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UPCOMING EVENTS // CMU NEWS
Oct 18th - Kayaking the Allegheny Service Project
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
A fun chance to try kayaking on the Allegheny River by downtown Pittsburgh. After we return to shore, we will join a local organization for a service project.
Cost: $5 per ticket, limit 1 per student.
Tickets on sale at the CUC Info Desk starting at 8:00am.
Oct 18th - Know Your GMOs
6:30 - 9 PM Connan Room
Learn about local food producers going GMO-free in Pittsburgh. Speakers include Trevett Hooper, owner and chef of Legume and the Butterjoint, Bryan Petrak, Reserach and Development Director of NuGo Nutrition, Denise Caruso, Senior Reseracher, Engineering and Public Policy at CMU, and Justin Pizzella, General Manager of the East End Food Co-Op.
Oct 18th - Student Conservation Association Day of Service
10 AM - 1 PM Point State Park
Dozens of volunteers will be helping to green up Point State Park. Join us and bring your friends. Volunteers will work to plant native species in order to restore the health of the Point State Park ecosystem. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes (boots are preferable). All project materials will be provided.
Registration: Please sign up online at https://scaservicepointstatepark.eventbrite.com <https://scaservicepointstatepark.eventbrite.com> and complete the volunteer waiver.
Oct 20th - Green Practices Committee Meeting
12 - 1:30 PM PH CEE Conference Room A7E
Oct 20th - Mindfulness Room Grand Re-Opening
4 – 6 PM Ground Floor of West Wing
Join members of the campus community for the grand re-opening of the Mindfulness Room. Small take-home gifts will be given to the first 75 attendees. The space was designed by students as one of CMU's only tech-free venues on campus. It is a space that promotes inspiration, relaxation and happiness.
Oct 20th - SoArch Fall 2014 Lecture Series: Between Nature and Architecture, Sou Fujimoto
6:30 Kresge Theatre
After graduating from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering at Tokyo University, Fujioto established Sou Fujimoto Architects <http://www.sou-fujimoto.net/> in 2000. In 2014, Fujimoto won the invited international competition for the second folly of Montpellier. In 2013 he designed the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion <http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/serpentine-gallery-pavilion-2013-sou-fujimoto> and has become the youngest architect to accept the invitation to design the annual summer pavilion for the gallery.
TO WATCH OUT FOR
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 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.
Click here to register.
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 email@example.com or 412-268-2012.
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/
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