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September 20:

Grant Research, Publishing and Complying with Funder Policies: How the Library Can Help. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. The University Libraries offer numerous services and resources to support the work of research administrators and researchers. In this session, learn about library support and resources to help researchers comply with funder policies for data and publication sharing, publish in open access journals, develop data management plans and share work via the CMU institutional repository. Also, hear an introduction to Dimensions, a newly acquired database of awarded research funding worldwide. This program is part of the R.A.I.S.E. Non-Curriculum Training. Register online

Professional Development Workshop: Leadership Connection. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center. Are you a leader in the Carnegie Mellon community? If you are committed to your leadership development, this workshop is for you. You will explore competencies associated with leadership, identify opportunities to assess your competencies and create a strategic leadership development plan. You will also identify several leadership development resources and establish metrics to monitor your growth. Register online.

September 21:

Financial Data Warehouse 101. 9 to 11:30 a.m., TBD. This hands-on computer class provides detailed instruction on navigation, common terminology and techniques used in the Financial Data Warehouse. Participants will also learn how to copy, edit, filter and run a query and export the data results to Excel. This class is required to obtain access to the Financial Data Warehouse. This program is offered by the Finance Division. Register online.

Workday Activity Pay Manager Training. 9 a.m. to noon, Near and Far Clusters, Hunt Library. As Activity Pay Manager, you are responsible for processing all payments outside the day-to-day payroll functionality, including awards, adjunct faculty, private instruction and one-time payments. Activity Pay may also include the charging instructions associated with these transactions. In this session, you will hear a detailed overview of the Activity Pay process and discover valuable resources to help you navigate the process. Individuals serving in the Activity Pay Manager role must complete this training prior to gaining access to these functions in Workday. Register online.

Professional Development Workshop: Administrative Professional Roundtable. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Administrative staff members support many of the essential functions of the university. If you are serving as an executive assistant, administrative coordinator or administrative assistant, come meet your colleagues and peers to share best practices and discuss topics relevant to the demands and opportunities of your position. Register online.

SafeZone Training. 12 - 2 p.m., Cohon University Center, Pake Room. SafeZone is a network of allies made up of CMU faculty, staff and students who are committed to providing a safe and affirming environment for all at CMU, including those in the LGBTQ+ community.  Register online.

SPARCS Approvers Training. 2 to 2:30 p.m., WQED Building 1042. This session will immerse department approvers in the new system. The training will provide a checklist of suggested items to review and show you where to find the information in SPARCS. Each session will be tailored to the college’s or department’s specific review process, focusing on helping department approvers find the information in SPARCS. This program is offered by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Register online.

"Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked." 7 p.m., Mellon Institute Auditorium (enter through the Bellefield Ave. entrance). Join us for a staging of "Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked" by string ensemble, a dramatic reading of excerpts from Requiem for Rice libretto by Vanessa German, and discussion of the score (in development) and libretto by Trevor Weston, composer, and Edda L. Fields-Black, librettist. Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked is inspired by the history of African and African-American forced laborers who cultivated rice in the Lowcountry. The Colour of Music Festival commissioned Weston to compose "Unburied," "Unmourned," "Unmarked." This piece for string orchestra takes inspiration from traditional African music and traditional African-American folk music, fiddle music, long-meter hymns and Gullah spirituals. The string work will eventually become a longer dramatic work for voices and full orchestra, Requiem for Rice.  The staging comes one month before its world premiere at the Colour of Music Festival in Charleston, S.C. The audience is also invited to participate in a discussion afterward with Westo and Fields-Black. Supported by Opportunity Fund and CMU’s Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE), School of Music, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Office, Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and Center for the Arts in Society.

Guest Artist Recital "Franco Alfano: Transcending Turandot." 7:30 p.m., Kresge Theatre. Internationally acclaimed musicians, Elmira Darvarova (violin), Samuel Magill (cello), and Blair McMillen (piano) come together to perform, Franco Alfano: Transcending Turandot, an all Franco Alfano program in the intimate setting of Kresge Theatre.

September 22:

The Engineer's Role in Reinventing a Sustainable Future. 12 - 1:20 p.m., Marquis Conference Room, Scott Hall 5201. Join the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation for a seminar with Charlie Hargroves, senior research fellow at the Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute and the sustainable development fellow at the University of Adelaide. Learn more.

