Calendar Highlights-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Calendar Highlights

April 10-12:

Spring Carnival Weekend. Join in the centennial celebration of this unique Carnegie Mellon experience. Carnival 100: Best of the Best! features events for alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends and family throughout the weekend. Learn more.

April 11:

Naming the University Center for Jared L. Cohon. Noon, Kirr Commons, University Center. The university community is invited to a special ceremony naming the University Center for President Emeritus Jared L. Cohon. As the center of campus life, the Cohon University Center will be an enduring and fitting tribute to President Cohon's extraordinary personal engagement with students, faculty and staff, and his leadership style that focused on bringing diverse groups of people together to create better outcomes for all.

April 15:

The University Store's Spring Author Reading Series presents Leah Pileggi, who will be discussing her book "Prisoner 88," a children's book for ages 10 and up.  5:30 - 7 p.m., University Store. Pileggi's book is based on the true story of a 10-year-old prisoner who was sentenced to five years for shooing a man who threatened his father. Pileggi is a professional assisant in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Learn more about Pileggi.

April 22:

Master of Arts Management Speaker Series. Trudi McCanna, head of executive development at Google, will discuss "Leadership for Today and the Future." 12 - 1:20 p.m., Hamburg Hall 1000. Read more.

Celebration of Education. 4:30 p.m., Rangos 1 and 2, UC. A Celebration of Education recognizes that accomplishments of faculty who exemplify the university's standards of excellence in education. This event celebrates our distinguished faculty members for their outstanding contributions to the university and their devotion to and effectiveness in teaching. A Celebration of Education consists of five main awards: the Doherty Award, Ryan Award, Academic Advising Award, Barbara Lazarus Award and Gelfand Award. In addition, the most recent Wimmer Faculty Fellows and recipients of the College Teaching Awards, Graduate Student Teaching Award and Graduate Student Service Award are also honored. Read more.

April 23

Retirement Education Workshops presented by Vanguard. All three workshops are in the University Center's Dowd Room. They are:

  • A Practical Guide to Help You Make a Smooth Transition to Retirement, 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Fine-Tuning Your Investments To Be Well-Diversified, 12 – 1:15 p.m
  • A Step-by-Step Guide To Planning for a Successful Retirement, 4 – 5 p.m.

Learn more.

April 25:

CAUSE Speakers Series. The Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE) presents Chisato Hotta, who will draw comparisons between the Korean experience in Osaka from 1920 to 1945 and the African-American experience in Chicago during the same period. Working from the demonstrated comparability of the two cases, this study focuses on residential segregation and racialization. 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53. 

April 28:

Film Screening: "Justice is Mind." 5 p.m., Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall A51. Five years ago, 16 million Americans were stunned and intrigued by a "60 Minutes" report that showed that Carnegie Mellon scientists were able to read a person's mind. Filmmaker Mark Lund was among those mesmerized by the CMU thought identification research and decided to use the groundbreaking work as the basis for his next feature film. "Justice is Mind" follows the trial of a person accused of a double murder who doesn't remember committing the crime. The film is set in a time when fMRI technology is readily used to decode a person's thoughts. The film addresses some of the key questions concerning the implications of this technology for the legal system. CMU's Marcel Just, who appeared on the 60 Minutes segment with his colleague Tom Mitchell to discuss their "mind reading" work, will introduce the film. Just and Lund will answer questions following the screening. Learn more.

April 29:

Pittsburgh Queer History Project: "Lucky After Dark." Carnegie Mellon's Center for the Arts in Society (CAS) will host the Pittsburgh Queer History Project's inaugural event, a lecture on "Lucky After Dark" by CMU's Timothy Haggerty and Harrison Apple. 4:30 p.m., Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall A51. Directed by Haggerty and CAS artist-in-residence Harrison Apple, a 2013 graduate of CMU's Intercollege Degree Program, the Pittsburgh Queer History Project is an oral history and media preservation initiative dedicated to investigating and revealing queer life histories and community formations in Pittsburgh. The "Lucky After Dark" lecture will preview a June 2014 exhibit of the same name that will explore the role after-hours nightlife in postwar Pittsburgh played in establishing and shaping gay and lesbian identities. Learn more.

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