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Homecoming 2010

Carnegie Mellon University welcomed its alumni home to Pittsburgh this week as they explored changes to the campus landscape, reconnected with classmates and friends, and enjoyed familiar traditions — perhaps even starting a few new ones.

Among the highlights of the events that occurred throughout the weekend: the 2010 Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award lecture.

Titled "Reflections of Our Journeys," the special lecture was given by this year's honorees, Stuart Card (TPR'70, HS'78), a leader in human-computer interaction who worked on the team that developed the first computer mouse, and Naoko Matsubara (A'62), one of the foremost Japanese woodcut artists in the world.

Each reflected on the people and ideas they encountered in the unique Carnegie Mellon environment and the consequences for art, science, and self that ensued.

Other activities included:

  • Scotch'n'Soda Theatre Carnegie Mellon's student theatre group performed "The Rocky Horror Show" in McConomy Auditorium.
  • Bhangra in the Burgh  Carnegie Mellon students hosted eight other colleges in the 4th annual Bhangra competition held at Soldiers & Sailor Memorial Hall.
  • 13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration This exhibition, on the 5th Floor of Hunt Library, included 110 watercolors, drawings and prints representing the work of 72 artists from 15 countries.
  • A Conversation with Steve Forbes President Jared L. Cohon moderated as the Chairman and CEO of Forbes Media provided perspective on the election and economic matters — hosted by The Center for International Relations and Politics, the Humanities Scholars Program and the Heinz College.
  • Volunteer Opportunities Fair Alumni talked with current volunteers and staff about the variety of ways one can volunteer for Carnegie Mellon.

Visit the Homecoming website for more details.

Related Links: Scotch'n'Soda | Homecoming Schedule | Student Homecoming

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