Carnegie Mellon University

March 22, 2024

Greetings, Students & Scholars!

Happy Friday, Tartans! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are blooming! Check out some of the fantastic events happening on campus and in the city this week. We hope you enjoy this issue of the OIE "Friday Greetings" email.

OIE & CMU News & Events

Greek Sing

Event poster with image of an antique microphone and text carnegie mellon greek sing 2024, saturday 23 march at 5 pm

Sing it out! On Saturday, March 23, at 5 p.m., enjoy an evening filled with musical shows completely written and performed by members of the CMU Greek community! Greek Sing is a long-standing CMU tradition where the Greek community competes against each other in musical shows to raise money for charity. This year’s philanthropic show benefits Camp Kesem at Carnegie Mellon University! Learn more about this event.

Poker AI @ CMU

Event poster with text poker ai at cmu march 31

All in! Starting Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m., join the first-ever CMU Poke AI Competition! This event aims to fuse algorithmic/game theoretic approaches to Poker with statistics and learning from revealed hand history data through bots programmed in Python in a sandbox environment. Participants will have a single day to program an agent, playing a unique poker variant against other participants' bots for thousands of heads-up hands, round-robin style. Learn more about how to enter in advance.


Event poster penelope by enda walsh directed by spencer byham-carson march 27 to 29 the john wells video studio

A savage, tragicomic take on a classic Greek myth! From March 27 to March 29, enjoy a performance of Penelope by CMU Drama. While Odysseus is off fighting the Trojan wars, his wife Penelope has a series of suitors attempting to woo her. This story follows these suitors –in a drained swimming pool– on their final day to win Penelope’s heart before Odysseus returns. They are not good men. But they’re trying. Tickets for this production are free and will be available to reserve online at 12 p.m. the day before each performance. Learn more about this event.

Mindfulness Room Open House

Drawing of a flower and text the mindfulness room

So, make the friendship bracelets! On Thursday, March 28, from 5 to 7 p.m., celebrate random acts of kindness with the Mindfulness Room team. Stop by the mindfulness room and make friendship bracelets, paint rocks for others, and make connections. There will also be light refreshments! Learn more about this event.

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Our Pittsburgh Picks

Conservation Of An Ancient Egyptian Wooden Boat: Documentation, Analysis, And Intervention

Image of Mostafa Sherif holding a peice of wood

Ever wondered what it takes to preserve ancient history? On Monday, March 25, at 12 p.m., learn how Mostafa Sherif, conservator at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, is doing just that. Dr. Sherif has been working to preserve a 4,000-year-old funerary boat excavated from Dahshur, Egypt. Learn all about the painstaking work that goes into the preservation of 4,000-year-old wood and how Sherif will inspect some three dozen planks of cedar wood, inch by inch, documenting decay and damage and coming up with a treatment plan. Can’t make the lecture? See Dr. Sherif working in the "visible lab" at the museum. The lab is part of The Stories We Keep, a temporary exhibition at the museum that opened earlier this month! Learn more about this event.

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