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Assembly Series

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Events

November 17 - December 16, 2019

Sunday, November 17

Mass at the Catholic Student Center
17 Nov

Catholic Mass Every Sunday at 11 am and 4:30 pm. All are welcome. There's even a meal for students after the Mass at 4:30 pm.

Sunday, November 17 | 4:30 PM
Momenta String Quartet
17 Nov

Program: String Quartet No. 3 - Roberto Sierra String Quartet No. 1 "Seasonal Music" - Christopher Stark String Quartet No. 1 "Métamorphoses nocturnes" -...

'Rawstock' Film Screening
17 Nov

This event is part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. This celebration of the educational films of yesteryear — a co-presentation with Washington...

Sunday, November 17 | 8:30 PM

Monday, November 18

'Her Body, Our Laws: On the Frontlines of the Abortion War from El Salvador to Oklahoma'
18 Nov

Michelle Oberman, Katharine and George Alexander Professor of Law, Santa Clara University, will deliver this PILPSS Lecture. This event is in conjunction...

Monday, November 18 | 12:00 PM
'Global Asias as Imaginable Ageography'
18 Nov

Tina Chen will present this talk, focusing on the theoretical possibilities of ageography before elaborating on the ways in which Asian/American speculative...

Lecture: 'Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves'
18 Nov

George C. Galster, the Emeritus Clarence Hilberry Professor of Urban Affairs and Distinguished Professor at Wayne State University, will speak about his new...

Monday, November 18 | 5:30 PM
Our Nonprofit Sector Is At Risk. Does It Matter?
18 Nov

Congress has slashed the budget for the IRS’s oversight of nonprofit organizations. In the wake of the cuts, Wall Street is increasingly finding ways to...

Monday, November 18 | 5:30 PM

Tuesday, November 19

Women Leading in Medicine & Science Symposium: 'Forging Ahead'
19 Nov

Inaugural School of Medicine symposium aimed at the professional development of women in academic medicine to provide strategies for career advancement,...

'Investigating Aberrant Epigenetic Regulation in ALS/FTD'
19 Nov

Alex Cammack, PhD Candidate, Tim Miller Lab, will present this seminar.

Tuesday, November 19 | 12:00 PM
Seminar: 'The Microbiome in Mucosal Immunity and HIV Transmission'
19 Nov

Adam Burgener, of University of Manitoba, will present this seminar. Host: Amanda Lewis. Part of the Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis...

United Way Campaign's Rally in the Forum
19 Nov

Join us in the Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall to rally on the final weeks of this year's United Way campaign. Thanks to your support, United Way of Greater...

Tuesday, November 19 | 2:00 PM
Friends of Music Concerto Competition
19 Nov

This is a free concert featuring student performances.

Future of Aerospace with NASA Director David McBride
19 Nov

David D. McBride, the director of NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, will speak on the future of aerospace engineering, including the next generation...

Wednesday, November 20

Libraries Book Club: 'The Alchemist’s Daughter'
20 Nov

November’s Book Club selection is "The Alchemist’s Daughter" by Katharine McMahon. Book Club events will begin with a showcase of collection materials...

Primary Debate Watch Party
20 Nov

Join the Gephardt Institute for the next Democratic presidential primary debate. The event will include live polling and discussion, and dinner will be...

Wednesday, November 20 | 6:00 PM
Trending Topics: 'Community as Corporation - Talent Retention Strategies For Low-Status America'
20 Nov

Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is...

Wednesday, November 20 | 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 21

'The Impact of Population and Tumor Heterogeneity in Cancer Genome Science'
21 Nov

Precision Medicine is gaining popularity in oncology. The ability to rapidly sequence the tumor and germline DNA and RNA of an individual could revolutionize...

'New Uses for Old Things: Ancient Immune System Used for New Therapies'
21 Nov

Our speakers for November are Aaron DiAntonio and Jeffrey Milbrandt. They will be discussing their discovery of a new family of enzymes and their role in...

Thursday, November 21 | 4:30 PM
Faculty Book Talk: 'Feeding Cahokia: Early Agriculture in the North American Heartland'
21 Nov

Professor Emerita of Anthropology Gayle J. Fritz will discuss her new work, "Feeding Cahokia: Early Agriculture in the North American Heartland. About the...

