New Books in German Studies (call number range PT), May 2016

By Brian Vetruba on June 21, 2016

A selected list of new books on German Literature (PT call number range). For additional new books relevant to Germanistik/German Studies, see New Books in German Studies (History, Philosophy, Film, Language & other Literatures), May 2016. HISTORY OF GERMAN LITERATURE BY PERIOD OR GENRE (call...

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Open Scholarship Update: June 2016

By Emily Stenberg on June 21, 2016

Library Publishing Forum 2016 In May I attended the Library Publishing Forum held at the University of North Texas. The theme was “Amplifying scholarship: More Choices, More Voices.” I was part of a panel on publishing undergraduate scholarship and co-led a birds-of-a-feather discussion on the sa...

Limited-Edition Updike Works Added to Libraries’ Lord John Press Collection

By Julie Hale on June 15, 2016

The WU Libraries recently acquired a number of rare works by John Updike that were printed by the Lord John Press, a limited-edition publisher based in California. Herb Yellin (1935-2014) founded the press in 1976. Over the years, it published work by esteemed American writers such as John Cheeve...

New Contemporary German Literature titles, May 2016

By Brian Vetruba on June 15, 2016

A list of new books added to the Contemporary German Literature Collection in May 2016. The list is organized by call number (PT2660-PT2728). on German Literature (PT call number range). For additional Germanistik/German Studies titles, see: New Books German Studies (other PT call numbers), May 2...


Botany & Zoology, June 2016 | Best Sellers

By Ruth Lewis on June 14, 2016

Botany & Zoology, June 2016 | Best Sellers, September 2015 to June 2016 as identified by YBP Library Services. Titles are linked to local copies when available. 1. The Cabaret of Plants: Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination Mabey, Richard W.W. Norton 2016. ISBN 9780393...

History of the Hatchet

By Karisa Tavassoli, WU Class of 2016 on June 13, 2016

For 89 years, students at Washington University produced a yearbook called “The Hatchet.” Below is an excerpt from a February 1998 Student Life article about why there were no yearbooks in the early 1990s, and student’s determination to bring the yearbook back: Efforts are underway to organ...

The Making of a Teaching Evangelist

By Alison Verbeck on June 8, 2016

There’s an interesting article in a recent issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education on Harvard Professor Eric Mazur’s approach to teaching using peer instruction.

Celebrating LGBT Pride Month

By Julie Hale on June 8, 2016

Last year the WU Libraries became an archival partner of the St. Louis LGBT History Project. University Archives, a unit of the Department of Special Collections, joined with the Project to preserve LGBT artifacts and offer educational programming, with a focus on highlighting the pivotal role WU...

Happy Birthday, David Wagoner!

By k.lamb on June 5, 2016

Happy Birthday to MLC author David Wagoner!   Today–June 5th–marks the 1926 birthday of celebrated poet, novelist, and playwright David Wagoner. Wagoner is the author of numerous poetry collections and novels, including Dry Sun, Dry Wind, In Broken Country, The Road to Many a Won...