Community in the Face of Hurricane and Earthquake Devastation. 4 p.m., Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, Cohon University Center, Lower Level across from University Bookstore. There will be a gathering of support for anyone in the CMU community impacted by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean and U.S. and the earthquakes in Mexico. Please join members of the CMU community in this gathering facilitated by Dr. Kurt Kumler, Executive Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) joined by staff from the Office of International Education and The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. We hope to connect and explore ways to support one another, and find resources for assistance and action. Please share this invitation broadly and we hope to see you there. Questions? Contact The Center at csdi@andrew.cmu.edu or call 412-268-2150.

CAUSE Annual Fall Reception. 4:30 - 7:15 p.m., Singleton Room, Roberts Hall. Prize-winning historian Edward Baptist will be the guest scholar and speaker for the evening. A professor of history at Cornell University, Baptist is the author of "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism." This study won the 2015 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism. It also offers an excellent intellectual foundation for Edda Fields-Black's ongoing research and programming for the Requiem for Rice. Find out more.

3 Exhibition Reception: Worlds Within, Designing The Computational Image / Imagining Computational Design, Hadi Tabatabai: Transitional Spaces. 6 - 8 p.m., Miller Gallery in Purnell Center for the Arts.

September 26:

Professional Development Workshop: Coaching in the Multigenerational Workplace. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. “Coaching promotes creativity, breakthrough performance and resilience.” — Ron Cacioppe
Your generation may influence your expectations, needs and goals at work and the way you interact with people from different generations. What is your coaching style, and how can you bridge generational differences to effectively equip others with the tools, knowledge and opportunities to develop professionally? In this session, explore practices and resources that enable you to promote success in yourself and others. Register online.

Taste of the Tartans. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center. Dining Services invites all members of the campus community to this tasty, annual tradition. Take your taste buds on an international tour of free samples from dining vendors across campus. Pick up a ballot at the door and cast your vote for your favorite bite for the Andy Eats "Best of Taste of the Tartans!"

Oracle GL Journal Entry. 1 to 4 p.m., TBD. This hands-on computer class provides detailed instruction on how to create, approve and post a journal entry in the Oracle financial system. Participants will also learn how to find journal entries and create reversing journal entries. This class is required to be granted access in the Oracle financial system to create journal entries. This program is offered by the Finance Division. Register online.

Celebrating Machine Learning for Social Good. 5:30 - 7 p.m., Rangos Ballroom, Cohon Center. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto will sit down with Brad Keywell, Uptake CEO, for a fireside chat about cities as centers of innovation and other issues as CMU celebrates the launch of the Machine Learning for Social Good fund. A reception follows the discussion. Interim Provost Laurie Weingart, Machine Learning Department Head Manuela Veloso and Professor Roni Rosenfeld of the Machine Learning Department and Language Technologies Institute also will make remarks. Uptake, a Chicago-based predictive analytics software company, donated $1 million to start the Machine Learning for Social Good fund, which Rosenfeld oversees. The fund will provide opportunities for faculty and students to apply their expertise in data science and machine learning to initiatives that benefit the public sector. The event is open to faculty and graduate students only. Please register.

September 27:

Digital Learning Series. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center. Are you working to leverage digital learning as part of your organization's learning strategy? Creating digital learning experiences that connect with learners and positively impact their learning experience requires an intentional and systematic approach. The Digital Learning Series is a daylong workshop where we will explore eLearning best practices, eLearning authoring tools and strategies to create your eLearning course. If you are interested in creating digital learning experiences for your learners, please join us to learn how to plan and execute a successful eLearning program. Register online.

Fall Bike Kickoff. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Merson Courtyard, Cohon Center. Come and get your bike tuned up, take a snapshot at the I Love My Bike photobooth, get your bike registered (in case of theft), find out about Healthy Ride bike share, pick up a Bike Pittsburgh Bike Map and Ride Guide, and more!

Mentorship for Enrichment Program: Information Session. 12 p.m., Cohon University Center, Dowd Room. Members of Carnegie Mellon Women's Association are invited to attend an information session to learn about opportunities to mentor an undergraduate woman in setting and achieving personal and professional goals. Applications to the Mentorship for Enrichment (MentE) program are being accepted now until Friday, October 6. Apply now.

