William H. Gass Symposium Set for Sept. 23, 2016

By Jody Mitori on May 31, 2016

Washington University Libraries, the Committee on Comparative Literature, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities will co-sponsor the William H. Gass Symposium: International Writing from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 23 at Umrath Loun...

News and notes for math, May 2016

By Ruth Lewis on May 31, 2016

MathSciNet and math literature: You may recall last month’s post MathSciNet ® now available on EBSCO. This month Ebsco sponsored an hour-long webcast Taming the Mathematical Literature with MathSciNet. The speaker was Edward Dunne, Executive Editor of the American Mathematical Society’s Mat...

News and notes for biology, May 2016

By Ruth Lewis on May 31, 2016

Preprints in the news: Preprints for the life sciences in Science 20 May 2016: Vol. 352, Issue 6288, pp. 899-901 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf9133 A Reboot of the Legendary Physics Site ArXiv Could Shape Open Science by Sarah Scoles in Wired; reports on the arXiv survey I email to many biofolk last mo...

Scholarly communications links from May 2016

By Ruth Lewis on May 31, 2016

Open access week, October 24-30, 2016: Theme of 2016 International Open Access Week to be “Open in Action”. Activities at Washington University have varied over the years. If you have ideas or would like to work on a plan for Open Access Week 2016, please contact Ruth Lewis. Open acce...

Publications from WU Math Dept., May 2016

By Ruth Lewis on May 31, 2016

Douglas RG, Tang X, Yu GL. 2016. An analytic Grothendieck Riemann Roch theorem. Advances in Mathematics 294:307-331. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aim.2016.02.031. Shareshian J, Woodroofe R. 2016. Order complexes of coset posets of finite groups are not contractible. Adv. Math 291:758–773. dx.doi.org/10.1...

Publications from WU Biology dept., May 2016

By Ruth Lewis on May 31, 2016

Publications lists are available at libguides.wustl.edu/biology/pubs. Albrecht MA, Becknell RE, Long Q. 2016. Habitat change in insular grasslands: Woody encroachment alters the population dynamics of a rare ecotonal plant/ Biological Conservation 196:93-102. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.01.0...

Typography Tuesday: Highlights from the Al Parker Collection

By Andrea Degener on May 31, 2016

For today’s inaugural Typography Tuesday post, we are looking at some of the excellent examples of hand-drawn typography in the Al Parker Collection. When looking at pieces in the Al Parker Collection, it becomes apparent how aware he was of both text and image and the need for both to work...

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May New Physics Books

By Alison Verbeck on May 31, 2016

Annual review of astronomy and astrophysicsQB9 A6 v.53 (2015) Cortical pyramidal neuron subtype classification and visual response diversity / by Thomas A. Crockett.LD5791.8.PhD2015 C76 Frequency conversion of ultrashort pulses in extended laser-produced plasmas / Rashid A. Ganeev.QC689.5.L37 G36...

Recently Published Papers in Physics

By Alison Verbeck on May 31, 2016

The following papers were recently indexed and published by members of the Physics Department: Title:TEV gamma-ray observations of the galactic center ridge by VERITAS Author(s):Archer, A.; Benbow, W.; Bird, R.; Buchovecky, M.; Buckley, J.H.; Bugaev, V.; Byrum, K.; Cardenzana, J.V.; Cerruti, M.; ...