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Stalin Digital Archive

StalinThe Stalin Digital Archive is a collaboration between the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI) and Yale University Press. Archive documents Stalin’s personal biography, his work in government, and his conduct of foreign affairs. Content is mostly in Russian. Includes an English translation of the Annals of Communism (25 volumes).

Earth Day!

On April 21 and 22, Hunt Library facade lighting will be turned OFF in observance of Earth Day. Entrance canopy lighting and sidewalk lamps adjacent to the library will remain on for safety.

Make every day Earth Day
Pick 5 simple actions & help save the planet!


Archives Unbound

Archives UnboundArchives Unbound (Gale Research) provides topical primary document collections in full text. CMU has licensed access to four collections:


Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation exhibit, Hunt Library 5th floor. Through June 30. Hours: M–F, 9 am–noon & 1–5 pm; Sunday, 1–4 pm (except 18–20 April, 4 May & 25–26 May). Hours are occasionally subject to change, so please call before your visit: 412-268-2434.HIBDDuetsPassiflora

As with duets in music, this exhibition creates new, harmonious couplings of botanical art featuring items created between the 16th and 21st centuries from the Hunt Institute collections. The pairings explore the parallels between works created for numerous botanical applications. They include works painted during expeditions and in native environs; plants of the Americas and introductions now cultivated for the garden; works that showcase the Eastern aesthetic and its modern influence; work of a classical style and more experimental and evocative processes; plants illustrated for agricultural and economic purposes and for their pure aesthetic; and work by historical masters and the contemporary artists they influenced.

New Off-Campus/Wireless Service

ezproxyOff-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

KIC Click Scanners

Help-Desk-GuideKIC-Click.pdf-Adobe-Acrobat-ProIn 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.

“Academic Idols” Crowned

Watch the finalists perform!

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.

Read more about the competition.

Borrow iPads from Arts Library

ipad_pfv_wht_ios6_print_3Ten 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.

Three Minute Thesis – Championship Lineup!

front of inviteEleven Ph.D. candidates competed for top honors  in CMU’s 2014 3MT Championship on Tuesday, Feb 18, in McConomy Auditorium, UC.

Watch the finalists perform in the Championship!

  • Amy Dale, Engineering & Public Policy/Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Patrick Foley, Statistics
  • Clare Mahoney, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Eric VanEpps, Social & Decision Sciences
  • June Zhang, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Ardon Shorr, Biological Sciences
  • David Rollinson, Robotics Institute
  • Arun Shrivats, Biomedical Engineering
  • Aaron Wise, Computational Biology
  • Suchitra Ramachandran, Biological Sciences
  • Derry Tanti Wijaya, Language Technologies Institute

More about 3MT competition

Three Minute Thesis is sponsored by the University Libraries.

EXHIBIT: Make Your Own Meaning: Evolving Ritual

EvolvingRitualposterNew exhibit in Posner Center explores self made ritual in adolescence, marriage and death rites to address how rituals adapt to different situations and individuals. Curated by intern Nicole Anderson, a junior in the Bachelor of Humanities and Arts program, with concentrations in Art and History. Through May 2. Monday-Friday, 1-4 pm -or by appointment (412-268-7680).