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Lectures & Events

Stay up-to-date on upcoming Dietrich College lectures and events. A full listing is available on the Dietrich College Events Calendar.


Monday, Jan. 30, 5 to 8 p.m., Center, Wiegand Gym, CUC

Jumpstart is an in-person networking event designed to introduce first-year and sophomore undergraduates to employers who are interested in connecting with talented students. This event will help you learn about employers, internship programs and professional competencies recruiters are looking for in your industry of interest.

Find out more about Jumpstart

Student Academic Success Center Workshop: Tackling Test Anxiety

Monday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m., Remote

During this workshop, students will learn different strategies for improving and adjusting their mindset and how to increase their conditions for success. Students will be able to identify and apply techniques to manage stress and test anxiety and will be able to understand and implement strategies for test preparation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will be able to understand their own types of procrastination and evidence-based strategies for overcoming them.
  • Students will recognize the importance of positive selfishness, intentionality and methods for managing stress for maximum well-being.
  • Students will be able to identify and apply techniques to overcome procrastination including chunking, creating a high focus work space and Ultradian rhythms.

Register for Tackling Test Anxiety

Encompass Hybrid Career & Networking Event

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (in person)

Thursday, Feb. 2 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Virtual)

The Encompass Hybrid Career Fair will bring together arts, business, computer science, engineering, humanities and science students to discuss all types of opportunities. Employers from all industries looking to fill numerous and varied roles (internship & full-time) with world-class diverse CMU talent are encouraged to attend encompass. 

Encompass will have a hybrid offering. If you'd like to attend either event, there are two separate registrations in Handshake.

Find out more about Encompass

Introduction to Research Data Management and Data Management Plans Online

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 10 to 11 a.m., Remote

This workshop will introduce the FAIR data principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) and research data management plans. 

Related LibGuide: Data Management for Research by Emily Bongiovanni

This is a virtual event. A URL to participate will be sent via a reminder email 24 hours before the event.

Registration is required. There are 13 seats available.

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Introduction to Podcasting - Workshop Series Online

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 12 to 1 p.m., Remote

Learn how to become a podcaster and produce professional-sounding podcasts. This 3-session workshop introduces attendees to the basics of podcast production, from the initial creative process to the basics of recording, editing and hosting an audio podcast. No experience necessary!

Registration is required. There are 21 seats available.

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Weekly Gratitude Community Practice

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 12:30 to 1 p.m., Remote

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 the Zoom Meeting

Citizen Science and Community Data: Inspiring Engagement between CMU and Local Communities

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Remote

The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries invites you to join a panel of experts from around the university for a virtual discussion celebrating the impact of citizen science and community data in Pittsburgh and beyond. Moderator Emma Slayton, the libraries’ data curation, visualization and GIS specialist, will explore the exciting work of three CMU leaders as they share their passion for community-focused projects, innovative approaches to engaging communities in collecting and utilizing their own data and ideas on how those in academia can support community-led advocacy.

Each panelist brings their own unique experience using community data throughout every step of a project, from working with community partners to collect data, to using open science to bridge the gap between academic institutions and community organizations, to understanding how to tell a story with data to further positive social change. We hope you leave the discussion excited about the impact of citizen science and community data and with innovative new tools to help you engage your own communities in future work.

“Citizen Science and Community Data: Inspiring Engagement between CMU and Local Communities” is free of charge and open to the general public.

Register to receive the Zoom link 

Paws to Relax—Pet Therapy 

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Mindfulness Room, West Wing Hall

Join us for a relaxing session with certified pet therapy dogs, in our Mindfulness Room on campus. Each week, we'll host 1-4 dogs, depending on volunteer availability.

Student Academic Success Center Workshop: Academic Self Care

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 4 p.m., Remote

Students at CMU may experience levels of increased stress, leading to feelings of overwhelm and burnout. In this workshop, students will learn reflective practices to help them regulate their behaviors as related to academics. Students will learn how to implement mindfulness techniques along with academically focused affirmations. This workshop is designed to improve the work/life balance of students. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will recognize the importance of reflective practices in academics and how reflective and regulating behaviors are beneficial in an academic setting.
  • Students will learn how to utilize academically focused affirmations and mindfulness techniques.

