November 22 at 10 pm on WQED-TV. See and hear about the legendary architect of the early Carnegie Tech campus (Baker/Porter Halls, Hamerschlag Hall, College of Fine Arts, Margaret Morrison)—and other notable buildings in Pittsburgh and beyond. Among the narrators telling his story are CMU’s Charles Rosenblum and Martin Aurand. The filmmakers’ pitch video for the documentary (12 minutes, 2011) is available at http://vimeo.com/26680694. More about the project: http://www.americanarkfilms.com/.
Did you know? November 17 was proclaimed as Henry Hornbostel Day in Pittsburgh, recognizing the architect’s grand designs for the Carnegie Tech campus (today’s Carnegie Mellon University), and numerous works in his signature style found throughout the city. Although the bulk of his practice centered in and around Pittsburgh, Hornbostel executed projects throughout the country.
October 22, 4:30-6 pm in the Connan Room, UC. Live computer-based webcast and mobile-device webcast start 15 minutes before the event.
Come hear CMU researchers talk about why and how they make their work available via open access. Hear the new Dean of Libraries Keith Webster explain why open access is strategic and describe next steps to increase open access to CMU research.
Speakers include Norman Bier—Open Learning Initiative; J. David Creswell—Psychology; Michael Tarr—Center for Neural Basis of Cognition; Veronica Hinman—Biological Sciences; Jelena Kovacevic—Biomedical Engineering; Mary Shaw—Institute for Software Research, SCS; Reinhard Schumacher—Physics; Russell Schwartz—Biological Sciences and SCS.
This is the keynote event in CMU’s celebration of International Open Access Week, October 21-27.
Next Q & A: Thursday, October 24. Three locations: Hunt, Sorrells and Mellon Institute libraries. Time: 12:30-2 pm.
Bring your questions about open access! What is it? Why is it? How do I do it? One-gig jump drive to the first 25 participants at each location each day. Snacks courtesy of CulinArt.
Part of CMU’s celebration of International Open Access Week, October 21-27.
CMU Libraries have trial access to interactive IEEE courses for the month of October. Get login instructions & send comments to email@example.com.
IEEE English for Engineering - Communication skills and specialized English language knowledge for engineers and technical professionals. Includes free placement test for a recommended path of study.
IEEE eLearning Library - A system of educational courses from IEEE conferences and workshops around the world.
October 7-17, Hunt Library, 4th floor. The exhibit is a photo study of the 18-foot tall public art piece The Workers, commissioned by the city of Pittsburgh and created by the Industrial Arts Cooperative from reclaimed steel found in the city’s vast industrial area. The photographs were created as part of the photographer’s first long-term documentary piece Citizens of Industry, a multimedia project on labor and working-class culture.
A full-time staff member at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, Andy Prisbylla spends his spare time crafting photo essays, specializing in social documentary photography. He is an alumnus of Kent State University, having graduated with honors. He is a contributor to PhotoPhilanthropy.org, Akron Life Magazine and BenevolentMedia.org. He is a member of the National Press Photographers Association, and his work has been used by various non-profit organizations for marketing and fundraising purposes. You can visit him at http://www.andyp.org and view more of his labor photography at http://www.citizensofindustry.org.
Exhibit in Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Hunt Library, 5th floor, through December 19. Press release.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am to noon and 1-5 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm (except November 24 and November 28-December 1. Because hours are occasionally subject to change, please call or email before your visit to confirm.
For further information, contact the Hunt Institute at 412-268-2434.
Carnegie Mellon students! Apply now for a unique opportunity to pursue individual study, showcase your research in a public exhibit—and earn $3000. Apply now! The Posner Center Internship Program is sponsored by the Posner Fine Arts Foundation.
To apply, compose an essay explaining your interest or proposed research topic, including the materials you would plan to use from the Posner Memorial Collection, and a brief bio.
During the spring 2014 semester, the selected intern will research their topic, and work with the special collections librarian to prepare an exhibit of that research for display at the Posner Center from summer through fall 2014. The exhibit will be promoted by the University Libraries and accessible to all Posner Center visitors, including the university’s Board of Trustees.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, November 25 at 11:59pm. Please direct any questions to the Special Collections Librarian, Mary Kay Johnsen, at 412-268-6622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.