Thursday, June 13, 2013
Carnegie Mellon will wrap up the yearlong 25th anniversary celebration of its Master of Arts Management (MAM) program by hosting the Americans for the Arts Convention Emerging Leaders Preconference. The preconference, held at the Purnell Center and CFA building, is part of the larger Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in downtown Pittsburgh later that weekend. The preconference focuses on current trends faced by emerging leaders in the arts field. It features keynote speaker Richard Evans, president of EmcArts, a social enterprise for learning and innovation in the arts, as well as a series of innovative lectures and workshops led by national arts leaders and distinguished Carnegie Mellon alumni. Admission is $150. For more information, visit http://convention.artsusa.org/schedule/emerging-leaders-preconference.
Keynote Address by Alumnus Rayid Ghani (CS 2001). 1:30 p.m., Rashid Auditorium, 4401 Gates Hillman centers. Ghani is the keynote speaker for the Big Data Analytics Workshop, part of the 2013 ACM Sigmetrics Conference being held at CMU, June 17-21. Ghani was the chief scientist for the Obama for America 2012 Campaign. He focused on analytics, social media, machine learning and data mining to revolutionize the use of data in politics. He led a team of data and software experts who used dozens of pieces of information on each registered U.S. voter to target fundraising appeals and ads. Ghani is currently at the Computation Institute and the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He is the co-founder of "Edgeflip," an analytics startup company. For more on the Big Data Analytics Workshop, go to http://www.sigmetrics.org/sigmetrics2013/. Ghani's talk is open to members of the university community at no charge.
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation Open House. 1 - 4:30 p.m., 5th floor, Hunt Library. In conjunction with "What We Collect: Recent Art Acquisitions, 2007-2012," the Hunt Institute will hold its annual Open House June 23-24, which will include talks, tours and opportunities to meet one-on-one with staff, ask questions and see items in the collections. On June 23, Curator of Art Lugene B. Bruno will present "Botanical wall charts." For the Open House schedule, go to http://huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu/HIBD/Services/OpenHouse.shtml.
MPM Prospective Student Info Session for CMU Employees. Noon - 1 p.m., Hamburg Hall 1001. Heinz College's Master of Public Management (MPM) program offers a part-time study option with classes exclusively in the evenings for CMU employees with 3+ years of professional work experience. The MPM is a professional management degree with a variety of concentrations to fit your career goals. CMU employees eligible for tuition remission can apply the benefit towards their MPM tuition. RSVP by June 24.
MPM Prospective Student Info Session for CMU Employees Webinar. Unable to attend the live info session above on June 25? Attend a webinar and learn more about the Heinz College's Master of Public Management (MPM) program, a professional management degree that may be completed through part-time, evening study. The webinar will provide employees with information regarding the tuition remission benefit and how the MPM can advance their career at CMU. Full-time CMU employees eligible for tuition remission can apply their benefit and complete the degree in as little as 2 years. Individuals with 3+ years of professional work experience and a bachelor's degree are eligible to apply. Register and learn more.
New Hire Orientation Program. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., McKenna, Peter, Wright rooms, University Center. The program, presented by Human Resources, gives new employees the opportunity to learn about policies and procedures, review benefit options, meet representatives from various departments and take a guided tour of campus. Read more about the program.
Kennywood Ticket Sale. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., University Center. This year's Employee Picnic at Kennywood, presented by Staff Council, is Saturday, July 13. For more information, including ticket prices and ticket sale times and locations, visit http://www.cmu.edu/piper/briefs/2013/may/may-16/may16_kennywood.html.
Eurhythmics Classes for Senior Citizens. 3 - 4:30 p.m., Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall 119. Annabelle Joseph, director of the Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center at the School of Music, is recruiting active senior citizens (15 people aged 65 and over) to participate in classes in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, a method that engages brain and body in response to music. Maintaining mental alertness and agility is essential as we age. Four areas of learning: physical, cognitive, social and emotional are involved in this process. All four areas are at play in a Dalcroze Eurhythmics class as together we experience the joy of music. Participants should be mobile and able to attend four afternoon sessions July 2, 3 and July 9,10. Contact Joseph to register at email@example.com.
Staff Council presents the CMU Employee Picnic at Kennywood Park. Pavilions 8 and 9 will be reserved all day for CMU employees and their families. A prize giveaway for children 10 years of age and younger will be held at 4 p.m. followed by an adult raffle at 4:15 p.m. You must present your CMU ID to claim a prize. Ice cream will be given away to everyone beginning at 4 p.m. For ticket information, go to http://www.cmu.edu/piper/briefs/2013/may/may-16/may16_kennywood.html.
The Carnegie Mellon Women's Association (CMWA) Brown Bag Lunches. The CMWA will hold a Membership Mixers from noon to 1 p.m., in Danforth Lounge. Members and newcomers are invited to bring a brown bag lunch. Water and cookies will be provided. RSVP to Alexa Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the CMWA visit http://www.cmu.edu/cmwa/.
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