Carnegie Mellon University

April 28, 2023

Greetings, Students & Scholars!

Happy last day of classes, Tartans! We know you're all hard at work finishing the semester and prepping for finals, so we've pulled together some events to help you de-stress and focus. Whether you need to get outside, grab a snack or want to get off campus for a bit, we have it covered. We hope you enjoy this issue of the OIE "Friday Greetings" email.

OIE & CMU News & Events

Meeting of the Minds

Event graphic with text 2023 Meeting of the Minds

On Wednesday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., check out the Undergraduate Research Symposium or the "Meeting of the Minds." This university-wide celebration of undergraduate research highlights students from all disciplines who come together to present their research with posters, oral presentations, demonstrations, art exhibits and performances. Support your fellow Tartans and check out some cool research happening here! Learn more about the presentations.

Finals Muffins

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Start your days off right during finals week! Every morning during finals, stop by the Cohon University Center for muffins and coffee from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Finals muffins, also referred to as "Maggie's Muffins," are a tradition started by Margaret Cyert. This tradition is a great way to start your exams on the right foot. You've got this, Tartans!

Whatever Drive

Event graphic with various household items like pots, pans, phones, printers, etc. and text that reads Whatever Drive

Don't ditch it, donate it! Each year during move-out, the CMU community is responsible for the disposal of a large amount of personal belongings that students cannot or do not want to bring home with them. These goods are often in working order and can be reused within the Pittsburgh community to minimize waste and our environmental impact. This year's Whatever Drive will run from Monday, May 1, through Friday, May 12. During the drive, items can be dropped off at the Nexus of Civic Engagement from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. The Nexus of Civic Engagement is located on the first floor of the Cohon University Center. Learn more about donation options.

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Our Pittsburgh Picks

Art All Night

Event poster with an art deco style and text that reads no fee, no censorship, no jury. Art all night 26, open saturday april 29, 4 pm. close sunday, april 30, 2pm. 31st street sudios stage 5. 77 31st street pittsburgh pa 15201

The best all-nighter you'll ever pull! On Saturday, April 29, starting at 4 p.m., check out the 26th annual Art All Night at the 31st Street Studios. Art All Night is a free 22-hour festival that features art and performances from hundreds of new, emerging, and established artists. The event features hundreds of unique works of art, around-the-clock performances from musicians and performers, dozens of films, and interactive activities for children and adults. The previous year's event hosted artwork, music, films, and performances from more than 500 participants. Learn more about the event.

2023 Pittsburgh Stained Glass Studios

Event graphic with image of a stained glass and Doors Open logo and text that reads Doors open pittsburgh #BeNebby Historic Pittsburgh Stained GLass Studio Tour

On Sunday, April 30, at 8:30 a.m., step back in time as the doors are opened to the historic Pittsburgh Stained Glass Studios. The studio is currently in its 114 year of continual operation - 111 of which have been in its current location. See examples of the Studios' work created in a bygone era and contemporary and current projects. Methods, materials and tools used to create traditional stained-glass windows will also be discussed and displayed. Learn more and purchase tickets in advance.

August Wilson Birthday Celebration Block Party

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There's no party like a block party! Join the annual August Wilson Birthday Celebration Block Party on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.! This free, family-friendly event celebrates the birthday of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Pittsburgher August Wilson. The event features over 130 vendors, children's activities, a foam party, lip sync battle, food trucks, musical performances, and more! Learn more about the event.

Arbor Day Celebration

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Trees are everyday magic! For Arbor Day, stop by Mellon Park on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate the environment. Join the Friends of Mellon Park as they work to educate kids about the importance of caring for trees, animals and green spaces, to give community groups a chance to showcase their work, and to bring people from the surrounding neighborhoods together to have fun in the park. There will be lots happening! Including food from LaPalapa Food Truck and Sweet Treats from Sandy Boo's Delights and much more! Learn more about the event.

Handmade Arcade

Event poster with text that reads Handmade Arcade Spring Market Saturday April 29

Come to party Handmade Arcade-style and shop from Pittsburgh's up-and-coming artists on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Celebrate Spring with a free market featuring handmade products from 33 talented emerging Pittsburgh makers, artists, and craftspeople. Enhance your home decor with upcycled treasures, inventive ceramics, and bold artwork you won't find anywhere else. If you want to indulge, our makers have you covered with handcrafted accessories, statement piece jewelry, and one-of-a-kind apparel. This event is free and does not require registration. Learn more about the event.

Full Flower Moon Sunset Hike

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On Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m., treat yourself to an evening of outdoor activity, escaping from the lights and noise of the city in beautiful, wooded Frick Park. You will hike about 3 miles at a moderate pace on wide, well maintained park trails while enjoying a beautiful sunset. Hopefully, there will be a nice view of the full moon if the night is clear. The Flower Moon signifies that summer is approaching, temperatures are rising, and flowers are blooming. Headlamps will be provided to all participants. Reserve your spot in advance.

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