April and May 2018 New Books List

By cpmcleod on May 18, 2018

The EPS Library acquired the following new materials in April and May of 2018: May 2018 The Vulnerable Andaman and Nicobar Islands: a Study of Disasters and Response, by Punama Tripathi. DS486.5 A5 T75 2018 The Nature of Disaster in China: the 1931 Yangzi River Flood, by Chris Courtney. GB1399.5 ...

South entrance of John M. Olin Library

Olin Library’s Help Desk Closed on May 21

By Jody Mitori on May 17, 2018

Olin Library’s Help Desk will be closed from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday, May 21, so that library staff may participate in the university’s Staff Day events. The building will remain open for Staff Day self-guided tours, study, computer use, and browsing collections. Services at the Help...

University Libraries Complete Olin Transformation Project

By Jody Mitori on May 16, 2018

With the completion of the Olin Transformation Project, John M. Olin Library has greater accessibility, new study spaces, more areas for collaboration and instruction, and expanded exhibition spaces to highlight the University Libraries’ unique collections. The renovation that kicked off in...

2018 EPS Senior Honors Thesis Award Ceremony

By cpmcleod on May 16, 2018

The EPS Department held the annual award ceremony for senior honors thesis presentations on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in the Ginsburg Atrium. Seniors presenting at this event were: Lauren Johnson: Constructing an isotopic record of a Sierra Nevada lake core Seth Olinger: Microseismicity along maj...

Discovering a Seventeenth Century “Yearbook”

By Rose Miyatsu on May 14, 2018

As commencement approaches, many of our graduating seniors will soon be circulating their yearbooks, filling them with the signatures of their departing friends and colleagues. This practice of signing books is a college tradition that dates back as far as the 1540s, when students in Wittenberg, ...

Newman Tower Exhibit: Biedermeier Greeting Cards

By Rose Miyatsu on May 10, 2018

The new Newman Tower of Exploration and Collections has provided the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections with a unique chance to share some of our most treasured collections with the public. In this post, we would like to highlight a beautiful collection of Biedermeier greeting cards ...

Chemistry Library Closed May 10 through Mid-July for Upgrade

By Julie Hale on May 10, 2018

The Chemistry Library in Louderman Hall will be closed May 10 until mid-July for an important project to upgrade the library’s HVAC system.  When it reopens later this summer, the Chemistry Library will be an even more comfortable place to visit and study. Here’s what to expect during the Chemist...

Summer City Seminar: A Compendium of the Divided City

By Alison Carrick on May 8, 2018

The 2018 Summer City Seminar: A Compendium of the Divided City will take place on May 10-11th. The third annual Summer City Seminar will feature numerous panels and presentations highlighting projects created from the Divided City Initiative. Washington University Libraries have collaborated on m...

WWI Collections: The Washington University Memorial Association

By Rose Miyatsu on May 8, 2018

In 1919, after WWI had officially ended and troops had returned home, Washington University in St Louis decided to create a Memorial Association to document and record the University’s involvement in the war effort and of honor students, faculty, and graduates of the university who had served, an...