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September 22, 2021

 

REMINDER: CMU’S VACCINATION REQUIREMENT
Faculty and staff: upload confirmation of your vaccination status to the COVID-19 Vaccine Database before September 30. Schedule an appointment during CMU’s final free vaccine clinic of the month on Friday, September 24, 1 - 4 p.m.

WEAR YOUR MASK ON CAMPUS
Whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, you must wear a facial covering sufficient to cover your nose and mouth when on campus. Exceptions are only while eating or drinking or when alone in an office, assigned residence hall room or enclosed vehicle. When outdoors, facial coverings are expected to be worn if physical distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained.


KEEP AN EYE ON TEAM EXPLORER AT THE DARPA SUBT CHALLENGE FINALS
This is a busy week for Team Explorer as the team prepares for and competes in the DARPA SubT Challenge final event tomorrow. Stay up to date by tuning in to SubTV video coverage, reading blog posts and SCS@CMU tweets to find out if the team will return to campus with the first-place $2 million prize.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR SCS GRADUATE STUDENTS, POSTDOCS AND STAFF
The new Collaboratory Against Hate and other partners will present the first Eradicate Hate Global Summit in Pittsburgh at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, October 18-20. Volunteers are needed for the three-day conference and pre-conference speaker dinner. Volunteer responsibilities include checking badges and vaccination cards; being available throughout the venue to provide information about the schedule, room assignments and facility; and assuring that speakers are in the ready-room on time, get to the stage, and get assistance with things like their presentations or getting around town. Everyone who volunteers will receive complimentary conference registration ($250 value).

Email Jamie Scanlon with your availability for certain days/shifts and your current degree program and year. All volunteers will be required to attend a 1.5 hour mandatory training on Saturday, October 16 at the Convention Center (time TBD).

Volunteer Shifts*:
Sun., Oct. 17:  5 - 10 p.m., Pre-conference Speaker Dinner, Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland
Mon., Oct. 18:  6 a.m. - 7 p.m., Convention Center (all day, 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., or 12 - 7 p.m.)
Tues., Oct. 19:  7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Convention Center (all day, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., or 12 - 7 p.m.)
Wed., Oct .20:  7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Convention Center (all day, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., or 12 - 5 p.m.)

*If you are not available for an entire day, choose to volunteer from the start of a day until 1 p.m. for a morning shift or 12 p.m. until the end of a day for an afternoon shift. There will be a keynote speaker each day at 12 p.m. that volunteers will be able to watch. Keynote speakers have not been announced yet, but high-profile names are expected.


Until next week,
---- Martial

REMEMBER YOUR RESOURCES
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