The Explorer

WashU Libraries Launches New Book Club Series

By Jennifer Killion on August 8, 2019

Join us as we explore both fiction and non-fiction titles, with selections focusing on history, medicine, travel, adventure, rare books, and literature. Book Clubs will begin with a showcase of collection materials related to the reading, followed by a discussion of the book. Free and open to all...

University Libraries Award 2019 NEXT Scholarships and Grants

By Jennifer Killion on April 15, 2019

The Washington University Libraries have awarded the second annual Newman Exploration Travel Fund (NEXT) scholarships and grants. More than 100 applications were received from Washington University faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduate students. The 2019 NEXT scholarships and grants were aw...

NEXT Presentations Take Place April 25

By Julie Hale on April 5, 2019

Washington University Libraries awarded the inaugural Newman Exploration Travel Fund (NEXT) scholarships and grants in May 2018. The awards are made possible through a generous donation from the Eric P. and Evelyn E. Newman Foundation and are open to Washington University undergraduate and gradua...

Newman Exploration Travel Fund Opens Applications January 14

By Jennifer Killion on January 9, 2019

Washington University Libraries will begin accepting applications for the 2019 Newman Exploration Travel Fund on January 14. The fund awards up to $10,000 per award to two student scholarships, one faculty grant, and one staff grant for members of the Danforth Campus who wish to explore this vast...

Celebrate International Education Week!

By Jennifer Killion on November 12, 2018

Celebrate International Education Week! Meet and mingle with multilingual students and librarians from around the world. Traditional Mesoamerican tamales will be served. Tuesday, November 13th 4pm-6pm Newman Exploration Center Olin Library, Level A  

NEXT recipients

NEXT Winners Present Their Adventures

By Jennifer Killion on October 15, 2018

Newman Exploration Travel Fund awardees Kendall Carroll, Undergraduate winner, and Gabriela Hall, Undergraduate winner, will present on the trips they took funded by the NEXT travel fund. Carroll, a WU ’18 graduate of Arts & Sciences, traveled through Scotland, Germany, and Croatia studying t...

Exploration and Augmented Reality: Our Changing Earth

By Jennifer Killion on September 18, 2018

In addition to the Center’s travel resources and great spaces for quiet study, the Newman Exploration Center currently has on display the Augmented Reality Sandbox. Built by University Libraries Data Services team, the AR Sandbox integrates digital and environmental information in real time to di...

University Libraries Award 7 NEXT Scholarships and Grants

By Jody Mitori on May 4, 2018

Washington University Libraries has awarded the inaugural Newman Exploration Travel Fund (NEXT) scholarships and grants. The NEXT awards are made possible through a generous donation from the Eric P. and Evelyn E. Newman Foundation and are open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as to...