Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Screening
For Open Access Week 2018, the Libraries is hosting a free public screening of “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship.” The screening will be held on Tuesday, 23 October at 4:30pm in the Den in CMU Sorrell’s Engineering Library in Wean Hall. Refreshments will be provided.
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier, and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google.
Staying true to the open access model: it is free to stream and download, for private or public use, and maintains the most open CC BY 4.0 Creative Commons designation to ensure anyone regardless of their social, financial, or political background will have access.
Spark: Startups and Emerging Companies is an innovative career event designed to provide a platform for small business and early stage start-ups to engage Carnegie Mellon University students and alumni. Companies will be afforded the opportunity to network with, and recruit our students and alumni, as well as share information about their company story, mission, and/or products with all in attendance. Spark is presented in collaboration with CMU’s Swartz Center For Entrepreneurship.
Join the Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association on Saturday 27 October for the Homecoming Tailgate as the Tartans take on the Geneva Golden Tornadoes at 1 p.m. Athletics plans to honor several groups during the game: senior students in football, Kiltie and cheerleading (pre-game).
The Remaking Cities Institute (RCI) and School of Architecture are proud to present a University Lecture Series (ULS) lecture on Tuesday, 30 October with Alan Mallach presenting his new book The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America.
The Divided City
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 at 5:00 pm
Hamburg Hall A301 (Teresa Heinz Classroom)
Carnegie Mellon University
Alan Mallach, Senior Fellow at the Center for Community Progress, Washington, DC will speak on his new book, The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America. The book has a focus on Rust Belt cities, including Pittsburgh, Detroit, Buffalo, Baltimore, Cleveland, and others in the US heartland. In many of these cities, despite revitalization of downtowns and some neighborhoods, the cities are losing population and wealth. Whites and minorities living in poverty are particularly vulnerable. The economic conditions for middle class and working families are also declining. Concentrated census tracks of poverty, particularly minority, and gentrification are stark reminders of a Divided City. Small towns like Youngstown, Ohio, Gary, Indiana, and Johnstown, Pennsylvania may be in permanent decline. The book not only documents past failures and the present situation, but also proposes an optimistic way forward with specific policy and development strategies in the concluding chapters.
Alternatives to the Present. A Conference on Architecture, Urbanism, Sociology, Development & Planning
Kent State University, Cleveland
01-02 November 2018
Abstracts due 05 June 2018 | Download form
Disciplines: Urbanism, Sociology, Geography, Architecture, Planning, Housing, Community Studies, Landscape Architecture, Human Geography
05 June 2018: Abstracts due
25 June 2017: Abstract feedback
01 July 2018: Registration opens
01-02 Nov 2018: Conference
University Libraries Speaker Series:
Ingrid Schaffner & Elizabeth Tufts-Brown
Ingrid Schaffner, curator of the Carnegie International and CMoA Associate Registrar Elizabeth Tufts Brown will speak about the Carnegie International: the history, the artists, the files, and the research that make this exhibition a vital resource and entity. A lunch reception with the speakers will follow the talk. Event is open to the public and admission is free.
Networking reception immediately follows in CFA Great Hall
M 05 Nov | 5:00pm | Kresge Theatre
Co-sponsored by the CMU Career and Professional Development Center
The School of Architecture (SoA) invites prospective graduate students and applicants to attend our Graduate Program Open House on Monday 12 November 2018. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the SoA, tour the school, and speak with faculty and students in your program of interest.
Monday, 12 November 2018 | Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall, Room 303
9:00am: Open House Registration
9:30am: SoA Admitted Graduate Program Information Session
11:15am: SoA Tour of Design and Research Facilities
12:00pm: Lunch with Graduate Students
1:00-5:00pm: Office Hours Meetings with Program Track Chairs
1:30pm: Studio Courses Open
5:00pm: SoA Lecture Series: Heather Bizon, SoA Ann Kalla Visiting Professor
CSI Pittsburgh is a voluntary organization of members dedicated to the efficacy of specifications in the construction industry. The mix of architectural members and product representatives with specific, in-depth knowledge of their products provides a perfect opportunity to meet the needs of architects in the constantly evolving construction industry.
Join us for our Student Outreach event as we welcome students to meet with professionals and fellow students to network and build relationships for internships and future opportunities in the job market.
