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Scene from "For Ahkeem"

Documentary ‘For Ahkeem’ Screens Nov. 11 at St. Louis Film Festival

By Jody Mitori on November 8, 2017

The new documentary “For Ahkeem” follows 17-year-old Daje Shelton after she has been expelled from her public high school in North St. Louis and is sent to the court-supervised Innovative Concept Academy by Judge Jimmie Edwards. The film is part of the free program “Mean Streets: Viewing the Divi...

WU Libraries Staff Spotlight: Andrea Degener

By Julie Hale on November 8, 2017

Visual Materials Processing Archivist Andrea Degener joined WU Libraries in 2011 as an Art & Architecture Library assistant. A graduate of WU’s Master of Fine Arts degree program, Andrea worked as a student assistant in the Art & Architecture Library, the Dowd Modern Graphic History Libra...

Dr. Diane Bunce Will Deliver Education Lecture on November 8

By Julie Hale on November 7, 2017

On Wednesday, November 8, Dr. Diane Bunce will deliver a talk entitled “Using Research to Change Our Perception of the ‘Average Student.’” The talk is part of the Innovations in Undergraduate Education Speaker Series, co-sponsored by Arts & Sciences, CIRCLE, the University Libraries, and The ...

Lady Liberty Coin Design

Newman Numismatic Portal: Building the Currency Library

By nicole.fry on November 3, 2017

This past October, I attended the Digital Library Federation 2017 conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This was my first time at the event. While there, I was able to learn more about the digital humanities field and connect with others working on similar projects throughout the country. I als...

Free Screening of “Tell Them We Are Rising” Takes Place Friday, November 3

By Julie Hale on November 2, 2017

There will be a free screening of “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities” on Friday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Hall on the Danforth Campus of  Washington University. The screening is being co-presented by Washington University Libraries’ Film &am...

Free Screening of “Jane” Takes Place Thursday, November 2

By Julie Hale on November 1, 2017

A free screening of the new documentary “Jane” will take place on Thursday, November 2, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Brown Hall 118 on the Danforth Campus of Washington University. Using a trove of footage from the National Geographic archives, “Jane” tells the true story of Jane Goodall...

New Acquisition: Howard Nemerov Letters

By Rose Miyatsu on October 30, 2017

Washington University in St Louis has recently acquired a new set of letters written by Howard Nemerov, along with two early photos. Nemerov was a widely acclaimed author who published poetry, short stories, novels, essays, and criticism. He is best known for his poetry, which won him numerous aw...

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New North Entrance to Olin Library Opens November 1

By Julie Hale on October 26, 2017

A major milestone of the Olin Library Transformation project will come to fruition on Wednesday, November 1, when the new north entrance to Olin Library opens. The north entrance is expected to open at approximately 9 a.m. on November 1. As soon as it opens, the existing south entrance will close...

Extra! Extra! More Digital Access to Student Life

By Emily Stenberg on October 25, 2017

One complete year of Student Life, the independent newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis, is now available through Open Scholarship at openscholarship.wustl.edu/studentlife. The 85 issues from 2006-07 are online with plans to eventually include the full run of the newspaper, which dates...

Robert Frerck Photography Collection Now Available

By Rose Miyatsu on October 24, 2017

Robert Frerck Photography Collection Now Available Last year, Special Collections obtained a large collection of photograph transparencies and photographs taken by internationally acclaimed foreign travel photographer, Robert Frerck. Many of these photos were taken for Frerck’s photography compan...