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Archives FAQ: An Interview with Dominique Luster

Name- Dominique LusterLuster, Dominique

Specialization- Archives and Information Management

What made you decide to go to Pitt? What about the program attracted you the most?

I started out with the USNews ranking for top Archival programs and narrowed my list of applications based mostly on location, then by program structure and faculty. Then my supervisor who is a PITT alum brought me into her office, sat me down and told me that I was going to PITT. After that I didn’t really bother applying to other places.

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And the Winner is……… TechShop Challenge 2015

Last year, Jourdan and Angela participated in the  Books and Bots Design Challenge.  This year the challenge was taken to the next level as teams were asked to design and develop a working prototype of an interactive game. The teams were given an incredible opportunity to work with TechShop- Pittsburgh and receive training in 3D printing and laser cutting. At the end of the 7 month journey, two teams were left standing, Team Jumunji and Team Escape from Mousecatraz .

This game challenge had only a few requirements:

  1. Teams used an Arduino kit
  2. The game must be interactive
  3. The game must be composed of skills learned at TechShop

Students were asked to keep track of their projects by writing blog posts. These posts can be found here.To find out more about the two competing teams and who won the challenge, read more below.

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Join the Discussion: iCCC Panel Luncheon


On Friday, April 3rd at 12:30pm, the Diversity Student Organization and co-sponsors, ASIS&T and Doctoral Guild, will be hosting a 2nd annual panel luncheon with Dean Ronald Larsen and other  insightful faculty. Take a look at the recap of last year’s event here!

This event is an open forum where students can ask featured panelists questions around topics that we think are the important “3 C’s” of an iSchool: Careers, Curricula, and Careers.

While we completely understand that this may be a time of religious observance or heavy workload, we ask that you take the time that you have, whether 5 minutes or the full 2 hours to come share your thoughts on the iSchool. The Diversity Student Organization wants to make a difference in the school and we cannot do this without your help and participation!

If you would like to participate or have any questions/suggestions, please do not hesitate to email us or talk directly to me at

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