Carnegie Mellon University

November 05, 2021

Greetings, Students & Scholars!

Happy Novem-brrr! We hope you are all enjoying this crisp first week of November. Whether you love getting out into the chilly city or want to stay inside where it's warm, there's an event for everyone this week. We hope you enjoy this issue of the OIE "Friday Greetings" email.

OIE & CMU News & Events

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Be sure to pay extra attention to the time this weekend as Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. On Sunday, Nov. 7 at 2 a.m., clocks fall back by one hour, meaning that 2 a.m. becomes 1 a.m. You'll get an hour of extra sleep between Saturday and Sunday! Most cell phones and computers will automatically account for the time change, but not every device will so be sure to set your clocks back before going to sleep on Saturday night. You can learn more about the history of Daylight Savings Time and why it exists in the US.

Diwali Celebration

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Join CMU's Indian Graduate Student Association in celebrating Diwali! This year's celebration is on Sunday, Nov. 7, from 4 to 11 p.m. and will be held in the Rangos Ballroom in the Cohon Center. All are welcome, and tickets are required.

Homecoming at CMU

It's Homecoming weekend! Show your CMU pride and celebrate the Tartan community all weekend long. On Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7 a.m., the buggies will start to roll for a Mini Raceday, then head on over to the Homecoming tailgate, starting at 11 a.m., and stick around for the football game against Washington & Jefferson. The Carnegie Mellon Black Alumni Association (CMBAA) will also be hosting their virtual Homecoming Meeting starting at 4 p.m. with a theme of "Back Together Again...." Sunday, Nov. 7, watch as the Women's and Men's soccer teams take on Case Western Reserve, with the women's match set for 11 a.m. and the men's to follow at 1:30 p.m. Finally, round out the homecoming weekend with the Annual School of Drama Cabaret Show: Something Beautiful at 7 p.m., in person or virtuallySeperate registration for Cabaret is required, general registration for all other homecoming events is also available.

Connect with us on LinkedIn

Join us on LinkedIn! As of Oct. 26, OIE is transitioning away from Facebook to serve our student population better. We invite everyone to join our LinkedIn group to stay updated and connected with the OIE community! You can expect the same great content, including all things OIE, news and events, our Friday Greeting round-up, and more. You can also take advantage of all of LinkedIn's networking capabilities while engaging with your peers. As always, you can also reach out directly to OIE through Direct Messages or directly to OIE by emailing us at oie@andrew.cmu.ed. We hope to see you there!

Our Pittsburgh Picks

Three Rivers Film Festival

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Pittsburgh's oldest film festival is back! Over the next week, from Nov. 10-17, the Three Rivers Film Festival will showcase a curated slate of 25–30 independent feature films in various genres, including dramas, comedies, and documentaries. There will also be Q&As with select cast and crew, receptions, and other fun. Films will be screened at Kelly Strayhorn Theater, the Hollywood Theater, The Tull Family Theater, & Waterworks Cinemas. A detailed schedule and location information is available, along with tickets.

Crash the Carnegies

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Crash the Carnegies! Join the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh for a weekend-long event you won't want to miss. "Crash" the historic Oakland campus in honor of their shared 125th anniversary. Check out the museums, live performances, tours, hands-on artmaking, story-time, and more! Cultural groups from across the city will also host events to bring something extra special to the museum and library spaces. Walk-ins are welcome, but timed ticketing is strongly encouraged.


Colorful image of the outside of Randyland's house, with banner graphic overlay saying Randyland

Looking to add a little more color to your life? Venture out to Randyland, an all outdoor courtyard museum of the heart built by the creative vision of artist Randy Gilson. Randy is a Pittsburgh-based artist who began transforming his house in 1995 to bring some happiness to the neighborhood. Randyland is open daily from 10 a.m. until dusk, and always free. Check out the vibrant outdoor murals, stop in and meet the artist in his first-floor studio, or listen to one of the many bands that can be found regularly outside in the garden. More information is available.

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