Monday, Mar. 10, 3-4 pm in Posner Center: Michael van den Bossche will speak. van den Bossche is a research associate in environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, and a candidate for placement at CMU as a CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences (2014-16). Hosted by CMU Libraries.
Off-campus users: If you’ve ever had trouble accessing licensed library resources like databases and e-journals, EZProxy service is your new best friend. There’s nothing to configure. Just enter your AndrewID/password at the prompt to open any licensed material, and then move freely among online resources until you log out.
The old VPN method will remain available to access Frost & Sullivan, Knovel, and ThomsonONE – the only databases that don’t work with EZProxy at this time.
PLEASE report any difficulty with EZProxy to email@example.com.
In response to requests, we’ve added new walk-up scanners in 4 library locations.
KIC Click large book scanners provide fast, convenient scanning of books and other documents.
Print or save to USB, Google Drive, your email, or a QR code for mobile devices.
Four Ph.D. candidates were crowned “Academic Idols” at Carnegie Mellon’s 2014 Three Minute Thesis Championship round on Feb. 18.
The first-place winner was David Rollinson (Robotics Institute, SCS), who presented his thesis “Snake Robots in the Wild!”
Second place went to Suchitra Ramachandran (Biological Sciences, MCS), who presented “The Brain as a Statistician. “
Third place went to Patrick Foley (Statistics, DC) and his thesis “Statistics and the Human Connectome.”
In an audience vote, Ramachandran and Arun Shrivats (Biomedical Engineering, CIT) with the thesis “siRNA Therapeutics for Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva” tied for the People’s Choice Award.
Eleven Ph.D. candidates made it to the final round out of 140 initial registrants. The competition, brought to CMU by Dean of Libraries Keith Webster, challenged the doctoral students to present their thesis in three minutes or less in language understandable to a general audience.
Check out the CMU home page story: Academic Idol.
TRY the Stalin Digital Archive — trial access through March 13. Most of the database is in Russian, with some translation into English of primary sources, mostly via the 25-volume Annals of Communism. The database documents Stalin’s personal biography, his work in government, and his conduct of foreign affairs. Contact History liaison Sue Collins with comments or questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ten Apple iPad 4s are now available to borrow from the Arts Library Information and Reference Desk at Hunt Library. Arts Library iPads are pre-loaded with over 40 arts-related apps. Nine of the iPads can be checked out for 7 days, leaving one iPad available for 2-hour checkout.
TRY Archives Unbound from Gale Research — trial access through March 7. Full text topical collections of historical documents, from the Middle Ages through modern political history, selected based on requests from scholars, archivists and students. Contact History liaison Sue Collins with comments or questions, email@example.com.