Our diversity book display was created to celebrate our differences in hopes of bringing our diverse community together through ongoing conversations and a monthly curated list from our collection. This month, we chose to launch an upcoming series of book displays highlighting titles within the LGBTQ+ community, beginning with titles exploring the lesbian experience.
In a grainy video shot in the early 1980s on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus, Ivan Sutherland rides on top of the Trojan Cockroach, a six-legged machine considered the first controlled by a computer and capable of carrying a person.
Sutherland puts the machine through its paces, slowly walking forward, backward and sideways and turning 180 degrees in the video. At one point, he attempts to balance the massive machine on only two legs.
“We believe that a mastery of balance will be important to future walking machines,” Sutherland narrates over the footage.
The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries is excited to announce the launch of “Cut Pathways,” a podcast developed by the Oral History Program at Carnegie Mellon University. The podcast will showcase different pathways that students and faculty follow to navigate their experiences in higher education.
Join us in celebrating our Asian and Asian-American students, alumni, faculty and staff with a collection of educational and historically significant titles. A physical book display is now available at the Libraries with the selection rotating weekly. Some of the eBooks listed below also have a physical listing, please check the availability.
Special thanks to our Materials Processing Coordinator, Leah Zande, for compiling this inspiring list.
Carnegie Mellon University has awarded faculty emerita status to Gabrielle V. Michalek, director of connected scholarship in the University Libraries. In her 35 years with the university, Michalek established and developed the University Archives, laying a foundation from which the Archives continues to build and expand.
The Libraries have reopened the stacks for browsing and self-retrieval of items on floors 1 –3 of Hunt Library. The fourth floor will remain closed until the completion of the current construction project.
Sorrells Library is open for browsing and self-retrieval of items.
Mellon affiliates who already have clearance to enter the Institute are able to browse and self-retrieve items at the Mellon Institute Library.
The University Archives is home to over 100 years of CMU history held within approximately 5,000 linear feet and 10TB of archival records. Many of the items held within the Archives have historical significance, here are are some highlights.
The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive, has awarded its 2021 Faculty Innovations in Pedagogy and Teaching Fellowship to Carnegie Mellon University Visiting Professor Dr. Andrew Meade McGee. McGee is one of seven awardees that also includes:
To know where we're going, it's important to first know where we come from. Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States prior to the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery nationwide. It now serves as a way to honor those who fought to end slavery and racial injustice, shedding light on issues still facing our nation today.