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PACE Service Saturday: Urban Impact

Saturday, Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Brown Chairs (Cohon University Center Floor 1)

Urban Impact is a Christian faith-based organization that strives to invest in the lives of at-risk children, youth and their families through education, athletics, performing arts and college-readiness programs. Last year, they reached 1,931 of Pittsburgh's youth and served 40,261 meals. In the past 3 years, 100 percent of their students have graduated high school. Help Urban Impact prepare their new building for their programs by doing minor construction/demolition, cleaning and organizing supplies.

Sign up by Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 11:59 p.m.

Call for Entries: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards

Deadline for entries: Sunday, Nov. 24

Now in its 21st year, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards at Carnegie Mellon University invites poetry and prose submissions from high school and college students in western Pennsylvania and all Carnegie Mellon campuses.

We seek personal narratives dealing with individual experiences of difference and discrimination or personal reflections on Dr. King’s legacy that rely on concrete detail. Past prize winners have addressed a wide range of related topics, such as racism; ethnic and cultural prejudice; assimilation and identity; gender/sexual orientation; religious persecution; gender bias; sexual assault; cognitive, developmental, intellectual, mental, physical, and sensory differences; and stereotyping of all kinds.

Cash prizes are awarded to the top winners in each category. Selected entries will be published, and students will be invited to read their work at Carnegie Mellon's annual celebration on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.

Entries are welcome from students from all disciplines. Go to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards website for more information, including submission tips and examples of prizewinning work. Questions? Contact us.

Submit your work

Call for CIRP Journal Submissions: US-China Relations

Please note that the topic has changed from political economy to US-China relations.

Submission Deadline: Friday, Jan. 31, 2020

For its eighth issue, the CIRP Journal invites students to submit original research on any topic related to US-China relations. Undergraduate and master’s students from all Carnegie Mellon University colleges and disciplines are invited to submit. Work that has been submitted for a grade in a prior or current CMU course is eligible for submission.

Submission Guidlines: 

  1. Submissions should be five pages including section headings, footnotes, pictures, graphs, tables, etc., Times New Roman 12, single-spaced.
  2. Citations should be formatted in accordance with Chicago Manual of Style rules.
  3. Submissions must include a cover sheet with the author's name, e-mail address and essay title.  The author’s name should appear on the cover sheet only. 

Students should submit their work electronically to Hillary Tanoff, with subject line “CIRP Journal: Submission,” on or before Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

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Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers National Conference

CMU's Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) is hosting a National Conference Oct. 10–12 at Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Join Dietrich College sophomore Shrila Senthil, other CMU students and attendees from across the country to learn more about engineering and various sciences. The conference includes career workshops, opportunities to connect with recruiters, and activities to promote career development and diversity. Students who use the discount code "19CMU50" can register for $25.

Learn more

Carnegie Debate Coach – Paid Opportunity

The Carnegie Debate club has a paid opportunity to teach communication, debate and public speaking to middle school students. This is a great chance to fine-tune your skills in communication, while making money and gaining startup experience. Here are the details:

  • Weekend Classes for middle-schoolers, hosted near CMU’s campus
  • Run by Carnegie Debate, a CMU start-up
  • Can work around schedules, and commitment not very time-intensive
  • Paired with primary coach, so limited debate experience is OK

If you’re interested: please fill out this form or email

Headspace Guided Meditation App

Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple. Student Affairs Wellness Initiatives is proud to offer current CMU students, faculty and staff a free subscription to Headspace, a meditation app. And don’t worry if you’ve never meditated before. Headspace has a 10-day beginner’s course called the Basics that will teach you the essentials of meditation.

Submit your email and download the app to begin                                                                                   

CMU Pantry Is Open

Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Residence on Fifth, 4700 Fifth Ave.

The CMU Pantry is a resource for undergraduate and graduate students to help combat food insecurity on campus. Non-perishable food items and fresh produce will be available to all students who visit the CMU Pantry.

If you are unable to visit the CMU Pantry during open hours, please email the Pantry Coordinator to make an appointment.

Global Communication Center (GCC) Workshops

The GCC offers free workshops on a broad range of communication-related topics. Fall 2019 workshops will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. and topics will range from email and team communication to explaining your research and designing effective scientific posters. All workshops will take place 5 to 6 p.m. and are free. Pizza will be provided.  You can read descriptions and sign up by visiting the GCC website

Current Investment Office Internship Posting - Fall/Spring 2019-2020

The Investment Analyst Intern role at Carnegie Mellon University is an exciting opportunity for a motivated current student, who is interested in gaining broad-based investment analysis and portfolio reporting experience in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

The right candidate will be someone who is incredibly detailed and very comfortable with day to day analytical work, but who can also think creatively, research new investment opportunities extensively and generate innovative ideas in support of the university’s investment objectives. This person must also be confident in his/her ability to effectively present those thoughts and ideas to senior leadership.

Carnegie Mellon’s goal is to become a leader in endowment management, overseeing a comprehensive global portfolio invested with premier managers across major asset classes, including public equities, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, real estate, natural resources, distressed opportunities and fixed income.

For a complete job description and to apply, interested students can go to Handshake, via the Career and Professional Development Center website. 

Call for Student Mentors: Physics Concepts Program 

Why be a Mentor in Our 2019-2020 CMU Physics Concepts Program

  1. To help middle school students learn science by doing hands-on projects: test a hypothesis by carrying out an experiment (many times to get a reliable result and estimate the error).
  2. To form a bond with your mentee, which both of you will love.
  3. To build your mentee’s self-confidence by understanding the (sometimes very complex) concepts related to his/her project, and rehearse to be ready to present at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) Fair in February.
  4. You will learn a great deal about science, teaching of science and working with inner-city kids. Some mentors learn more than their mentees.
  5. Being a mentor in an outreach program will look very good on your CV. It could help you get admission to graduate school or get a position when you leave CMU.

Sessions take place Tuesdays from 2:40 to 4:05 p.m. Work-study stipend is $10 per hour, $15 per session.

Interested students are invited to reach out to Professor Leonard Kisslinger.