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Congratulations to Nic Lewis on his award winning poster for the LANL student symposium!

HSTM graduate student Nicholas Lewis recently won an award for best poster at the Los Alamos National Laboratories student symposium in early August. He will also present "Increasing the Yield: Nuclear Testing, Weapons Strategy, and Supercomputer Selection at Los Alamos" at the SHOT-SIGCIS program in mid-October. He notes: "The poster itself wasn't very flashy, but I had a lengthy talk to go with it that the judges seemed to like." Nic is supported by LANL's high-performance computing division to research its history with unprecedented inside access to archives, records, and people.

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All 200 boxes of books from Cortada Papers are now cataloged!

After many months of work by UofM library catalogers, all 200 boxes of books from the James W. Cortada Papers are now cataloged! Looking for A Connectionist Machine for Genetic Hillclimbing by David H. Ackley? The University of Minnesota catalog will now direct you to CBI and the Cortada Papers. Happy hunting!

Gerardo Con Diaz Named 2015-2016 Tomash Fellow

CBI is pleased to announce Gerardo Con Diaz as the 2015-2016 Adelle and Erwin Tomash Fellow!

Gerardo is a Ph.D. candidate in History of Science and Medicine at Yale University. His dissertation is entitled, "Intangible Inventions: Patents and the History of Software, 1945-1985." Congratulations Gerardo!

2015 Norberg Travel Grants Awarded!

Congratulations to Scott Campbell director of the Centre for Society, Technology, and Values at the University of Waterloo, Ellen Foster a Ph.D. candidate in STS at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Joshua Hudelson a Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology at New York University, Nabeel Siddiqui a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the College of William and Mary, and Kim Tracy CIO at Northeastern Illinois University.

We look forward to their upcoming visits to CBI!