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**The Master of Entertainment Industry Management presents John Tarnoff
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Today at noon

Hamburg Hall 1000

John Tarnoff is the head of industry relations for the Master of Entertainment Industry Management program, and he will present a lecture titled “Yes! Means Maybe. Decoding Hollywood and the Politics of the Entertainment Biz.”
Tarnoff is a former studio executive, content producer, technology entrepreneur, and head of show development at DreamWorks Animation SKG. He has worked with studios including MGM, Orion, Columbia, Warner Bros., and New Line, supervising the production of more than a dozen movies.

**Aesthetics for Aliens: Art, Music, and Extraterrestrials
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Today at 4:30 p.m.

Porter Hall 100 (Gregg Hall)

The Victor M. Bearg Science and Humanities Scholars Speaker Series will present Douglas Vakoch, the director of interstellar message composition at the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute.
Addressing works such as Johannes Kepler’s Music of the Spheres and Hollywood’s alien symphony in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Vakoch will explore the link between the cosmos and creativity. Through questions such as, “If we find a signal from aliens, what should we say in reply?” and “How could we let them know what it’s like to be human?” Vakoch will discuss how we might start telling extraterrestrials about aesthetics on Earth.

**U.S.-Russia “Reset”: Trading Democracy for Security?
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Today at 4:30 p.m.

Baker Hall 136A (Adamson Wing)

The Center for International Relations and Public Policies will present Serhiy Kudelia, assistant professor of political science at the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” in Ukraine.
In addition to teaching courses at the National University, as well as at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the University of Toronto, Kudelia worked as an advisor to the deputy prime minister of Ukraine in 2008–2009.
He also co-authored a 2007 book titled Strategies of Campaigning: Lessons from Ronald Reagan and Boris Yeltsin with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Kiron Skinner, and Condoleezza Rice.
For more information, please visit http://www.cmu.edu/uls/october/kudelia.html.

**Sustainable Urbanism
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Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Porter Hall 100 (Gregg Hall)

Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez, an architect and urban planner who, in 2002, held a position at Harvard University as a Loeb Fellow, will address the issue of sustainability in a lecture co-sponsored by the School of Architecture and the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education & Research (SEER). Hernandez will discuss three of his own recent projects — one in Spain and the other two in Cuba — as examples of urban planning and urban design tools and strategies.

**Rhetoric Colloquium Series
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Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Baker Hall 136A (Adamson Wing)

Leah Ceccarelli, an associate professor of communication at the University of Washington, will present her research focusing on interdisciplinary and public discourse about science.