Carnegie Mellon University

March 24, 2023

Greetings, Students & Scholars!

Happy Friday, Tartans! We know it’s cold and rainy, but we’ve pulled together some great events to brighten your week. Check out all of the brilliant things happening across campus and in the city this week. We hope you enjoy this issue of the OIE "Friday Greetings" email.

OIE & CMU News & Events

Annual Community Iftar

Event poster with lanters strung across the top and buildings along the bottom, and text that reads Hosted by the Muslim Student Association at CMU Annual Community Iftar, Sunday March 26th 7:30 to 9:30 Tepper Simmons Auditorium RSVP today! And a QR code on the middle left

The MSA Community Iftar is back! On Sunday, March 26, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., join the Muslim Community on campus for a free dinner catered by Bengal Kebab House in the Tepper Simmons Auditorium. Learn more about Ramadan and how Muslims around the world fast during this holy month. This event is open to everyone on campus so please invite your friends! Please register in advance.

Greek Sing

Event poster with text reading ticket sale is now live, now showing Greek Sing 2023 Go to the link in our bio to purchase your tickets. Show is March 25 at soldiers and sailors

On Saturday, March 25, from 5 to 10 p.m., check out Greek Sing! Greek Sing is a beloved campus tradition where the Greek community competes against each other in a mini-musical competition in an effort to raise money for charity. Learn more about the competition.

Spring Farmers Market

The farmers market returns! On Wednesday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., stop by Legacy Plaza for fresh produce, baked goods and more. There will be a multitude of local vendors from all across Pittsburgh for this unique shopping experience. This event is open to undergrad and grad students, staff, and faculty. Dinex, cash, and credit are all accepted. Learn more about this event.

Multicultural Community Potluck

Food is culture! On Tuesday, March 28, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., join The Center for a multicultural potluck dinner. Food offers healing, grounding, delicious, and fun ways to share our unique backgrounds. Potlucks are an opportunity for folks to come together to share dishes that have meaning to them. Please register for the event if you plan to attend so that enough food can be provided for everyone involved.

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Our Pittsburgh Picks

Empty Bowls

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Food for thought! On Sunday, March 26, join friends and neighbors for a friendly, informal meal of local chef-created soups, tasty breads and treats. Empty Bowls is a global grassroots movement by artists and craftspeople that works to end food insecurity in local communities. Each ticket will include a humble meal and a hand-crafted bowl. All of the proceeds will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest. Tickets can be purchased at the door, but advance registration is recommended. Tartan community members experiencing food insecurity can also find support through the CMU Pantry.

Women Rock

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Women changed Pop and Rock & Roll forever! From March 24 to 26, celebrate Women's History Month with Women Rock. This production highlights the music of Carole King, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar and Heart. Women Rock honors these powerful female singers and songwriters who forever changed pop and rock & roll. Learn more about this event.

Faces of Change

Event poster with an drawing of an imaginary flying creature and the text Faces of Change 2023, March 16 to April 2

From now until April 2, check out CMU's international film festival, Faces of Change. This year's festival theme focuses on our rapidly changing world and how it operates as we continuously change, adapt, and try to make sense of the new, the mysterious, and the challenging. Change — whatever form it takes — constantly shapes our realities. This year's films offer a global perspective with features from Pakistan to Poland, France to Taiwan. This is sure to be the greatest festival yet! Individual tickets or festival passes can be purchased in advance. Learn more about the festival.

Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

Event poster with a steaming mug with the text on it that reads pittsburgh humanities festival. Along with text on the background that reads A co-production of the Pittsburgh cultural trust and the humanities center at carnegie mellon university. March 24-26 2023 cultural district

From March 25 to 26, internationally-acclaimed artists and performers will join community leaders, academics, and change-makers from Pittsburgh and beyond. Learn about art, politics, history, an array of cultures, and so much more as we explore what it means to be human. Featured events include "An Evening With Ira Glass (of NPR)," "The Legacy of Women in Hip Hop," and a Core Conversations series on poignant topics of today. Learn more about this event.

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