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  • October 18, 2018 • 9 AM – 10 AM
  • East Asian Library Reading Room, January Hall

Please join the Washington University Libraries for an Open House celebrating recent enhancements to the East Asian Library. We’ll also be welcoming Joan Wang, our new East Asian Librarian. Refreshments will be provided. Thursday, October 18, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Reading Room, East Asian Library, January Hall Remarks by Denise Stephens, Vice Provost and University Librarian: 9:30 a.m. […]

  • October 19, 2018 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • John M. Olin Library, Room 142 & Newman Exploration Center

Two of the NEXT award winners will present on their travels. Immediately following the presentations they will spend time talking with their peers about their trips and winning applications. Light refreshments will be served. Room 142 Presentations: 10-11 a.m. Newman Exploration Center Peer to peer discussions: 11-Noon

  • October 26, 2018 • 11 AM – 4 PM
  • Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library

Continue the discussion around this year’s Common Read, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie, at this display of artworks and artifacts that speak to the book’s setting and themes. In the Kemper Art Museum’s Study Room, several artworks from the Museum’s collection will be on view, including selections from The East Is […]

  • October 31, 2018 • 5:45 PM
  • Women’s Building, Formal Lounge

An associate professor in the Writing Program at Columbia University, Victor LaValle is the author of the “The Changeling,” an update of the traditional fairy tale, and the comic book “Victor LaValle’s DESTROYER,” a modern-day take on the Frankenstein legend that explores issues of race and identity. PRE-LECTURE RECEPTION: 5:45 p.m. LECTURE: 7:00 p.m. LaValle’s […]

  • November 15, 2018 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

As part of the University Libraries Faculty Book Talk series, Timothy Parsons, WU professor of African history and editor of Mapping Migration, Identity, and Space (Palgrave Macmillan), will lead a panel discussion about the book. Co-editor Tabea Linhard, WU professor of Spanish, will participate in the panel, along with two of the book’s contributors, Linling Gao-Miles, […]

  • November 30, 2018 • 3 PM – 7 PM
  • Olin Library and Women's Building

Please join us in celebrating Washington University English professor and esteemed poet Mary Jo Bang, author of eight books of poetry, the most recent of which is A Doll for Throwing (Graywolf Press, 2017). She has won numerous awards and fellowships, including a National Book Critics Circle Award, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a […]

  • December 4, 2018 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

As part of the University Libraries Faculty Book Talk series, Douglas B. Dowd, professor of art and American culture studies at Washington University and faculty director of the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library (DMGHL), will discuss his book Stick Figures: Drawing as a Human Practice (Spartan Holiday Books and the Rockwell Center for American […]