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.

Slayton, Kaltman Receive Grant

Dr. Emma Slayton and Dr. Eric Kaltman, Postdoctoral Fellows at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries have received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to fund “Immersive Pedagogy: A Symposium on Teaching and Learning with 3D, Augmented and Virtual Reality.” This symposium will bring together a select group of specialists to design pedagogical material that addresses critical and practical needs in higher education.

Legacy of the Dead: Reanimated

The ethos of the Steel City is defined by solidarity. When the Pinkertons attempted to land on the barges of the Monongahela River to break up the Homestead Strike of 1892, they were defeated by workers united not only in strength but in spirit.  This act of fellowship set the mood for the city of Pittsburgh, invoking a purposeful nature amongst like-minded individuals resulting in cooperation and a willingness to get the job done. This tenaciousness would proliferate throughout the decades as Pittsburgh continued to evolve, trickling down from the labor movement into the cre