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February 2020

Alice Programming Competition

February 17 @ 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

In this competition, middle and secondary school students will create Alice animations in a category related to Raising Awareness.  Learn more about how to submit your animation!

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CMU-Q Class Reunion

February 17 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Calling all members of the Classes of 2018, 2014 and 2009: we are having a One-Five-Ten Class Reunion on Monday,February 17, 2020.   *Attendance by invitation only

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March 2020

Spring Break

No classes

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Postponed: Dean’s Lecture Series: Khalid Al-Subeai

March 10 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please be advised that all scheduled events in Education City have been cancelled until further notice.    Khalid Al-Subeai, Group Chief Executive Officer of Barwa Bank, will be speaking at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar as part of the Dean’s Lecture Series. His lecture, “The merger of banks and their impact on the national economy” will take place March 10, 2020. The Dean’s Lecture Series is a forum for prominent industry leaders, government officials and members of the business community…

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Postponed: Quick Startup

March 12 @ 8:00 AM - March 14 @ 7:30 PM

Please be advised that all scheduled events in Education City have been cancelled until further notice.  Quick Startup is a training program for budding entrepreneurs that will take place over three days. Mentored by seasoned professionals, students will begin the program with nothing more than a concept and end with a business plan and investor pitch. The pitches will be evaluated by a panel of judges who will award prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ideas. The competition…

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Postponed: Biotechnology Explorer Program

March 14 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please be advised that all events in Education City have been cancelled until further notice.  If you’re interested in learning about blood types as a tool in criminology and transfusion medicine, the Biotechnology Explorer Program at Carnegie Mellon Qatar is your opportunity to explore science and investigation. You will carry out visualization and interpretation of agglutination, microscopy and help determine blood types and disorders of patients. Learn more about how to apply! 

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Cancelled: Mindcraft

March 14 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Please be advised that all scheduled events in Education City have been cancelled until further notice.  Mindcraft workshops are for secondary students interested to learn more about computer science. A fun and interactive experience, you will spend the day exploring programming, problem solving and other skills within computer science. We want you to learn and enjoy computer science and imagine yourself making your career in this exciting field. Learn more about how to apply!

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Postponed: Bill Brown Distinguished Lecture in Biological Sciences: Veronica Hinman

March 17 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please note that this lecture has been postponed. Veronica Hinman, Department Head, Dr. Frederick A. Schwertz Distinguished Professor of Life Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University will be speaking at the Bill Brown Distinguished Lecture in Biological Sciences on Regrowing Your Head: Regeneration in the Sea Star. Distinguished lectures in biological sciences are named in honor of Bill Brown, head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University from 1995 to 2000. Brown was a visiting professor of biological…

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Postponed: Careers Platform

March 18 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Please be advised that all scheduled events in Education City have been cancelled until further notice.  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar students and employers are encouraged to participate in the annual networking event to connect, collaborate and communicate. To learn more about how to participate in Careers Platform, visit the Career Development Office. 

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Cancelled: Mindcraft

March 21 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Please be advised that all scheduled events in Education City have been cancelled until further notice.  Mindcraft workshops are for secondary students interested to learn more about computer science. A fun and interactive experience, you will spend the day exploring programming, problem solving and other skills within computer science. We want you to learn and enjoy computer science and imagine yourself making your career in this exciting field. Learn more about how to apply!

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Cancelled: Career Café

March 30 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Please be advised that all scheduled events in Education City have been cancelled until further notice.  Employers are invited to network with students and discuss future career opportunities. To learn more about the Career Development Office, please click here. 

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April 2020

Cancelled: Mindcraft

April 4 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Please be advised that all scheduled events in Education City have been cancelled until further notice. Mindcraft workshops are for secondary students interested to learn more about computer science. A fun and interactive experience, you will spend the day exploring programming, problem solving and other skills within computer science. We want you to learn and enjoy computer science and imagine yourself making your career in this exciting field. Learn more about how to apply!

