University Oral History Program

Carnegie Mellon is well-known for its creative and innovative talent, from the pioneering work of Herbert Simon and Allen Newell to the dramatic talent of student performers in Scotch ‚Äėn‚Äô Soda. The University Archives launched the Carnegie Mellon University Oral History Program early last year in hope of capturing first-hand the stories and experiences of students, faculty and alumni who lived historic moments‚ÄĒthink StoryCorps with an academic edge.

Pledges & Puppies Exhibit

Pledges & Puppies: A Photographic History of Pets in Greek Life at CMU
First floor, Hunt Library
December 6, 2017 - February 9, 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‚Äôs Frankenstein, the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries and the Department of English is pleased to announce a screening of the submissions to Frankenstein: Fantasies & Failures ‚Äď A Short Film Competition.

Register for 3MT

Think you can describe your research and its importance in 3 minutes? Register for the 2018 3MT.

Three Minute Thesis¬†(3MT¬ģ) is an internationally recognized competition that challenges PhD students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just 3 minutes, in language that anyone can understand. 3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or ‚Äėdumbing-down‚Äô research but requires students to consolidate their ideas, crystallize their research discoveries and capture the imagination of their audience.

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.

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