Lecture Preview

Claire Morgenstern Apr 27, 2009

Title: University Lecture Series Journeys Lecture — “Getting the sign right . . .”
The Basics: Francis McMichael, the Walter J. Blenko senior professor of environmental engineering, will discuss his work. Since he joined the Carnegie Mellon community in 1967, McMichael’s research has focused on applying material and traditional engineering-based approaches to solve environmentally-based problems. Currently, McMichael is working on methodologies that will lead to improved methods of size reduction and materials separation for automobiles, computers, electronics, and other consumer products.
When: Today at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Adamson Wing (Baker Hall 136A)

Title: School of Art Lecture Series — Daniel Martinez
The Basics: Artist and graphic designer Daniel Martinez is a professor of theory, practice, and mediation of contemporary art at the University of California, Irvine. Martinez’s conceptual art incorporates traditional techniques with unorthodox media and nontraditional installation methods, and is often difficult to predict. Martinez has received three National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Individual Artist Fellowships and the 2008 United States Artist Fellowship.
When: Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Where: McConomy Auditorium, University Center

Title: School of Design Lecture Series — Bernard Uy
The Basics: Bernard Uy is the co-founder of Wall-to-Wall Studios, a graphic design firm that creates print and interactive branding solutions for clients in tech-based and non-tech-based industries. Uy received his BFA in graphic design from Carnegie Mellon in 1990.
When: Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Breed Hall (Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall 103)

Title: Pittsburgh Mayoral Forum
The Basics: Mayoral candidates Patrick Dowd and Carmen Robinson will discuss issues of importance to young people, including urban development, public education, public safety, municipal consolidation, sustainable infrastructure, and the attraction and retention of young people in the city.
When: Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Where: McConomy Auditorium, University Center

Title: School of Design Nierenberg Lecture — Barbara Sudick
The Basics: Barbara Sudick is an associate professor of typography and publication design in the department of communication design at California State University, Chico. Sudick’s work focuses on the integration of print and digital media design and the role of context in signifying meaning. Her current research focuses on ways to promote responsible social, economic, and environmental practices in design practice and teaching.
When: Thursday at 7 p.m.
Where: Giant Eagle Auditorium (Baker Hall A51)

Title: University Lecture Series — “Angels and Demons: The Science Revealed”
The Basics: Manfred Paulini, Carnegie Mellon professor of physics, will discuss the truth and lies of high-particle physics as they are explored in Dan Brown’s novel Angels and Demons, as well as the theories behind the absence of antimatter in the universe and the potential impact of future particle physics experiments on our understanding of the universe.
When: Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Gregg Hall (Porter Hall 100)