Carnegie Mellon University

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. 

During the Fall 2020 semester, we are proud to present all ULS events online, allowing for their impact to reach CMU community members all around the globe.

Fall 2020 ULS Events

Gould Stewart (PDF)

Margaret Gould Stewart 
Vice President, Product Design, Facebook
Product Designer, User Experience Expert, Tech Ethicist

Tuesday, September 29 at 5 p.m. ET
Virtual Program


Williams (PDF)

Terry Tempest Williams
Writer-In-Residence, Harvard Divinity School
Author, Educator, Conservationist, Activist

Presented through CMU's sponsorship of Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures' Ten Evenings.

The lecture recording is no longer available.

Gomez (PDF)

Louis Gomez
Professor of Education and of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Learning and Social Scientist, Collaborative Education Improvement Researcher

2020 Simon Distinguished Lecture
Thursday, November 19 at 5 p.m. ET
Virtual Program


Fall 2020 Co-Sponsored Lectures

William Frey

How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America

Tuesday, October 20
5 p.m. ET

Co-sponsored by the College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

Watch the Frey Lecture

Attorney Ben Crump and Michelle Williams

AB Presents: A Conversation about Anti-Racism with Attorney Ben Crump and Michelle Williams

Thursday, October 29
7 p.m. ET

Co-sponsored by AB Lectures

Watch the Crump & Williams Conversation

Secretary Condoleezza Rice

A Conversation on Race in America

Co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics and Strategy and the Center for International Relations and Politics

This event has been postponed. Stay tuned for additional details.

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:

Check out the CMU Events Calendar to view the many events and programs happening at the university.