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 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

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James Balog

Photographer, Filmmaker, Climate Change Researcher

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

Photo of Michelle Alexander.

Michelle Alexander

Legal Scholar, Social Justice Advocate

September 26, 2019
McConomy Auditorium, Cohon University Center

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Emery N. Brown

Statistician, Anesthesiologist, Neuroscientist
Dickson Prize Lecture

October 10, 2019
Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center

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Michelene (Micki) T.H. Chi

Cognitive and Educational Learning Specialist
Simon Distinguished Lecture

November 12, 2019
Simmons Auditorium A, Tepper Building

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Geraldine Richmond

Chemist, Advocate for Science Literacy and Inclusion
Dickson Prize Lecture

February 11, 2020
Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center

Spring Co-Sponsored Lectures

Naomi Oreskes 

Why Trust Science?

February 20, 2020

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program
CMU Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society

Stephanie Jones-Rogers

Mistresses of the Market: White Women and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Slave Trade

March 26, 2020

Department of History

William Frey

Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America

April 13, 2020

College of Fine Arts
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

The ULS Committee invites departments, student groups, and centers to apply for fall 2020 co-sponsorship April 1 through July 31.

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