Carnegie Mellon University

Past Events & Readings

Some of our past readings have included the following books and articles. We’ve provided Amazon links for reference where applicable, but most if not all of these texts are available either online or through the Department of Physics library on the sixth floor of Wean Hall, the CMU library and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.


Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science

"Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science" by Renée Bergland
Read: February - May, 2021

Thanks for the Feedback

"Thanks for the Feedback. The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well" by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen
Read: September - December, 2019

Between the World and Me

"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Read: April - May, 2019

White Fragility

"White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism" by Robin DiAngelo
Read: January - March, 2019

Blazing the Trail

"Blazing the Trailby Emma Ideal and Rhiannon Meharchand
Read: September - December, 2018

Hidden Figures

"Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly
Read: January - May, 2018

Confidence Code

"The Confidence Code" by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman
Read: September - October, 2017

Option B

"Option B" by Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
Read: July - August, 2017

The Only Woman In The Room

"The Only Woman In The Room" by Eileen Pollack
Read: May - June, 2017

Ask For It

"Ask For It" by Linda Babcock & Sara Laschever
Read: February - March, 2017

Shorter Readings