Thursday, November 21 | 4:30 PM
'Unseen and at Hand: Slaves, Tablets and Roman Literary Production'
21 Nov

Joseph Howley, of Columbia University, will present this public lecture.

Thursday, November 21 | 6:00 PM
Wind Ensemble Concert
21 Nov

This free concert features student performances.

'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf'
21 Nov

This Obie Award-winning play has excited, inspired and transformed audiences all over the country. From its inception in California in 1974 to its New York...

Thursday, November 21 | 8:00 PM
Jazz at Holmes: Jim Hegarty Ensemble
21 Nov

Please join us for a special performance by the Jim Hegarty Ensemble. Award winning postmodern composer and performer, Hegarty is celebrated for his free...

Thursday, November 21 | 8:00 PM

Friday, November 22

'Physical Activity at the Intersection of Cancer & Aging'
22 Nov

This talk will highlight unique health challenges in cancer and aging and how physical activity may improve cognitive, physical and psychosocial function...

Lecture: 'Dancing in Circles in the Arts on India and Its Neighbors'
22 Nov

Forrest McGill will present the 22nd Annual Nelson Wu Lecture. The talk focuses on the circle dances engaged in by Hindu deities such as Krishna and Buddhist...

Friday, November 22 | 7:00 PM
'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf'
22 Nov

This Obie Award-winning play has excited, inspired and transformed audiences all over the country. From its inception in California in 1974 to its New York...

Guitar Gala
22 Nov

This free concert features student performaces.

Saturday, November 23

'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf'
23 Nov

This Obie Award-winning play has excited, inspired and transformed audiences all over the country. From its inception in California in 1974 to its New York...

Saturday, November 23 | 2:00 PM
Piano Division Recital
23 Nov

This free concert features student performances.

'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf'
23 Nov

This Obie Award-winning play has excited, inspired and transformed audiences all over the country. From its inception in California in 1974 to its New York...

Saturday, November 23 | 8:00 PM

Sunday, November 24

'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf'
24 Nov

This Obie Award-winning play has excited, inspired and transformed audiences all over the country. From its inception in California in 1974 to its New York...

Mass at the Catholic Student Center
24 Nov

Catholic Mass Every Sunday at 11 am and 4:30 pm. All are welcome. There's even a meal for students after the Mass at 4:30 pm.

Sunday, November 24 | 4:30 PM
Choirs Concert 'Sing Gloria!'
24 Nov

This is a free concert featuring student performances.

Monday, November 25

'Writing and Singing Crusade in 1330s France'
25 Nov

Professor Anna Zayaruznaya will discuss a draft chapter from her book-in-progress devoted to Philippe de Vitry (1291-1361), a fourteenth-century poet,...

'ECGI AI in 2019: The Power to See the Invisible'
25 Nov

David E. Albert, MD, will present this CBAC seminar. Albert’s presentation will cover the new era of computerized ECG analysis based on machine learning and...

Monday, November 25 | 5:15 PM

Tuesday, November 26

'Using Big Data to Investigate Neurodegenerative Disease'
26 Nov

Brad A. Racette, MD, Robert Allan Finke Professor and executive vice chairman of Neurology, will present this seminar.

Tuesday, November 26 | 12:00 PM
Seminar: 'Structures of the HIV Genome'
26 Nov

Victoria D'Souza, of Harvard University, will present this seminar, "Structures of the HIV Genome: Insights into Regulation of Reverse Transcription,...

Wednesday, November 27

Thursday, November 28

Friday, November 29

Saturday, November 30

Sunday, December 1

Mass at the Catholic Student Center
01 Dec

Catholic Mass Every Sunday at 11 am and 4:30 pm. All are welcome. There's even a meal for students after the Mass at 4:30 pm.

Sunday, December 1 | 4:30 PM

Monday, December 2

Monthly News Roundup with Tom Irwin
02 Dec

Join the Gephardt Institute for a monthly series to discuss the month’s news, particularly as it relates to domestic and foreign politics and policy....

Monday, December 2 | 12:00 PM
Book Talk: 'The Disappearing Christ: Secularism in the Silent Era'
02 Dec

A Book Talk with Phillip Maciak, lecturer in English and American culture studies. Phil will discuss his new book, "The Disappearing Christ, Secularism in...

CBAC Seminar: 'Understanding Familial Cardiomyopathies from the Ground Up'
02 Dec

Michael J. Greenberg, an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, will present this seminar. Greenberg's research...

