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Lectures & Events

Carnegie Mellon Chamber Series: American Voice Vol.2: Samuel Barber & William Grant Still 

Monday, Nov. 23, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Remote

The Carnegie Mellon University Chamber Series brings together members of the CMU Faculty and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for outstanding music making in an intimate space. Due to the pandemic, the 2020-2021 Chamber Series performances will be virtual only, livestreamed on the CMU School of Music YouTube Channel. There is no cost to watch these livestreamed performances. 

The theme of the 2020-2021 Chamber Series is “Arts Unified.” Each performance will open with a text of a Black author/activist read by a CMU student and will feature at least one musical work written by a Black composer. The Carnegie Mellon Chamber Series is generously sponsored by Mrs. Cynthia Friedman.

Repertoire:

Samuel Barber Knoxville, Summer of 1915
Sari Gruber, soprano
Mark Carver, piano

William Grant Still Suite for violin and piano
Christopher Wu, violin
Rodrigo Ojeda, piano

WATCH THE PERFORMANCE 

Equilibrium Spring Course Selection Chats

Monday, Nov. 23, 8 to 9 p.m., Remote

CMU Equilibrium is hosting a Course Selection Chat for any students with questions about course selection for Spring Semester 2021. Stop by to ask any questions and receive advice from upperclassmen Econ students about course registration. This event is open to all students majoring, minoring or interested in Economics!  

Join the course selection chat via Zoom

Meeting ID: 983 9120 5134 | Passcode: spring2021

Stay Grateful: Weekly Gratitude Session 

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1:30 to 2 p.m., Remote

Practices in gratitude can help us regulate our mood, build our resilience and cultivate increased happiness and satisfaction. Join us to learn some strategies on how to be more grateful throughout your day, and for a weekly opportunity to practice and to share your gratitude with our CMU community. 

We encourage attendees to bring a notebook and a writing utensil to the session. These are historic times; it will be nice to capture the whole-hearted moments through it all. Facilitated by Angie Lusk, Program Director, Student Affairs Wellness Initiatives.

Join "Stay Grateful" via Zoom 

When My Heart Isn't In The Work

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 4:15 to 4:45 p.m., Remote

This is a space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students to come together in community, and to share and process the different ways we navigate our experiences within White-dominant spaces. This will be a consistent space, free of judgment and expectations. Come every week or come when you can; we will be here. 

With: 

  • Dareen Basma, Ph.D
  • Kym Jordan Simmons, PhD
  • Viviana Ferrer-Medina, Psy.D.

Zoom ID: 916 9672 1006 

Weekly Mindfulness Room Check-In

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 5 to 5:30 p.m., Remote

If you miss taking a moment to relax in the Mindfulness Room, join us for a virtual check-in with the Mindfulness Room team. We'll start each session with a very brief mindful exercise and then spend the rest of them connecting and talking about our wellness — what has been challenging, what has helped, and the importance of just having good conversation and check-ins with other CMU community members.  

Join the mindfulness room check in via Zoom

Black Graduate Student Connection Hour

Thursday, Nov. 26, 8 to 9 p.m., Remote 

This hour is intended to be a space to explore, discuss, process, and share thoughts, feelings and ideas related to your experience as a Black person at this institution and in the world at this time. This weekly, open, drop-in hour is not a therapy group. Please enable your camera while attending.

To join, Please email kyms@andrew.cmu.edu for Zoom ID and Password.

Immigrant Connection Hour

Friday, Nov. 27, 1 to 2 p.m., Remote

Join us in this weekly connection hour, hosted by immigrants for immigrants! This event is open to all members of the CMU community.

With:

  • Dareen Basma, Ph.D
  • Shubhara Bhattacharjee, Psy.D
  • Mengchun Chiang, Ph.D

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 969-6481-1810

IPS Professional Development Series: Law Panel

Monday, Nov. 30, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Remote

Considering law school and/or a legal career? Join IPS for a panel discussion about choosing a law school, the law school application processes, how to thrive in the tough educational environment, and what you can do with a law degree. Check back soon for registration and panelist information! 

Virtual Screening: America Street

Monday, Nov. 30 - Sunday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Remote

The CMU Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival (IFF) is proud to present the Pittsburgh premiere of America Street, directed by Idrissou Mora-Kpai

About the film
What makes a neighborhood feel like home? And what happens to that feeling when the neighborhood is threatened by gentrification and horrific violence by outsiders? Idrissou Mora-Kpai explores these questions through a focus on the predominantly African-American neighborhood of East Side in Charleston, South Carolina. He gives particular attention to the efforts of corner-store owner, Joe Watson, and his allies to maintain a strong sense of solidarity in the face of poverty, looming displacement, and resurgent racist aggression.

Register here to watch the film

Stay Grateful: Weekly Gratitude Session

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1:30 to 2 p.m., Remote

Practices in gratitude can help us regulate our mood, build our resilience, and cultivate increased happiness and satisfaction. Join us to learn some strategies on how to be more grateful throughout your day, and for a weekly opportunity to practice and to share your gratitude with our CMU community.

We encourage attendees to bring a notebook and a writing utensil to the session. These are historic times; it will be nice to capture the whole-hearted moments through it all.

Facilitated by Angie Lusk, Program Director, Student Affairs Wellness Initiatives

Join 'Stay Grateful' via Zoom

Kosovo and Serbia Diplomacy: The Road Ahead 

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Remote

Join us for a conversation with IPS Senior Fellow and former US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell and IPS Postdoctoral Fellow Professor Dan Silverman.

Register for Kosovo and Serbia Diplomacy

Weekly Mindfulness Room Check-In

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 5 to 5:30 p.m., Remote

If you miss taking a moment to relax in the Mindfulness Room, join us for a virtual check-in with the Mindfulness Room team. We'll start each session with a very brief mindful exercise, and then spend the rest of them connecting and talking about our wellness — what has been challenging, what has helped, and the importance of just having good conversation and check-ins with other CMU community members. 

