is an interdisciplinary poster/performance exhibition of graduate student research and projects from across the Pittsburgh campus. All Carnegie Mellon community members, faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend.

5:00 p.m. - Opening remarks by President Subra Suresh; Teaching and Service Award Presentations and Recognition of 3MT Award Winners

Sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Graduate Student Assembly

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6:00-9:30 p.m.

Miller Gallery, Purnell Center

Carnegie Mellon 2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition
Exhibition + events are free and open to the public.
Critique with John Massier, Visual Arts Curator, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York, NY. (Abreu-Canedo, Konicek, Nhamo)
In this exhibition you are invited to contemplate the metaphysical propositions of an aesthete philosopher, consider the analytical observance of conditioned human behavior and response, witness explorations of interrelationships between natural and mechanical systems, marvel at a playfully incisive commentary on economic collapse, share the fantastical emotionally layered life journey of an onion, and reflect on an investigation of futures past and what life might hold beyond an MFA education.  http://millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu/exhibitions/mfa2015/

FRIDAY, APRIL 10

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The HUB, Lower Level, Warner Hall

Stop by for some Scottish snacks!

Sponsored by The HUB

see the HUB's invitation

12:00-1:00 p.m.

IdeaLunch
Registration required http://www.connectwith.io/

Celebrate Graduate Student Appreciation Week with CMU Idea Marketplace!
IdeaMarketplace and the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs is excited to bring you a new pilot lunch program for Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week!

Enjoy lunch with a small curated group of like-minded graduate students from across Carnegie Mellon's diverse population. Tell us your interests and lunch-time availability, and lunch is on us during the week of celebration!   The CMU Idea Marketplace Committee is a ProSEED grant supported graduate student driven think-tank to develop and host strategic initiatives that bring CMU graduate students closer together from all corners of the graduate community, Masters and PhD. The Committee brainstorms how students, faculty and administration can collectively foster student interaction, focusing on academics, student activities and professional development.

Sign up for a lunch at www.connectwith.io  You will be asked to register and answer some questions about your interests, along with your availability for lunch in Schatz Dining Room on Thursday and Friday.  Once you have completed the registration, you will sent details about your lunch date and time and instructions upon arriving at Schatz Dining Room to enjoy lunch with a small, cross-disciplinary group with the goal of meeting new graduate students across the colleges.  Lunch is being provided by IdeaMarketplace and the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs!

Sponsored by IdeaMarketplace and the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs