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Title: Journeys Lecture Series — “Technology and Society”

The Basics: Raj Raddy, Carnegie Mellon’s Mozah Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, will speak about his work. Raddy’s research interests include the study of human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence. His current research projects include spoken language systems, gigabit networks, universal digital libraries, and distance learning on demand.

When: Today at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Adamson Wing (Baker Hall 136A)

Subject: Kate Bornstein

The Basics: Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw, will speak about the meaning of gender. Bornstein is an expert on the problems and dialect of gender construction, in particular with regard to transgendered communities.

Bornstein is the keynote speaker for Pride Month, a month long celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) issues, as well as diversity and civil rights on a grand scale.
The lecture is sponsored by the Student Development Office.

When: Today at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Porter Hall 100

Title: Center for Computational Thinking Seminar Series — “Design Thinking is Computational Thinking”

The Basics: Mark Gross, professor of computational design in the School of Architecture, will discuss how understanding computational design can lead to new software that will enable designers to use better design processes to create better designs. Gross will talk about the contraints on earlier design and how he creates computationally enhanced design toys.

When: Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Where: Newell-Simon Hall

Title: School of Art Lecture Series — Nina Katchadourian

The Basics: Nina Katchadourian, whose work exists in a wide variety of media, including photography, sculpture, video and sound, will be presented by the School of Art. Her work has been exhibited domestically and internationally at places such as the Serpentine Gallery and SculptureCenter. She is represented by Sara Meltzer Gallery in New York and Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco.

When: Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.

Where: Kresge Recital Hall, College of Fine Arts

Title: University Lecture Series — “Multicultural Visibility in the Media”

The Basics: Lalo Alcaraz, creator of the nationally syndicated comic strip “La Cucaracha,” will deliver the keynote address for Carnegie Mellon’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Alcaraz will provide social and political commentary on the country’s changing cultural and political landscape. He brings a pro-immigrant, progressive stance about the need for increased multicultural visibility in the media.

When: Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Where: McConomy Auditorium

Title: Humanities Center Lecture — “Playing With History: Political Theatre in Europe, the U.S., and the Middle East”

The Basics: Playwright Robert Myers, professor of English and creative writing at the American University in Beirut, will speak about the roots of the impulse to represent history theatrically in Eastern and Western traditions. After a brief survey of various manifestations of historical and political theater in Europe in the past five centuries, Myers’s discussion will focus on contemporary historical and political plays in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.

When: Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Richard Rauh Theater, Purnell Center for the Arts