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Lectures & Events

Tartan Tuesday

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 12 to 5 p.m.

Every Tuesday throughout the academic year, you are encouraged to wear CMU apparel to show Tartan pride. Participating is simple: Wear CMU apparel, visit the Cohon University Center information desk, stop in the Alumni House, or find a Highland Ambassador to get a “peel to reveal” ticket to win cool prizes from the Alumni Association!

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S’mores Indoors

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 12 to 2 p.m., Kirr Commons, Cohon University Center

Stop by, grab some graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate to make some s’mores indoors with SLICE and Spring Carnival Committee! This event is part of CMU's Winter Week of Welcome.

Philosophy Colloquium: Passing the Moral Turing Test

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Baker Hall A51 (Giant Eagle Auditorium)

Julia Haas, of Rhodes Collegea and Australian National University, will discuss "Passing the Moral Turing Test." The translation problem in moral AI asks how insights into human norms and values can be translated into a form suitable for implementation in artificial systems. Haas argues that if her answer to a question about the human mind is right, then the translation problem is more tractable than previously thought. Specifically, Haas argues that we can use principles from reinforcement learning to study human moral cognition, and that we can use principles from the resulting evaluative moral psychology to design artificial systems capable of passing the Moral Turing Test (Allen, 2000).

Bagged Lunch Project

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Rangos 1, Cohon University Center

SLICE and the student organization Partners Allied in Civic Engagement (PACE) will be packaging bagged lunches to benefit the Light of Life Rescue Mission. This event is part of CMU's Winter Week of Welcome.

Public Art Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., McKenna, Peter Rooms, Cohon University Center

CMU's Public Art Committee invites the campus community to a meeting regarding a new public art installation in the Tepper Building. The meeting is hosted by the College of Fine Arts and Campus Design and Facility Development.

Thank a Donor Day

Wednesday, Jan. 22, locations across campus

The CMU community will celebrate our donors who are creating incredible opportunities across the university. Look for special tags around campus highlighting some of the places and programs our donors have made possible, and stop by our events to thank our supporters for making a difference in your life. 

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The Winter FAIR

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Weigand Gym & Connan Room

A one-stop fair for students to roam and find ways to get involved with student organizations at CMU. The fair will showcase many of our 300+ student organizations that span a variety of interests and passions representing: community service/philanthropy, political/activism, professional/academic, performance/artistic, and more.

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Soup Crawl

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 5 to 7 p.m., across campus

Help Dining Services and Chartwells discover the best soup on campus. Stop by various dining locations from 5 to 7 p.m. to try their soup and drop off your ballot at the Cohon University Center information desk. This event is part of CMU's Winter Week of Welcome.

Internship Showcase

Thursday, Jan. 23, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center 

Not sure how to begin your internship search?  If so, attend this showcase to gain advice and network with undergraduates who have successfully landed and completed internship experiences across a variety of disciplines and functions.


Asian Students Association Presents Dominic D-trix Sandoval

Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., McConomy Auditorium, Cohon University Center

D-trix is an American dancer and YouTuber. He was a contestant and winner on two seasons of America’s Best Dance Crew with Quest Crew and served as a judge for two seasons of the show. D-trix has a YouTube channel with over 3.6 million subscribers and over 200 videos which have generated almost half a billion views. D-trix will be coming to CMU to share his experiences as an Asian American dancer and YouTuber. The event will also feature a live performance from him as well as a meet & greet. Admission is free for all CMU students and staff and $5 for non-CMU students! Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the event begins at 7 p.m. No returns or refunds permitted unless the event is cancelled.

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Philosophy Colloquium: Does the World Look Flat? Sustained Representation of Perspectival Shape 

Thursday, Jan. 23, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Baker Hall A51 (Giant Eagle Auditorium)

Johns Hopkins University's Jorge Morales will discuss, "Does the World Look Flat? Sustained Representation of Perspectival Shape." Arguably the most foundational principle in perception research is that our visual experience of the world goes beyond the retinal image. We effortlessly perceive the distal environment rather than the proximal stimulation it causes.

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Open Forum: CMU Shuttle/Escort Service

Thursday, Jan. 23, 6 to 8 p.m., Connan Roon, Cohon University Center

Parking & Transportation Services is hosting an open forum to discuss the current state and future of the Carnegie Mellon shuttle and escort service. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact Michelle Porter.

Emerging Leaders Program Retreat

Friday, Jan. 24 to Saturday, Jan. 25, Camp Guyasuta

The Emerging Leaders (EL) program is seeking enthusiastic first-year undergraduates to participate in the 8-week leadership and service program. EL promotes the development of leadership skills through collaborative civic engagement and service at Carnegie Mellon and throughout Pittsburgh. The program begins with an overnight retreat starting Friday, Jan. 24 at 9 a.m. through Saturday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at Camp Guyasuta. Students implement service projects in small groups based on themed areas in February and March. If you would like to nominate a qualified fist-year student or have a questions about the program, contact Meredith Hassenrik.

