Announcements, Scholarly Publishing

History of Central Institute for the Deaf Book Now Available in Digital Commons@Becker

Becker Library is proud to announce that we are hosting a digital copy of the book “The History of Central Institute for the Deaf” in our institutional repository for the School of Medicine, Digital Commons@Becker, where it can be freely accessed. The book contains a chronology of significant events related to Central Institute for the Deaf  [Read more]

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Compete for prizes in Becker’s Instagram scavenger hunt!

We’re excited to announce we’ve recently launched a Becker Library Instagram account (follow on Instagram @BeckerLibrary) and will be holding an Instagram scavenger hunt from Oct. 15-31 as part of our Becker Library Reopening Celebration. See below for rules and instructions for participation. Happy hunting! Instructions and Rules for Participation The scavenger hunt will run from Oct.  [Read more]

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Join us for a Library Reopening Celebration on Oct. 25

Faculty, staff and students are invited to Becker Medical Library’s Re-Opening Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. The event will mark the completion of the library’s first-floor renovation, which includes the installation of the Feuerstein Health and Wellness Information Center, a new campus resource that will offer a curated selection of  [Read more]

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#SciComm Thursdays are back! See last season’s top 5 takeaways.

In 2017, Becker Library began a collaboration with the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences for a new monthly series, #SciComm Thursdays. Over the course of nine sessions, more than 18 faculty, staff, and journalists shared their best practices and pro-tips for communicating clearly about science. This fall, monthly #SciComm Thursdays are back, kicking off  [Read more]

Announcements, Archives and Rare Books

‘Making a Monster’ exhibit explores developments in science and anatomy that shaped ‘Frankenstein’

Mary Shelley’s seminal novel “Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus” was published 200 years ago in 1818. Since then it has never gone out of print, and it has been reinterpreted in film, theatre, and even ballet. Its enduring popularity can be attributed to the timelessness of its themes. “Frankenstein” is not just a simple story  [Read more]

Announcements, Archives and Rare Books

Travel Scholarships Available for Archives and Rare Books Collections Use

Bernard Becker Medical Library is fortunate to have robust collections in archives and rare books that document the history of medicine from the late 15th century up to the present. Subjects in which the library’s holdings are particularly strong include ophthalmology and optics, neurology, deaf education, and the history of dentistry. In order to encourage  [Read more]

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‘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]

Announcements, Archives and Rare Books

Read along with the Special Collections Book Club

After a great start with Nina Siegal’s “The Anatomy Lesson,” we’re excited to announce that our next book selection will be “Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks. Published in 2001, the novel was inspired by the true story of Eyam, England. “When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid  [Read more]

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News about Ovid

Fee-based Ovid accounts will be deactivated July 1, 2018. Use of Ovid will be free to all Washington University School of Medicine faculty, staff and students on the WUSM network or while using remote access.

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