You are invited to War and Peace: An Exhibition of the Work of and an Interview with Igor Karash, Wednesday, October 28, 2015, in Olin Library's Ginkgo Reading Room on the Danforth Campus of Washington University, starting at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Igor Karash is an award-winning illustrator and designer based in St. Louis. He grew up in the former Soviet Union, where he studied architecture, graphic arts, and illustration in college. He has illustrated picture books, classical literature, novels, and other works. Examples of his works for a new illustrated edition of Tolstoy's War and Peace will be on view during the event, and Karash will be interviewed by Professor Jeff Pike from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.
Hosted by the Washington University Libraries and the Modern Graphic History Library.
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Join us on Friday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. for a free screening of 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets. The screening will take place in Brown Hall, on the campus of Washington University.
The WU Film & Media Archive will be co-presenting the acclaimed documentary 3½ Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015) with the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF). This emotionally riveting film examines the Jordan Davis case, in which a Florida man opened fire on a car full of African American teens for playing their music too loud. The Boston Globe notes, “Marc Silver’s moving and illuminating documentary 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets reveals a lot about what is wrong in the United States today and a little bit of what’s right.”
The parents of the slain Jordan Davis will be in attendance for a Q & A after the screening. The film will kick off the Human Rights Documentary Sidebar at SLIFF, which will provide free screenings of films dealing with social justice.
Co-presented by the WU Film & Media Archive and Cinema St. Louis as part of the Henry Hampton Minority Documentarian Series, the screening is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1639222832995726/
Saturday, November 7, 9:00 p.m.: Free screening of Rawstock at The Stage at KDHX (3524 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103)
Do you know the difference between a dove and a cockatoo? How about when to use a colon or a semicolon? Are you afraid you just don’t fit in? Find out the answer to these questions and more as the WU Film & Media Archive and SLIFF co-present Rawstock, a free program celebrating the educational films of yesteryear. Settle in with your friends for a relaxing night of drinks, kitsch, and nostalgia, all projected in old-fashioned 16mm.
Join us on Sunday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. for a free screening of Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis. The screening will take place in Brown Hall, on the campus of Washington University.
In 1965, the historic Selma march known as Bloody Sunday was a turning point in the civil rights movement. During the march, John Lewis—then a young student, now a revered U.S. congressman—co-led peaceful protesters seeking voting rights for African Americans in the South. Coming face to face with a wall of club-wielding Alabama state troopers, Lewis maintained a steadfast, nonviolent stance. Hours later, televised images of the ensuing assault shocked viewers across the nation. Get in the Way is the first biographical film about Lewis, a respected legislator and elder statesman who continues to practice nonviolence in his unwavering fight for justice.
John Lewis will be in attendancefor the screening, as will the film'sdirector, Kathleen Dowdey. Co-sponsored by the WU Film & Media Archive and Cinema St. Louis, the event is free and open to the public.For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/456613241188855
Faculty members, students, and other interested parties are invited to Olin Library, Room 142, on Monday, October 26, where from noon to 1 p.m. library staff members will report on new services or improvements funded by in-house innovation grants. Attendees should feel free to bring their lunches and eat during the presentation.
Hear brief presentations showing just how much can be accomplished with a small amount of funding toward the following efforts:
Flexible Seating for Olin Library Level B
History Out Loud Mobile Audio Recording Booth
Eyes on Ferguson
Loanable Flying Camera (Quadcopter Drone)
Research Conference for Advanced Graduate Students in the Humanities
On Tuesday, October 27, at 3:30 p.m., Roger Schonfeld, Director of the Library and Scholarly Communications Program at Ithaka S+R, will discuss the results of the Ithaka Local Faculty Survey, which took place March 3-29, 2015, at Washington University. Schonfeld’s presentation will be held in Room 142 of Olin Library. Faculty and other interested parties are welcome to attend.
The Ithaka Local Faculty Survey was developed by Ithaka S+R, a nonprofit research and consulting service that helps the academic community take advantage of digital technologies, preserve the scholarly record, and advance research and teaching in a sustainable way. The purpose of the survey was to understand faculty perceptions of the emerging digital landscape and its impact on research, teaching, and learning outcomes. Topics addressed in the survey included:
*The evolving role of the academic library
*How scholars discover and access needed information resources
The WU Libraries have begun a trial of the digital Loeb Classical Library, which will run through the end of November. Founded by James Loeb in 1911, the Loeb Classical Library strives to make Greek and Latin literature accessible to the broadest audience possible. The digital Loeb Classical Library features a fully searchable, ever-evolving, virtual collection of Greek and Latin texts that includes key works of epic and lyric poetry, plays, history, philosophy, and oratory. More than 520 volumes can be accessed through Loeb's easy-to-use interface, which lets readers browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content.
