Calendar Highlights-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Calendar Highlights

August 27:

Freshman Convocation. 5-6 p.m., Baker Hall Lawn Tent. The Class of 2019 receives a formal academic welcome to the Carnegie Mellon community from senior administrators and faculty members.

August 31:

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents a Salute to Veterans. 7 p.m., Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. This concert is a one-hour musical celebration of American service men and women, hosted by Rocky Bleier and features a moving performance of "O Danny Boy" with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra oboist Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida and Allegheny County Police Detective Ricky Manning. Audience members are invited to sing along with a special Armed Forces Salute medley and a rousing arrangement of God Bless America led by soprano Katy Shackleton Williams. Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major performed by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra violinist Ellen Chen-Livingston and Copland’s “Four Dance Episodes” from Rodeo round out this exciting summer evening of music. Student tickets cost $10 when you enter promo code 49969 to receive the discount. General admission tickets are $15 for adults. Veterans and active military receive free admission by registering with this form.

September 11:

Moments of Remembrance. CMU will remember the anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11 with a lone bagpiper playing at the 9/11 Memorial Tree on the Cut.  The Memorial Tree was planted in memory of the seven alumni who perished that day. The piper will play at the moments of impact: 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:37 a.m. and 10:03 a.m., marking the times four airliners crashed into the World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon and an open field in Shanksville, Pa.

September 16:

Carnegie Bosch Institute 25th Anniversary Conference. "Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Global Markets," 1-5 p.m., McConomy Auditorium. Keynotes, panel discussions and lightning talks will cover the following topics:

  • A Networked World: Reshaping Global Business;
  • Trends for the Future | Impact on Global Industry & Management;
  • Innovation in Global Markets;
  • Technologies for the Future; and
  • Leading Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Confirmed speakers are: Provost Farnam Jahanian; CMU deans Jim Garrett, Andrew Moore, Ramaya Krishnan and Bob Dammon; CyLab Director David Brumley; Werner Struth, member of the Board of Management, Bosch Group; and Sean Ammirati, partner, Birchmere Labs. The panel host will be Bill Flanagan of the Allegheny Conference and host and producer of WPXI-TV's Our Region’s Business. The conference emcee is alumna Brittany McCandless, associate producer for CBS This Morning. Learn more.

September 17:

Carnegie Mellon Women's Association Fall Reception. 4:30 - 6 p.m., President's residence. The annual fall reception tea, hosted by Honorary CMWA President Mary Suresh, will kickoff the organization's centennial celebration. The CMWA was founded in 1916. The reception is for members only. For more information about the CMWA and how to join visit the CMWA's website.


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