CSI Student Outreach Event
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm
Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture
CMU College of Fine Arts Building, Room 214
4909 Frew Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Refreshments to be provided
Event free for Students and $30 for Professionals
Interested in attending?
RSVP to Colleen Defilippo at
President's Holiday Reception
Thursday, 13 December 2018 from 4:30–6:30 pm
Simmons Auditorium, Tepper Quad
All faculty (full time, part time, permanent, temporary, adjunct, visiting, emeriti, etc.), as well as non-academic department heads and high-level administrative staff (Assistant and Associate VPs and Vice Provosts, Directors, etc.) and their guests will be invited to attend this holiday celebration.
A formal invitation will be sent in November.
The CAOC is a day focused on connecting employers with our students interested in creative industries from the College of Fine Arts and beyond through Opportunities including the Career Fair, Design Confluence, HCII Connect, and Architecture Interchange.
Find talent for your full-time, part-time, summer, or internship positions.
On the day following the CAOC, Friday 22 February, employers may conduct interviews with candidates.
Interchange is a recruiting event for the SoA's Undergraduate and Graduate programs. Employers are invited to tour our labs and studios to view design and research work by students from the undergraduate, Master’s, and doctoral degree programs. Come to meet and greet with our students and conduct on-site interviews.
Interchange is hosted in partnership with the Creative Arts Opportunities Conference (CAOC) Career Fair on Thursday, 21 February 2019.
Questions? Contact James Fabrizio from the College of Fine Arts Career and Professional Development Center at email@example.com.
107th ACSA Annual Meeting
BLACK BOX: Articulating Architecture's Core in the Post-Digital Era
28-30 March 2019 | Pittsburgh, PA
Co-chairs: Jeremy Ficca, Carnegie Mellon University; Amy Kulper, Rhode Island School of Design; Grace La, Harvard University
Host School: Carnegie Mellon University
This session will outline the intersection of Passive House design and Indoor Air Quality concerns, the ventilation requirements for PH and other high-performance building standards, and best practices for comfortable, sustainable results.
Presenter Chris Smith is a residential designer, builder, and Business Development Manager for Zehnder America, a global, Swiss-based climate solutions company.
College of Fine Arts Family Brunch
Saturday, October 13
11:00am – 1:00pm
Great Hall, College of Fine Arts
All current CFA/BXA parents and students are invited to an informal brunch with Dan Martin, Stanley and Marcia Gumberg Dean, the CFA Department school heads, the BXA Director, as well as academic advisors and a number of faculty and staff members.
RSVP is required; please RSVP to Daniella Staudacher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-268-4045.
PechaKucha Nights are informal, fun gatherings held in more than 1,000 cities world-wide, where creative people share their ideas, works and thoughts in a 20×20 format; a presentation style with 20 images that advance automatically for 20 seconds each, as the presenter talks along with the images.
PechaKucha Night is based on a simple, dynamic presentation style: 20 images x 20 seconds per image. It’s about artistic and creative celebration, and promotion of local talent. The event is constantly varied and dynamic, and always produces a relaxed, informal, and fun environment.
Meet, network, and show your work in only six minutes and forty seconds of exquisitely matched words and images!
6:00 p.m. Doors open. / 6:30 p.m. Presentations begin.
Presenters: Phyllis Kim, Claudia Berlinski, Charles Rosenblum, Kirsten Compitello + Group, Doug Dean, Jan Loney, Mary Cvetan, Julie Malice, Mark Ramdarass, and Rob Pfaffmann!
Co-organized by AIA Pittsburgh, AIGA Pittsburgh and Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Advanced Tickets Available Online or at the door. Food & Beverage included in ticket price.
The AIAS is hosting a new fundraiser during the October 10th General Body Meeting where they will be auctioning off student and staff time and skills! Come bid on your professor’s software tutelage or your classmates’ assistance in model building. If you would like to help, please sign up as an auctionee. Attendees can bid on anything from schoolwork assistance, to teaching you how to sew, to rides in their car. If you have a skill or asset and want to participate, please fill out the google sign up form.
The monthly Faculty Development Seminar is on Wednesday 10 October from 10:00am-12:00pm in the Dowd Room, 2nd Floor CUC. Our first seminar will be presented by the University Libraries and will focus on how the Libraries can provide aid to faculty in the areas of:
Discovering Your Research Topic
Finding Funding and Collaborators
Managing Information and Data
Enhancing Your Teaching
Publishing and Share Your Research
Measuring Impact and Managing Your Digital Identity
If you would like to attend, please RSVP here. A light lunch will be provided.
