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[ Architecture ]

Guiding the Clean Energy Transition

On September 22, Azadeh Sawyer, assistant professor in building technology in the School of Architecture, ran a demonstration of her virtual reality work for attendees of the Global Clean Energy Action Forum. With the assistance of two School of Architecture graduate students, Mohammad Reza Takallouie and Gavin Hurley, she showed guests how virtual reality technology can help clients anticipate the environmental impacts of their building designs and choose greener construction methods.

Read how we are guiding the clean energy transition

[ Art ]

5 Questions for Elizabeth Agyemang BFA '17

Elizabeth Agyemang is an illustrator, printmaker and storyteller. She writes about magic, history, folklore, love and fairy tales, and draws from elements of her Ghanaian heritage and faith. Her first book, Fibbed, was published this past summer. 

Read how Agyemang answers our top 5 questions

[ Design ]

Charlee Brodsky on Her Years at the School of Design

Looking back on the incredible career of Charlee Brodsky as she retires from Carnegie Mellon University after 43 years.

Read More about Brodsky's time at the School of Design

[ Drama ]

Sheldon Epps: from Actor to Director to Writer

Sheldon Epps found comfort in the theater from a young age. When he was 11, his family moved from an all-Black neighborhood in Los Angeles to a predominantly white and Jewish area of New Jersey — a culture shock to say the least. But when his mother would take him into New York City to see a Broadway musical, it was more than just an escape. It was a spark.

Read More about Epps's professional path

[ Music ]

Legendary Pianist Byron Janis Gives Masterclass

Byron Janis, a renowned concert pianist with a career spanning eight decades and a Pittsburgh native, teaches CMU piano students to feel the music.

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[ BXA ]

Alumni Gift Animation Platform to ETC

Alumni gift animation platform Wick Editor to CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center as a free educational tool for students and educators.

Read about What Wick Editor can do for CMU

[ Miller ICA ]

Dara Birnbaum: Journey

In the fall (August 20–December 11, 2022) the Miller ICA proudly presented Dara Birnbaum: Journey that surveyed the extraordinary practice of Dara Birnbaum, whose work has transformed media art discourse over the last forty-five years.

Learn more about the artist's work and exhibition


Contemporary Performance Practices

The STUDIO has been home to a rigorous curatorial program by School of Drama Special Visiting Faculty in the John Wells Directing Fellowship, Ivan Talijančić. Since Spring 2022, Ivan has brought internationally renowned directors and artists to CMU through hybrid lectures. Students, Faculty, and Staff have had the unique opportunity to speak directly with field forming artists including but not limited to William Kentridge (South Africa), Katie Mitchell (UK), Sasha Waltz (Germany), Kirsten Dehlholm (Denmark), and Dimitris Papaiannou (Greece).

These events have been made possible by the generous support of the Sylvia & David Steiner Speaker Series, with additional support from the School of Drama, and the School of Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.

Learn more Katie Mitchell's hybrid lecture

[ MAM ]

A Collection of Resources by and for BIPOC Museum Professionals

Youssef Shokry, a 2022 graduate of the Master of Arts Management program at Carnegie Mellon University — a joint venture of the College of Fine Arts and Heinz College — has been helping to develop diversity, equity and inclusion resources for the museum field at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), alongside Assistant Director of Equity and Culture Grace Stewart, including supplemental materials to the recently published "Excellence in DEAI" report. He is passionate about increasing equitable access and opportunity within the field, and believes that can be achieved through education and outreach. He wrote this article, published by the AAM.

Read Shokry's article