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Newman Exploration Center

Interior of Newman Exploration Center in Olin Library
The Newman Exploration Center at the base of the glass staircase in the John M. Olin Library.
The Newman Exploration Center on Level A of John M. Olin Library. James Byard/Washington University

The Newman Exploration Center is a vibrant and dynamic space in the John M. Olin Library that showcases Washington University’s broad and varied international activities undertaken by our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Throughout the year the center hosts a variety of events designed to inspire further exploration, engagement, and participation in discovery through travel. The Newman Exploration Center also provides resources related to domestic and international study, research, travel, and cultures to help campus community members create their own physical and intellectual journeys.

The Blaeu Atlas open to a map at the base of Olin Library's Andrew and Jayne Kagan Grand Staircase in the Newman Exploration Center (Level A).

The Blaeu Atlas

The Blaeu Atlas on display in the Newman Exploration Center (Level A) is one of our permanent exhibitions. Washington University Libraries’ Blaeu Atlas was a gift of Eric P. Newman and contains the last two volumes (volumes 8-9) of the Dutch version of the Atlas.

Travel Resources & Exploration Opportunities

Newman Exploration Travel Fund

The Newman Exploration Travel Fund (NEXT) aims to support students, faculty, and staff on the Danforth Campus who wish to explore this vast world.


Office of Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research website includes a listing of domestic and international research opportunities for students across all disciplines.

WUSTL Global Opportunities

The WUSTL Global Opportunities site lists overseas programs available to students in all schools on the Danforth campus, with programs that vary in content, structure, and duration.

My Trips International Travel Registry

Traveling abroad on a university-related study abroad or business trip? Register your trip with My Trips International Travel Registry. The registry allows WashU to better assist you in emergencies or times of crisis while abroad.

Pack for a Purpose

With a little space in your bags, you can make important contributions to the places and people you visit on your travels.

Newman Exploration Center Contact