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Farnam Jahanian

October 02, 2018

Celebrate the Inauguration of President Jahanian, Oct. 26

Carnegie Mellon University will formally install its 10th president, Farnam Jahanian, on Friday, Oct. 26, during Homecoming Weekend. Classes are canceled that day to allow more of the university community to participate in the full schedule of activities listed below. Learn more about the inauguration.

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Investiture Ceremony, 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26

President Jahanian will be installed as CMU's 10th president at this formal academic event in the Cohon University Center's Wiegand Gym, which will be transformed to reflect this historic occasion. Every element, from performances by esteemed alumni Corey Cott and Tamara Tunie, to keynote addresses by Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block and Cornell University President Martha Pollack, is designed to commemorate the university's outstanding achievements. Register online to claim your seat!

Inauguration Watch Party, 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26

If you missed out on reserving a seat for the Investiture Ceremony, fear not! CMU is hosting a Watch Party in the Cohon Center's Lee Lobby and Studio Theater. The location for this event allows guests to stop by for a short time or stay to watch the ceremony in its entirety. Enjoy free breakfast, prize drawings and fun activities.

Inauguration Picnic, noon, Friday, Oct. 26

Following the Investiture Ceremony, the entire CMU community is invited to the tent on the CFA lawn for a celebration picnic. Student performers will provide the entertainment. Stay for an hour, or just pass through as you enjoy a mid-day meal.

Inauguration Symposia, 1:30 - 3:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26

Join CMU educators and researchers for two symposia that reflect on CMU's discoveries, innovations and global impacts in the David A. Tepper Quadrangle's Simmons Auditorium. Don't miss this opportunity to hear some of CMU's greatest minds discussing their work and their vision for the future of this academic community. The symposia are titled "Pittsburgh as a Living Lab" and "A Living Lab for Global Impact."

Online registration is open for all events.