Carnegie Mellon University
June 21, 2011

News Brief: President Obama To Address the U.S. From CMU

By Internal Communications

The following Official Communications was sent by Michael Murphy, Vice President for Campus Affairs, earlier today.

President Barack Obama will address the U.S. from Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood this Friday, June 24.

His speech will address the key roles that universities — in collaboration with government and industry — play in enhancing the global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing, jumpstarting job creation and the process of bringing ideas to market.
The President's visit comes on the heels of our launch of "Greenlighting Startups,", an initiative aimed at accelerating CMU's already impressive record of turning innovations into viable, commercial businesses.
Attendance at the talk, which will begin at approximately 11 a.m., is by invitation only. A livestream of the event will be online at Further details will be released by the White House in the coming days.
Tight security measures will be in place at NREC and members of the university community who work in that facility will experience restrictions and inconveniences, which are being communicated directly to those impacted.
Please stay tuned for more details via our weekly newsletter and on the web at

Michael Murphy
Vice President for Campus Affairs