Visit the new Posner Center exhibit on Peking Opera, created by Zhouna Ma, Posner Center Intern and sophomore student majoring in mathematics. This exhibit will be on display January 26 - April 30, 2018.
Cataloging Specialist Jan Hardy reviews Cathleen Schine's "They May Not Mean To, But They Do" for the latest "Back in the Stacks" blog post:
Growing older, taking care of an aging spouse, learning to live alone -- I don’t know how Cathleen Schine wrings humor from these experiences, but she does. They May Not Mean To, But They Do is filled with hilarious and very human details, and it is a novel I savored.
Carnegie Mellon University’s digital scholarship center, dSHARP, is offering an eight week summer internship to occur between May 29th and August 24th, 2018 (exact dates flexible).
In mid November, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the merger between Mellon Institute of Industrial Research and Carnegie Institute of Technology by highlighting all the pioneering, creative and passionate individuals who have made CMU what it is today. One of those visionaries was Robert Kennedy Duncan, a professor and chemist who conceived of the Industrial Fellowship system, which was the inspiration for, and foundation of, the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research.
Film led Cataloging Specialist Jan Hardy to the latest two books featured on her blog post, From Book to Movie, 1853 and 1974. The first film was "12 Years a Slave," which prompted her to seek out the original work on which the movie was based. The second book she reviews is "If Beale Street Could Talk" by James Baldwin. A film has not yet been made of this work, so you'll have to read on to find out how it is connected to a recent notable movie.
Read more on the Back in the Stacks blog.
How did a minor and relatively simple Jewish holiday become one of the most recognizable, important and visible celebrations of the year? In "Hanukkah in America: a History", Dianne Ashton theorizes that the holiday’s simplicity, and its occurrence in December, allowed American Jews to magnify it into a family and community marker to stand against the cultural dominance of Christmas.
Carnegie Mellon is well-known for its creative and innovative talent, from the pioneering work of Herbert Simon and Allen Newell to the dramatic talent of student performers in Scotch ‘n’ Soda. The University Archives launched the Carnegie Mellon University Oral History Program early last year in hope of capturing first-hand the stories and experiences of students, faculty and alumni who lived historic moments—think StoryCorps with an academic edge.
University Libraries Study Break
Hunt Library, Maggie Murph Cafe
Monday, May 7, 2018, 9:00 p.m.
Take a study break in Hunt and Sorrells Libraries to enjoy refreshments, compliments of the University Libraries!
The Roger Sorrells Engineering & Science Library was recently featured in Library Journal for its renovations that were completed last spring. The library was included in Library Journal’s “Learning Spaces Transformed | Year in Architecture 2017” column. Here’s what the journal had to say:
Pledges & Puppies: A Photographic History of Pets in Greek Life at CMU
First floor, Hunt Library
December 6, 2017 - February 16, 2017
This year, the University Libraries started a project to digitize The Thistle, Carnegie Mellon University’s long-standing yearbook that was first published in 1906. This exhibit features highlights from that digitization project: formal portraits of dogs - yes, dogs!