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‘Journal on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America’ Launches

By Jody Mitori on November 27, 2017

The Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America (CRISMA) in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to announce the launch of the Journal on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America (JRISMA) with Washington University Libraries. JRISMA featu...

Faculty Author Edward McPherson Discusses New Book, ‘The History of the Future’

By Julie Hale on November 21, 2017

An assistant professor in the Department of English, Edward McPherson explores the state of the nation in his new book, The History of the Future: American Essays (Coffee House Press), a collection of narratives that examine diverse parts of the country, including Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, a...

Student Group Time Capsule Saved in University Archives

By Sonya Rooney on November 17, 2017

            The Fossil Free Wash U student campaign has joined the national Sunrise Movement’s Climate Legacy Time Capsule Project.  Three students from the group brought the time capsule to University Archives today to be saved as part of their collection with instr...

Hotch at 100: Tennessee Williams

By William Youngblood on November 17, 2017

In this third installment of our ongoing video interview with A. E. Hotchner, recorded to commemorate his 100th birthday, Hotch talks to us about meeting and working with a young Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams, while they were both Washington University undergraduates enrolled in ...

Inspired by Special Collections: Ken Botnick’s Diderot Project

By Rose Miyatsu on November 16, 2017

In a previous blog post, we highlighted the famous Encyclopédie, Ou Dictionnaire Raisonné Des Sciences, Des Arts Et Des Métiers, also known as Diderot’s Encyclopedia, which helped to spread and popularize the Enlightenment reasoning that would eventually lead to the French Revolution. The m...

A Revolutionary Encyclopedia

By Rose Miyatsu on November 14, 2017

Diderot’s Famous Encyclopedia The Encyclopédie, Ou Dictionnaire Raisonné Des Sciences, Des Arts Et Des Métiers, often referred to simply as Encyclopédie or Diderot’s Encyclopedia, is a twenty-eight volume reference book published between 1751 and 1772 by André Le Breton and edited by transl...

Celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 15

By Mollie Webb on November 13, 2017

WU Libraries’ Data & GIS Unit will  celebrate GIS Day with events showcasing GIS in the community. GIS Day is an international event, now nearly 20 years old, that promotes spatial awareness, geography, and geographic information systems (GIS). This year, the theme of GIS in the Communi...

Hotch at 100: Life at Washington University

By William Youngblood on November 10, 2017

In this second installment of our ongoing video interview with A. E. Hotchner, recorded to commemorate his 100th birthday, Hotch talks to us about his time at Washington University, how he paid for school in the depression, how he made ends meet and what campus life was like in the 1930s and 40s....

Preview of the Joy Williams Papers Takes Place November 17 at Olin Library

By Joel Minor on November 10, 2017

Washington University students, instructors, and library staff are invited to attend a preview of the Joy Williams Papers, which were acquired this year by University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections with support from the Department of English. The informal, open house-style event wil...