The connection between May Day and labor rights began in the United States at the height of the Industrial Revolution, when working conditions for men, women, and children were notoriously bad. In 1884, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions (later the American Federation of Labor) proclaimed “eight hours shall constitute a legal day’s labor..."
The University Libraries is partnering with DNAnexus and the OpenCravatGroup at Johns Hopkins University to host a virtual hackathon titled "Clinical Reporting of MultiOmics Data!" on June 1-4, 2021. A variety of exciting projects will be built into a comprehensive reporting system for these types of data, building off of previous work from hackathons at CMU, Baylor College of Medicine, and others run by DNAnexus and NCBI.
This April marks the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating our favorite poets and poetry in this month’s virtual book display.
Check it out! All electronic titles are available to read online and our physical titles may be requested for pick-up. Special thanks to Library Specialist, Jan Hardy for the help!
On March 20th, 2020, "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" was released, gaining millions of players across the world in its first year. During that time, Research Data Management Consultant Hannah Gunderman has not only played it in their personal life but has also used it in their work at the Libraries to help bring a fun, lighthearted element to teaching data concepts.
The University Archives is excited to announce that a sizeable addition to the Carnegie Mellon Action Project (CMAP) Records is now open to research by faculty, students, alumni, and the public.
The Libraries is pleased to announce that New York Times digital access is now available for the entire CMU Pittsburgh campus! Students, faculty and staff now have free access to The New York Times, compliments of the Undergrad Student Center/SLICE and the University Libraries.
Cipher discs are paper encryting machines made up of two or more rotating dials (called volvelles) embellished with alphabets, numbers, or other symbols. The central volvelle, called the 'index', revolves to encode or decode a message.
Fine & Rare: Inside CMU Libraries' Special Collections
Wednesday, April 28
1-2 p.m. ET
The image from the videotape is blurry, deteriorated from the passage of time, but the professor is razor-sharp as he talks about the future. Herb Simon stands in front of a class at Carnegie Mellon University, musing about the difference between artificial and natural intelligence.