‘50 x 50 Missouri’ Gives Classic Books a New Look

By Jody Mitori on September 29, 2016

One of Alice Wang’s favorite books when she was growing up was Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, so when she had the chance to redesign the cover of a classic book, she knew what title she would choose. “I always loved magical, whimsical things, and so growing up it was my favorit...

Peer review week roundup 2016

By Ruth Lewis on September 29, 2016

The focus of this year’s Peer Review Week was #RecognizeReview. There have been discussions about how scholars would like to be recognized or given credit and how publishers and other organizations are recognizing peer review; another thread has been how early career scholars can learn to d...

Publications from WU Biology dept., Sept. 2016

By Ruth Lewis on September 29, 2016

Publications lists are available at libguides.wustl.edu/biology/pubs. Goodenough U. 2016. Are You a Religious Naturalist Without Knowing It? Religious Humanism 46(2):63-67. Not available online at posting but probably will be available in http://huumanists.org/publications/journal/articles eventu...

Publications from WU Math Dept., Sept. 2016

By Ruth Lewis on September 29, 2016

Akemann C, Weaver N. 2016. Detecting Fourier Subspaces. J Fourier Analysis Applications 22(4):878-886. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00041-015-9444-8. Bénéteau C, Knese G, Kosinski L, Liaw C, Seco D, Sola A. 2016. Cyclic polynomials in two variables. Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 368:87...

William Gaddis: Where These Lines Lead – Part I

By k.lamb on September 29, 2016

An Interview with David Ting   In this three-part series, Princeton University student David Ting discusses his research on William Gaddis, his experience with the Modern Literature Collection, and his connection with Gaddis as a bricoleur of historic and cultural fragments.   ML: When ...

#textbookbroke, Textbook affordability student toolkit, etc.

By Ruth Lewis on September 29, 2016

Two useful publications this month: ACCESS DENIED: The New Face of the Textbook Monopoly Released by: The Student PIRGs. 23 page CC-BY document with up-to-date statistics about textbook prices, the growing importance of access codes in the textbook market, etc. Textbook Affordability Student Tool...

New Films from Israel “Ha’Ivrim” The Writers – DVD collection of eight films

By Deborah Katz on September 28, 2016

The Hebrews  is an independent project for documenting Hebrew culture, containing films, video talks and books. So far 8 feature-length documentary films [with English subtitles]have been released, two books have been published, and dozens of talks with experts and commentators have been recorded...

Featured eBook: Handbook of Jewish Languages

By Deborah Katz on September 28, 2016

A new Brill handbook edited by Aaron D Rubin and Lily Kahn This project grew out of a desire to fill two significant gaps in the study of the rich variety of languages other than Hebrew spoken and written by Jewish communities throughout history. Firstly, we wanted to provide an accessible introd...

Fendi Loves Kay Nielsen (and so do we!)

By l.sylvander on September 28, 2016

One glance at Kay Nielsen’s infectiously whimsical illustrations and you know they were meant to be brought to life. Luckily, Karl Lagerfeld did just that for the Fendi Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Haute Couture collection. The show this past July featured a number of modern-day princesses (Bella ...

British Library Digitizes Hebrew Manuscripts – Scrolls,

By Deborah Katz on September 28, 2016

The Hebrew Manuscripts Digitization Project funded by The Polonsky Foundation has digitized 1,300 manuscripts from the British Library’s collection in its first phase. The digitized collection includes medieval and early modern codices, single sheets, charters and scrolls, as well as an oak...