Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist, has died at age 84

By Alison Carrick on August 25, 2017

Dick Gregory, comedian, civil rights activist, and St. Louis native, has died at age 84. One of Gregory’s first actions was to protest conditions in Sumner High School in 1951 when he was a senior there. He went on to attend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE) and then go on...

Save the Date! Launch Party

By Miranda Rectenwald on August 24, 2017

Mark your calendar for October 11, 2017, 7:00 pm and join us at the Missouri History Museum for the official Launch Party for Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis. Since May 2016 work has been underway to document over 750 locations that are part of LGBTQ history in the St. Louis region.   Many people have co...

Improvements Introduced to WU Libraries’ Homepage

By Julie Hale on August 23, 2017

  WU Libraries have been working to improve the user experience on the current Libraries website. Our first priority has been to make the homepage simpler, more user friendly and functional. Please note that the entire website has not been redesigned. We’ve simply implemented changes to the ...

WU Libraries Welcome New and Returning Students

By Julie Hale on August 23, 2017

Olin Library is undergoing a renovation, but the building is open as usual, and library staff are getting ready for the new semester! A welcome table for students will be set up in the lobby of Olin beginning at 9:00 a.m. this Friday, August 25. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and provi...

Eclipse Day!

By Sonya Rooney on August 21, 2017

It’s Eclipse Day! Washington University faculty, staff, and students have enjoyed and explored eclipses in the past, too. A total solar eclipse occurred on January 1, 1889. Washington University sent the director of the WU Observatory and faculty to California’s Sacramento Valley to v...

New Online Resource: Taiyō

By Ryuta Komaki on August 18, 2017

We now have an online access to the archive of 太陽 (Taiyō), a popular magazine published in Japan from 1895 (Meiji 28) to 1928 (Showa 3), through the JapanKnowledge platform. Previously it was available on CD-ROMs, but now you can read all the digitized pages from the comfort of your own web brows...

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New Exhibit: The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement

By Alison Carrick on August 16, 2017

The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement, August-December 2017 Washington University Libraries Special Collections presents a new exhibit, “The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement,” curated by practicum student Natalie Whitaker and on d...

Emmett Till: What Were We Seeing Then, What Are We Saying Now?

By l.sylvander on August 9, 2017

October 3, 1955: Life publishes Frank McMahon’s illustrations from the trial of Emmett Till’s murderers. Often considered the full igniting spark of the civil rights movement, Till’s lynching continues to provoke conversations surrounding race relations in the United States toda...

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New Streaming Reserves Platform Available

By Clara Fehrenbach on August 8, 2017

Wowza, the new streaming reserves platform, is ready to go live this fall. This new platform replaces RealPlayer and promises to be more user-friendly. Wowza was piloted successfully with two courses in the spring 2017 semester. How it works: There is no additional software necessary to play film...

East Asian Library Monthly New Book List (July 2017)

By tchang on August 1, 2017

The East Asian Library’s latest monthly new book list (covering titles added to the collections in July, 2017) is now available. Check it out at http://libguides.wustl.edu/c.php?g=46908&p=301372.