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Associate University Librarian Nadia Ghasedi Selected for FOCUS St. Louis Program

By Julie Hale on August 28, 2017

Associate University Librarian Nadia Ghasedi has been selected for the Fall 2017 class of FOCUS St. Louis’ Emerging Leaders program. Participants in the program have the opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills, learn more about the St. Louis community, and increase civic awareness. Ghas...

Save the Date! Launch Party

By Miranda Rectenwald on August 24, 2017

Mark your calendar for October 11, 2017, 7:00 pm and join us at the Missouri History Museum for the official Launch Party for Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis. Since May 2016 work has been underway to document over 750 locations that are part of LGBTQ history in the St. Louis region.   Many people have co...

Improvements Introduced to WU Libraries’ Homepage

By Julie Hale on August 23, 2017

  WU Libraries have been working to improve the user experience on the current Libraries website. Our first priority has been to make the homepage simpler, more user friendly and functional. Please note that the entire website has not been redesigned. We’ve simply implemented changes to the ...

WU Libraries Welcome New and Returning Students

By Julie Hale on August 23, 2017

Olin Library is undergoing a renovation, but the building is open as usual, and library staff are getting ready for the new semester! A welcome table for students will be set up in the lobby of Olin beginning at 9:00 a.m. this Friday, August 25. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and provi...

Eclipse Day!

By Sonya Rooney on August 21, 2017

It’s Eclipse Day! Washington University faculty, staff, and students have enjoyed and explored eclipses in the past, too. A total solar eclipse occurred on January 1, 1889. Washington University sent the director of the WU Observatory and faculty to California’s Sacramento Valley to v...

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New Exhibit: The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement

By Alison Carrick on August 16, 2017

The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement, August-December 2017 Washington University Libraries Special Collections presents a new exhibit, “The Influence of Medieval Design on the Arts and Crafts Movement,” curated by practicum student Natalie Whitaker and on d...

Emmett Till: What Were We Seeing Then, What Are We Saying Now?

By l.sylvander on August 9, 2017

October 3, 1955: Life publishes Frank McMahon’s illustrations from the trial of Emmett Till’s murderers. Often considered the full igniting spark of the civil rights movement, Till’s lynching continues to provoke conversations surrounding race relations in the United States toda...

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New Streaming Reserves Platform Available

By Clara Fehrenbach on August 8, 2017

Wowza, the new streaming reserves platform, is ready to go live this fall. This new platform replaces RealPlayer and promises to be more user-friendly. Wowza was piloted successfully with two courses in the spring 2017 semester. How it works: There is no additional software necessary to play film...

WU Libraries Fellow Helps Develop Drone Workshop

By GIS & Data Projects Manager Jennifer Moore and GIS analyst Bill Winston on July 31, 2017

  As a part of the WU Libraries Graduate Research Fellowship Program, fellow Yuqi Li, a doctoral candidate in anthropology, collaborated with Data & GIS Services (DGS) and Earth and Planetary Sciences faculty member Alex Bradley to develop a data-collection workshop using a quadcopter or...

New Content: James Merrill Digital Archive

By Shannon Davis on July 31, 2017

The James Merrill Digital Archive is an ongoing project and collaborative effort by Scholarly Publishing, the Manuscripts unit of Special Collections, and the Humanities Digital Workshop. Intended as a resource for scholars, students, writers, and teachers, the James Merrill Digital Archive curre...