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.

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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