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Friday, January 20, 2017

Calendar Highlights

January 20:

Future Tenant Art Exhibit Opening Reception. 6 - 9 p.m., 819 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA  15222. FOR, FORE, FOUR is a visual art installation highlighting the ambiguous intricacies of order in the art world. The exhibit, featuring the innovative works of juniors and seniors in CMU’s School of Art, is curated by Jamie Earnest, a 2016 School of Art alumna. Participating artists are Matthew Constant, Kasem Kydd, Christine Shen, Joni Sullivan, Jack Taylor, Lauren Valley and Kate Werth. The exhibit runs through March 5. The opening reception coincides with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Gallery Crawl.  Find out more. 

January 23:

Heinz College Faculty Discussion — (Trade) War is Hell: The Price of Trump's Policy Proposals. 12 - 1:20 p.m., Hamburg Hall A301. Professor Lee Branstetter says the election of Donald Trump threatens to disrupt the global economic and political order as no American election has done in recent times. Branstetter will explain why Trump’s unorthodox proposals could prove so costly. Find out more.

January 25:

Professional Development Workshop: Cultural Awareness — Curiosity, Knowledge and Empathy. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Danforth Conference 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 which can inform how you approach culture: curiosity, knowledge and empathy. Using these elements to guide you, you will leave this workshop with a plan on how to incorporate these elements into your interactions with others. Register online.

January 26:

Goal Setting for Personal and Professional Success. 9-10 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon Center. Goal setting gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. The process of setting goals allows you to choose where you want to go in your personal life as well as your professional career. A life without goals is like a road trip without a map. By knowing exactly what you want to achieve, you are less likely to get lost, and you will be happier and less frustrated along the way. In this session, we will discuss how to set — and stay on track with — your personal and professional goals. This program is offered by Guidance Resources, the CMU employee assistance provider. Register online.

January 26-29:

CMU Opera: Die Fledermaus (Strauss). Chosky Theater, Purnell Center for the Arts. Find out more.

January 27:

Children's School Honors MLK. 10:30 a.m., Kirr Commons, Cohon University Center. The campus community is invited to join the Children’s School as they honor the life and legacy of MLK through a “Sing-A-Long” experience.  “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”  — MLK

Opening Reception for “POWER and SOUL," An Artistic Forum Showcasing Intersectionality. 6 - 8 p.m., The Frame Gallery, at the corner of Margaret Morrison Street and Forbes Avenue. “POWER & SOUL” is an art show spanning all mediums and disciplines aiming to find a space in Carnegie Mellon and the greater Pittsburgh area for young creatives to continue to combat social inequalities. It will feature an art installation. A series of Talk Backs with Artists will also be featured during the month of February. "POWER and SOUL" runs through Feb. 19.

Disability Resources Open House for Faculty and Staff. 3-5 p.m., Margaret Morrison Plaza A30, 5136 Margaret Morrison Street. Meet Catherine Getchell, the new head of Disability Resources, at the newly relocated Office of Disability Resources. This open house is an opportunity to learn how faculty and staff can take advantage of this valuable resource to enhance the CMU experience for students and visitors with special needs.

January 28- February 26:

Art Exhibit: Hacking/Modding/Remixing as Feminist Protest. Miller Gallery. Learn more

January 29:

Concert: CMU Philharmonic. 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. Learn more.

January 31:

Professional Development Workshop: Design Thinking for Creative Problem-Solving. 9-11 a.m., Connan Room, Cohon Center. Do you want to learn strategies to be creative and innovative? As Carnegie Mellon is known for its collaborative and innovative environment, how can you tap into your creativity to tackle everyday problems? In this session, you will discover how Design Thinking can be used as a dynamic approach to craft innovative solutions to workplace challenges.  Register online.

February 1:

President Suresh To Present Laureate Lecture. Noon, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, University of Pittsburgh. CMU President Subra Suresh, the Henry L. Hillman President and Professor of Engineering, Computer Science, and Public Policy and Management, will deliver the next presentation in the 2017 Senior Vice Chancellor’s Laureate Lecture Series, a yearlong program featuring top biomedical researchers in their fields. Suresh’s talk is titled “Study of Human Diseases at the Intersections of Engineering, Sciences, and Medicine.” This seminar series is open to the public, including all interested University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University faculty, students and staff.

February 2:

Dickson Prize in Science Award Ceremony and Lecture. 4:30 p.m., Rangos 1 and 2, Cohon University Center. Chad A. Mirkin, the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry and director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University, is this year's winner. His lecture is titled "Nanotechnology: Small Things Matter." A reception will follow the lecture. The Dickson Prize in Science is awarded annually to the person who has been judged by Carnegie Mellon University to have made the most progress in science in the United States for the year in question. Find out more.

Making Beautiful Slides (that work). 5-6 p.m., IDeATe Studio A, Hunt Library. It is easy to look at a presentation slide and appreciate that it is professional, effective and aesthetically pleasing. It is much harder to create that slide yourself. In this brand new workshop run by visual designer Suguru Ishizaki, you will learn how to make expertly professional and “beautiful” slides. Ishizaki will give you implementable strategies, like alignment, consistency and information hierarchy, and help you practice visualizing difficult concepts. This workshop is presented by the Global Communication Center. Pizza provided. Register:

February 3:

Behavioral Insights In Action. 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Hamburg Hall 1214. To celebrate the first-of-its-kind major in behabioral economics, policy and organizations and to showcase the work of CMU’s faculty, students and alumni in the field, the Department of Social and Decision Sciences will host "Behavioral Insights in Action," an afternoon of panel sessions and networking activities. The event will also feature experts from government organizations such as the World Bank and the Lab @ DC, and companies like Disney and Voya Financial talking about how they use insights from behavioral economics and psychology in their organizations. Space is limited and registration is required. Find out more.

The NEW New Economics of Information. 4:15 p.m., Hamburg Hall 1204. Renowned behavioral economist and CMU Professor George Loewenstein will give a keynote talk on "The NEW New Economics of Information." Loewenstein will present findings from new lines of research, much of it conducted with students and colleagues in the Social and Decision Sciences Department, all dealing with the psychology and economics of information, and all of it challenging traditional economic accounts of how people deal with information. In some cases, motivated by curiosity, people seek information that has no value for decision-making. In other situations, if it threatens to be painful, people avoid information that could inform decisions. And, rather than updating their beliefs rationally, people often defend their beliefs as they would defend material possessions. Loewenstein is the Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Economics and Psychology. His talk is part of the Social and Decision Sciences Department’s Behavioral Insights in Action event to mark the new, first-of-its-kind major in behavioral economics, policy and organizations. Space is limited and registration is required. Find out more.

February 8:

Dance Performace — Out of the Shadows: A Colored Solidarity. 4:30 - 6 p.m., McConomy Auditorium.  An original work of Bharatanatyam, an Indian classical dance form, this performance tells the story of a prominent Indian feminist and anti-colonial activist, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya, as she confronts racism in Louisiana in 1940. A powerfully moving work of dance that blends forgotten history with original music, poetry and motion, Out of the Shadows will be performed by renowned dancer and choreographer Anjal Chande. Free and open to the public.

Workshop: Achieve Clear and Concise Writing. 5-6 p.m., Hunt Library, IDeATe Studio A. Have you ever been told that your writing is too wordy?  Being concise is a core principle of effective communication. Writing that clearly and directly emphasizes the bottom line helps readers easily and efficiently understand your main point. This Global Communications Center workshop offers several simple and effective strategies to improve the concision and clarity of your writing. The strategies in this workshop are appropriate for all academic disciplines. Sign up:

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