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Oppenheimer: Washington University’s connections to an American Prometheus – Part 1

Christopher Nolan’s Academy Award winning 2023 film Oppenheimer is based on Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin’s 2005 biography of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. The movie cleverly compresses several decades of Oppenheimer’s life around his leadership in building the first atomic bomb and his subsequent political blacklisting during the McCarthy era. Although none are  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

A Goddess for the Renaissance

One of the distinguishing features of early modern Europe is its fascination with and embrace of the Greco-Roman past. While this is perhaps most obvious in the literary and visual arts—think of the many new editions of classical works such as Ovid’s Metamorphoses, or paintings such as Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus—medicine was equally enamored  [Read more]

Announcements, Science and Informatics

Check out our New and Improved WUSTL REDCap Confluence Documentation!

The WUSTL REDCap Confluence Documentation recently received a major upgrade following the migration from version 7 and system update to version 14.  The documentation contains several pages of information, shareable links, and tools to help WUSTL REDCap users work more efficiently in the WUSTL Instance of REDCap.  Some highlights include: 1. A new Frequently Asked  [Read more]

Archives and Rare Books

Color Our Collections 2024

From February 5-9, 2024, libraries, archives and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free coloring sheets and books based on materials from their collections. On the first floor of Becker Library, you’ll find snacks, coloring books and materials, so let your inner child take over! Read on to learn more about the images chosen from Becker’s rare  [Read more]

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