The University Libraries' Three Minute Thesis competition served as the inspiration for "Speak Up!" a competition that challenges undergraduate CMU students to discuss weeks of research in three minutes or less. Seventy-five undergraduate students competed in this year's competition on July 12 in front of a panel of judges that included Dean of University Libraries Keith Webster.
Pardon our dust! The existing carpet on the third floor of Hunt Library will be replaced starting on Monday, July 31. The third floor will remain open, but study seating may be limited as the study carrels are moved for carpet installation. This work is expected to be completed within the week.
Effective July 1, Scott Weingart joined the University Libraries as Program Director, Digital Humanities. Scott has been with the university since 2015, when he joined CMU as the university’s first digital humanities specialist. In his new role, Scott, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in information science and history of science at Indiana University, will continue to support digital humanities research at CMU as a member of dSHARP, CMU's new collaborative center for digital scholarship, humanities, and arts.
Keith Webster, dean of University Libraries at Carnegie Mellon University, has been elected as the new Vice Chair of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) for the 2017-2018 term, which will begin on July 1, 2017. In addition to his position as dean at Carnegie Mellon, Webster has a courtesy academic appointment at the University's H. John Heinz III College. He has also been a leader within NISO, having served as a Director and most recently as NISO's Treasurer.
WORKSHOP: Achieve Clear and Concise Writing
- July 11, 2017 at 12pm
Have you ever been told that your writing is too wordy? This workshop offers several simple and effective strategies to improve the concision and clarity of your writing.
In 1964, five freshmen arrived at Carnegie Institute of Technology and became close friends. More than 50 years later, the women’s bond that was forged over studying and becoming young adults together remains strong…as does their connection to what is now Carnegie Mellon University.
Millennials grew up using technology at an early age, but when it comes to academic reading they prefer print materials over digital formats.
The finding comes from a study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Reference & Instruction Librarian A. M. Salaz, alongside researchers from Qatar University and Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. The work builds on prior research showing that in many cases students perform better academically after working with print materials.
Hundreds of students pass through Hunt Library on any given day. But how many of them really think about the building they’re in?
Vivian Davidson Hewitt (MM 1944), retired chief librarian, art collector and distinguished awards recipient received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at Carnegie Mellon University’s 120th Commencement, Sunday, May 21.
Hewitt has enjoyed an illustrious career as a prominent librarian and African-American art collector.
The Posner Center will be closed to the public from May 26 - July 16, 2017.