Rivers of Steel Arts is excited to partner with the Carnegie Mellon University department of Architecture and Urbanism and the Monongahela Main Street Program to present Filmtique, a pop-up film project to be held in conjunction with Monongahela’s annual Fall Fleatique on the Mon scheduled for Saturday, 6 October 2018 from 9:00am–9:00pm.
Filmtique is a celebration of antique film and shared community memories that serves to entertain and educate audiences by inviting community members to screen their own home movies, and provide historical context of film as a medium. On October 6, beginning at 9:00am Rivers of Steel Arts will welcome interested parties to bring in their home movies on either Super8 or 16mm film stock to be screened at 205 W. Main Street in downtown Monongahela. Filmtique will also feature screenings of “found footage” films from local artists and the opportunity to experience the pedal projection machine Hiding In Plain Sight (pictured on the flyer) created by STUDIOGRUBER.
The event is free and open to the public. Come share in the joy and novelty of analog film projection, an antiquated technology.
PARALLAX PAVILION: GBBN’S Design Issues Series (DIS) 2018 Exhibit
par∙al∙lax /ˈperəˌlaks/ the effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions.
The Parallax Pavilion
Architecture and design shape people’s daily experiences. On a small scale, the Parallax Pavilion does just that. This temporary installation, designed and crafted by a series of internal teams crisscrossing our U.S. offices, invites people to see things differently.
Experience the exhibit in Pittsburgh:
Pittsburgh Unblurred Happy Hour
Friday, October 5, 2018, 6-8pm
GBBN’s Pittsburgh office: 5411 Penn Avenue
GBBN’s 2018 Design Issues Series (DIS) exhibit digs into architecture’s power to change perceptions. Inspired by our new brand identity and continuing evolution, we’re working together over the course of the year to research, plan, design, test, scrap, re-test, refine, and build a temporary installation. We’re using our Parallax Pavilion exhibit to show how design can bring equity to our communities, alter viewpoints, generate empathy and…look totally badass.
We work with visionaries to design solutions that enhance experience and empower people.
Please join the Carnegie Mellon University global community to celebrate this year's Andy Awards nominees. Staff members from across the university will be recognized for their outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence.
Wednesday, October 3
McConomy Auditorium, Cohon University Center
A reception will take place in Rangos Ballroom,
immediately following the ceremony.
At the ceremony, Staff Council will also present Staff Service Awards to individuals celebrating 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service to the university.
Questions? Email AndyAwards@andrew.cmu.edu.
School of Art Lecture Series: Saba Innab
October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Artist and architect Saba Innab questions the meaning of architecture in this time of increasing deterritorialization and alienation. Her work has been exhibited at the Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans, the Marrakech Biennale, and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw. She worked as an architect and urban designer on the reconstruction of a Palestinian refugee camp in Northern Lebanon, which was nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2013.
Organized in collaboration with Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018.
All lectures are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the East Campus Garage after 5:00pm or on Frew, Margaret Morrison, and Tech Streets after 6:00pm.
The CMU chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) is hosting a general body meeting on Tuesday 2 October from 5:00-6:00pm in CFA 214.
NOMAS provides a community of purpose for students by championing diversity, advocating for an education that considers the socioeconomic consequences of design, and connecting students to minority professionals in the field.
Join Pittsburgh’s Architecture Learning Network for the first ever “Architecture Day” on Saturday, 29 September 2018 from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Frick Fine Arts Building, with the theme “Where is Architecture in Pittsburgh?”.
Learn about architecture educational programs throughout the Pittsburgh region for kids of all ages, view architectural work on exhibit, and participate in discussions, workshops, and guided building tours. The first floor gallery with architectural organizations is open to the public and FREE. Registration payment required for panel discussions, workshops, and building tours, (space is limited). Flat registration fee is $10 per person, or $20 for a family. Register Here.
Are you interested in combining your academic and creative interests in an intercollege degree? Would you like to know more about the BXA Programs? You're invited to a BXA Internal Transfer Info Session!
We'll be going over the BCSA, BHA, and BSA programs, the transfer process, and what BXA students accomplish both during their time at CMU and after. In addition, current engineering students can learn about the new Engineering and Arts additional major application process.
