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UPCOMING EVENTS // CMU NEWS
Oct 22nd - (In)justice: A Speak Your Mind Conversation
7 pm UC
A lot of times when we think of injustice, we think of the past, but what are the injustices that plague our society today? What is injustice and conversely, what is justice? How do these things relate to us personally, across campus, nationally, and globally? Join us to engage in this discussion and share your own thoughts. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Imani Nevel (email@example.com
Oct 24th - Relay for Life
The Relay For Life at CMU will be a 6 hour fundraising event this year that benefits the American Cancer Society that helps to celebrate survivors, remember those lost, and fight back against cancer. To register your team, start fundraising, and learn more about Relay For Life, go to relayforlife.org/pacmu<http://relayforlife.org/pacmu
Oct 25th - Pittsburgh Connections: Kayaking the Allegheny
9:30 - 12:30 PM
Join us for a fun chance to try kayaking on the Allegheny River by downtown Pittsburgh. All equipment will be provided by Venture Outdoors, including kayaks, lifejackets and paddles. This is a beginner class, so minimal physical conditioning is necessary and no paddling skills are necessary. Port-o-johns will be available before and after the outing.
Cost: $10 per ticket, limit 1 per student.
Tickets on sale at the CUC Info Desk NOW!
Oct 28th - Salk Symposium on Sustainability 2014: Survival of the Wisest
8 AM - 6PM William Pitt Union Assembly Room
Join us for a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Jonas Salk's birth, showcasing his commitment to a sustainable human future. The program will be a look forward, addressing sustainability from a number of different perspectives with a focus on the environment, global health, and the human dimension of what will be required to bring about constructive change.
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Oct 29th - Film Screening by Entertainment Technology Center
4 – 6:30 PM Kresge Theatre
Join us for the premiere screening of "Not Finished Yet: Hazelwood’s Perseverance in the Face of Food Scarcity," a film by Center of Life presented by CMU's Entertainment Technology Center. Afterward, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Ken Regal, Executive Director of Just Harvest, followed by a light reception. Seating is limited. Please R.S.V.P. by 10/22/2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-268-2012.
Oct 29th - Juntos presents: "The Dark Side of Chocolate"
6:30 PM MM 103
"The Dark Side of Chocolate" explores the illegal trafficking and child labor practices that exist in Ghana and Ivory Coast, which produce 80% of the world's cocoa. Despite promises by chocolate manufacturers to end exploitation in their supply chain, this 2010 documentary exposes ongoing, widespread child slavery on cocoa plantations. Join us afterward for a discussion and receive free fair trade chocolate samples!
Oct 30th - "The Changing Politics of Climate Change": Coral Davenport, Energy and Environment Correspondent for the New York Times
4:30 PM UPitt (Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom)
Coral Davenport covers energy and environment policy, with a focus on climate change, for the New York Times. Prior to joining the Times in 2013, she wrote about energy and climate change policy for National Journal, Politico, and Congressional Quarterly. From 2001 to 2004, she reported from Athens, Greece, for several publications, including the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today and the Times of London.
A discussion will follow the lecture moderated by Eric J. Beckman, George M. Bevier Professor of Engineering and Co-Director, Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation.
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Nov 6th - "Inequality for All" Documentary Screening
5:30 PM McConomy
Join PACE for a screening and discussion of the documentary, Inequality for All. Light refreshments will be served.
To learn more about the event or to watch the trailer please visit the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/265734080217238/
Nov 17th - 24th - 2014 Thanksgiving Basket Drive
It is time again for one of Carnegie Mellon’s great service traditions, the Thanksgiving Basket Drive. If you or your group is interested in putting together a basket, please contact Kristine Kengor at email@example.com for more information. Basket commitments are due no later than Monday, November 17th. Completed baskets should be delivered to Rangos Hall on Monday, November 24th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm where they will be displayed during our annual Thanksgiving Dinner. This year, baskets will benefit families at Light of Life Rescue Mission, Sojourners House, Operation Better Block, and Rainbow Kitchen.
Nov 17th - 10th Annual Cans across the Cut
9 AM - 4 PM The Cut
The goal is to create a line of canned goods from the Fence to Forbes Avenue. Individuals or teams can participate and the event is open to everyone. All proceeds benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Help Carnegie Mellon collect more cans than ever before! Sign up at:
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Demonstrate respect for nature and society, sustainability considerations are an integral part of planning, construction, renovation, and operation of buildings.
Ensure long-term sustainable campus development, campus-wide master planning and target-setting should include environmental and social goals.
Align the core mission with sustainable development, facilities, research, and education should be linked to create a living laboratory for sustainability.