Campus News in Brief

Scribble for SPIRIT Song

This Tuesday, Oct. 27, SPIRIT Song will host a writing session entitled Scribble Sessions, where students can express themselves creatively on paper in a stress-free environment.

The Scribble Session tomorrow is all about creativity. Participants can even bring in work that is already written to have it discussed workshop-style by other members present. Previous work will be talked about for improvements, but participants are welcome to show up and begin writing something new.

This will be the first of three sessions. The next two sessions will be held within the next two weeks.

Scribble Sessions will be held in the conference room of CMARC, located on the bottom floor of Cyert Hall, room A64, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

SPIRIT Song is a literary magazine backed by the Carnegie Mellon Advising Resource Center (CMARC) and the Carnegie Mellon Black Alumni Association (CMBAA).

It will be released at Carnival 2010 and will showcase the creative talents of underrepresented minorities on campus. Submissions will be accepted until Nov. 16 at Accepted entries include poetry, fiction, non-fiction, paintings, drawings, designs, and more. More information is available on the Facebook group for SPIRIT Song.

Technology bridges world

TechBridgeWorld Interactive is an annual event that demonstrates technology bridging divides around the world. It will take place Thursday, Oct. 29 in the Newell-Simon Hall Perlis Atrium from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This year, the event theme is Student Experience and will showcase the work of TechBridgeWorld students over the past year, including the inaugural year of the iSTEP internship program.

The iSTEP (innovative Student Technology ExPerience) program consists of five interns who journeyed to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania while one intern supported the team from Pittsburgh. The team conducted technology-based research projects to help developing communities and laid important groundwork for future research.

This event celebrates TechBridgeWorld’s fifth anniversary as a research group. The event sponsors include Google, Yahoo!, Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute, Intel, the School of Computer Science, the Heinz College, Vivisimo, Development Solutions Organization, and Quizno’s.

There will be free food, challenges, prizes, giveaways, and more.

Check out the site for more information.