More than 5,000 students experienced one of life's proudest moments when they received their degrees at Carnegie Mellon University's 121st Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2018 on the Pittsburgh campus.
Farnam Jahanian, President and Henry L. Hillman President’s Chair, is the 10th president of Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Jahanian is an accomplished computer scientist whose scholarship has advanced his field, and an entrepreneur who knows first-hand how to bring that knowledge to market. He served as a policymaker, working tirelessly to make sure technology enhances society, and championing the role of fundamental research in powering our future. He is a leader with extensive experience in higher education administration and a strong commitment to scholarship and learning. He is a CMU parent who cares deeply about empowering students and enhancing the student experience.
At Carnegie Mellon University, a diverse group of researchers, scholars and artists live at the intersection of technology and humanity, undertaking ambitious projects to solve real world problems. From pioneering artificial intelligence to revolutionizing robotics, that's been the CMU story from the beginning. The next chapters will help feed the world, reduce pollution, help support people with disabilities, drive smart policy decisions and more — it’s work that matters.
On September 18, 2007, Carnegie Mellon professor and alumnus Randy Pausch delivered a one-of-a-kind last lecture that made the world stop and pay attention. It became an Internet sensation viewed by millions, an international media story, and a best-selling book that has been published in 35 languages. To this day, people everywhere continue to talk about Randy, share his message and put his life lessons into action in their own lives.
Carnegie Mellon University is the exclusive higher education partner of the Tony Awards. As part of the collaboration, the two organizations launched the Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre Education, the first national recognition program to honor kindergarten through high-school (K-12) theatre educators.