Concise Writing

WORKSHOP: Achieve Clear and Concise Writing

Have you ever been told that your writing is too wordy? This workshop offers several simple and effective strategies to improve the concision and clarity of your writing.

Library Friendship

In 1964, five freshmen arrived at Carnegie Institute of Technology and became close friends. More than 50 years later, the women’s bond that was forged over studying and becoming young adults together remains strong…as does their connection to what is now Carnegie Mellon University.

Print Isn’t Dead

Millennials grew up using technology at an early age, but when it comes to academic reading they prefer print materials over digital formats.

The finding comes from a study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Reference & Instruction Librarian A. M. Salaz, alongside researchers from Qatar University and Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. The work builds on prior research showing that in many cases students perform better academically after working with print materials. 

Honorary Degree for Hewitt

Vivian Davidson Hewitt (MM 1944), retired chief librarian, art collector and distinguished awards recipient received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at Carnegie Mellon University’s 120th Commencement, Sunday, May 21.

Hewitt has enjoyed an illustrious career as a prominent librarian and African-American art collector.

Architecture Exhibit at CMoA

The Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives initiated a proposal that resulted in the Action, Ideas, Architecture: Arthur Lubetz/Front Studio exhibition that is currently on display at the Heinz Architectural Center of the Carnegie Museum of Art through May 22. The Architecture Archives retained Charles L. Rosenblum, Adjunct Faculty in the School of Architecture, to curate the exhibit, and loaned numerous drawings and models for the show from its Arthur Lubetz Associates Collection.

Introducing: KiltHub

And the name of our repository is...KiltHub! On April 13, the University Libraries announced the winner of the repository naming competition in the Hunt Library Lobby as part of a series of events for National Library Week. Built on the figshare platform, the repository is intended to be an online archive that provides open access to the scholarly work being done at CMU. The naming competition ran from February 28 – March 24, 2017 and was open to all members of the CMU community.

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