Carnegie Mellon University

Lectures & Events

Healing from Discrimination Workshop Summer Series

Monday, July 19, 4 to 5 p.m., Remote

Three-Part Workshop Series Facilitated by: Dareen Basma, Ph.D, Lpc & Mengchun Chiang, Ph.D

Being directly impacted by discrimination can feel like an added pressure that you are having to deal with on top of the stress of being a student. If you are feeling that way, know you are not alone. Join this three-part workshop series to understand how discrimination impacts your mind, body and feelings, and identify protective, armoring strategies that provide you with the space to heal.

Zoom ID: 990-9284-3995
Please contact Dareen Basma if you have any questions

Accelerating Innovation – From Bench Scale to Pilot and Commercialization: Solving the Hardware Challenge

Thursday, July 22, 11 to 11:45 a.m., Remote

With the Biden Administration in place and decarbonization and climate change again taking center stage, accelerating the speed of innovation is paramount. What critical factors should early-stage energy entrepreneurs consider while working toward getting the first product into the market? Join The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation as we talk with four leading innovation experts about how to move to commercialization – with special focus on hardware.

Register for Accelerating Innovation

Conversation on Sports + Statistics

Thursday, July 22, 1 p.m., Remote 

Whether you’re an armchair quarterback or a casual fan, you know that stats are an intrinsic part of all of your favorite sports. Alumnus Sam Ventura, who has brought his data expertise to NHL teams like the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres, and CMU professor Rebecca Nugent dive into the role of data in the decision-making process for teams, athletes and coaches in pursuit of the win, the trophy or the gold medal.

RSVP for the conversation

When My Heart Isn't In The Work

Thursday, July 22, 4:15 to 4:45 p.m., Remote

This is a space for students to come together in community, and to share and process the different ways we navigate our experiences within White-dominant spaces. This will be a consistent space, free of judgment and expectations. Come every week or come when you can; we will be here.

With:

  • Dareen Basma, Ph.D
  • Kym Jordan Simmons, PhD
  • Viviana Ferrer-Medina, Psy.D.

Join the conversation on Zoom

Zoom link to be distributed the morning of the event.

Immigrant Connection Hour

Friday, July 23, 1 to 2 p.m., Remote 

Join us in this weekly connection hour, hosted by immigrants for immigrants! This event is open to all members of the CMU community. 

With:

  • Dareen Basma, Ph.D
  • Shubhara Bhattacharjee, Psy.D
  • Mengchun Chiang, Ph.D

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 969-6481-1810

Healing from Discrimination Workshop Summer Series

Monday, July 26, 4 to 5 p.m., Remote

Three-Part Workshop Series Facilitated by: Dareen Basma, Ph.D, Lpc & Mengchun Chiang, Ph.D

Being directly impacted by discrimination can feel like an added pressure that you are having to deal with on top of the stress of being a student. If you are feeling that way, know you are not alone. Join this three-part workshop series to understand how discrimination impacts your mind, body and feelings, and identify protective, armoring strategies that provide you with the space to heal.

Zoom ID: 990-9284-3995

Please contact Dareen Basma if you have any questions.

Bystander Basics for Staff and Faculty

Tuesday, July 27, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Remote

Staff and faculty play a crucial role in setting campus norms when it comes to stopping dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault. Learn how to respond to these forms of violence and how to proactively shift our campus norms in Green Dot’s Bystander Basics workshop. Participants will learn how to directly intervene, delegate to someone else and create a distraction. 

Register for Bystander Basics

Summer Reading Series

Thursday, July 29, 12 to 1 p.m., Remote

Join us for our summer reading series! Connect with us in our causal discussions exploring topics such as identity development, self-exploration, cultural family ties, and so much more. If you need assistance obtaining a copy of a selected reading, please contact the Center by emailing csdi@andrew.cmu.edu. Presented by the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion.

Dates

  • Tuesday, June 29, 12 to 1 p.m. (Hillbilly Queer: A Memoir by J.R. Jamison)
  • Tuesday, July 13, 12 to 1 p.m. (A Place for Us: A Novel by Fatima Farheen Mirza)
  • Thursday, July 29, 12 to 1 p.m. (Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M. Steele)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 8, 12 to 1 p.m. (Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner)

Register for the Summer Reading Series

Zoom information will be shared the morning of each discussion.