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August Featured Books

In this month’s selection of books, we look at the subjects and stories of migration, immigration and refugees. While not officially labeled a sanctuary city, Pittsburgh has strong ties to the fight for inclusion and equality of displaced people, with Mayor Bill Peduto commenting “Pittsburgh has historically been a home for refugees and immigrants and will continue to be one.” Pittsburgh is also the location for City of Asylum, a nonprofit organization that houses writers exiled from their home countries due to controversial writing.

July Featured Books: Sports

In early 2019, wallethub.com performed a data driven study of the best to worst cities for football fans across the United States.  Of the 240 cities evaluated, Pittsburgh was ranked first in the “Best Cities for Football Fans” and third in the “Best-Performing NFL Teams” categories. Football isn’t the only sport the Steel City has to offer however.

Hunt Library Closed July 27

A power shutdown taking place as part of the Hall of the Arts (GSIA) and Posner Center renovations project will affect various locations on campus, including Hunt Library and Posner Center.  The power shutdown has been confirmed for Saturday July 27, 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. During this period of time, both Hunt Library and Posner Center will lose power. As a result, Hunt Library will be closed on Saturday.

A Conversation with: Andrew Meade McGee

Andrew Meade McGee, is the Libraries’ CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Science and Computing. He also holds a courtesy visiting assistant professor appointment in the Department of History. An historian by training, he specializes in the political, cultural, technology, and business history of the twentieth century United States, with a particular focus on the history of the information society.

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

On July 20th, 1969, an estimated 600 million people witnessed the live broadcast of the first manned lunar landing known as Apollo 11. The cultural impact of this event was not only felt in the hearts and minds of individuals everywhere, but in the sciences as well. Leaders in the fields of robotics and lunar logistics, such as Carnegie Mellon University, continue to build upon the technological achievements set forth by this historic day. Most recently, NASA chose CMU’s Field Robotics Cen

Webster Reappointed as Dean

Provost James H. Garrett, Jr. has recently announced that Keith Webster has been reappointed as dean of the University Libraries.

In an email to faculty and staff in University Libraries, the provost said Webster will continue as both dean and director of Emerging and Integrative Media Initiatives, posts he has held since 2013 and 2015, respectively. 

Garrett called him a forward-thinking and transformational dean.

Libraries Convene Community of Scholars

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries recently hosted a conversation on harnessing the power of artificial intelligence for scientific data discovery.

The AIDR (Artificial Intelligence for Data Discovery and Reuse) 2019 conference took place May 13-15 and brought 150 researchers, computer scientists, librarians and industry representatives from 10 countries and 65 institutions and organizations to CMU May 13-15.

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