Lecture Previews

Mark Goulthorpe

Monday at 6 p.m.

Carnegie Museum of Art

Mark Goulthorpe, a professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a lecture on digital design and architecture.
Goulthorpe is the head of dECOi Architects, an architectural firm that has published several books on digital architecture design. The firm specializes in adaptive architecture — architecture which changes to suit the needs of its users — and has worked on projects internationally. It was named one of the Architectural League of New York’s “Emerging Voices” in 2006. It has completed projects ranging from an office refurbishment in Boston to a computer display system with a surface that physically moves.

Literary & Cultural Studies Colloquium: David Golumbia, University of Virginia

Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Steinberg Auditorium (Baker Hall A53)

David Golumbia, an English professor at the University of Virginia, will deliver a talk titled “Why Digital Humanities Hates Literary and Cultural Studies: The Secret History, and What to Do About It.”

The lecture will discuss the field of digital humanities. Golumbia believes that those in the field of digital humanities wish to drastically change traditional humanities, that they do not place enough value on what they would like to preserve about the latter subject.

Golumbia obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in cultural studies and linguistics, and has participated in several humanities and computing projects.

Real Life Story Series: In Defense of Logistics

Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Connan Room, University Center

Carnegie Mellon alumna Emma Friedman, the logistics manager for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Phased Array Radar Programs, will share her experiences in the competitive, largely male field of defense.

Friedman will describe some ways in which her time at Carnegie Mellon helped to prepare her. As logistics manager, Friedman oversees the design, acquisition, and upkeep of defense systems internationally. The six programs that she manages have a combined budget of over $20 million.

Swartz Entrepreneurial Leadership Series

Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

Posner Hall 153

Barry Silbert, the founder and CEO of SecondMarket, will speak as part of the James R. Schwartz Entrepreneurial Leadership Series.

Founded in 2004, SecondMarket is an online marketplace through which users can buy, sell, and trade non-liquid assets such as loans, stocks, and bankruptcy claims. With over 75,000 registered users, SecondMarket is the second-largest secondary market of its kind in the world.

SecondMarket was recently named a 2011 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. It has also been named one of “Fifty Tech Startups You Should Know” by BusinessWeek. Before he founded SecondMarket, Silbert was an investment banker. His specialties were in financial restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate financing transactions.