Library News and Events
Good news: the overnight ‘steam shutdown’ in Hunt Library previously announced for this week has been rescheduled. The work will be done when the library is closed for the university’s Thanksgiving holidays.
Attention Ph.D.s: Seeking Participants for Three Minute Thesis Competition
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) challenges Ph.D. students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just 3 minutes, in language appropriate for a general audience. 3MT is not an exercise in trivializing or “dumbing-down” research but forces students to consolidate their ideas and crystallize their research discoveries.
Any currently enrolled CMU Ph.D. candidate may sign up to compete. The deadline is Jan. 18.
Qualifying rounds will be held January through March and the championship round will be held in April. Winners in the qualifying rounds will receive an iPad or the equivalent value as a research/travel grant. Championship winners in April will receive $3000, $2000 and $1000 research/travel grants.
Current Posner Exhibit
12×10: Twelve Books to Celebrate Ten years of Posner Center
Exhibit by Special Collections Librarian,
Mary Catharine Johnsen
A special anniversary exhibit reflects on twelve Posner Collection highlights in history, literature and science. The display includes works by Descartes, Omar Khayyám, Copernicus, Shakespeare, Euclid, Lewis Carroll, Galileo, Robert Hooke, Christopher Columbus, Francis Bacon, and Regiomontanus.
Posner Center gallery and exhibits are open Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m., except holidays and during designated VIP events. Phone: 412-268-7680
ORCID Initiative @ CMU
Publishers and funding agencies are increasingly requiring researchers to have an ORCID identifier. The University Libraries are leading an initiative to acquire ORCID IDs for all CMU researchers. Two pilot ORCID acquisition projects are planned. The first will acquire ORCIDs for selected CMU researchers in Qatar this summer. The second will acquire ORCIDs for all researchers in CIT fall semester 2014. ORCIDs will be acquired for other CMU researchers at a later date. For details, ORCID Initiative @ CMU.
Creative works from books to web sources reflect on our relationships to avians and by extension to all beings of our planet. The exhibit [...]
Julia Corrin has joined Carnegie Mellon University Libraries as the University Archivist, responsible for the administration and management of Carnegie Mellon University Archives, located in Hunt Library. The University Archives collects and preserves records [...]
Annual Reviews Economic Collection
Three new databases: CMU now has access to the latest Economics Collection (2013-2014) from Annual Reviews.