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June 19:

Taking the Lead: Exploring Two Pathways to Pennsylvania's Energy Future. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Marquis Conference Room, Scott Hall 5201. Join the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation for a special, lunch-time event featuring Denise Brinley, executive director of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's new Office of Energy; Katrina Kelly, strategy manager at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Energy; Andrew Place, commissioner of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission; and Adam Walters, William Penn Energy Fellow at the Governor's Office of Energy. Free and open to the public. Lunch will be available.  Find out more and RSVP.


June 23-28:

Instrumental Collaborative Piano Festival. School of Music, College of Fine Arts. This is the first festival with the instrumental collaborative pianist in mind. Designed to give both established and new collaborative pianists the opportunity to work with renowned faculty and musicians, the festival will present masterclasses, lessons, lectures and workshops exclusively for the exciting world of instrumental collaborative piano. Find out more and register. 

June 26-27:

Academic Success in College: Start Your Student Off on the Right Foot. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Office of Academic Development, Cyert Hall Room B6-A. Let your graduating high school student benefit from the expertise of Carnegie Mellon’s Academic Development Office. We specialize in helping students adapt to the rigor of the college classroom and would like to help prepare your student as they begin their college career.  Academic Development is offering a FREE academic success workshop … let’s get your students ready for college together! Workshop topics include:  Time Management, Goal Setting, Stress and Procrastination, Note-taking Skills and Exam Preparation. We will explore the importance of treating time, energy and attention as resources that contribute to productivity. Lunch is even included in the free price! Seating is limited so register today! Register here:

June 27:

Ice Cream Social. 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., Margaret Morrison Reflection Garden (next to tennis courts). The ice cream social is an annual event hosted by Staff Council for the CMU community. The social provides an opportunity for the campus community to learn more about Staff Council and who their representatives are. Get to know your representatives and what initiatives are currently underway for staff with an assortment of novelty ice cream bars. Learn more about Staff Council.

July 4:

Independence Day Celebration on Campus. College of Fine Arts lawn.
  • 7 p.m., Rita's Italian Ice and treats.
  • 8 p.m., Live music.
  • 9:30 p.m., Fireworks, weather permitting.
More details to come.

July 8:

Carnegie Mellon Alumni Pittsburgh Network Meeting. 6 p.m., Events Committee Meeting; 7 p.m. General Planning Meeting, Alumni House 5017 Forbes Avenue. All alumni, faculty, staff and current students are welcome. Help plan current and future events. Strategies about the promotion, engagement and community development of the Pittsburgh Network are discussed. This is an excellent networking opportunity. For more information, contact 1994 Tepper School graduate Rachel E Keeler at or Mara Kohls at