Single- and dual-language reading modes
Sophisticated bookmarking and annotation features
User account and My Loeb content saved in perpetuity
Regular uploading of new and revised volumes
Information about the digital Loeb Classical Library has been added to the trials section of the A-Z database list on the Libraries’ website. The Libraries’ decision to purchase and/or subscribe to this tool is based on feedback, price, and available funds. We welcome your comments. Please send feedback to your subject librarian.
On Thursday, October 8, at 4:30 p.m.,Jeffrey Zacks, neuroscientist and WU professor of Psychology andRadiology, will discuss his recent book, Flicker: Your Brain on Movies. Pairing current cognitive research with the history of cinema, Zacks' book takes a scientific look at how the brain engages with images on the big screen. For more information about Zacks and his book, click here.
Zacks’ talk will take place in Olin Library’s Ginkgo Reading Room. A reception will follow the discussion. The event is free and open to the public. If you have questions, contact Joy Lowery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-935-5418.
On Thursday, October 8, at 7 p.m., the WU Libraries will host another film screening as part of the Henry Hampton Minority Documentarian Series. Two short films directed by acclaimed documentarian Jack Willis will be shown: Streets of Greenwood (1962), which chronicles voter registration efforts by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Mississippi, and Lay My Burden Down (1966), a documentary about black tenant farmers in Selma, Alabama.
Willis, who has worked in television as well as film, has won many awards, including seven Emmys, the George Polk Award for Investigative Journalism, and the First Amendment Award. His documentaries on race, poverty, and other social issues have been widely distributed in America and Europe. Willis will be present on October 8 and will take part in a discussion after the films have been shown.
The screening will take place in Steinberg Auditorium, on Washington University’s Danforth Campus. The event is free and open to the public. If you have questions, contact Joy Lowery at email@example.com or 314-935-5418.
On Friday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m., the Washington University Libraries and American Culture Studies are hosting a free outdoor screening of The Makings of You, the feature debut of St. Louis native Matt Amato. The screening will take place on WUSTL's Danforth campus, in McMillan Courtyard next to Mudd Field (bring your own blankets or seats).
Amato, an acclaimed music-video director who has worked with diverse talents ranging from Bon Iver to Barbra Streisand, shot The Makings of You in St. Louis. A poignant tale of self discovery, love, and loss, the film tells the story of Judy (Sheryl Lee of Twin Peaks fame) and Wallis (Mad Men's Jay R. Ferguson), who share a dissatisfaction with their own lives and an irresistible attraction to each other. Caught between the freedoms offered by Wallis and the demands of her troubled family, Judy struggles to reconcile the two. Deftly avoiding romantic clichés, The Makings of You is a classic love story rich in atmosphere -- palpable summertime heat, lush music, and beautifully decaying surroundings.
A Q&A with Amato will follow the movie. In case of rain, the screening will be held in Olin Library, Room 142. To sign up to attend, visit the WU Film & Media Archive's Facebook page.
Across the scholarly landscape, there is a growing need for the archiving and storage of digital research materials. To address this demand, the WUSTL Libraries are initiating the Digital Research Materials Repository Curation Pilot. This project will utilize the Libraries’ expertise and current suite of services to manage, enhance, and preserve the outputs of research conducted at WUSTL. Given many of the recent funding requirements around data management and sharing, the Libraries anticipate a greater need for these services.
Faculty members are encouraged to participate in the data curation pilot. It’s a great way to promote and preserve digital research outputs, such as images, spreadsheets, metadata, and field data. We’re inviting faculty and researchers to submit proposals for the project. Here are a few of the ways you’ll benefit from curating your digital materials with the WU Libraries:
Your research time and investment will be safeguarded with a trusted, long-standing source.
Your data will be enriched beyond the standard storage and backup techniques.
Your materials will be archived and accessible for future researchers to reuse, which will increase the impact of your research.
You will meet grant funder and publisher requirements.
You will improve the discoverability and citeability of your research materials through the assignment of a DOI and the dissemination of your research to international linked data platforms.
To get started, fill out this form: bit.ly/1fLoqJl. If you have additional questions or need more information, contact Digital Data Outreach Librarian Cynthia Hudson-Vitale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WU Libraries have begun a trial of the new genealogy research tool Ancestry Library Edition, which will run through the end of September. Ancestry Library Edition was created for the library market and gives patrons instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research.
With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more. These collections are continuously expanding, with new content added every business day.
Information about Ancestry Library Edition has been added to the trials section of the A-Z database list on the Libraries’ website. The Libraries’ decision to purchase and/or subscribe to this tool is based on feedback, price, and available funds. We welcome your comments. Please send feedback to your subject librarian.