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July 30, 2008

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July 28, 2008

“Why Structures Fail” Updated

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“Why Structures Fail” has been updated with the addition of video content about the profiled disasters.

The exhibit may be viewed in the atrium during all Cohen Library operating hours.

July 24, 2008

Last Days to See MUJER!

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The City College Libraries, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, The City College and MercaSID invite you to view this exhibit highlighting the lives and achievements of Dominican women. 125 poster-size photographs and biographical profiles, as well as audio interviews and videos highlighting their lives and struggles will be on display on the Amsterdam Plaza, Amsterdam Avenue @ 137th Street through Sept. 30.

July 22, 2008

“Why Structures Fail” in the New York Sun

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In July 1981 the catwalk collapsed at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City.

In July 1981 the catwalk collapsed at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, killing 114 people.

Our current Cohen Library exhibit, “Why Structures Fail: Challenges to Engineering Design,” is discussed by Oliver Schwaner-Albright in an article entitled “Design Challenge: Fend Off Disaster” in today’s New York Sun. Check it out at:

http://www.nysun.com/arts/design-challenge-fend-off-disaster/82330/

Townsend Harris in Today’s New York Times

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Times reporter and CCNY alumnus, Clyde Haberman, accompanied the Shimoda delegation on their visit last Wednesday to Green-Wood Cemetery and to City College. His column in today’s paper describes that visit, and quotes Library Archivist Sydney Van Nort as well. Check it out at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/22/nyregion/22nyc.html?ref=nyregion

July 14, 2008

Dancing

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Matt Harding‘s latest video. Watch and be happy.


Did We Mention We’re Sprucing Up Cohen Library?

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To launch our library blog, here’s the latest on our efforts to make improvements.

About a month ago, we kicked up the pace of change in Cohen Library, replacing chairs and lounge furniture. Then at the beginning of July we started replacing carpet on the main floor. While that is going on, we’re replacing the older computers on the main floor with new models. Here’s how the main floor looks today:

Contrast that with this time-lapse video from February. No more faded red carpet!

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