Carnegie Mellon University

2018-19 University Lecture Series at Carnegie Mellon

The University Lecture Series (ULS) features a diverse range of lectures and performances by artists, scholars, and experts invited by Carnegie Mellon faculty, students, and staff. 

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Emery N. Brown

Statistician, Anesthesiologist, Neuroscientist
Dickson Prize Lecture

rescheduled for fall 2019
Simmons Auditorium A, Tepper Building

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Nikki Giovanni

Author, Poet, Essayist and Activist

September 17, 2018
Dying by Ignorance, Living by Words, Creating by Grace

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Daniela Rus

Robotocist, Computer and Data Scientist, Researcher, Educator

November 29, 2018
Unleashing Your Inner Maker

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Khalil G. Muhammad 

Academic, Historian
MLK Keynote Lecture

February 11, 2019

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Arthur Levine

Thought Leader in Education
Simon Distinguished Lecture

March 21, 2019

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Sam Quinones

Journalist, Storyteller, Opiate Epidemic Specialist

April 16, 2019; 4:30 p.m.
Simmons Auditorium A, Tepper Building

Co-Sponsored Lectures 

The ULS committee invites departments, students groups and centers to apply for ULS co-sponsorship to help bring prominent speakers to CMU. Available co-sponsorship funds range from $250 to $1,500. 

Sir David Spiegelhalter
Communicating Statistics in an Age of Fragmented Media and Contested Science

April 22, 2019, 4 p.m.

co-sponsored with department of statistics & data science

ULS Partners

In addition to stand alone lectures by prominent figures, thought leaders and visionaries, the ULS is proud to work in partnership with research centers and academic units across campus to present several policy, research, and academic talks throughout the year, including the following lecture series:

We also invite you to visit the central CMU calendar of events for a full look at the many events and programs taking place on campus every day.

Past ULS Events