Telling Spatial Stories

What is your story…

This is a question Emma Slayton and Jessica Benner have been asking through their work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the University Libraries. They are excited to develop new services, learning opportunities, and spaces for discussion centered around spatial research. For example, earlier this year, they began offering open office hours for those with questions concerning mapping or spatial datasets (Wednesdays between 12 and 3pm in the Sorrels library, Wean Hall floor 4).

WWI and Mellon Institute

This November is the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the end of World War I. To mark the occasion, Project Archivist Emily Davis dug into the early history of the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to highlight some of the work that was carried out there during World War I. Established in 1913, the Mellon Institute was roughly a year old when war broke out in Europe in 1914.

KiltHub Wins Competition

For the third time since it's rollout, the KiltHub repository has won first place in a figshare for institutions community deposit contest. The figshare for institutions community is the world-wide community of institutions that use figshare for institutions as a repository platform, either as their data repository or as a comprehensive repository like CMU. There are 69 institutions from around the world within the figshare for institutions community.
 

WWI Centennial Exhibit

A Pair of Soldier Shoes
Hunt Library, First Floor Exhibit Cases 
October 22, 2018  – February 2019

In recognition of the 100th anniversary (November 11, 2018) of the armistice that ended fighting in World War I between the Allies and Germany, the Libraries present the exhibit “A Pair of Solider Shoes,” which explores the experience on the CMU campus during WWI.

Spooky Tales for Halloween

Celebrate the scariest season - and take a break from studying. Join us for storytelling and treats in Hunt Library.

Tuesday, October 30

  • 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.  Emma Sharp Alcove, 1st floor
  • Spooky Tales by Edgar Allen Poe & James Whitcomb Riley (& candy)

Wednesday, October 31 

Spatial Storytelling Series

The University Libraries at CMU invites you to attend a workshop and kick-off event to introduce our Spatial Storytelling Series. The Spatial Storytelling Series is a series of events and workshops on spatial storytelling. These events support broader interaction between members of the CMU community who engage in any aspect of spatial storytelling. We hope to promote critical engagement with spatial data and concepts and learn how we can best support research and student learning by supporting the creation of spatial narratives. 
 

A Look Back at CMU Inaugurations

As we prepare to inagurate Farnam Jahanian as the 10th president of CMU, University Archivist Julia Corrin looks back at previous inagurations on campus.

This Friday, Carnegie Mellon will inaugurate it’s 10th president, though we don’t actually have much experience with inauguration ceremonies.  Not only are we a relatively young institution, but most of our presidents served relatively long terms.  Hamerschlag stayed for 19 years, Doherty for 14, Warner for 15, and Cyert almost broke Hamerschlag’s record with 18 years.

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