Monday Oct. 12

“The Meaning of Imperatives”
Doherty Hall 1212. 3:30 – 5:20 p.m.
“The Meaning of Imperatives” is a philosophical colloquium that will be given by Nate Charlow, an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. The discussion will talk about a range of views on the semantics of imperatives, those that utilize modal truth-conditions and those that do not. Charlow will gives his opinions on which views he finds most promising.

Wednesday Oct. 14

“From Pittsburgh to the White House and Back: My Time in the Obama Administration”
Hamburg Hall 236. 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon Director of Strategic Initiatives and Engagement and former White House chief of staff, Rick Siger, will give a presentation of his transitions from Pittsburgh to the White House and then back again.

The Promise & Perils of Secularism: Lecture by Ravi Zacharias
McConomy Auditorium. 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Indian-born Christian theologian and philosopher Ravi Zacharias gives a lecture on finding faith through reason. He discusses the rise of secularism in society and how it relates to finding one’s faith. This lecture is restricted to members of Carnegie Mellon University.

Thursday Oct. 15

An Evening with Bob Moses
Porter Hall 100. 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Civil rights legend and education activist Bob Moses hosts a discussion and presentation about his time working with the Algebra Project, a nonprofit he founded with the aim to ensure every public school in America has a quality education program. He also discusses his time fighting racial inequality in Mississippi. The lecture is open to the public, with preference given to Carnegie Mellon University community members.

Saturday Oct. 17

Maggie Steifvater at Young Adult Lecture Series
McConomy Auditorium. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Maggie Stiefvater, a popular fantasy author and representative from the Young Adult Lecture Series, will be speaking about her writing and that of other members of the Young Adult Lecture Series. A book signing will occur after the lecture, and books will be available for purchase. The talk and book signing is free and open to the public.

Sunday Oct. 18

Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic
Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Avenue. 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic will perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 95, William Kraft’s Vintage Renaissance and Beyond, and Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. The Philharmonic will perform under the direction of Paul Polivnick. The performance is free with Carnegie Mellon ID.


The Mysterious Nature of Fungi
Hunt Library, 5th Floor. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – Noon and 1 – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
From now until Dec. 17, The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation will have its fall exhibit on display. The exhibit displays a variety of fungi organisms found all over the world, and aims to show just how mysterious each one can be. The exhibit is free of charge and open to the public.

Beyond the Obvious
Robert Morris Media Arts Gallery
Two Carnegie Mellon artists will be featured in an exhibit at the Robert Morris University Media Arts Gallery, beginning Oct. 1. Collaborative photography and poetry works by Carnegie Mellon Professor Jim Daniels and Charlee Brodsky will be showcased in this month-long exhibit. It will include the duo’s work from the past decade, as well as an interactive art component.

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