From Book to Movie, 1853 and 1974

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.

Book Review: Hanukkah in America

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.

University Oral History Program

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.

Pledges & Puppies Exhibit

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!

Frankenstein Film Competition Screening

Fantasies and Failures Film Screening
December 6, 2017 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Hunt Library, IDeATe Studio A

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries and the Department of English is pleased to announce a screening of the submissions to Frankenstein: Fantasies & Failures – A Short Film Competition.

Register for 3MT

UPDATE 2/7: In recognition of the fifth anniversary of 3MT, prizes for preliminary winners have been doubled! Preliminary round winners will now have their choice of either $1,000 towards their research/travel needs or a $1,000 credit in the University Computer Store to be used at their discretion.

Think you can describe your research and its importance in 3 minutes? Register for the 2018 3MT. Registration ends February 16, 2018.

Redesigning Bacon

The Six Degrees of Francis Bacon project, in association with Carnegie Mellon University and the Folger Shakespeare Library, invites early modernists, digital humanists, designers, and students to participate in Re-Designing Bacon, a half-day, multi-site participatory event dedicated to exploring and testing a major re-design of the Six Degrees of Francis Bacon website.

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