A new monthly event dubbed “First Fridays @ Becker” will kick off on Friday, October 5, 2018 in the Glaser Gallery on the library’s 7th floor. All are welcome to stop by anytime (open house-style) between 2 and 4 p.m. on the first Friday of the month and enjoy light refreshments and an informal show-and-tell on themed [Read more]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
#SciComm Thursday Finale – Join us on May 17th for a Panel of National and Local Media: “Telling Your Story in a ‘Post-Truth’ World”
We invite you to join the Becker Medical Library and the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences for an exciting wrap-up of our 2017-2018 #SciComm Thursdays series on Thursday, May 17th from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Connor Auditorium. This culminating event will feature local and national members of the media discussing what they see as [Read more]
This announcement is from the Operations & Facilities Management Department. The Operations & Facilities Management Department (OFMD) is excited to announce construction updates for the Becker Medical Library. Read below for the details! Becker Medical Library Starting May 21st, the Operations & Facilities Management Department will begin construction on the first floor and lobby of [Read more]
Anyone with an interest in medicine, literature or history is invited to take part in Becker Library’s Special Collections Book Club. Every few months, we’ll hold a discussion about a novel that features some aspect of medical history, then look at the primary sources that bring the stories to life.
On Tuesday, March 20, Becker Library Associate Dean and Director Paul Schoening will present “Building an Onramp for Informatics” in the General Medical Sciences Classroom (Room 147B) at the Taylor Avenue Building. The talk is part of the Institute for Informatics (I2) Research-in-Progress Lecture Series. Becker Medical Library has established a strategic initiative to introduce researchers [Read more]