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Biology books and ebooks added May 2016

By Ruth Lewis on May 23, 2016

I welcome your requests and suggestions for library acquisitions. You may email Ruth at rlewis@wustl.edu or use forms, Recommend a Purchase for the Library or Recommend a Journal Purchase or Cancellation. I wanted to call attention to 2 reference ebooks from Elsevier: Encyclopedia of Cell Biology...

Computers?

By Karisa Tavassoli, WU Class of 2016 on May 21, 2016

Laptops and computers have become so crucial to our understanding of higher education that it’s odd to think of how recent the introduction of this technology is. What is even more interesting is to think about the transition into using computers, and all the various opinions and attitudes surrou...

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History of science, medicine & technology acquisitions, Apr.-May 2016

By Ruth Lewis on May 20, 2016

This is a list of books added to our catalog with call number Q-T and history or biography in the subject headings plus a few books added by request. This is not a comprehensive list of new books. There are certainly other new books related to the history of science, technology and medicine, so p...

WU Libraries Awarded Grant by National Film Preservation Foundation

By Julie Hale on May 19, 2016

The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has been awarded a 2016 Basic Preservation Grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF). The grant will be used to preserve and digitize the rare civil rights documentary The Streets of Greenwood (1963). Co-produced by J...

Elsevier acquires SSRN; How to share

By Ruth Lewis on May 19, 2016

Elsevier acquires SSRN, announced May 17: Social Science Research Network SSRN is hugely popular in some law, economics, and other communities for sharing working papers, preprints and citations, so this news is getting a lot of discussion. I think Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Associate Executive Direct...

Commencement Livestream at Whispers Café

By Jody Mitori on May 17, 2016

Commencement 2016 will be streamed live on the digital screen at Whispers Café at Olin Library. The ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 20, in Brookings Quadrangle. Whispers will serve food and drinks for purchase from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Commencement Day. The café will be closed for the Ol...

In ‘Eyes’ Videos, Congressman Lewis Talks about Freedom Rides, Sit-Ins

By Julie Hale on May 12, 2016

Video interviews with U.S. Congressman John Lewis from the acclaimed “Eyes on the Prize” television series are now available on the YouTube channel of the Libraries’ Film & Media Archive. Much of the material was unavailable for viewing until now. The interviews with Lewis are part of the Fil...

Eyes on the Prize Rebroadcast

By Alison Carrick on May 9, 2016

On May 6-7 Eyes on the Prize was rebroadcast on Nine PBS and in the Public Media Commons at Grand Center. With special guest Judi Hampton, sister of Eyes on the Prize executive producer Henry Hampton and president of Blackside, Inc., the production company he founded. The evening started with a s...

Register Now for WU Libraries’ Graduate Humanities Mini-Conference

By Julie Hale on May 9, 2016

The third annual You’re in Good Company Mini-Conference for Advanced Humanities Graduate Students will take place on Tuesday, August 23. Registration is now open! Participants can look forward to these topics: WRITING THE DISSERTATION: Learn faculty members’ suggested best practices for writing a...