Carnegie Mellon University

2019-20 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. 

Photo of Michelle Alexander.

Michelle Alexander

Legal Scholar, Social Justice Advocate

September 26, 2019; 4:30 p.m.
McConomy Auditorium, Cohon University Center

A photo of Emery Brown

Emery N. Brown

Statistician, Anesthesiologist, Neuroscientist
Dickson Prize Lecture

October 10, 2019; 4:30 p.m.
Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center

Photo of Micki Chi

Michelene (Micki) T.H. Chi

Cognitive and Educational Learning Specialist
Simon Distinguished Lecture

November 12, 2019; 4:30 p.m.
Simmons Auditorium A, Tepper Building

Photo of Geraldine Richmond.

Geraldine Richmond

Chemist, Advocate for Science Literacy and Inclusion
Dickson Prize Lecture

February 11, 2020; 4:30 p.m.
Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center

Photo of Brittney Cooper.

Brittney Cooper

Teacher of Black Feminism, Public Intellectual
MLK Keynote Lecture

February 25, 2020; 4:30 p.m.
McConomy Auditorium, Cohon University Center

Photo of James Balog.

James Balog

Photographer, Filmmaker, Climate Change Researcher

March 18, 2020; 4:30 p.m.
McConomy Auditorium, Cohon University Center

Co-Sponsored Lectures 

Co-sponsorship applications for Fall 2019 have now closed and will be announced soon. The ULS Committee invites departments, student groups, and centers to apply for Spring 2020 co-sponsorship beginning on September 1st.

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