HappyHalloween-300x300On October 30 and 31, orange lighting on Hunt Library celebrates Halloween. Having evolved from Celtic harvest festivals and Christian All Saint’s Day, Halloween is observed in the U.S. as a secular holiday symbolized by pumpkins, ghosts, costumes, and ‘trick or treating.’

Murmurations & Folding the Flock

mayaAHL4foldingExhibit and meditation, Hunt Library 4th floor. Through December 15.

Creative works from books to web sources reflect on our relationships to avians and by extension to all beings of our planet. The exhibit challenges our notions of the “the other” that inevitably feed the illusion that it is possible to hold at arm’s length the beings and systems to which we are inextricably connected.

The display includes information panels prepared by the Museum  of Natural History at the University of Michigan in conjunction with their current exhibit, “A Shadow Over the Earth: The Life and Death of the Passenger Pigeon,  and origami templates from The Passenger Pigeon Origami Project  so that visitors can perform a “Fold the Flock” Meditation to bring awareness to practices of human overconsumption and to help generate synergy and healing.

Curated by Mo Dawley, in conjunction with Project Passenger Pigeon Pittsburgh.

From our friends in the Global Communication Center

GCC logoThe Global Communication Center (GCC) located in Hunt Library supports the Carnegie Mellon University community by providing advice to help plan and develop strong written, oral, and visual communication projects.

Highly trained GCC tutors can help with any academic communication task, including course papers, lab reports, presentations, scientific posters, dissertation or grant proposals, journal articles, emails to advisors or potential employers, and application materials.

Schedule Appointments

CMU students can schedule up to 15 free appointments per semesterOff-campus students who are unable to come to the library for face-to-face appointments now have an option to request etutoring appointments. Students using the email service will be sent a screen-capture video containing a tutor’s feedback within 24 hours of their appointment time. Email appointments are available on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Register for Upcoming Workshops 

  • Creating Scientific and Research Posters
    Monday, November 10, 5-6 pm
    Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53
  • Communicating Data to Non-Experts
    Wednesday, November 19, 5-6 pm
    Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53

Register for Grammar Groups

These informal groups meet every two weeks to discuss specific types of sentences and writing situations that typically cause difficulty for non-native English speakers. You must be a current Carnegie Mellon student to attend.  Registration ends the day before the meeting.

University Archivist

julia-corrinJulia 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 and personal papers of historical or administrative importance to the university, generated by faculty, academic departments, administrative offices or campus organizations, and makes them available for reference and research. “Julia’s experience with the preservation of digital records will move the University Archives forward as we continue to acquire, manage and preserve at-risk born-digital materials generated by our academic community,” said Director of Scholarly Publishing, Archives and Data Services Gabrielle Michalek. Corrin comes to Pittsburgh from Arkansas State University, where she was the Political Collections Archivist. She holds a BA in American Studies from Carleton College, and an MS in Information, Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan. Corrin succeeds Patrick Trembeth, who had a one-year temporary appointment.

AR Economics Collection

Annual Reviews Economic Collection

Annual Reviews Economic Collection

Three new databases: CMU now has access to the latest Economics Collection (2013-2014) from Annual Reviews.

Annual Review of Economics
Annual Review of Financial Economics
Annual Review of Resource Economics


tr_logo_twitter_whtNew database: InCites

Thomson Reuters’ InCites is a customized, citation-based research evaluation tool on the Web that enables you to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark your output against peers worldwide.

Internet Shakespeare Editions

ISEswan copyNew database: Internet Shakespeare Editions.

Designed specifically for the digital medium, ISE is an open access resource to scholarship that explores Shakespeare’s plays, poems, the context in which he was writing, his life, the stage for which he wrote, the intellectual and literary life of the Renaissance, and a large record of current and historical performances, costume design and artifacts and more.