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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Calendar Highlights

Through Aug. 9:

inti.mate, a solo exhibition by Sidney Mullis. Future Tenant, 819 Penn Avenue. The exhibit is based on a kingdom of invented animals performing their mating rituals. Future Tenant is managed by Master of Arts Management students at the Heinz College. Find out more.

July 30:

Honoring the Charleston 9: Why We Need a ‘Requiem’ for African and African-American History. 6 - 8:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, 650 Schenley Drive. Join speakers Jonathan Green, an internationally renowned painter and founder of the Lowcountry Rice Culture Project, and Lee Pringle, founder of The Colour of Music Black Classical Musician’s Festival and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel, for a dialogue on racial history. Anqwenique Wingfield, a classically trained lyric soprano and jazz vocalist and founder and director of the multi-disciplinary artist collective Groove Aesthetic, will moderate the discussion. Sponsored by “The Requiem for Rice,” a Carnegie Mellon Center for the Arts in Society Performance Initiative project, and The University of Pittsburgh African Heritage Classroom Committee (AHCC). Find out more.

August 1:

The Young Adult Lecture Series presents popular, award-winning fantasy novelists Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman. 2 - 3 p.m., Doherty Hall 2315. Kushner and Sherman will speak on what they've learned through writing young adult fiction. The Young Adult Lecture Series is run by the CMU student club Partners in Speculative Fiction in partnership with Parsec, Pittsburgh's premier SF/F literary organization. Free talks and workshops are held three times a year. Find out more.

August 4:

Professional Development Workshop: Kick Start the New Year. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. The new academic year is about to start. Are you ready? This motivational session will encourage participants to examine the opportunities in the year ahead and chart their course for enthusiasm, energy and success. Take a couple of hours for you and get pumped up and ready for the road ahead. Register online.

August 5:

The Alumni Association presents Kinky Boots Performance and Talk Back with Billy Porter. Pittsburgh native and CMU alumnus Billy Porter (A'91) will reprise his Tony Award-winning role of Lola and give a talk back following the performance. Watch his emotional and lively Tony Award acceptance speech. Your CMU evening package will include a pre-performance reception at alumni-founded 4Moms, featuring delicious appetizers and wine with spectacular river and stadium views, a short walk to the Benedum Center for the performance, and then the talk back immediately after the curtain falls.  6 p.m., reception at 4Moms, 10th floor, 921 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA  15222. 8 p.m., performance at the Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Cost is $95 per person (limit two tickets per registrant) and includes reception, performance and talk back. Seats are in the first tier. Register and find out more.

August 6:

Professional Development: New Hire Orientation. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center.  Are you new to the university? Do you have a new staff member within your organization? The New Hire Orientation program is designed to formally welcome new staff members to the university. New employees are encouraged to attend within their first thirty days of employment to obtain useful information about the institution, resources, services and employee benefits. Register online.

August 7:

(This workshop has been cancelled.) Professional Development Workshop: Department Initiator Roundtable Discussion. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Having trouble with a particular part of Workday? Made a great discovery on a Workday functionality you would like to share? Interested in learning about how the implementation of Workday is going thus far? Willing to share ideas, problem-solve and give feedback on the Workday system? All Department Initiators are invited to attend this roundtable and join in the conversation. Register online.

August 13:

Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) Summit. Gates-Hillman Center. The Quality of Life Technology Center is hosting another installment of its series on technologies and innovation in health care and senior living. Larry Minnix, CEO of LeadingAge, a trade association of all U.S. nonprofit nursing homes and other senior care facilities, will present their “Pathways” initiative that centers on the future of financing long-term support services. Also presenting will be Nick Adkins, co-founder and COO of ReelDx, Inc.; Amanda Cavaleri, CEO of Connect the Ages; David Dring, executive director of Selfhelp Innovations; Jeh Kazimi, CEO and founder of Breezie; Kian Saneii, founder and CEO of Independa, Inc.; Dmitri Shiry, managing partner of Deloitte LLP; and Nancy Zionts, COO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. For more on the QoLT, visit, or contact Executive Director Jim Osborn at

August 18:

Professional Development Workshop: Emerging Leader — Are You One? 9 to 11 a.m., Club Room, Whitfield Hall. When you look ahead at your career … is being a leader in your future? This session will explore how we are all leaders. Participants will leave with a strategy on ways to build and utilize the skills they possess. Participants will also identify ways to take advantage of opportunities to “rise to the occasion” and demonstrate their leadership capabilities. Register online.


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