Events

All Washington Univerisity Libraries events are free and open to all unless otherwise indicated. All Libraries events will be virtual in the fall 2020 semester. Pre-registration is required.

  • January 20, 2021 • 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Zoom

Join us to discuss our January virtual book club selection, Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. In 1914, explorer Ernest Shackleton sailed via the ship called Endurance to Antarctica. Just short of its destination, the ship became trapped in ice. This is the story of how Shackleton and his crew were forced to travel the […]

  • January 27, 2021 • 5 PM – 6 PM
  • Zoom

The New York Review of Books and the Cristin Tierney Gallery are hosting a Zoom discussion regarding artist Tim Youd’s ongoing performance William Gaddis Retyped. Join Modern Literature Collection curator Joel Minor, curator Claire Gilman (The Drawing Center), curator and writer Allison Unruh, and Youd as they discuss the visual aspects of an author’s papers.  

  • February 4, 2021 • 12 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Teams

Washington University staff are invited to attend a virtual discussion of the Common Reading Program selection for 2020, Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, by Cathy O’Neill. Pre-registration required. The Library’s eBook copy is available via the catalog.

  • February 8, 2021 • 10 AM – 11 AM
  • Zoom

This Love Data Week lecture will introduce content analysis and discuss its utility in sociological research. It will describe data collection and analysis approaches—with emphasis on the coding process. Drawing from contemporary research, this talk will also address how qualitative data analysis software (e.g., AtlasTI) can aid researchers in identifying key patterns in texts. Free […]

  • February 8, 2021 • 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Zoom

Social Explorer provides demographic data from the Census and other sources. Users can access, analyze, and visualize data in the easy-to-use platform. In this workshop you will learn to access, use, and download data. Free and open to all, pre-registration is required.  

  • February 9, 2021 • 10 AM – 11 AM
  • Zoom

In this introduction to LabArchives, WashU’s electronic lab notebook platform, learn how to quickly and easily create an electronic lab notebook to manage your research data securely online. Free and open to all, pre-registration is required.  

  • February 9, 2021 • 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Zoom

Python is a popular programming language for software development and data analysis. This workshop will introduce basic data analysis in Python and demonstrate the following: – data import, exploration & manipulation in Python using the Pandas library, and – data visualization in Python using the Matplotlib, Seaborn, and Plotly Express libraries. Hands-on exercises will be […]

  • February 10, 2021 • 10 AM – 11 AM
  • Zoom

The Bloomberg Terminal brings together real-time data on every market, breaking news, in-depth research, powerful analytics, communications tools and world-class execution capabilities. In this demonstration you will hear about the tool described and see analysis in action. Free and open to all, pre-registration is required.  

  • February 10, 2021 • 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Zoom

Federal Reserve Economic Data Service (FRED), maintained by the St. Louis Federal Reserve, provides access to over 750,000 financial and data economic data series across 100 public and proprietary data sources.  Guest speaker Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Senior Economic Education Specialist of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will give the history of FRED, along with features, […]

  • February 10, 2021 • 1 PM – 3 PM

Tableau is a data analysis and visualization tool used to help people see, understand, and make decisions with data. In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn to add data, manipulate it,  and create a dashboard to display it. Free and open to all, pre-registration is required.  

  • February 10, 2021 • 7 PM – 8 PM
  • Zoom

In this virtual reading and discussion, Baba Badji will present his recently published first collection of poems Ghost Letters. Badji is a Senegalese-American poet, translator, researcher, and PhD candidate in Comparative Literature. Ghost Letters creates a ghost mother who becomes a presiding presence. His poetry explores what it means to be Senegalese, American, and Black, as […]

  • February 11, 2021 • 10 AM – 11 AM
  • Zoom

MDClone is a free, secure, self-service platform for building queries and downloading computationally derived (“synthetic”) data from the Institute for Informatics (I2) research data core (RDC). This webinar will include a demonstration of creating a query to obtain synthetic data. Free and open to all, pre-registration is required.  

  • February 11, 2021 • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Zoom

Join University Archivist Sonya Rooney to hear about different faculty material, how they got to the Archives, and how they have been used. 

  • February 12, 2021 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Zoom

The workshop will provide an introduction to using R packages for visualization of COVID-19 data. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the structure of publicly available COVID-19 data and explore methods to visualize the data with an aim to understand the disease epidemiology. Hands-on exercises will be presented in the interactive web-based environment, […]

  • February 12, 2021 • 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Zoom

Join us for a Love Data Week presentation by Carrie Wolinetz, PhD, Associate Director for Science Policy at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), focusing on the future of data management and sharing in the context of the recently announced NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing. Free and open to all, pre-registration is required. […]

  • February 18, 2021 • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Zoom

Join us as Professor Sowande’ Mustakeem (History) discusses her book Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage (University of Illinois Press, 2016),  revealing for the first time how the institution of slavery took critical shape at sea. The book was recognized with a 2017 Wesley-Logan Prize (American Historical Association) and a […]

  • February 24, 2021 • 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Zoom

Join us to discuss our February virtual book club selection, Fever by Mary Beth Keane.

  • March 24, 2021 • 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Zoom

Join us to discuss our March virtual book club selection, Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate by Carolyn Porter.

  • April 28, 2021 • 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Zoom

Join us to discuss our April virtual book club selection, People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.