Carnegie Mellon University

Jan. 19, 2024

Greetings, Students & Scholars!

Snow and ice, oh my! While we all try to keep warm this weekend, we've pulled together some exciting events across campus and the city. And don't worry, they're indoors! So bundle up and try something new this week. We hope you enjoy this issue of the OIE "Friday Greetings" email.

OIE & CMU News & Events

Winter Welcome

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The Winter Welcome continues! Join SLICE for an exciting slate of Winter Welcome events. From now until Jan. 27, check out the 'Burgh Basket Giveaway with specially curated gift baskets celebrating some of Pittsburgh's local women- and minority-owned businesses. Stop by and learn how to make a fun viral coffee treat as part of Chartwells DIY Series with DIY Dalgona Coffee. Or join a Pittsburgh Connections: Trolley Tour and enjoy a trolley tour of Pittsburgh as a fun and informational way to explore the city! The Winter Welcome will help make you feel right at home on campus. Check out @sliceatcmu on Instagram for more info! Learn more about all the events.


Event graphic with text Group X-ercise free, only for students, faculty and staff with valid cmu id

New year, new classes! Want to get involved on campus? How about de-stress? Try a new Group-X class. Every semester, enjoy a schedule of 30 to 35 weekly fitness classes, which are open to all students, staff, and faculty with a CMU ID. Whether you want to try Zumba, kettlebell, HIIT (high-intensity interval training), strength training, indoor cycling, yoga, combination strength and cardio classes, kickboxing, or something else, there's sure to be a GroupX class that's right for you! Learn more about these classes.

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Our Pittsburgh Picks

Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Into the Mist

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Come out of the cold and into the mist! Now through March 3, check out these dramatic new displays highlighting Phipps' astounding orchid varieties and classically trained bonsai. The perfect remedy to a Pittsburgh winter's chill is a trip to the tropics of Phipps. And you'll be immersed in beauty and mystery when you visit the all-new Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Into the Mist. This year's all-new engaging displays feature outstanding orchids and brilliant bonsai amid an evocative combination of water, mist and special lighting that provide a whole new way to enjoy fascinating specimens. Learn more about this event.

2024 World of Wheels Custom Car Show

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Almost as long as there have been cars, there have been hot rods! From Jan. 19 to 21, you can see some of America's finest hot rods, custom cars, trucks and motorcycles all in Pittsburgh. You can see live demonstrations of BMX bikes, check out some epic custom cars, and appreciate the art of the automobile. Learn more about this event.

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