Lecture Previews

James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Leadership Series: Cindy Padnos

Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

Posner Hall 152

The James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Leadership Series will begin with a lecture by Cindy Padnos, the founding managing director of Illuminate Ventures, which focuses primarily on Internet, mobile, and technology-enabled service investments. Padnos earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and her MBA/MSIA with honors from the Tepper School of Business. She serves on the Board of Advisors for the Tepper School and for Astia.

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Human-Computer Interaction Institute Seminar

Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Newell-Simon Hall 1305

The Human-Computer Interaction Seminar will host Sunny Consolve of Intel Research Seattle. Consolve will give a presentation titled “Developing Persuasive Technologies to Encourage Health-Promoting Behaviors in Everyday Life.” Consolve will discuss some of her recent research, which focuses on improving daily general health, including an investigation of barriers to physical activity.

Department of Modern Languages Information Session

Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Baker Hall 237B

The department of modern languages will hold an information session for the new master’s program in applied second language acquisition. This one-year, intensive program prepares students for careers in teaching Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, and English as a second language.

The program is specifically focused on training students with bachelor’s degrees who fall into three groups: native speakers of English with a major in foreign language studies, native speakers of English with humanities degrees and second-language experience, and international students with degrees in humanities and language-related fields.

Identities in Conflict: The Recognition of Migrants

Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Porter Hall 100 (Gregg Hall)

Co-sponsored by the Literary and Cultural Studies Colloquium of the department of English, the Humanities Center Lecture Series will present University of Miami modern languages professor George Yudice.

Yudice’s research focuses on cultural policy; globalization and transnational processes; the organization of civil society; the role of intellectuals, artists, and activists in national and transnational institutions; and comparison of diverse national constructions of race and ethnicity in Central America.

“Reflections of Our Journeys”

Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Hillman Center 4401 (Rashid Auditorium)

This year’s Distinguished Achievement Award winners will share their experiences beginning with their days at Carnegie Mellon. Stuart Card, a leader in human-computer interaction and a pioneer in information visualization, and Naoko Matsubara, one of the foremost Japanese woodcut artists, will speak about the challenges they faced and the successes they celebrated throughout their journeys.