Category Archives: Posner Center

Help 4 3MT @ GCC

GCCinteraction1Have you signed up for the Three Minute Thesis challenge, to engage an audience and communicate your PhD thesis research in just 3 minutes? The GCC in Hunt Library has your back!

Watch our video on creating a successful 3MT presentation (also available on our Handouts and Resources page, under “Online Video Series”). Make a tutoring appointment to get communication tips and help creating your slide, or to practice delivering your presentation in our private conference room.

Learn all about 3MT. Qualifying rounds for 3MT@CMU will be scheduled during February and March in Posner Center. The final championship round is set for April 7, 2015, in Rashid Auditorium. All rounds are open for anyone to attend.


EXHIBIT: Make Your Own Meaning: Evolving Ritual

EvolvingRitualposterNew exhibit in Posner Center explores self made ritual in adolescence, marriage and death rites to address how rituals adapt to different situations and individuals. Curated by intern Nicole Anderson, a junior in the Bachelor of Humanities and Arts program, with concentrations in Art and History. Through May 2. Monday-Friday, 1-4 pm -or by appointment (412-268-7680).

Posner Center Internship, Spring 2014 – $3000!

Spring 2014 Posner Internship PosterCarnegie 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

Das Kapital: Illustrious but Ill-Read

Haeselin_Posner_FlyerSeptember 20 – Exhibit reception, 5-7:30 pm, with remarks at 5:20 pm at Posner Center. All are welcome. Exhibit was prepared by intern David Haeselin, PhD candidate in Literary & Cultural Studies, Dietrich College. Through December 6. M-F, 1-4 pm or by appointment (8-7680).

Constitution Day Celebration

BofRSeptember 17 – Reception, 3-5 pm, Posner Center. David Harris, distinguished faculty scholar and professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law will deliver a keynote speech titled “How Will America Be Remembered? A Constitution Day Journey Into the Future” at approximately 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. A rare original of the U.S. Bill of Rights is on display in Posner Center all week, September 16-20, 1-4 pm or by appointment (8-7680).

Digital Death: Prevention and Response

Friday, March 8, 1-4 pm
Posner Center
Carnegie Mellon University

Gabrielle Michalek, CMU
Matthew Butkovic, CMU
Tom Clareson, LYRASIS

Panel discussion
Light refreshments

program flyer

Ancient and Picturesque Edifices: English Country Houses

Penshurst PlaceExplore Victorian England’s interest in medieval manors as destinations for day-trips, as spaces for cultivating a national history, and objects for debate about historic preservation and restoration. Central to the exhibit is S. C. Hall’s illustrated text, The baronial halls, and ancient and picturesque edifices of England.

Exhibit by Julie Bowman, Posner Center, through April 2013.
Hours: M-F 1-4 pm ; closed holidays.
Phone: 412-268-7680.