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Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Aims to Improve Content on Women and the Arts

By Jody Mitori on March 8, 2018

In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10 percent of its contributors identify as women. In an effort to improve representation, the international campaign Art+Feminism was established to improve content on women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage women to partic...

Awa Odori Performance and Workshop

By Ryuta Komaki on March 8, 2018

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, along with the East Asian Studies Program and the Performing Arts Department are bringing an Awa Odori dance troupe Takarabune for a performance and workshop on March 28. See below for their announcement. The event in the Umrath Lounge will be ...

Henry Hampton in Selma

By Alison Carrick on March 7, 2018

March 7 marks the 53rd anniversary of a pivotal event in the Civil Rights Movement: Bloody Sunday. Henry Hampton traveled to Selma, Alabama after Martin Luther King issued a call for support from civil rights activists. On Sunday March 7, 1965 civil rights activists first attempted to march from ...

Olin Library Schedule During Spring Break

By Julie Hale on March 7, 2018

Spring break is almost here! The University Libraries have special hours during spring break, so please check our webpage to confirm hours before visiting any library locations. For Olin Library, starting Friday, March 9 through Saturday, March 17, the north entrance (across from Louderman Hall) ...

Lovely Subtext

By Andrea Degener on March 7, 2018

Many of the tear sheets from the Walt Reed Illustration Archive were pulled from women’s magazines. The collection contains numerous fiction stories illustrating tormented love tailored specifically for female audience. As a collective whole, the tear sheets provide an interesting specimen ...

Washington University Women During WWI

By Rose Miyatsu on March 5, 2018

In honor of Women’s History Month, we would like to honor the women of St.Louis, and particularly of Washington University, who aided in the war effort during WWI. Recording Women’s War Efforts Although women were not allowed to engage in combat at the beginning of the century, there ...

John Gardner Open House and Documentary Screening

By William Youngblood on March 5, 2018

We are excited to announce that the Washington University Libraries, in collaboration with the Lindenwood University School of Arts, Media, and Communications, will be hosting a screening of Sunlight Man, a documentary on the life of novelist (and Washington University alum) John Gardner, on Marc...

They Travel with So Much: Q&A with Monique Bedasse

By John Moore on March 2, 2018

Monique Bedasse, an assistant professor in history and African and African American studies, is a historian whose work crosses national boundaries, retracing the paths taken by people in the African diaspora. Her new book is Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the Age of De...

Exhibition: “Bride of the Desert: An Exploration of Palmyra”

By Rose Miyatsu on February 26, 2018

The exhibition: “Bride of the Desert: An Exploration of Palmyra” will be on display at The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63108, March 2 – April 21, 2018.  This exhibition includes some photographs from the Russell Sturgis Photograph Collection in University Archives and book...

Libraries receive $50,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

By Jody Mitori on February 26, 2018

Funding will support the Libraries’ Modern Literature Collection and the digitization of student publications   Washington University Libraries have been awarded a $50,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman...