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Lectures & Events

TRUTHSayers Series: Angela Rye

Monday, Dec. 10, 7 to 8 p.m., August Wilson Center

Politico, lawyer and self-described empowermenteur, Angela Rye is one of America’s most influential voices for positive change in the political process. As the principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, she advocates for economic empowerment, civic engagement and political involvement among young professionals. She is a prominent CNN political commentator and NPR political analyst, and a regular figure in the media, with features in Marie Claire, Ebony and the Washington Post, and appearances on BET, HBO and HuffPost Live, with whom she shares insights on everything from political campaigns to legislation that bears long-term implications nationally and internationally. She also hosts the weekly podcast “On 1 With Angela Rye,” where she delivers honest answers to the most pressing political, racial and pop culture questions of the day.

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Sponsored and subsidized by the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion


Carnegie Mellon University Blood Drive

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 12 to 5 p.m., Cohon University Center, Rangos 3

Central Blood Bank is now Vitalant! Register online Visit vitalant.org, click on the purple Donate button group code CU040018 or contact John Papinchak.

Sponsored by CMU staff and faculty.

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes Info Session

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Cyert A64E

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are for 1st- and 2nd-year U.S. citizen students with a GPA of 3.7 or higher. All disciplines are welcome to apply. At this information session, we will discuss the program in more detail and share how to compile a competitive application. Students who are interested are welcome to contact Richelle Bernazzoli to learn more.

Finals Week Walk-in Tutoring

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 8 to 10 p.m., Tepper Quad, Simmons Auditorium Side A

  • 21127 Concepts of Math
  • 21128 Mathematical Concepts and Proofs
  • 15151 Mathematical Foundations for Computer Science
  • 33122 Physics II for Biological Sciences and Chemistry Students

Osher at CMU Lecture Series presents Natalie Schifano and "Women's Work: Not Just in the Kitchen, A Survey of Women Artists from the Renaissance Period."

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m., McConomy Auditorium, Cohon University Center

Women artists have played a role in the history of art since before the time of the Renaissance. However, art historians did not give them the recognition they deserved until recent times. As a result, few people are aware of the artistic tradition and significant works they have created. The first major retrospective of women artists did not take place until 1976, and that show only featured the work of painters. It is only in this century that women artists have had more access to and involvement in fine arts education, participation in exhibitions, and the writing of art history itself. This lecture will introduce participants to European women painters from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It will present an overview of the economic, social and political climate of the era and relate the role of the artists to the times in which they lived. Admission is free, but registration in required. To register, email osher@cmu.edu or call 412-268-7489. Members may register online for Course ID: 2814.

American Patriot: Photographs by Charlee Brodsky, Poetry by Jim Daniels

Now through Sunday, Dec. 30, JCC Berger Gallery: Robinson Building (5738 Darlington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15217)

"American Patriot: Photographs by Charlee Brodsky, Poetry by Jim Daniels" is comprised of 66 photographs by Brodsky of American flags that she finds in residential neighborhoods throughout the southwestern PA region. Daniels’ poems, which accompany several photographs, are rousing interpretations of Brodsky’s photos. Dan Rather’s claim that artists capture truths reinforces the critical role that artists like Brodsky and Daniels have in shaping narratives about American life, which draws upon the ideals of patriotism as relating to one’s culture, land and history.

The photographs tap into how Americans interact with the flag as a decoration, a trinket and as a signifier and pronouncement of our Americanism. Through the lens of this region and via the symbolism of the American flag, their collaboration wrestles with the complexities of life in 21st century America and the meaning of the flag. Importantly, the collaboration illuminates the drastically diverse ways in which patriotism is understood and expressed.

New bodies of work for both of the artists, the photographs and poems are on view in Pittsburgh for the first time.

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