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Biology books and ebooks added May 2018

By Ruth Lewis on May 30, 2018

I welcome your requests and suggestions for library acquisitions. Email Ruth at rlewis@wustl.edu or use forms, Recommend a Purchase for the Library or Recommend a Journal Purchase or Cancellation. Please specify format when you have a preference. Accelerated Path to Cures Josep Bassaganya-Riera S...

Stephen Hawking’s Multiverse

By Alison Verbeck on May 30, 2018

Professor Stephen Hawking’s final research paper was submitted to the Journal of High-Energy Physics ten days before he died on March 14, 2018.  In the paper, “A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation?“, Hawking and his co-author Thomas Hertog present a new multiverse theory with th...

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Acquisitions for history of science, medicine & technology, April-May 2018

By Ruth Lewis on May 30, 2018

This is a list of books added to our catalog with call number Q-T and history or biography in the subject headings plus a few books ordered by request. This is not a comprehensive list of new books. There are certainly other new books related to the history of science, technology and medicine, so...

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Math and statistics books and ebooks added May 2018

By Ruth Lewis on May 30, 2018

I welcome your requests and suggestions for library acquisitions. Email Ruth at rlewis@wustl.edu or use forms, Recommend a Purchase for the Library or Recommend a Journal Purchase or Cancellation. Please specify format when you have a preference. Abstract algebra : an interactive approach / Willi...

New BrowZine Web Features

By Alison Verbeck on May 30, 2018

Now you can share an article with a colleague through BrowZine.  Under the Share option in BrowZine Web, users may click “Copy Link to Article.” With these links, BrowZine automatically routes to the correct source.  If the user is off campus or even affiliated with another institutio...

Hotch at 100: Meeting Hemingway

By William Youngblood on May 29, 2018

Over the course of his long life and career, author, playwright, philanthropist, and Washington University alum A. E. Hotchner has had the good fortune to cross paths with many of the notable figures of the twentieth century. In 1948, fresh out of the Air Force, Hotchner was sent on assignment to...

Honoring Julian Edison

By Rose Miyatsu on May 24, 2018

Julian Edison, who passed away last May, was an incredibly influential supporter of Washington University Libraries. Not only was he a generous donor who created a large endowment to fund the work of Special Collections, but he was also an avid collector of miniature books and gifted many rare an...

The Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration

By Rose Miyatsu on May 24, 2018

At the beginning of this month, faculty, staff, alumni, current students, and friends of Washington University in St. Louis witnessed the re-dedication of Olin Library after a massive two-year reconstruction project. Those who have been on campus for the entirety of the project have been particul...

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The Black Panther: A Comic Book History

By Vernon Mitchell, Jr., Curator of Popular American Arts on May 23, 2018

The late 1960s was a tumultuous time for America both domestically and abroad. The events taking place outside U.S. shores, such as the Vietnam conflict, began to affect domestic unrest in already existing social movements, most notably the Civil Rights Movement. Although President Lyndon Johnson...