Stephens Appointed University Librarian

By Diane Toroian Keaggy on January 9, 2017

Denise Stephens, university librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been appointed vice provost and university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1, according to Provost Holden Thorp. Stephens succeeds Jeffrey G. Trzeciak, who left the university...

New exhibit: Selections from NNP

By Shannon Davis on January 6, 2017

The Newman Numismatic Portal is an online research portal dedicated to becoming the primary and most comprehensive resource for numismatics. Work on NNP began two years ago, with ongoing digitization of numismatic research and reference materials from the library of Eric P. Newman, numismatic org...

Germanic Literatures Collections Moving in January

By Julie Hale on January 6, 2017

The Germanic Literatures collections (PTs) on Olin Library’s Level A will be relocated to Level B during the intersession period, January 10-12, 2017.  By moving the collection to Level B, the Libraries will alleviate overcrowding in the Olin stacks, and the Germanic Literatures collection ...

Tove Klovning

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Tove Klovning

By Julie Hale on January 4, 2017

The Spotlight is an occasional feature that profiles a Libraries staff member. Tove Klovning is originally from Stavanger, Norway. She holds a degree in Norwegian law from the University of Bergen in Norway and earned an LL.M. degree and an M.S. degree in library and information science at the Un...

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December New Physics Books

By Alison Verbeck on January 3, 2017

Annual review of astronomy and astrophysics QB9 A6 v.54 (2016) Annual review of nuclear and particle science. QC173 .A52 v.66 (2016) Bayesian inference : data evaluation and decisions / Hanns Ludwig Harney. QC20.7.B38 H37 2016 Carbon quantum dots : synthesis, properties and applications / Raz Jel...

Recently Published Papers in Physics

By Alison Verbeck on January 3, 2017

The following papers were recently indexed and published by members of the Physics Department: Title: Correlation between Fragility and the Arrhenius Crossover Phenomenon in Metallic, Molecular, and Network Liquids Authors: Jaiswal, Abhishek; Egami, Takeshi; Kelton, K. F.; Schweizer, Kenneth S.; ...

Advertising the 19th Century Detachable Collar

By Maria Dorfman on January 3, 2017

A distinguishing characteristic of menswear in the ~1860’s-1920’s was the detachable collar. Collars were naturally more susceptible to dirt and deformation that the rest of the shirt. Detachable collars allowed men to achieve the appearance of neatness and cleanliness, while reducing...