Carnegie Mellon University

Lectures & Event

Pride Month Keynote Lecture with Hugh Ryan 

Tuesday, June 28, 12 to 1:15 p.m., Simmons B Auditorium, Tepper Quad, and on Zoom 

Hugh Ryan is a writer and curator, and most recently, the author of "The Women's House of Detention," a queer history of the infamous prison that once dominated Greenwich Village. His first book, "When Brooklyn Was Queer," won a 2020 New York City Book Award, was a New York Times Editors' Choice in 2019, and was a finalist for the Randy Shilts and Lambda Literary Awards. He was honored with the 2020 Allan Berube Prize from the American Historical Association. In 2019-2021, he worked on the Hidden Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories in U.S. History curricular materials for the NYC Department of Education.

Join us in person or on Zoom for this keynote address and conversation. 

REGISTER FOR THIS keynote lecture

Pause for Gratitude 

Tuesday, June 28, 2 to 2:30 p.m., Zoom

Join CMU community members as we take time to pause and take stock of what is good in our lives and in the world. Sessions are casual; we start with a brief centering practice, often use a prompt to spark conversation, and share as we are ready to do so. Open to all. The Zoom link is the same each week.

Join Pause for Gratitude via Zoom 

Diversity and Inclusion Network Pride Luncheon

Thursday, June 30, 12 to 1 p.m. 

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion welcomes you to its Diversity and Inclusion Network luncheon on Thursday, June 30 from 12-1 p.m. As Pride Month comes to an end, we invite you you to share a meal with us in the Center. Conversation will be led by CMU's own Dr. Tim Haggerty, director of the Humanities Scholars Program and adjunct professor in the History Department.

Register for the luncheon

International Community Connection Hour

Friday, July 1, 1 to 2 p.m., Remote 

Join us in this weekly connection hour hosted by internationals for internationals! This is open to all internationals (students, staff and faculty) in the CMU community who want to come together to connect and support each other.


  • Ife Sinclair, Ph.D
  • Shubhara Bhattacharjee, Psy.D
  • Mengchun Chiang, Ph.D

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 969-6481-1810

Pre-College Programs 4th of July Celebration

Monday, July 4, 9:30 to 10 p.m., The Cut by the Fence 

Join students in CMU's Pre-College Programs for fireworks on The Cut in celebration of the July 4th holiday, weather permitting. Open to all members of the campus community.

Tartan Allies Session 1

Thursday, July 7, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Remote 

Tartan Allies focuses on being an ally to those in the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Tartan Allies is made up of three progressive sessions that participants must complete in order starting with session No. 1. Participants can attend all three session at their own pace. 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.

Please register for Tartan Allies below. Space is limited. 

Register for Tartan Allies Session One