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Book Club Explores 'The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World' May 13

April 16, 2019

Join the Webster University Book Club for a discussion of Andrea Wulf's take on a giant in the history of science in her book, "The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World." This far-reaching biography tells of von Humboldt’s scientific exploration, new ideas of science, prolific writing, and immense influence on politicians, artists, scholars, and scientists. Paul Stroble will lead a discussion of the book on Monday, May 13, at noon in the Library Conference Room. Everyone is welcome, and there are several copies of the book on reserve at the front desk of the library.

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Book Club: Time Travel, Alternate History Novel '1632' March 25

March 04, 2019

Join the Webster University Book Club on Monday, March 25, at noon in the Library Conference Room for a discussion of Eric Flint's "1632," the first novel in the alternate history book series exploring the effect of transporting a mass of people through time. Kim Kleinman, director of undergraduate advising and science historian, will lead a discussion of the book on March 25 at noon in the Library Conference Room. Everyone is welcome. A few copies of the book are available on reserve at the front desk of the library.

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Book Club: Faulkner's 'As I Lay Dying' July 16

June 05, 2018

The Webster University Book Club's summer read is a classic novel that often appears on lists of the best literary works of the 20th century, William Faulkner’s "As I Lay Dying." Copies of the book are available for check-out at the library’s front desk. Join us on July 16 at noon in Emerson Library, room 215. All are welcome!

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Learn New Skills This Summer with Lynda

May 17, 2018

Webster students, faculty and staff may access Lynda, an online resource featuring a myriad of self-paced tutorials. Video guidance on various softwares, workplace skills, and even programming languages is offered by expert instructors. Lynda is a great way to avoid "summer slide" or try out a new skill before enrolling in a class. Access Lynda through your Connections account for full course listings.

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Convene with faculty, staff and students for resources on learning and engagement.

GCP Collaboratory: Opportunities to Join Remotely

May 16, 2018

Faculty, students, and staff throughout Webster’s worldwide network are invited to tune in for streamed events during the Global Citizenship Collaboratory on May 21-22. The plenary events on Monday will be streamed at webster.edu/live, and participants can also remotely join two concurrent sessions on Tuesday. Those attending in person should RSVP by May 17.

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Book Club: 'Rachel Carson and Her Sisters' April 23

March 27, 2018

In honor of Woodrow Wilson Fellow Dr. Robert K. Musil's April visit, Webster University Book Club will read and discuss his 2014 book, "Rachel Carson and her Sisters: Extraordinary Women who Have Shaped America’s Environment." The book examines the activists, scientists, and writers who both influenced Carson and whom she influenced. Join us on April 23 at noon in the Library Conference Room.

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Students are encouraged to share photos of where they're using the library, anywhere around the world.

Introducing the 'Library Anywhere' Photo Contest

February 28, 2018

To raise awareness of the accessibility of its services around the world, the library is excited to announce the Library Anywhere Photo Contest. For the month of March, students are encouraged to post images on social media that will tell their stories. Because so many library resources are available online, the “library” might be a Viennese café, military barracks, or kitchen table strewn with crayons. Share using the hashtag #websterulibanywhere.

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Enhance your Adobe Creative Cloud skills

Library Announces Adobe Creative Cloud Bootcamps

February 21, 2018

The Library is excited to announce a series of eight, half-day intensive workshops that will help students reach their potential in class and at work with Adobe Creative Cloud. Experts will teach a variety of subjects- creative resume building, 3-D printing, data visualization and more -- all using the Adobe products already available to students. Students will create an item for their portfolio that will allow them to share information and follow their passions.

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Register now for  the Spring 2018 Faculty Writing Retreat

Registration Open for March 9 Spring Faculty Writing Retreat

February 20, 2018

Registration is now open for the Spring 2018 Faculty Writing Retreat, to be held on Friday, March 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Faculty Development Center Suite (Emerson Library, Suite 420). The Library and the Faculty Development Center invite all faculty, both full-time and part-time, to participate. If you’re struggling to set aside time for a particular project or you just need some momentum, mark your calendar for this retreat.

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