Lecture Previews

The Global Rise of Social Enterprise

Today at 4:30 p.m. Gregg Hall (Porter Hall 100)

Jerr Boschee has been an adviser to social entrepreneurs for over 30 years and has been a keynote speaker and conducted master classes in 42 states and 15 countries.

He has had experience as a senior marketing executive for a Fortune 100 company, managing editor of a chain of local newspapers, a Peace Corps volunteer in India, and a guest lecturer at several universities in England as well as the United States. For a consistent three years, he was named by The NonProfit Times to the category of “Power and Influence Top 50.”

He has been an adviser to England’s Department of Trade and Industry Social Enterprise Unit for three years, and is the author or editor of five books. Also on his list of accomplishments is serving as the founding chairman of Peace Corps Encore!, established in 2003 to send former Peace Corps volunteers back into short-term service matching their professional expertise.

Boschee is currently executive director of The Institute for Social Entrepreneurs, an organization he created in 1999, and is also the visiting professor of the Practice in Social Enterprise at the H. John Heinz III College School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

Design Outside of Design

Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 5 p.m.

Breed Hall (MM103)

Design is now stepping outside of the studio and can now be seen in laboratories, accountants’ dens, writers’ studies, boardrooms of organizations, and the local meeting places of communities. Many see the future of design existing within its potential to enable trans-disciplinary solutions to the complex problems and challenges of the modern world.

This lecture by Laurene Vaughan will critique and reflect on a body of projects currently being undertaken within the Design Research Institute at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, where the objective has been to take design outside of design, and through this discover new paradigms for design practice.

Lessons from Living Life on the Boundary

Thursday, Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m. Gregg Hall (Porter Hall 100)

In her lecture, Nadine Aubry, a Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Professor and the head of the department of mechanical engineering here at Carnegie Mellon University, will discuss mechanical engineering and how it lies at the crossroads of physics, mathematics, engineering, and the arts. She will also reference the field as being the backbone of numerous applications in aerospace, automotive energy, the environment, nanotechnology, bioengineering, materials, robotics, and information technology.

Aubry will then describe some contributions her own research group has made to the field, which focus heavily on a connection between fluid mechanics and other academic disciplines.

Aubry describes her life as having “always been at some kind of boundary.” She’ll share experiences about growing up in metropolitan Paris and the rural French Loire Valley, about being a female in a mostly male-dominated profession, and about immigrating to the United States.

She hopes that sharing her experiences regarding her feeling “a sense of not belonging” can be helpful to Carnegie Mellon students feeling like they’re in the same position.