Pledges & Puppies Exhibit

Pledges & Puppies: A Photographic History of Pets in Greek Life at CMU
First floor, Hunt Library
December 6, 2017 - February 16, 2017

This year, the University Libraries started a project to digitize The Thistle, Carnegie Mellon University’s long-standing yearbook that was first published in 1906. This exhibit features highlights from that digitization project: formal portraits of dogs - yes, dogs!

Frankenstein Film Competition Screening

Fantasies and Failures Film Screening
December 6, 2017 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Hunt Library, IDeATe Studio A

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries and the Department of English is pleased to announce a screening of the submissions to Frankenstein: Fantasies & Failures – A Short Film Competition.

Register for 3MT

UPDATE 2/7: In recognition of the fifth anniversary of 3MT, prizes for preliminary winners have been doubled! Preliminary round winners will now have their choice of either $1,000 towards their research/travel needs or a $1,000 credit in the University Computer Store to be used at their discretion.

Think you can describe your research and its importance in 3 minutes? Register for the 2018 3MT. Registration ends February 16, 2018.

Redesigning Bacon

The Six Degrees of Francis Bacon project, in association with Carnegie Mellon University and the Folger Shakespeare Library, invites early modernists, digital humanists, designers, and students to participate in Re-Designing Bacon, a half-day, multi-site participatory event dedicated to exploring and testing a major re-design of the Six Degrees of Francis Bacon website.

Introducing dSHARP

After a year of informal activities, we are pleased to announce the official founding of digital Sciences, Humanities, and Arts: Research and Publication--or, as we will hereafter acronym it, dSHARP. We are a (virtual) center co-sponsored by the University Libraries and Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, with a core mission of promoting innovative digital research and publication at CMU.

Review - The Witches: Salem, 1692

The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff is an exhaustive (and at times, exhausting) account of the accusations, imprisonment, trials and executions of fourteen women and five men. It’s a story we all think we know, but Schiff places us in this world so completely, we can feel the chilly air and hear the howling of dogs at night. Read more of this review on our Back in the Stacks blog.

Backwards and Forwards

Did you know: during the Depression, an army of women on horseback delivered books to people throughout Kentucky’s scattered communities. For many folks, the word “library” conjures up a quiet building full of books and periodicals, perhaps offering a place for community activities, and branching out into digital media in recent years.  This image of libraries as conservative organizations, slow to respond to changes, slow to offer new services, is very well-established.  And entirely wrong. Read more on the New Ebla blog.

Frozen OJ, Fertilizer, and the Mellon Institute

In 1967, the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research, one of the nation’s premier independent research centers, merged with Carnegie Institute of Technology, a rapidly growing, forward thinking university, to form what we now know as Carnegie Mellon University. By joining the two institutions, the architects of the merger hoped to create an institution that would make Pittsburgh as famous for science as it was for steel. You might be wondering: what was the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research?

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