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Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology

Students at a FrIDeATe event

September 02, 2022

The Return of FrIDeATe!

FrIDeATes Are Back!

Every month during the fall and spring semesters, we will be bringing back FrIDeATe events. FrIDeATes are a student-centered hour in the IDeATe spaces. Come to chat with your community, learn about upcoming courses & events, meet faculty & staff, and refuel at the end of the week.

Our reinauguration of FrIDeATe will be September 9th, 4:45 p.m. in the Fabrication Lab (Hunt Library A5). The first event will be a relaxed gathering with a few IDeATE announcements and updates. We will provide delicious burritos and snacks from Mad Mex and a couple of activities to celebrate the start of the academic year.

If you're already part of IDeATe or just interested, please stop by! FrIDeATes are open to the broader CMU community. Be sure to tell your friends who might be curious about the network and its minors, too. The FrIDeATe schedule is as follows:

Fall 2022 FrIDeATes Spring 2023 FrIDeATes
September 9 January 27
October 7 February 24
November 4

March 17

December 2 April 7

ICYMI: IDeATe x University Multimedia Equipment Collection

IDeATe is excited to announce its new management of the University Multimedia Equipment Collection (UMEC) in partnership with Computing Services. Formerly Multimedia Lending, this collection of audio/video, photographic, and sound recording devices was previously managed by University Libraries.

The IDeATe Lending Office will now host both UMEC and the IDeATe Lending collection. UMEC consists of resources designed to support the greater campus community and may be borrowed by all CMU students, faculty, and staff. The IDeATe Lending Collection is our aggregated course reserve of media and technical equipment available to enrolled IDeATe students only. Although the two collections are collocated, they are operated independently.

The IDeATe Lending Office is located in the basement of Hunt Library directly across from the elevator, in room A29. For full details on either collection's inventory, borrowing policies, and eligibility, please follow the respective links above.