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Newman Tower Exhibits: Forms of the Book

By Rose Miyatsu on May 4, 2018

What makes a book a book? Does it have to have lines of text that you read from left to right or right to left? Does it have to be bound with pages and a cover? How does the form of the text influence the way you read it? These are questions that we hope […]

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...

Declaration of Independence Exhibit Now Open in Olin Library

By Julie Hale on May 2, 2018

University Libraries’ new Declaration of Independence exhibit was unveiled on May 1, 2018, during the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the John M. Olin Library Transformation project. The exhibit spotlights a rare broadside copy of the Declaration that was printed by So...

From Ridgley to Olin: The History of Wash U’s Library

By Rose Miyatsu on May 1, 2018

May 1 was the official Transformation Dedication of the newly renovated Olin Library, so we thought we would take this opportunity to have a look at the history of Washington University’s library. Ridgley Library This history begins in the late 1800s when Stephen Ridgley, a former State Sen...

Black Panther Exhibit Now on Display in Olin Library

By Julie Hale on April 30, 2018

University Libraries’ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections is proud to announce the opening of an exciting new exhibit dedicated to Marvel Comics’ Black Panther. Now on display in Olin Library next to the grand staircase, the exhibit was curated by Skye Lacerte, curator of the Douglas ...

Special Collections to Have Limited Accessibility in Summer 2018

By Jody Mitori on April 27, 2018

Due to collection moves, University Libraries’ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections will have limited accessibility to some of its collections over the summer of 2018, starting May 22. Please note the following changes during this time. For in-person reference: All visits to Special Co...

Whispers to be Closed Afternoon of May 1 for Olin Library Dedication

By Julie Hale on April 25, 2018

On Tuesday, May 1, a reception celebrating the completion of the Olin Transformation project will take place in Olin Library. Whispers Café will be closed from 1:30-8:00 p.m. It’s expected that most of the activity related to the reception will take place on Levels 1,  2, and A of Olin. Lev...

Queer History in the Divided City: A New Approach to Digital Mapping

By Miranda Rectenwald on April 24, 2018

Published today: An article by Ian Darnell and Andrea Friedman on NOTCHES that discusses some impacts of the mapping project: http://notchesblog.com/2018/04/24/queer-history-in-the-divided-city-a-new-approach-to-digital-mapping/ Notches: (re)marks on the history of sexuality “is a peer-revi...

Washington University Honors Author and Teacher William H. Gass

By Julie Hale on April 19, 2018

On April 6, 2018, members of the Washington University community came together to celebrate the legacy of William H. Gass, who died on December 6, 2017, at the age of 93. Gass taught at Washington University for 30 years and in 1990 became the co-founder and first director of the university’s Int...

‘Art of Medicine’ Exhibition Showcases Student Projects

By Jody Mitori on April 17, 2018

The Art of Medicine exhibition is now open in Olin Library’s Ginkgo Room through June 29. This exhibition showcases students’ final projects from The Art of Medicine, one of five courses sponsored by the Provost’s Cross-School Interdisciplinary Teaching Grant Program. This collaborati...