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Study Abroad Information Session

Friday, Jan. 24, 12:30 p.m., Dowd Room, Cohon University Center

Come learn about how you can Study Abroad at CMU!

Students from all across campus study abroad annually. With careful planning, students may study abroad for a semester, academic year or during the summer in various countries around the world, including Carnegie Mellon’s campus in Doha, Qatar. A well-planned study abroad program will allow a student to receive credit for study abroad coursework and graduate on time. Many students are able to use their Carnegie Mellon funding for these study abroad experiences. Additionally, there are opportunities for short-term, non-credit study abroad as well.

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Dietrich Research Slam

Friday, Jan. 24, 4:30 p.m., First Floor Baker Hall

Explore a range of research and creative practice conducted by Dietrich College students as they present their work. Find out about opportunities to engage in research and creative endeavors through advisers, representatives from Dietrich College and CMU’s Undergraduate Research Office. Come to learn about how you can get involved for Summer & Fall 2020 in SURG/SURF programs, Dietrich College Senior Honors Program, research for credit and more!

Movies for Mental Health

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., McConomy Auditorium, Cohon University Center

Movies for the Mind, Stories for the Soul: Join us for short films about mental health and a discussion to follow with a panel of CMU students, staff and local campus resources. Food will be provided at the beginning of the program. Let's break the stigma and increase our empathy and our literacy surrounding mental health and well-being.

Sponsored by Student Affairs Wellness Initiatives, Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Promotion, Peer Health Advocates, Here for You student mental health organization, Fresh Check Day, the Mindfulness Room and Art with Impact.

Career Fair Prep

Monday, Jan. 27, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Danforth Room, Cohon University Center 

CMU Privacy Day 2020

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Simmons Auditorium, Tepper School of Business

Join us for CMU Privacy Day 2020. CMU is celebrating the International Data Privacy Day by presenting privacy research and practical advice on protecting privacy online. Privacy Day is open to the public, and no registration is required. Free lunch will be provided. 

For more details, including a list of research projects being presented at the celebration, please visit the CMU Privacy Day website.

Interviewing Prep

Tuesday, Jan 28, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Connan Room, Cohon University Center

Elevator Pitch Practice

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., McKenna Room, Cohon University Center

This workshop will help you to create your 30-second elevator pitch (self-introduction) for the upcoming career fairs and other professional situations. You will also then have the opportunity to practice your pitch with (and receive feedback from) a Career and Professional Development Center team member and/or other attending students!

A Community Study of a Food Oasis in the East End of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., location TBA

Waverly Duck, author of "A Community Study of a Food Oasis in the East End of Pittsburgh."

This presentation is part of the 2019-2020 Humanities Center Public Lecture Series, "Bread and Water: Access, Belonging, and Environmental Justice in the City."

Resume Writing Labs 

Thursday, Jan. 30, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Rangos Rooms, Cohon University Center

Go to Rangos 1 for beginner tips.  Go to Rangos 2 for advanced tips.

MLK Interfaith Breakfast

Friday, Jan. 31, 8:30 to 10:30am., Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center

Members of the Carnegie Mellon community are invited to an informal breakfast with campus and community interfaith leaders followed by fellowship and conversation about the life and legacy of Dr. King through the lens of faith, activism and social justice. The breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the featured dialogue scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. 


CIRP Policy Forum: John M. Carey: "Campus Diversity: The Hidden Agenda" 

Monday, Feb. 3, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., PNC Foundation Rooms, Tepper Building

Media, politicians and the courts portray college campuses as divided over diversity and affirmative action. But what do students and faculty think? We deploy a novel technique to elicit honest opinions. We find far more consensus than division over how race and gender should play into undergraduate admissions and faculty recruitment decisions.

Presented in partnership with CMU's Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion.

Jumpstart Career Fair

Monday, Feb. 3, 5 to 7 p.m., Wiegand Gym, Cohon University Center

Jumpstart is an event that allows recruiters to connect with first-year students and sophomores to discuss internshp opportunities. Jumpstart will help employers brand their organizations and identify/build future talent pipelines. It will also help students learn about employers, internship programs and desired professional skill sets. 

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Encompass Career Fair

Tuesday, Feb. 4 and Wednesday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This exciting career fair will bring together arts, business, computer science, engineering, humanities and science students in one location. Employers from all industries looking to fill numerous and varied roles are encouraged to attend Encompass.

View participating employers and job opportunities, both internships and full-time.

Check the Dietrich College calendar for more upcoming events.