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Lectures & Events

Dietrich College Connect and Engage

Monday, March 30, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Remote

Even Virtually, We Can Continue to Build Community and Foster Inclusivity

College is, by design, a closely connected and social environment that thrives on interactions and group gatherings. This physical reality changed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the health and well-being of our community. Our hearts go out to all those impacted on campus, in the Pittsburgh region, nationally and globally. In other words, this is hard. We're all different, so how this affects each of us varies. 

Let's navigate these challenges together. We must support each other and emerge stronger than before. Join Ayana Ledford, Dietrich College’s director of diversity, equity and inclusion, for a virtual open house from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Monday this semester on Zoom. We will continue discussions on fostering inclusion, building connections and creating an accessible community.

Bank of America (BoA) Career Panel

Wednesday, April 1, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Remote

Attend to learn about Bank of America's 2020 & 2021 summer internship opportunities as well as network with representatives from our programs, including: Quantitative Analytics; Risk; Sales & Trading; Corporate Banking; Technology & Operations; Credit & Wholesale Banking; and Global Transaction Services. Please register through the website and you will receive instructions on how to join this virtual webcast!


Data Science & Analytics Virtual Career Fair

Friday, April 3, 1 to 3 p.m., Remote

This virtual fair is primarily for undergraduate and graduate students with skills in data science, math, statistics, and analytics. This includes students coming from many programs across the university such as data science & statistics, mathematical sciences, business, computer science and more.

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Tartan Allies Session 1

Friday, April 3, 3 to 5 p.m., Remote 

Tartan Allies is a series of sessions offered to CMU faculty staff, and students to foster a network of people who are committed to providing a safe and affirming environment for all at CMU. In particular, the series focuses on being an ally to those in the LGBTQ+ community. Tartan Allies is made up of three progressive sessions, with participants free to choose the number they wish to complete. As our name suggests, being an ally is not a passive behavior. Good and effective allies listen, learn and act. Join us for Tartan Allies sessions if you are interested in becoming part of this inclusive and supportive community.

If you have completed Safezone training before we encourage you to participate in Tartan Allies to ensure you stay current with the information you have and remain a part of this network of people committed to creating an inclusive community here at CMU.


UI/UX Virtual Career Fair

Friday, April 24, 1 to 3 p.m., Remote

This virtual fair is primarily for undergraduate and graduate students studying Human-Computer Interaction and Design and are seeking roles in UI/UX.

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Cancellations and Postponements

Postponed to Fall 2020: CMU's International Film Festival

March through April

CMU's International Film Festival, Faces of Home, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for Fall 2020.

Canceled: Dietrich Day

Monday, March 30, The Mall

Canceled: Politics and Pie

Monday, March 30, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Baker Hall Coffee Lounge

CMU students from all departments are invited to stop by to talk informally with IPS faculty, the academic advisor, and fellow students about the wide variety of Political Science courses offered by the Institute for Politics and Strategy in Fall 2020 — all while enjoying pie from Piebird!

Canceled: Sophomore Celebration Dinner

Tuesday, March 31, Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center

Postponed: Building Resilient Communities with Victor Rodriguez 

Thursday, April 2, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Join the Center for "Building Resilient Communities", presented by Engineering and Public Policy doctoral student, Victor Rodriguez.

Postponed: Colin Duek, "Conservative Nationalism and the Trump Doctrine"

Thursday, April 2, 4:45pm to 5:45 p.m. 

How does President Donald Trump fit into America’s foreign policy tradition? In his new book, Age of Iron: On Conservative Nationalism, author Colin Dueck argues that Trump’s brand of foreign policy fits into conservative nationalism, the oldest tradition in American foreign policy. Age of Iron describes the shifting priorities that have shaped American foreign relations over the last century, and frankly assesses the administration’s foreign policy in that context.

Rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 17

Postponed: Jason Blazakis, "Onlining White Hate: The Challenge of White Supremacy Extremism" 

Monday, April 6, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

Professor Blazakis will explore the online dimensions of the rising challenge of white supremacy extremism.  He will explore the following questions: How do white supremacists spread their propaganda?  How do they finance their operations?  And what are the real-world and virtual links between U.S. based white supremacists and their international analogs? And, finally, what, if any, policy moves can be made to counter the rising threat of white supremacy?

Rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29

Postponed: Social and Decision Sciences Waffle Registration Brunch 

Tuesday, April 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Take this opportunity to talk with SDS faculty, staff and friends about courses and plan for fall 2020 classes. New students, this is your chance to ask questions and get the real scoop from students who have been there!  This will be an informal event. 

Postponed: Frey Lecture

Monday, April 13

Postponed to Fall 2020 

Postponed: DeGroot Lecture

Friday, April 17, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Postponed: Morris Fiorina, "Is America Still a Country?"

Wednesday, April 22, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

Morris Fiorina is the Wendt Family Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution. His current research focuses on public opinion and elections. He has written or edited thirteen books, most recently, Unstable Majorities: Party Sorting, Polarization and Political Stalemate (2017). Fiorina has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. He has received two career achievement awards from organized sections of the American Political Science Association.

Rescheduled for Thursday, April 22, 2021

Postponed: Behavioral Economics Executive Education Program

April 30-May 3

Postponed to Fall 2020

Event status and details are subject to change. All events are taking place EDT, unless noted otherwise. Check the Dietrich College calendar for more upcoming events.