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Eyes on the Prize Receives the 2019 Cinema Eye Legacy Award

By Alison Carrick on January 24, 2019

Eyes on the Prize receives the 2019 Cinema Eye Legacy Award We are excited to announce that Eyes on the Prize is the recipient of the 2019 Cinema Eye Legacy Award. This award is given in recognition of a influential work of nonfiction film that continues to inspire new generations of filmmakers. ...

Libraries’ Essay Competition Offers Cash Prizes to Students

By Julie Hale on January 16, 2019

Reading as a pleasurable act is what Carl Neureuther, a 1940 graduate of the Washington University School of Business, hoped to promote among students when he set up an endowed book fund for the WU Libraries in 1987. Today the fund provides the resources for the annual Neureuther Student Book Col...

Mary Wickes, the First Mary Poppins

By Sonya Rooney on January 11, 2019

Did you see the new movie “Mary Poppins Returns” starring Emily Blunt?  Have you seen the 1964 “Mary Poppins” starring Julie Andrews?  Did you know that WU alum Mary Wickes played the first Mary Poppins in a one-hour live ‘Studio One in Hollywood’ presentation on CBS on December 19, 1949?  Well, ...

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...

Mary Jo Bang Celebration

By joelminor on December 21, 2018

On November 30, 2018, Washington University celebrated Mary Jo Bang–her work as a poet, English professor and artist, and her extensive collection of manuscripts, books, journals, photographs and other research materials in the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections. The event star...

Olin Library Elevator to Be Upgraded over Winter Break

By Jessica Kleekamp on December 19, 2018

The John M. Olin Library main elevator, centrally located adjacent to the grand staircase, will be upgraded over winter break. The elevator is expected to be unusable starting on the morning of Thursday, December 20, until spring semester begins on January 14. During this time, the Olin freight e...

Crafting Tunnel Books

By Rose Miyatsu on December 12, 2018

This past Saturday, a small group of book enthusiasts gathered at the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections in Olin Library to learn how to craft tunnel books as part of a series of book making workshops generously funded by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. We began the afternoon b...

WWI Archives: Christmas at the Base Hospital

By Rose Miyatsu on December 11, 2018

As the holiday season approaches, we are wrapping up our year of remembrance of WWI with a look at life in the trenches at Christmas time with photographs and letters from the collection of Washington University alum Arthur W. Proetz in the University Archives. About Arthur Proetz and the Base Ho...

Noise Possible Near Northeast Corner of Olin Library

By Julie Hale on December 10, 2018

Due to a small construction project in a nearby staff area, users in the northeast corner of Olin Library on Levels 2 and 3 may experience intermittent noise starting Tuesday, December 11, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday-Friday. The project will continue into January 2019, and inte...