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Fear and Desire: The Student in Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick

Considered one of the most innovative, daring and independent filmmakers to come out of the post-World War II generation, Stanley Kubrick inspired many of our current motion picture auteurs, such as Steven Spielberg (whose film "A.I: Artificial Intelligence" was originally a Kubrick production), Martin Scorsese (who owns several original Kubrick 35mm prints in his exhaustive film library) and CMU Alumnus George A. Romero (who cited Kubrick’s "Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" as one of his top ten films of all time).

A Conversation with: Andrew Meade McGee

Andrew Meade McGee

Andrew Meade McGee is the University Libraries’ CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Science and Computing. 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. 

You previously served as visiting faculty in the History Department before going to the Library of Congress. What brought you back to CMU?

50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Moon Image

On July 20th, 1969, an estimated 600 million people witnessed the live broadcast of the first manned lunar landing known as Apollo 11.  Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left the lunar module to become the first human beings to step foot on the moon, while Command Module Pilot Michael Collins stayed in orbit.  This was the first of many historic events to take place on the moon that day.  Armstrong’s left foot was the first human footprint left on a lunar surface, while the first meal eaten on the Moon consisted of four bacon squares, three sugar cookies, peaches, pin

A Conversation with: Huajin Wang

Librarian Huajin Wang joined the University Libraries in 2017. A cell biologist by training, with more than 10 years of research experience, she is also a member of the AIDR 2019 Program Committee.

What is AIDR 2019?
AIDR stands for Artificial Intelligence for Data Discovery and Reuse. It is a conference that aims to bring together everyone whose work is related to using AI or machine learning to facilitate data discovery and reuse. It takes place May 13-15 at Simmons Auditorium at Carnegie Mellon University.

All Ghouls Day Screening: Carnival of Souls & Night of the Living Dead

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries celebrates true independence in horror cinema this All Hallow’s Eve with all-day screenings of Herk Harvey’s "Carnival of Souls" and CMU alumnus George A. Romero’s "Night of the Living Dead," on view in the 1st floor seating area across from the circulation desk in Hunt Library. 

How I Explain Metadata to the Non-Metadata World

For the few years that I’ve been working with metadata, I’ve had to answer that question that most librarians who don’t work with reference and books dread, “What do you do?” I do admit that at times, I’ve used the trite phrase, “data about data” knowing full well it went a bit deeper than just that.  In recent times, I have begun to improve my explanation to them by being more whimsical in my answer thereby avoiding that stress or frustration that comes with explaining this work to people who probably would
not understand no matter how much explaining you did in technical terms. 

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