Review - The Wife

Before it was a major motion picture starring Glenn Close, The Wife was a novel by Meg Wolitzer. Beginning in the 1950s, with men mostly controlling the access to publishing and success, and academia mostly extolling male writers, "The Wife" sketches out the differences between men’s “armored,” “muscle-bound” writing and women’s more intimate, personal stories.

VR Office Hours

Are you interested in experiencing VR? Have you wondered how VR tools might be used to expand or support your research? Virtual Reality is an exciting way to engage with different environments, experiencing our world and worlds we can only imagine. 

Telling Spatial Stories

What is your story…

This is a question Emma Slayton and Jessica Benner have been asking through their work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the University Libraries. They are excited to develop new services, learning opportunities, and spaces for discussion centered around spatial research. For example, earlier this year, they began offering open office hours for those with questions concerning mapping or spatial datasets (Wednesdays between 12 and 3pm in the Sorrels library, Wean Hall floor 4).

WWI and Mellon Institute

This November is the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the end of World War I. To mark the occasion, Project Archivist Emily Davis dug into the early history of the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to highlight some of the work that was carried out there during World War I. Established in 1913, the Mellon Institute was roughly a year old when war broke out in Europe in 1914.

KiltHub Wins Competition

For the third time since it's rollout, the KiltHub repository has won first place in a figshare for institutions community deposit contest. The figshare for institutions community is the world-wide community of institutions that use figshare for institutions as a repository platform, either as their data repository or as a comprehensive repository like CMU. There are 69 institutions from around the world within the figshare for institutions community.
 

WWI Centennial Exhibit

A Pair of Soldier Shoes
Hunt Library, First Floor Exhibit Cases 
October 22, 2018  – February 2019

In recognition of the 100th anniversary (November 11, 2018) of the armistice that ended fighting in World War I between the Allies and Germany, the Libraries present the exhibit “A Pair of Solider Shoes,” which explores the experience on the CMU campus during WWI.

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