March-University Lecture Series - Carnegie Mellon University


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Why do Artists Create Urban Development? A Case Study of SoHo, New York

The history of one of the first artist-gentrified neighborhoods demonstrates how the efforts of artists in creating a new form of adaptive or reuse of industrial structures, organizing politically to legalize their homes, and speculating in local loft real estate helped create the current link between artists and urban development.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Race, Cultural identity and human rights in South African Forensic Anthropology

This seminar will look at three aspects of the interplay between culture and forensic science that are specific to South Africa. MORE
Friday, March 22, 2013

South Africa Today

As a rising state in the world economy and with a rich history and culture, South Africa’s status is shifting. South Africa Today is a one-credit (Pitt)/ three-unit (CMU) mini course, consisting of 14 hours of classes over a weekend, with a major paper assignment to be completed for credit.
Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Fireside Chat with Bill Campbell, Chairman of the Board, Intuit, Inc.

Join us for a fireside chat with Bill Campbell, a Homestead native who is widely known as “The Coach of Silicon Valley” for the legendary roles he has played coaching many of the region’s most high impact entrepreneurs. MORE
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Current State-of-the-Science on Environmental Factors in Autism

This presentation will review the state-of-the-science on a wide array of modifiable factors: pesticides, metals, air pollution, vinyl flooring, fertility treatments and maternal medications, metabolic conditions and acute illnesses. MORE
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Widow's Joy: Pride, Genius, Grief & Lies from International 78rpm Recordings

Musicians, famous and obscure, "classical" and "folk" alike are presented side-by-side as Nagoski describes one life after another of a creative person whose biography was marked by displacement, tragic circumstance, great opportunity, and forces of history beyond their control. In the process, record producer, music researcher, and writer Ian Nagoski shares rarely-heard and deeply touching performances, some joyous and some heartbreaking, while asking questions about the value of life, meaning of music, and the processes of cultural memory and forgetting. MORE
Thursday, March 7, 2013

Particulate Air Pollution and Human Health: Science, Controversy, and Public Policy

Research over the last 25 years has suggested that exposure to particulate air pollution contributes substantially to respiratory and cardiovascular disease. This presentation will provide an overview of the science regarding the health of effects of particulate air pollution and will discuss related controversies pertaining to public policy efforts to control air pollution. MORE
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

History, Memory, Truth: Cultural Capital in Spain’s Memory Wars

Since the late 1990s, Spain has seen a series of public disputes over the historical memory of the Second Republic, the Spanish Civil War, Francoism, and the Transition. Two main issues have been at stake in these “memory wars." MORE
Monday, March 4, 2013

Your Brain on Jane Austen: An Interdisciplinary Experiment on Literary Attention and Reading

My talk will describe a unique cross-disciplinary study that teamed scholars in the humanities, neuroscience, and radiology in an exploration of the relationship between reading, attention and distraction. MORE
Monday, March 4, 2013

Dickson Prize: Ocean Acidification: Causes, Time Scales and Consequences

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 the scientific field in the United States for the year in question.