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William H. Gass Remembered Around the Web

By William Youngblood on December 12, 2017

Over the weekend the world of literature absorbed and responded to the death of writer William H. Gass, and the remembrances started rolling in. We at the Modern Literature Collection are touched by the warm tributes to Gass’s life and work.  Here are a few selections from around the web: T...

Remembering William H. Gass: Resources for Exploring a Life in Sentences – Part I

By Joel Minor and William Youngblood on December 8, 2017

We were saddened to hear of the death of William H. Gass, at the age of 93. As the many obituaries and tributes have attested and will attest, with his passing we have lost an important and still-active voice in American letters (Eyes, a collection of short stories and novellas was published in 2...

Database Trial – American Religion: Denominational Newspapers

By Kristine Helbling on November 21, 2017

Try some searches in American Religion: Denominational Newspapers during a trial access period until December 12. Please share your thoughts about this resource through this feedback form. Your opinions help inform future WU Libraries’ purchases and subscriptions. The collection includes ov...

New Carpet Installation on Level 1 of Olin Begins September 18

By Julie Hale on September 14, 2017

New carpet is coming to Level 1 of Olin Library starting Monday, September 18! For about a week, a team will work to remove existing carpet and install new carpet between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Some seating and study areas on Level 1 will be disrupted and temporarily unavailable thr...

EclipseMob

By Alison Verbeck on May 30, 2017

EclipseMob (http://eng.umb.edu/~eclipsemob/) is a citizen science experiment that’s being organized in connection with the August 21 solar eclipse.  NSF and the Geological Society of America are the sponsors. EclipseMob is a crowdsourced effort to conduct the largest-ever low-frequency radi...

April Springer eBooks

By Alison Verbeck on April 28, 2017

Apollo Lunar Samples  by  Anthony Young Astronomy for Older Eyes  by  James L. Chen Bohmian Mechanics, Open Quantum Systems and Continuous Measurements  by  Antonio B. Nassar, Salvador Miret-Artés Computational Non-commutative Geometry Program for Disordered Topological Insulators  by  Emil Proda...

Library Inventory

By Alison Verbeck on April 26, 2017

The annual inventory of Physics Library material will be May 11-19, 2017. The Library will be closed to everyone during this time. It is important that all books be returned to the Library on or before 3:00 pm, May 10, 2017. If the inventory is completed ahead of schedule, the Library will reopen...

Remembering Derek Walcott

By caskew on April 14, 2017

Determining the boundaries of poetry, what it is and isn’t, what counts as ‘poetry’ and what doesn’t, is a thorny endeavor even – perhaps especially – for experienced poets. W.B. Yeats offered this standard: “Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with our...

Remembering David Meltzer

By caskew on March 2, 2017

Born in 1937 to a cellist and harpist, poet and musician David Meltzer was perhaps destined to a life informed and enchanted by sound. As a child, he performed on the radio and on TV with The Horn and Hardart Children’s Hour. This strong musical heritage was only the beginning of Meltzer’s robust...

Raymond Federman’s “Take It or Leave It”

By caskew on February 16, 2017

February marks the original release date of Federman’s third novel, Take It or Leave It. To celebrate this, we offer a peek into some of the materials related to the book in the Raymond Federman Papers. Published in 1976 by Fiction Collective, Take It Or Leave It exemplifies Federman’s boldly inn...