Parenting Your College-Aged Kids. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Once a child leaves home, whether to attend college or embark on a career, the parent’s role often feels unclear. Deciding how much emotional and financial support to offer a child who is essentially an adult can be difficult to determine. Many parents want to continue to support their children but are not sure how to help without appearing to interfere with the child’s life. In this session, you will learn how to continue to parent well as your child enters adulthood. This program is offered by Guidance Resources, the CMU employee assistance provider. Register online.

September 28:

Supervisor Series: Introduction. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. Being a supervisor can be both challenging and extremely rewarding. As a supervisor, you influence the experience of others and the success of your organization. This series will cover key topics related to your role as a supervisor, including onboarding, performance management, legal and compliance responsibilities and rewards and recognition. This session will provide you with an overview of the series and your options for designing a program that best meets your needs. This session is limited to individuals who are currently supervising employees. Register online

YOU are a Part of the Music Education Eco-System Feat. 12 - 1:20 p.m., Hamburg Hall 1204. The Master of Arts Management Program presents Chiho Feindler, senior director of programs and policy for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. With never-ending budget cuts, policy changes, demands in testing and various other challenges, arts education programs (including music education programs) are constantly in danger of being cut from public education. In order to save the right to arts education for every child in the United States, all of us need to do our part to create a music eco-system. VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s Feindler will share her experiences working with school districts and arts education communities throughout the United States. Find out more.

SPARCS Proposal Training. 2 to 5 p.m., WQED Building 1042. The SPARCS training session is a two-part training course designed to immerse you in the SPARCS Proposal system. In the first half of the session, you will hear a presentation discussing the new system, updated workflow, funding proposal fundamentals and budgets to assist you in becoming more efficient with the system. In the second part, you will enter a funding proposal into the system. The SPARCS team will provide a test proposal, but you are encouraged to bring a proposal to enter. This program is offered by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Register online.

The Artist in the Lab, the Scientist in the Studio. 5 - 6:30 p.m., Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. Part of the Worlds Within exhibition, this panel discussion features Rob Kesseler, Worlds Within artist; Steve Tonsor, Director of Science and Research, Carnegie Museum of Natural History; and moderator Edith Doron, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow, Senior Manager of Carnegie Nexus, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. They will discuss how relationships between artists and scientists have evolved into research partnerships and the potential avenues for the intersections of these two disciplines in the future.

October 2:

Information Session: Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Competition. 12 - 1:20 p.m., Marquis Conference Room, Scott Hall 5201. Calling all future clean energy entrepreneurs and innovative students in the regiona. Do you have an idea for a product or service focused on renewable energy or energy efficiency? Are you interested in competing for $50,000? Attend this information session to learn more about the 2018 Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition. Free lunch will be provided. RSVP and find out more.

SPARCS Proposal Training. 1 to 4 p.m., WQED Building 1042. The SPARCS training session is a two-part training course designed to immerse you in the SPARCS Proposal system. In the first half of the session, you will hear a presentation discussing the new system, updated workflow, funding proposal fundamentals and budgets to assist you in becoming more efficient with the system. In the second part, you will enter a funding proposal into the system. The SPARCS team will provide a test proposal, but you are encouraged to bring a proposal to enter. This program is offered by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Register online.

Remembering Allan H. Meltzer. 1 – 5 p.m., Cohon Center. CMU will honor the life and legacy of the late Allan H. Meltzer with a symposium and memorial celebration. Meltzer, an internationally renowned economist, Tepper School of Business professor, and author of the seminal text "Why Capitalism?" and a magisterial two-volume history of the Federal Reserve, passed away on May 8. Learn more.

October 3:

Professional Development Workshop — Competency Highlight: Problem-Solving. 9 to 11 a.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center. Developing core competencies allows us to effectively adapt to the significant changes taking place in our institution and the world around us. This session introduces the Professional Development Services Competency Model and highlights problem-solving, one of the core competencies identified in the model. You will have the opportunity to explore the problem-solving competency, identify resources and create a professional development strategy that will help you build competency in this area. Register online.

