Carnival Calendar


Sweepstakes Buggy Design Competition. Wiegand Gymnasium. 10 a.m.
The buggy teams will show off their designs. The Buggy Alumni Association will also have a welcome table and display.

Sci-fi Destroys the Future, Science Builds It. Rashid Auditorium (4401 Gates & Hillman Center). Noon.
New York Times bestselling author and roboticist Daniel H. Wilson (SCS ’03, ’04, ’05) will present this year’s Teruko Yata Memorial Lecture on the exchange of ideas between Hollywood and academia and how that helps prepare mankind for the changes brought on by technology.

School of Art Downhill Derby. Between Doherty Hall & the University Center. 3 p.m.
College of Fine Arts students will don extravagant costumes and parade down the hill between Doherty Hall and the University Center in mock-buggy style.

Midway Opening Ceremony. Midway. 3 p.m.
Midway, which features booths, rides, and food, officially opens on Thursday.

Kiltie Band Concert. Midway Tent. 3:30 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon’s kilt-wearing concert band will perform.

Project Olympus Show and Tell 17. McConomy Auditorium. 4:30 p.m.
Students and faculty will discuss the latest in their research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The presentation will be followed by a networking reception.

AB Comedy Show: Judah Friedlander. Midway Tent. 8 p.m.
Actor and comedian Judah Friedlander (known for his role as Frank on NBC’s 30 Rock) will perform at this year’s comedy show.


Sweepstakes Preliminary Races. Schenley Park. 9 a.m.
All qualifying men’s and women’s buggy teams will compete.

Alumni Association All Campus BBQ. Merson Courtyard, University Center. 11:30 a.m.
Join alumni and current students for a courtyard barbecue.

eLuma Music Festival. The Cut. 11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by ENACTUS, the eLuma Music Festival will feature student performers and is meant to raise awareness about Project Yele, a charity project that aims to bring community development to Sierra Leone.

19th Annual MOBOT Races. Race Courses in Front of Wean Hall. Noon.
Student-built mobile robots, or MOBOTs, will race through gates to the finish line.

Robotics Institute Demonstrations. Planetary Robotics Lab Highbay, Gates & Hillman Centers (first floor). Noon.
These demonstrations for the Robotics Institute celebrate National Robotics Week.

History of Buggy. Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall. 1:30 p.m.
Buggy expert Tom Wood (CIT ’74) will give a talk with photos, statistics, and stories from the long-standing Carnegie Mellon tradition.

The Tartan Alumni and Student Mixer. Tartan Office, UC 314. 2:30 p.m.
Come mingle with alumni in The Tartan’s office.

MOBOT Award Ceremony and Wrap Up. Rashid Auditorium, Gates & Hillman Centers. 3 p.m.
The winners of the MOBOT competition will be awarded.

Scotch’n’Soda 75th Anniversary Reception. Danforth Lounge. 6 p.m.
Come and celebrate 75 years of Scotch’n’Soda.

Carnival Concert: Lupe Fiasco. CFA Lawn. 8 p.m.
American rapper Lupe Fiasco will perform on the CFA Lawn. In the case of rain, the concert will be held in Wiegand Gymnasium.

Spring Carnival Fireworks. The Mall. 10:30 p.m.
Enjoy a fireworks show to celebrate Carnival.


Sweepstakes Final Races. Schenley Park. 9:15 a.m.
The final buggy races of Carnival will take place.

Why Capitalism? Mellon Auditorium (Posner Center). 10 a.m.
Carnegie Mellon professor of political economy Allan Meltzer will hold a discussion and book signing of his book Why Capitalism?

Zumba Networking Mixer. Activities Room, University Center. 11 a.m.
Join the Hispanic and Latino Alumni Association for a 30-minute Zumba session and refreshments.

Alumni soccer game. Soccer field. 11 a.m.
Come cheer on alumni as they face off on the pitch.

Holi. Flagstaff Hill. Noon.
Celebrate the Hindu holiday of the triumph of true resolve and love by throwing colored powder on Flagstaff Hill. The celebration is hosted by OM, an organization for Indian spirituality and culture.

Academic Insights: Collective Intelligence in Human Groups. Posner Center, Room 153. 1:30 p.m.
Anita Williams Woolley, Carnegie Mellon assistant profesor of organizational behavior and theory, will present the talk.

Academic Insights: Energy — What’s Next? Posner Center, Room 152. 1:30 p.m.
Jay Apt, Carnegie Mellon professor of technology and executive director of Carnegie Mellon’s Electricity Industry Center, will discuss energy trends and pressures.

Academic Insights: Staying Happy with What We Have. Posner Center, Room 153. 2:30 p.m.
Jeffrey Galak, Carnegie Mellon assistant professor of marketing, will talk about happiness.

Urban Design Build Studio (UDBS) Project Tour and Presentation. Solar House, Donner Dell. 3 p.m.
Come tour the UDBS Southern Exposure project. Southern Exposure is a non-profit organization that supports the visual arts.

Barbara Anderson Celebration. Foyer, Purnell Center for the Arts. 5 p.m.
The School of Drama will celebrate the prolific career of professor of costume design and construction Barbara Anderson.

Spring Carnival & Sweepstakes Awards Ceremony. Main Tent, Midway. 6:30 p.m.
The winners of Sweepstakes will receive their awards.

Shot for Shot Student Film Festival. Tennis Court Amphitheatre. 7:30 p.m.
Join the Carnegie Mellon Filmmaking Club as they showcase the film and video work of students in the Pittsburgh area.

Detour presents: Paolo Rocca. 6119 Penn Ave. 10 p.m.
Deep house DJ Paolo Rocca will perform at 6119. Carnegie Mellon alumni Alex Price (TSB ’12) and Naeem Martinez-White (CFA ’12) will open the show.


Carnegie Mellon Basketball Club Hall of Fame Dinner. Connan Room, University Center. 4 p.m.
Registration is required for this event.


Scotch’n’Soda presents: Assassins. Rangos Hall (University Center).
In its 75th anniversary production, Scotch’n’Soda Theatre will perform Assassins, a musical by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, on Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 2 p.m. and 11 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at www.snstheatre.org.

Game Creation Society Arcade. Gates & Hillman Center, 4th Floor Atrium.
Game Creation Society will host its annual GCS Arcade. This year’s arcade will showcase the highlights from over 7 years of student game development. The arcade will be open Friday and Saturday from noon until 5 p.m.