October 04, 2017
October is National Vegetarian Month! Join Dining Services from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, in Rangos 2 and 3 for a tasting of the most delicious plant-based dishes on campus. Vote for your favorite dish for a chance to win a FitBit and learn more about campus resources for health, wellness and healthy eating, including ways you can share your voice and help us shape the future of food on campus.
Carnegie Mellon will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tartan Racing's victory in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, Oct. 12-14. The event will honor the accomplishments of a talented team and the passion that built a heritage of innovation thath ultimately led to the dawn of vehicle autonomy.
Highlights of the weekend include a Friday dinner at Phipps Conservatory, featuring keynote speaker Red Whittaker, world-renowned roboticist and leader of Carnegie Mellon’s Tartan Racing team. On Saturday, noteworthy pioneers in vehicle autonomy from CMU and industry will share their thoughts on autonomy, the underlying technologies, impact on society and what the future may yet have in store.
The College of Engineering invites your high school student to “Be An Engineer” from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8 in the Cohon Center’s Rangos Ballroom.
The outreach event for 9th – 12th graders features a series of TED-style talks/demonstrations, lab tours and an admissions panel. Your student will get a first-hand look at a variety of engineering disciplines the College of Engineering offers and learn more about the admission process.
Staff members across the campus community dedicate themselves each day to supporting Carnegie Mellon’s mission and goals. A shadowing program, called “A Day in the Life,” is launching this October to provide an opportunity for staff to learn about how others are contributing to CMU and for staff to introduce others to their position and department contributions.
Sponsored by Staff Council and Professional Development Services, A Day in the Life is designed to provide staff with an opportunity to experience the university through a different lens and to engage in sharing ideas and forming relationships with colleagues throughout CMU. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the many ways in which all staff support and advance the mission of the university.
As a participant — either as a host or shadower — you will meet with a match for a suggested six hours over the course of six weeks, starting October 12 when A Day in the Life kicks off. To be considered as a host or shadower, or for more information, please visit the program website or email ADayintheLife@andrew.cmu.edu. Apply now, as space is limited.
The Center for Machine Learning and Health (CMLH) is seeking proposals for research projects this fall. The CMLH seeks innovative, transformative research and development projects in all aspects of health care, including analytics, reasoning and prediction. Project goals should include generating systems and tools for improving the quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of health care.
This call for proposals is for one-year early stage research projects. Proposals are due Oct. 30. See the CMLH website for more details.
Once again, the university is offering flu vaccines at no cost to faculty and staff members. New this year, the flu vaccine clinics will be hosted by Human Resources and administered by Giant Eagle Pharmacy.
Upcoming clinics are:
- Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m. - Noon, SEI Bakery Square A105
- Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m. - Noon, NREC Lawrenceville, 1st floor auditorium
- Oct. 23, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Cohon Center's McKenna/Peter/Wright Room
- Nov. 1, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cohon Center's McKenna/Peter/Wrigh Room, (Benefits, Fitness Fair)
- Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m. - Noon, Mellon Institute Social Room 328
- Nov. 13, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cohon Center's McKenna/Peter/Wright Room
Visit the Flu Vaccine Clinic Website for the clinic schedule and more information. To obtain your flu vaccine, you will need to present your Carnegie Mellon ID card. While walk-ins are welcome, for faster service it is recommended that you schedule an appointment.