Carnegie Mellon University

Nov. 10, 2023

Greetings, Students & Scholars!

Ah, November in Pittsburgh reminds us that winter is on its way! Or maybe tomorrow it'll be bright, sunny, and feel like spring. Or give it an hour, and it could feel like summer. Who knows! What we do know is that a lot is going on in the city and across campus this week. We hope you enjoy this issue of the OIE "Friday Greetings" email.

OIE & CMU News & Events

Educating & Empowering Communities Against Antisemitism

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 6:15 p.m., in Simmons Auditorium, join a thought-provoking and compelling presentation by Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, who will share reflections on his experience as a survivor of the synagogue hostage crisis at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas in January 2022. Honoring the lives lost due to hatred, Rabbi Cytron-Walker will provide insights on combating antisemitism through education and empowerment. At this event, we will explore actionable strategies for creating a more inclusive and unified society and discover how we take on the collective responsibility of eradicating hate and prejudice, paving the way for a brighter and more harmonious future for all. To attend, please register by Friday, Nov 10. Learn more about this event.

Electronics Waste Recycling Event

In support of CMU's Sustainability Initiative, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is sponsoring an electronics recycling event from Nov 13-18. Collection bins will be available all week long for community members to bring items or schedule a vehicle drop-off at the Roberts Hall Loading dock. Learn more about the event and find out what can be dropped off.

Diwali: A South Asian Celebration

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Join CMU's Mayur SASA in celebrating Diwali! This year's celebration is on Friday, Nov. 10, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. and will be held in the Rangos Ballroom in the Cohon Center. You're invited to celebrate Diwali with show-stopping performances, a full South Asian buffet, henna, a photobooth and an open dance floor! 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. There is something for everyone all weekend long, whether you want to watch the Buggy Freeroll, check out the tailgate and football game, the Mini-Carnival, or the Chili Cook-off. Homecoming is a great time to celebrate CMU traditions and make memories of your own! Learn more about the schedule.

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Our Pittsburgh Picks

Pittsburgh Robotics Discovery Day

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Newsflash! Robots are taking over Pittsburgh! Well, sort of… On Thursday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., check out Pittsburgh's Robotics Discovery Day! This event, which is free and open to the public, showcases the cutting-edge robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem in the innovation powerhouse of Western Pennsylvania. Don't miss this opportunity to see live robotics demonstrations, engage with the people working behind these technologies, and see how robotics can change the way you live and work. Whether you're looking to network and make valuable industry connections, a tech aficionado exploring new horizons, or simply someone curious about the robotic and AI advancements shaping our future, Discovery Day is for you! Learn more about this event.

Cirque Carnival

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Prepare to be amazed! From Nov 10-12, check out this unique performance that's unlike anything else. Where reality bends, expectations twist and the body embraces imagination. Troupe Vertigo, a group of expert circus performers, joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to astound and amaze audiences of all ages. Imagine stunning physical feats by aerialists, acrobats and strongmen all choreographed into live works of art in front of and above the Orchestra. Learn more about this event.

Unseen: Permanent Collection Works

Pop-icons? Campbell's Soup? Do you really know everything about Andy Warhol? From now until March 2024, check out some never-before-seen pieces of the iconic Pittsburgh artist. The more than 60 works in Unseen: Permanent Collection Works have never been displayed since they entered the collection of The Andy Warhol Museum. Some represent riffs on or experiments with well-known Warhol images. Others are previously unshown examples of larger series depicting images that were of importance to Warhol. The Warhol Museum is a must-see Pittsburgh experience, and there's no better time than now! Learn more about this event.

Three Rivers Film Festival

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Lights, camera, action! From now through Nov. 15, check out Pittsburgh's most iconic film festival. This year's festival will showcase 22 exciting and thought-provoking indie feature films, including dramas, comedies, and documentaries. There will also be all the fun things that make a film festival so much more than just going to the movies: world and Pittsburgh premieres of incredible films, the chance to meet cast and crew, and so much more! Learn more about this event.

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