'Truths & Reckonings: The Art of Transformative Racial Justice'
02 Dec

Geoff Ward, associate professor and associate chair in the Department of African & African-American Studies in Arts & Sciences, will discuss his Teaching...

Tuesday, December 3

'Characterization of Microglia in the Cerebrospinal Fluid'
03 Dec

Brian Edelson, MD, assistant professor of Pathology & Immunology, will present this seminar.

Tuesday, December 3 | 12:00 PM
Seminar: 'A Role for Commensal Fungi in Inflammatory Bowel Disease?'
03 Dec

David Underhill, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, will present this seminar. Host: Jenny Lodge. Part of the Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis...

Wednesday, December 4

'Understanding the Current Politics of Migrant Life and Death along the U.S.-Mexico Border'
04 Dec

Jason De León will present this Holocaust Memorial Lecture. This year's event will feature a lecture by De León, professor of anthropology at UCLA, titled...

Wednesday, December 4 | 5:00 PM

Thursday, December 5

Faculty Startup Celebration: Welcome to the Wall
05 Dec

A celebration to welcome new faculty startup companies.

Jazz at Holmes: Kim Portnoy & William Lenihan Quartet
05 Dec

Please join us for a free concert featuring renowned local jazz pianist Kim Portnoy and guitarist William Lenihan. Portnoy is a composer, arranger and the...

Thursday, December 5 | 8:00 PM

Friday, December 6

Annual Display of Rare Anatomical Texts
06 Dec

A unique opportunity to see a selection of spectacular medical works dating from the Renaissance to the 20th century up close. Some highlights of the...

Exhibition: 'Parabola: Extraterrestrial'
06 Dec

The Des Lee Gallery and the Graduate Arts Organization present "Parabola: Extraterrestrial," an exhibition that seeks to celebrate interdisciplinary...

Friday, December 6 | 6:00 PM

Sunday, December 8

Chinese Language Tour of 'Ai Weiwei: Bare Life'
08 Dec

Experience a special tour of "Ai Weiwei: Bare Life in Chinese."

Mass at the Catholic Student Center
08 Dec

Catholic Mass Every Sunday at 11 am and 4:30 pm. All are welcome. There's even a meal for students after the Mass at 4:30 pm.

Sunday, December 8 | 4:30 PM

Monday, December 9

Tuesday, December 10

'Functions of AD-associated TREM2 Variant on Tau Pathology'
10 Dec

Maud Gratuze, of the Holtzman Lab, will present this seminar.

Tuesday, December 10 | 12:00 PM
Seminar: 'Antibody Responses to Conserved Epitopes on the Influenza Virus Glycoproteins'
10 Dec

Florian Krammer, of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will present this seminar. Host: Ali Ellebedy. Part of the Molecular Microbiology and Microbial...

Wednesday, December 11

Fall Write-In
11 Dec

Final paper or project coming up? Join us for the Fall Write-In. Writing Center staff and research librarians will be on hand to answer questions, help with...

Wednesday, December 11 | 1:00 PM

Thursday, December 12

Friday, December 13

Saturday, December 14

COCA presents 'Winter Rep: A Movement in Color'
14 Dec

Featuring all three COCA Dance Ensembles—COCAdance, Ballet Eclectica and the COCA Hip-Hop Crew—celebrating the work of artists of color, including Marcus...

Saturday, December 14 | 3:00 PM
COCA presents 'Winter Rep: A Movement in Color'
14 Dec

Featuring all three COCA Dance Ensembles—COCAdance, Ballet Eclectica and the COCA Hip-Hop Crew—celebrating the work of artists of color, including Marcus...

Saturday, December 14 | 7:00 PM

Sunday, December 15

COCA presents 'Winter Rep: A Movement in Color'
15 Dec

Featuring all three COCA Dance Ensembles—COCAdance, Ballet Eclectica and the COCA Hip-Hop Crew—celebrating the work of artists of color, including Marcus...

Sunday, December 15 | 1:00 PM
COCA presents 'Winter Rep: A Movement in Color'
15 Dec

Featuring all three COCA Dance Ensembles—COCAdance, Ballet Eclectica and the COCA Hip-Hop Crew—celebrating the work of artists of color, including Marcus...

Sunday, December 15 | 4:00 PM

Monday, December 16

November 17 - December 16, 2019