Oxford Handbooks Online in Classical Studies – seven new titles purchased

By Deborah Katz on October 3, 2018

          Oxford Handbooks Online in Classical Studies brings together the world’s leading scholars to write review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic, and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate. Here is the lin...

Brill’s Jacoby Online — new subscription

By Deborah Katz on October 3, 2018

Thank you Professors Stamatopoulou and Keane for requesting access to the Brill Jacoby Online. In its new format, Jacoby Online consists of five sections. The  User Guide provides detailed descriptions of each section, and useful searching tips.   – Die Fragmente der Griechischen Histo...

Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

By Alison Verbeck on October 2, 2018

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 was awarded on October 2 “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with one half to Arthur Ashkin, Bell Laboratories, “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems” and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou, École Polyt...

Summer Institute in Papyrology

By joelminor on October 2, 2018

From the Chair of Classics, Dr. Catherine Keane: The 2018 Summer Institute in Papyrology (SIP), organized by the American Society of Papyrologists (ASP) and held in Olin Library Special Collections, represents a lasting investment in our important collection of papyri from Egypt. The papyri colle...

Evening and weekend hours return to East Asian Library

By Ryuta Komaki on October 1, 2018

Effective today (Monday, October 1, 2018), the East Asian Library returns to the regular opening hours it offered before January Hall closed for the renovation project. The hours are 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The regul...

A Film About Mexican-American Heritage from the Archives

By Rose Miyatsu on October 1, 2018

Old educational films can give us a glimpse into how average Americans were being taught about pivotal moments in our nation’s history. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we want to highlight one such educational film from 1971, The Mexican-American: Heritage and Destiny. Created in the m...

September New Physics Books

By Alison Verbeck on October 1, 2018

The astronomers’ magic envelope : an introduction to astrophysics emphasizing general principles and orders of magnitude / Prasenjit Saha, Paul A. Taylor. QB461 .S24 2018 The Babylonian astronomical compendium MUL.APIN / Hermann Hunger and John Steele. QB19 .H8625 2019 Biological small angl...