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Open Access: Open Access Week 2022

Open Access Week 2022

Celebrate Open Access Week 2022 with the Libraries!

Trivia Contest
Test your Open Access knowledge and try the Open Access Week 2022 TriviaOpen Access Week Logo

Meme Contest
Create and submit a meme related to Open Access, Open Science, or Open Education. Small prizes for the top three memes! Review contest rules and submit your meme here.

Make an Open Access Button
Stop by Hunt Library between 12-2pm on Wednesday, October 26 to create an Open Access related button.

OA Highlight

Picture of Taiwo LasisiData visualization and the Problematics of Greenhouse Emissions and Flooding Project

By Taiwo Lasisi 

My research project called The "DaPGEF" Project, seeks to explore the effects of flooding and green-house emissions in the city of Pittsburgh. First, with the flood disaster challenges Pittsburgh has faced in the past decades, from The Great St. Patrick’s Day flood in 1936, to more recent ones in 2021 in places like Triboro, Millvale and Shadyside, my plan is to work with community-based organizations, environmental organizations, and local residents of vulnerable coastal communities in Pittsburgh communities to address this environmental justice issue (flooding). 

One of the goals of this research is to examine the effects of flooding on these localities and how it can be ameliorated using resilient strategies. Another objective of this research on the problem of flooding is to examine the chronology of flooding in Pittsburgh and trace historical trends and events of flooding with the purpose of examining the trajectory of such trends over the years and how they have been handled in various communities including historically marginalized communities in Pittsburgh. Data will be retrieved on this through archival data, interviews and surveys.

Secondly, this project will explore the effects of green-house emissions on air quality in affected communities in Pittsburgh. Green-house emissions concentration drives global climate change, and it is indirectly responsible for risks related to the other climate indicators and nearly every single United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) to be achieved in 2030. Therefore, like flooding, exploring the effects of and how to reduce greenhouse emissions is one of the most effective and necessary climate-related actions for achieving the SDGs which is part of what this research plans to explore. 

This study will adopt a qualitative research approach using content analysis strategy for data analysis. The study will also use what I termed “the CAVA approach” (Collection of data, Analysis of Data, Visualization of data, and Archiving of data) for the data management process of the project. The research team plans to start working with environmental professionals and community based organizations in Pittsburgh to begin important conversations that speak to the research purpose, which would kickstart the data collection process. This research promises to address environmental justice issues around flooding, and greenhouse emissions, and produce actionable results using data visualization tools such as R and Shiny to pass study results messaging to the public.

CMU OA Champions

During this year’s International Open Access Week, CMU Libraries are celebrating some of our OA Champions from across the campus who have contributed to various Open Access Publishing. The Open Access champions are from several colleges and departments!

Aditya Khair Lynn M. Walker
Amir Barati Farimani Maarten de Boer
Amit Acharya Marc J De Graef
Amy Pavel Marcos Mazari-Armida
Anne S. Robinson Matteo Pozzi
Antonis Manousis Megan Hofmann
Anupam Gupta Neil Donahue
Gregory V. Lowry Nikki G. Lobczowski
Guanyun Wang Noor Hammad
Hana Habib Philip R. LeDuc
Hoda Heidari Pingbo Tang
Hong Shen Rahul Panat
Ignacio Grossmann Robert D. Tilton
Jason Li Daniel Klug
Jay Apt Destenie Nock
Jay Whitacre Di Wang
Jeffrey J. Anderson Elahe Soltanaghaei
Jonathan Cagan Francesco Fraternali
Jonathan P Caulkins Franklin Li
Joseph Chang Gregory S. Rohrer
Julia Chambre Ryo Ishii
Karah Ahuja Samantha Reig
Kathryn A. Whitehead Sarah Fox
Bernhard Haeuplr Sean Qian
Bin He Shawn Litster
Bingquing Chen Sneha Prabha Narra
Burak Ozdoganlar Stephanie Valencia
Carmel Majidi Sven Mayer
Charles A. Ettensohn Toby Li
Daehyeok Kim Tomasz Tkocz
Kaushik Dayal Yixiong Zou
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski Yoed Rabin
Lorenz T. Biegler Yongjie Jessica Zhang
Ziv Scully