SPARCS Approvers Training. 10:30 to 11 a.m., WQED Building 1042. This session will immerse department approvers in the new system. The training will provide a checklist of suggested items to review and show you where to find the information in SPARCS. Each session will be tailored to the college’s or department’s specific review process, focusing on helping department approvers find the information in SPARCS. This program is offered by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Register online.

Professional Development Workshop — Digital Accessibility: How Assistive Technology Users Experience Your Digital Content. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Rangos 1, Cohon University Center. Do you create digital content such as PDFs, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations or webpages? Have you ever wanted to learn how users with vision impairments or other disabilities experience your digital content when using assistive technology? Are you curious about how your materials might be accessed with the mouse unplugged and the screen turned off? In this hands-on, experiential workshop, participate in a low vision simulation and get firsthand experience using several common assistive technology software applications, including JAWS Screen Reader and ZoomText. Use your experience to improve the accessibility of your own digital content and foster a more technologically inclusive environment in our diverse campus community. Register online.

October 4:

Introduction to Purchasing. 9 a.m. to noon, Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center. The class provides an overview of the university's purchasing environment, reviews polices, processes and procedures and defines the responsibilities and obligations of an authorized buyer when purchasing on behalf of the university. This class is required to obtain a university PCARD and/or Oracle financial system access to create purchase orders on behalf of the university. This program is offered by the Finance Division. Register online.

October 5:

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.

SPARCS In-Depth Budget Training. 1 to 3 p.m., WQED Building 1042. This training session takes an in-depth look at using the SPARCS budgeting tool and entering information from the budgeting tool into the SPARCS cost grids. In the session, you will be provided with a funding proposal and budget and will enter the budget into the SPARCS budgeting tool. Then, you will transfer the information into SPARCS cost grids using provided best practices. You are encouraged to bring your own budget. This program is offered by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Register online.

October 10:

SPARCS Approvers Training. 9 to 9:30 a.m., WQED Building 1042. This session will immerse department approvers in the new system. The training will provide a checklist of suggested items to review and show you where to find the information in SPARCS. Each session will be tailored to the college’s or department’s specific review process, focusing on helping department approvers find the information in SPARCS. This program is offered by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Register.

Professional Development Workshop — Cultural Awareness: Curiosity, Knowledge and Empathy. 9 to 11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center. What are you doing to make Carnegie Mellon a more welcoming and inclusive place? By being more aware of your own culture and the cultures of others, you can strengthen campus relationships. In this workshop, you will explore ways that culture influences interactions and three elements that can inform how you approach culture: curiosity, knowledge and empathy. Using the elements to guide you, you will leave this workshop with a plan to incorporate them into your interactions with others. Register.

Workday Department Initiator Training. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Near and Far Clusters, Hunt Library. As a Department Initiator, you are responsible for initiating HR transactions for faculty and staff members and students within your organization, including hiring, job changes, leaves and terminations. This session introduces the Department Initiator role and its function in Workday. Through instruction and hands-on exercises, learn to navigate the basic screens in Workday necessary to Department Initiators and find out about the many resources available to help you navigate the role. Individuals serving in the Department Initiator role must complete this training prior to gaining access to these functions in Workday. Register.

Working with Images in v5.  9:30 to 11 a.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center. Having rich imagery on your website greatly enhances user experience and can improve messaging effectiveness. This workshop is designed to give you an introduction to using images and photography in the university’s CMS. You will learn where to find images to use, how to edit and format images, how to add images to your pages and best practices. Though the principles and tools discussed in this workshop will help you with any website you create, we will focus on the new design templates for the university’s CMS. It is recommended you bring your laptop to this session to follow along and edit images. Register.

PCARD Training. 1:30 to 4 p.m., Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center. This class provides detailed information on the university’s PCARD program; reviews policies, processes and procedures; and defines the responsibilities and obligations of an authorized university cardholder when purchasing on behalf of the university. This class is required to obtain a university PCARD. This program is offered by the Finance Division. Register.

LaunchCMU Pittsburgh: Robotics in Manufacturing. 3:30 - 7 p.m., Cohon University Center. LaunchCMU showcases entrepreneurship at CMU — cutting-edge research and innovations from students, alumni, faculty and staff — while bringing together the investment community, regional business leaders and CMU alumni. Watch a variety of demos in the Cohon University Center. Find out more.