Carnegie Mellon University

Jan. 20, 2023

Greetings, Students & Scholars!

Congratulations, you've made it through the first week of classes! There's something for everyone this week; whether you're looking to celebrate Lunar New Year, want to get involved on campus this semester, or check out a piece of Pittsburgh's colorful history, we've got it all. We hope you enjoy this issue of the OIE "Friday Greetings" email.

OIE & CMU News & Events

2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Celebration & Keynote Lecture Featuring Majora Carter

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 5 p.m., join Majora Carter for the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Celebration. Majora Carter is a MacArthur Fellow, Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, real estate developer and urban revitalization strategy consultant. Carter is responsible for creating numerous economic development, technology inclusion and green-infrastructure projects, policies and job training and placement systems. You can learn more about the event and register in advance.

The Winter FAIR

The Winter FAIR returns! It will take place Thursday, Jan. 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., on the first and second floors of the Cohon University Center. The FAIR showcases many of CMU's 300+ Student Government recognized student organizations, 23 sorority and fraternity organizations, and partners from around campus and the Pittsburgh community. The entire CMU community, including undergraduate and graduate students, and staff and faculty, are invited to explore ways to get involved at Carnegie Mellon and beyond. Learn more about this event.

I'm Fine Project

How are you really? "I'm fine" is a phrase we often say when we are not fine. On Sunday, Jan. 22, join one of two workshops as part of the I'm Fine Project, a statewide community project dedicated to sculpting mental health awareness, conversations and support through art. This event encourages participants to create a ceramic mask that represents their own stories, struggles and hopes. Help transform the stigma surrounding mental health by coming together to articulate our stories through the creative process. No artistic experience necessary. Beverages and snacks included. There are two workshops to choose from, one from 12-2 p.m. and the second from 3-5 p.m. Seats are limited, so please register for your preferred workshop.

DIY Popcorn Bar

Take a break and grab a snack! On Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., check out this semester's first DIY Series (previously known as "Teaching Kitchens") and your own popcorn mix! Top it off with your favorite sweet or savory flavors, or maybe both. This event is open to undergrad and grad students, staff and faculty. Open while supplies last, so come early! Learn more about this event.

Our Pittsburgh Picks

Orchid & Tropical Bonsai Show: Origin Stories

It might be cloudy and grey outside, but the tropics have come to Phipps! From now to March, immerse yourself in the rich history of two of the most celebrated botanical treasures as you enjoy a kaleidoscope of shape and color. Explore the discovery of orchids and the cultural influences behind bonsai when you visit the all-new Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Origin Stories. This year's captivating displays of colorful orchids and exquisitely trained tropical bonsai specimens will guide you through the origins of these fascinating plants. Learn more about the show and get tickets online. CMU students can use their ID Card as part of the Arts Pass Program for free entry to Phipps!

Greater Pittsburgh Lunar New Year Gala

Happy Lunar New Year! On Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m., check out the Greater Pittsburgh Lunar New Year Gala. Join the Pittsburgh community and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, PNC Theater. This year's event will feature musicians, a Peking Opera master, magicians and more. Learn more about the event and purchase tickets.

Pittsburgh's Treasures from Glass to Heinz

Pittsburgh is the Steel City, but did you know it was the city of glass first? On Saturday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m., join historians for a fascinating looking into Pittsburgh history and discover the complex 200-plus year history of this region's first industry, glass. Or, learn how 8-year-old Henry John Heinz went from selling produce from his mother's garden in Sharpsburg to growing a worldwide company with more than 5,700 products in 200 countries around the globe. Learn more about the museum and get tickets for the tour. CMU students can use their ID Card as part of the Arts Pass Program for free entry to the Heinz History Center!

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