Interested students can talk to BXA Director Stephanie Murray and BXA Associate Director Carrie Hagan about the programs with a variety of academic and creative concentrations. Lunch is provided!
Internal Transfer Deadline: 19 October 2018
For more than 40 years, the Technical Opportunities Conference has been the largest job fair on Carnegie Mellon's campus, focusing specifically on technical employment.
The TOC offers a great opportunity for companies and potential employees to make connections for both full-time and summer employment.
Join The Warhol for a unique evening of experimental sound composition inspired by mid-century modern architecture, featuring composer, cornetist, and improviser, Rob Mazurek. Through a commission from the Graham Foundation, Mazurek has composed The Farnsworth Scores as an experimental film and musical composition in collaboration with filmmaker Lee Anne Schmitt, intended to capture the interaction between humans, nature, and architecture at Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's iconic Farnsworth House.
Mazurek has previously performed as part of The Warhol’s Sound Series with his ensembles São Paulo Underground and Black Cube SP, and also leads and composes for other ongoing ensembles, including Exploding Star Orchestra, Chicago Underground Duo, and Pharoah & The Underground (featuring Pharoah Sanders).
Production of The Farnsworth Scores was supported by a generous grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Co-presented by The Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art.
More information on The Warhol website.
Sound Series is an ongoing concert series featuring internationally touring contemporary artists and bands from around the world. Learn more about our Sound Series.
CFA Faculty and Staff Welcome Reception
All College of Fine Arts faculty and staff are invited to attend the CFA Welcome Reception that will be held on Thursday, September 20th, from 5:00 to 6:00pm in the Alumni Concert Hall.
Join us for hors d'oeuvres and drinks as we welcome new and returning faculty and staff, recognize new members of the College of Fine Arts, and those recently reappointed, promoted, or tenured.
Click here to RSVP to CFA Welcome Reception no later than September 15th.
Questions? Please email Liz Fox at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you on September 20!
MakerDate is the annual celebration of Assemble's community of supporters. Come celebrate the impact of Assemble’s science, technology, engineering, art, and math educational programming. MakerDate is a one-of-a-kind event, pairing skilled creators with people who want to learn something new. Attendees are able to bid on “dates” with craft makers, designers, technologists and innovators, who will work with the winning bidders to make a piece of art, a personalized piece of technology, or practice a new skill.
Instead of a single object, winners receive an unforgettable experience and a new relationship. All funds raised at the event go toward Assemble’s educational Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) programs.
More information available here, including how to register as a maker and ticket infromation.
PLEASE JOIN THE CHATHAM UNIVERSITY OFFICES OF INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE, ALUMNI RELATIONS, AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT FOR:
Black Culture/Design Culture:
Fifty Years after Whitney M. Young, Jr.
A Lecture by Jack Travis, Architect
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Reception @ 6:00 p.m.
Lecture @ 6:45 p.m.
Chatham Eastside, Classroom 290
Alumni Fee: $20
Non-Alumni Fee: $25
Current students are free, but still must RSVP below.
Appetizers and beverages will be provided.
Questions? Contact Stephanie Adamczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-365-1652.
Platinum Sponsor: Mohawk Group
Gold Sponsors: KMA & Associates AND Corporate Art
Cities have their own visual and spatial language that people use to understand
and navigate through their bodies. Urban planner, community activist, and artist James Rojas will discuss his hands-on technique for engaging communities and humanizing the planning process in order to build a relationship with the public and create a safe space for participants to reveal, respect, and translate their knowledge and experiences into the planning process. In the second half of the evening we will engage in an immersive, hands-on workshop.
The EncompassCMU career fair will bring together arts, business, computer science, engineering, humanities, and science students in one location. Employers from all industries looking to fill numerous and varied roles are encouraged to attend EncompassCMU. It is truly a career fair for everyone!
Employer Check-In and Hospitality Area - 8:30am-5:00pm
Cohon University Center, Connan Room, 1st Floor
Continental breakfast, coffee/water, and lunch available
EncompassCMU - 10:00am-5:00pm
Cohon University Center, Wiegand Gymnasium, 1st floor
10:00am–12:45pm - Internship Opportunities
12:00–2:00pm - Lunch available
2:00-4:45pm - Full-time Opportunities