Carnegie Mellon University

March 10, 2023

Greetings, Students & Scholars!

It might be rainy and grey in Pittsburgh today, but we're about to get a whole extra hour of sunlight! And we have some great events for you to take full advantage of the longer days. Enjoy the end of spring break, and get ready to finish out the semester; we know you've got this! We hope you enjoy this issue of the OIE "Friday Greetings" email.

OIE & CMU News & Events

Daylight Savings Time Change

Graphic of a clock and text that reads spring forward! Set your clocks forward by one hour

Daylight Saving will begin on Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m.! We'll spring forward by one hour. Most clocks will automatically reset, but be sure to double-check. You can learn more about Daylight Saving.

Plateful of Pride

Join the Center this spring for Plateful of Pride! Plateful of Pride is an opportunity for LGBTQIA2S+ folx to gather in community and engage in dialogue/reflection over a meal. The next event with be on Wednesday, March 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the Center. Learn more about the series.

Disability Resources Testing Center Open House: All CMU Community Members

People sitting at desks smiling

On Monday, March 13, from 1 to 5 p.m., check out the open house for the Office of Disability Resources' new testing center! Whether you're a student receiving testing accommodations for a disability or a faculty or staff member working with our students, you're invited to an open house to learn about the new space and how it will significantly enhance the exam-taking and proctoring experience for students with disabilities. Learn more about the open house.

Multicultural Community Potluck

Event poster with text that reads multicultural community potluck, March 28th from 5 to 6:30 pm at the center for student diversity and inclusion.Potlucks are and important opportunity for folks to come together and share dishes that have meaning to them

Food brings us together and showcases our cultures! Join the Center for a Multicultural Community Potluck on Tuesday, March 28, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Center. This event is an opportunity to celebrate students' cultural food traditions and uplift the role of these foods in a nourishing diet. Want to bring a dish? Sign up by March 16!

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Our Pittsburgh Picks

The Remembering Room

Event poster with text that reads The Remembering Room a free and interactive public exhibit that provides a communal healing space for people to process feelings of grief, experience growth, and find connection with others.

From March 9 to April 16, you can visit the Remembering Room. This free and interactive public exhibit provides a communal healing space for people to process feelings of grief, experience growth, and find connection with others. You will progress through four rooms representing the four grief stages The Remembering Room explores. Each room is a surrealist interpretation of the process of each stage. Each room offers space for visitors to sit and contemplate and artifacts to interact with. There will also be a series of workshops and events during the exhibit. Learn more about the installation.

St. Patrick's Day 2023 in Pittsburgh

Image of bagpipers marching in the St. Patrick's Day parade

On Saturday, March 11, beginning at 10 a.m., celebrate St. Patrick's Day at one of the largest St. Patrick's Day Parades in the United States. Get ready to pull out your green and celebrate Ireland's patron saint in the 'Burgh! Did you know that more than 14% of Pittsburgh's population is Irish? Whether you're from the Emerald Isle or not, you'll want to join the fun! Learn more about the festivities.

21+ Night: Mars

Event poster with text Mars the next giant leap

Get ready for the Red Planet! On Friday, March 10, from 6 to 10 p.m., check out the Carnegie Science Center's newest permanent exhibition, Mars: The Next Giant Leap. Experience a party atmosphere on all four floors of the Science Center after hours. With no kids around, expect deeper science content, riskier experiments, and party games with your friends. Chat with real Mars scientists, and dance the night away with the funky sounds of Big Fat Mallard! This event is only open to those 21+ with a valid government ID, as alcohol may be available for purchase. Learn more about this event and purchase tickets in advance.

Spring Fling Market

Event poster with text Spring Fling March 11 11 am to 5 pm, Lawrenceville Market House, Headshots and group photos, vendor market, macarons, art, flowers. 4112 Butler Street free parking in rear

Let's properly kick off spring! On Saturday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Lawrenceville Market House, check out what local shops and vendors have for the spring season. From flowers and art to an opportunity to take headshots or make a silly face in the photo booth. Plus, grab some macarons, coffee, or donuts as a snack! Learn more about the Market House.

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