Register for Academic Self Care

Korean Drama Watching & Conversation Group

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 5 to 6 p.m., Askwith Kenner Global Languages and Cultures Room (Tepper 1024)

Join the K-Drama Watching & Korean Conversation Group this spring semester in the Askwith Kenner Global Languages & Cultures Room (Tepper Room 1024), Wednesdays at 5 p.m.!

Members of the Korean Conversation Group watch and analyze K-drama, learning new sayings, phrases and vocabulary to use in their conversations while watching scenarios from their favorite shows. Every session is jam-packed with Korean conversation, helpful information and notes for you to take whether you're a serious learner or simply love to learn languages.

When My Heart Isn't in the Work 

Thursday, Feb. 2, 4:15 to 4:45 p.m., Remote

This is a drop-in connection space for students to come together in community and to share and process the different ways we navigate our experiences within White-dominant spaces. Come every week or come when you can; Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) will be here.

This event is open to everyone in the Carnegie Mellon community.

Facilitated by: Kym Jordan Simmons, Ph.D.

Zoom ID: 947 7196 3194

Please contact the facilitator if you have any questions.

Freedom House Documentary Screening and Q&A

Thursday, Feb. 2, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Simmons Auditorium, Tepper Quad

In celebration of Black History Month, the MCS Dean’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion welcomes award-winning documentary producer Annette Banks and legendary Freedom House paramedic John Moon to share the inspirational story of Freedom House Ambulance.

In 1967, Pittsburgh's inner city produced America’s first EMT service. Comprised solely of Black men and women recruited from the city’s Hill District neighborhood, the paramedics of Freedom House Ambulance became trailblazers in providing pre-hospital and CPR care.

Freedom House was initially conceived to respond to the needs of Pittsburgh’s African American community who oftentimes, couldn’t rely on police and fire departments during an emergency. Their groundbreaking work became the basis for all paramedics training in the country. However, despite its success, racism and power dynamics in Pittsburgh eventually shut down Freedom House, leaving its legacy almost lost to history.

In this 30-minute documentary, Freedom House Ambulance: The First Responders explores the rise and fall of Freedom House Ambulance. With rare archival images, the program features the story of inception from an original founder, compelling reflections of surviving paramedics, stories of the world-renowned doctors who trained them, and memories of lifelong Hill District residents.

Register for Freedom House Documentary Screening

Russian Tea Time Conversation Group

Thursday, Feb. 2, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Posner Hall 348

Come speak Russian with the Department of Modern Languages! Speakers at all levels of Russian are welcome to come for conversation in Russian and of course to drink tea and enjoy Russian snacks.

Facilitated by: Dr. Kats, Dr. Parker, Rossina Soyan, and Botagoz Tusmagambet

Questions? Contact David Parker and Bota Tusmagambet

Study Abroad Information Session

Friday, Feb, 3, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Remote

Join The Office of International Education for a study abroad information session via Zoom from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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International Community Connection Hour 

Friday, Feb, 3, 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

Student Academic Success Center Workshop: Understanding and Overcoming Procrastination

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m., Remote

In this workshop, students will take an in depth look at the different types of procrastination and how to develop and implement strategies for overcoming procrastination.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will be able to understand their own types of procrastination and evidence-based strategies for overcoming them.
  • Students will recognize the various types of attention and methods for reducing divided attention.
  • Students will be able to identify and apply techniques to overcome procrastination including intentionality, creating a high focus workspace and Ultradian rhythms.

Register for Understanding and Overcoming Procrastination

HCII Additional Major/Minor Information Session

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., GHC 4401

An information session for students interested in applying to the undergraduate HCI Additional Major and Minor will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in GHC 4401. Slides will be posted on the website after the session for those unable to attend.

Questions? Email Amelia Baisley: For reference, here is the handout (pdf) from the spring 2022 info session

Find out more about the HCII Additional Major/Minor

IPS Policy Forum Lecture Series: Analyzing Putin's Regime and the "New Kremlinology"

Friday, Feb. 10, 12 to 1 p.m., Remote 

The IPS Policy Forum Lecture Series Spring 2023 kicks off on Friday Feb. 10 with Professor Alexander Baturo! This first lecture will dive into an analysis of Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime, discussing the difficulties of analyzing it and how the war has impacted his political elites. Please join us on Zoom from 12-1 p.m. ET. We look forward to kicking off the spring '23 lecture series with you all!

Find out more the IPS Policy Forum Lecture and register to attend