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. 

A headshot of Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni

Author, poet, essayist and activist

September 17, 2018; 4:30 p.m.
Simmons Auditorium
in the new Tepper Building

A photo of Daniela Rus

Daniela Rus


November 29, 2018; 4:30 p.m.
Location TBD

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 $2,500. 

Cass Sunstein 

September 27, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Porter Hall 100

co-sponsored with Dietrich College Pre-Law, the Center for Behavioral Decision Research, the Department of Philosophy's Program for Deliberative Democracy and Center for Ethics and Policy

Anthony DiGioia 

October 12, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.
Studio Theater
Cohon University Center

co-sponsored with Division of Student Affairs

Alan Mallach

October 30, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Hamburg Hall A301

co-sponsored with the Remaking Cities Institute and the School of Architecture

Hugh Dubberly

November 2, 2018 at 1:30 p.m
Cohon University Center

co-sponsored with the Human-Computer Interaction Institute

Katherine Baicker

Friday, November 16th at 12:00pm
Hamburg Hall A310

co-sponsored with Heinz College

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