Join the mindfulness room check in via Zoom

Purpose & Possibilities: A.I. at CMU – A Dialogue with CMU Faculty

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Remote 

The future is now. Breakthrough innovations once thought to be science fiction have become fact. The question is no longer “Can we do that?” but rather “How can we do this in a way that is beneficial to all?” CMU’s interdisciplinary research around artificial intelligence, big data and machine learning is making world-changing and ambitious advancements possible and leading the world’s modern technological revolution.

Join Provost Jim Garrett and CMU faculty to explore how Carnegie Mellon’s work puts humanity at the center of technology — examining the ethical impacts of A.I. on the world around us, leveraging machines to enhance human capabilities and building predictive models and algorithms that lead to equitable societal outcomes.

Learn how CMU is changing the way we live, work and connect for the better while enriching the lives of people everywhere. All participants must register for the event. A Zoom login link will be provided before the virtual session in a confirmation email.

Featured Faculty:

  • Rayid Ghani (CS 2001), Distinguished Career Professor, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy and School of Computer Science 
  • Molly Wright Steenson, K&L Gates Associate Professor of Ethics & Computational Technologies, Senior Associate Dean for Research, and Associate Professor, Design, College of Fine Arts
  • Conrad Tucker, Arthur Hamerschlag Career Development Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Find out more about "Purpose & Possibility"

Coping with the Personal and Collective Losses of 2020

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Remote 

Please join us for a virtual gathering to talk about losses experienced this year—personally, in our communities, and worldwide — and ways to cope. 

Zoom ID: 992 1320 4685

The Future of Work: From COVID-19 Telework to Automation

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Remote

The Heinz Family Foundation and Carnegie Mellon University invite you to The Future of Work: From COVID-19 Telework to Automation, A Conversation with Heinz Award recipient Dr. David Autor and Carnegie Mellon President Dr. Farnam Jahanian

Register for "The Future of Work"  

Beyond 101: Disrupting the Status Quo of Gender and Sexuality

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Remote

Join the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion for a special edition of our Diversity Inclusion Network meetings. The Center is hosting the Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation for a presentation and discussion on bias, discrimination, and supporting our CMU community members of diverse genders and sexualities on Wednesday, December 2 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. Prior knowledge of basic definitions and concepts encouraged. All are welcome to attend. 

Please register for this presentation

Engaging in Civil Discourse

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m., Remote

Did a relative say something offensive over Thanksgiving break? Join CMU Votes and a panel of experts to learn how to engage in difficult conversations with your loved ones that are meaningful and effective. You may feel that you have a duty to educate your family, but it can be challenging to engage in productive conversations that actually change minds. Engaging with family members and friends about tough issues is often emotionally draining, so we will also discuss strategies for self care.

Registration link

Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association (UEA) Startup Panel

Thursday, Dec. 3, 4:30 p.m., Remote

Did you know that Carnegie Mellon students, alumni, and faculty are leading successful startups through the covid crisis? The UEA is hosting a panel of promising CMU founders developing cutting-edge services in AI, communication, and sustainability, who will speak to their resilience amidst the pandemic, standing out in enterprise, and similar substantial insight for young entrepreneurs. This will be highly insightful to every Dietrich student and it is more relevant than ever to provide this perspective in a humanistic and professional lens. 

If you are interested in our school’s entrepreneurial possibilities, extensive network, or simply intrigued, we greatly encourage you to join us on Thursday, December 3rd at 4:30pm ET

RSVP 

Department of Social and Decision Sciences Alumni Panel 

Thursday, Dec. 3, 5 to 6 p.m., Remote

Learn from Department of Social and Decision Sciences (SDS) alumni how to get the most out of your CMU SDS degree. We will have alumni from a range of industries so there will be something for everyone! This event is brought to you by your SDS Student Advisory Council and is open to all Dietrich College students.

Questions? Contact Connie Angermeier or Lizzy Stoyle.

Black Graduate Student Connection Hour

Thursday, Dec 3, 8 to 9 p.m., Remote

This hour is intended to be a space to explore, discuss, process, and share thoughts, feelings and ideas related to your experience as a Black person at this institution and in the world at this time.This weekly, open, drop-in hour is not a therapy group.

Please enable your camera while attending.

To join, please email kyms@andrew.cmu.edu for Zoom ID and Password.

Purpose & Possibilities: A.I. at CMU – A Dialogue with CMU Faculty

Friday, Dec. 4, 1 to 2 p.m., Remote

The future is now. Breakthrough innovations once thought to be science fiction have become fact. The question is no longer “Can we do that?” but rather “How can we do this in a way that is beneficial to all?” CMU’s interdisciplinary research around artificial intelligence, big data and machine learning is making world-changing and ambitious advancements possible and leading the world’s modern technological revolution.

Join Provost Jim Garrett and CMU faculty to explore how Carnegie Mellon’s work puts humanity at the center of technology — examining the ethical impacts of A.I. on the world around us, leveraging machines to enhance human capabilities and building predictive models and algorithms that lead to equitable societal outcomes.

Learn how CMU is changing the way we live, work and connect for the better while enriching the lives of people everywhere.

Registration for Purpose & Possibilities

Immigrant Connection Hour

Friday, Dec. 4, 1 to 2 p.m., Remote

Join us in this weekly connection hour, hosted by immigrants for immigrants!

This event is open to all members of the CMU community. 

With:

  • Dareen Basma, Ph.D
  • Shubhara Bhattacharjee, Psy.D
  • Mengchun Chiang, Ph.D

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 969-6481-1810

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