Special Collections Book Club - September 2018 Meeting

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein - Day 1

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Becker senior support scientist presents at NISO virtual conference

This week, Becker Library Senior Support Scientist Marcy Vana was featured as a speaker at the virtual conference of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). Her presentation, “A Collaborative Approach to Supporting Research and High Performance Computing,” showcased an innovative and ongoing partnership she has helped to create between Becker Library and the Center for  [Read more]

‘Frankenstein’ and medical research, practice and ethics today

Becker Library is co-sponsoring The Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein forum to be held on Sept. 28-30 in Clopton Auditorium as part of Washington University’s year-long celebration of the novel’s 200th anniversary. Space is limited and RSVPs are required (click here to register). Each day of the forum will begin with a 30-minute reception prior to the 7 p.m.  [Read more]

Acquisitions Highlight: Astrology and medicine in the 16th century

Many of the items in our rare book collections feature beautiful illustrations of the human body. While these are often the obvious choices to use in exhibits and highlight on social media, a book does not need to be visually spectacular to be interesting. Some of our most fascinating holdings are small and unassuming in  [Read more]