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Postponed: Alumni Senior Social

April 8 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Please note that the Alumni Senior Social has been postponed until further notice.  Graduates of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) welcome the most recent graduating class at the annual Alumni Senior Social. CMU-Q alumni members form an active, vibrant network of young professionals who are making a deep impact in Qatar and around the world. Learn more about our alums

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QF Speaker Series: Flattening the Curve – Global responses to COVID-19

April 15 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Qatar Foundation will be hosting the first virtual Education City Speaker Series. The panel, titled ‘Flattening the Curve: Global Responses to COVID-19’ and hosted in partnership with the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), will bring together expert speakers from Qatar and around the world, to discuss the challenges that the global coronavirus  pandemic has presented to difference nations and regions, and the lessons that can be learned from this crisis. Moderated by journalist and documentary-maker Mishal Husain, the discussion…

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Cancelled: Mindcraft

April 18 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Please be advised that all scheduled events in Education City have been cancelled until further notice. Mindcraft workshops are for secondary students interested to learn more about computer science. A fun and interactive experience, you will spend the day exploring programming, problem solving and other skills within computer science. We want you to learn and enjoy computer science and imagine yourself making your career in this exciting field. Learn more about how to apply!

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upcoming event

Virtual Career Panel: Employment in challenging times

April 19 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Education City students are invited to participate in a conversation with experts from various industries and career services to explore current career opportunities, internships, and the job market in Qatar. *Open to Education City students

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Marhaba Tartans

April 21 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Marhaba Tartans is CMU-Q’s annual welcome event for newly admitted students. This year, the virtual event will introduce future students to their programs, and encourage them to engage with current students, alumni and faculty to get a sense of what it will be like to be a part of the Carnegie Mellon community. *Attendance by invitation only

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Last day of classes

April 23
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Senior Honors Award Ceremony

April 27 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Senior Honors Award Ceremony acknowledges the Class of 2020 and will take place virtually this year. Students will receive awards for excellence in academics, achievement in research and dedication to service and leadership.

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Reading Day

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College Honors Thesis Presentations

April 28 @ 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The College Honors Thesis Presentations will take place virtually on April 28, 2020, with seniors presenting their research findings at the day-long event. College Honors are awarded to students who complete their college’s honors requirement, which includes an undergraduate thesis. The thesis is an opportunity for accomplished and promising seniors to work independently on a long-term research project.

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May 2020

upcoming event

Postponed: Graduation, Class of 2020

May 6 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The Graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. By invitation only.

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CMU Virtual Conferral of Degrees

May 17 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The Carnegie Mellon global community will gather to celebrate the Virtual Conferral of Degrees. Click here for event details, connection tips, and the Conferral Party Kit. Sunday, May 17, 2020 Pre-show: 9:40 a.m. ET, 4:40 p.m. (Qatar time) 10:00 a.m. ET, 5:00 p.m. (Qatar time) Use #CMUGrad or #TartanProud on social media to join the conversation!

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Qatar Airways: Data Science Roadshow

May 18 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Qatar Airways representatives will give an overview about the Commercial Department and each division. Also, they will explain more about the Data Science Analyst role in each area. The online presentation is open to the Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar community.

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Summer classes begin

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Recharge

May 19 @ 8:00 AM - June 25 @ 5:00 PM

Summer Recharge is a collaborative, campus-wide initiative to support undergraduate students at CMU-Q. The key component of this initiative is a course that is designed to assist students to maximize their opportunities and take advantage of everything CMU-Q has to offer. The goal of this initiative is to positively impact students who need an extra boost of support. It is the perfect option for rising sophomores and juniors who: need to enhance their academic profile long for a greater connection with…

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Career Info Session: Oliver Wyman

May 19 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

An online career info session will take place with Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm. This Career Info Session is open to all of Education City students. If you are interested in attending, please contact Faten Al Ayache: felayach@andrew.cmu.edu   

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Eid Al-Fitr

No classes

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June 2020

Importance of Networking

June 2 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

An online discussion for current CMU-Q students to learn more about the importance of networking. Carnegie Mellon alum, Sajiv Shrivastva,Class of 2003 (CS/IS) will be leading the conversation. *This online event is open to current CMU-Q students only.

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Presenting yourself authentically and professional on video calls

June 14 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

An online networking session for CMU-Q students led by Joana Lovering, a Carnegie Mellon alum and founder of Cooper + Rise  

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