Archive for October, 2007

Archives spotlights the role of MIT’s James R. Killian in the US response to Sputnik, 1957

Posted October 1st, 2007 by Lois Beattie

Sputnik 1 mockupThe 50th anniversary of Sputnik is observed in the October Object of the Month exhibit of the Institute Archives & Special Collections. After the surprise launch of Sputnik by the USSR in 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed MIT’s James R. Killian the first Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology. Killian chaired the President’s Science Advisory Committee (PSAC), which was instrumental in initiating national curriculum reforms in science and technology and in establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Sputnik 1 mockup – NASA image

Longer CD/DVD loan over Columbus Day weekend

Posted October 1st, 2007 by Christie Moore

shipsThe Lewis Music Library is offering a special loan period for CDs and DVDs over Columbus Day weekend. Music compact discs and DVDs borrowed Friday-Sunday, October 5-7 will be due Wednesday, 10/10/07 (by closing, 10pm). Limit of 5, no renewals.

This special offer coincides with Friday’s Bookmobile which will be from 11 am-2 pm in Lobby 10.

The Lewis Music Library is located in Bldg. 14E-109 and library hours are posted on the web.