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.
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.
University Libraries Study Break
Hunt Library, Maggie Murph Cafe
Monday, May 7, 2018, 9:00 p.m.
Take a study break in Hunt and Sorrells Libraries to enjoy refreshments, compliments of the University Libraries!
The Roger Sorrells Engineering & Science Library was recently featured in Library Journal for its renovations that were completed last spring. The library was included in Library Journal’s “Learning Spaces Transformed | Year in Architecture 2017” column. Here’s what the journal had to say:
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!
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.
Are you a PhD Student? Think you can describe your research and its importance in 3 minutes? Register for the 2019 3MT Competition. Registration ends February 8, 2019.
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.
The Fall 2017 issue of Boundless, a publication by Carnegie Mellon University Libraries for friends of the Libraries, is now available at select locations on campus, as well as online.
Read the Fall 2017 issue, featuring the following stories:
Please make note of changes to our hours and technology lending for the holiday season.
View our updated holiday hours.
New deadlines for technology lending:
- Last day to borrow technology - Monday, Dec. 18, 2017
- All technology items must be returned by 2pm on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 (No exceptions!)
- Borrowing will resume Friday, Jan. 12, 2018