A guide to events on our campuses.

Assembly Series

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McKelvey School of Engineering

Events

September 19 - October 18, 2020

Sunday, September 20

Public Tour: 'Human Forms'
20 Sep

Join us for live, interactive tours on Zoom. Student educators design and lead virtual tours featuring several artworks in the Kemper Art Museum collection,...

Sunday, September 20 | 2:00 PM
Virtual Event

Monday, September 21

Book Talk with Jessica Johnson, author of 'Wicked Flesh'
21 Sep

Johnson is a WUSTL alum and author, 'Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World' (assistant professor of History, Johns Hopkins...

Monday, September 21 | 3:00 PM
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Evolution of a Protective Symbiont in the Honey Bee
21 Sep

Biology Department Virtual Seminar featuring Irene Garcia Newton, Associate Professor, Indiana University. The Newton Laboratory is broadly interested in...

Monday, September 21 | 4:00 PM
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PILPSS Lecture: 'Race, Sex and Voting Rights: Past, Present and Future'
21 Sep

Join WashULaw Professors Travis Crum, Elizabeth Katz and Professor Gilda Daniels, University of Baltimore School of Law; Director of Litigation, Advancement...

Monday, September 21 | 4:00 PM
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WashU Virtual Connecting
21 Sep

Do you miss running into an old friend while waiting in line for coffee? Or hanging around the water cooler and chatting mid-day with colleagues? What about...

Monday, September 21 | 4:00 PM
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Tuesday, September 22

'The Tunnel': 25th Anniversary Celebration
22 Sep

William Gass’s magnum opus "The Tunnel" was published 25 years ago. Join Modern Literature Collection curator Joel Minor as he provides an overview of Gass...

Tuesday, September 22 | 4:00 PM
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International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (InCEES) IdeaBounce®
22 Sep

Join us for a virtual IdeaBounce® event held in partnership with InCEES and the Office of Sustainability. This is a chance for those with environmentally...

Tuesday, September 22 | 4:00 PM
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Collective Memory and National Narrative in Fiction of Disaster
22 Sep

Since the pandemic broke out in January, fiction of disaster gained renewed popularity in China. French author Albert Camus’s La Peste hit new sales record...

Tuesday, September 22 | 8:00 PM
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Wednesday, September 23

'The Devil's Highway' Virtual Book Club
23 Sep

Join us for a virtual book club discussion about "The Devil's Highway" by Luis Alberto Urrea. In May 2001, 26 Mexican men scrambled across the border and...

Wednesday, September 23 | 3:00 PM
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Multi-messenger Exploration of the Transient Radio Sky with LIGO
23 Sep

On 2017 August 17, the field of gravitational-wave (GW) astronomy made the big leagues with a dazzling discovery. After several GW detections of black hole...

Wednesday, September 23 | 4:00 PM
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Thursday, September 24

Engineering the Bio/Nano Interface for Enhanced Nano-Immunotherapy
24 Sep

As part of the BME seminar series, join us for this presentation by alum Evan A. Scott, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering &...

Thursday, September 24 | 10:00 AM
Virtual Event
Financial Capability and Asset Building: Achievements, Challenges and Next Steps
24 Sep

The Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis and the Financial Social Work Initiative at the University of Maryland School of...

Thursday, September 24 | 10:00 AM
Virtual Event
Ramesh Agarwal
24 Sep

Dr. Ramesh Agarwal, the William Palm Professor of Mechanical Engineering at WashU, will present.

Thursday, September 24 | 2:30 PM
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'Border South' Film Screening
24 Sep

Join us as we kick off Hostile Terrain 94@WUSTL! Courtesy of Hostile Terrain 94 and the Undocumented Migrant Project, "Border South" will be available for...

Thursday, September 24 | 3:00 PM
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New in the Lou: Through the Eyes of Our Neighbors
24 Sep

The Gephardt Institute is hosting New in the Lou, a series of panel discussions to catalyze dialogue about St. Louis through the eyes of our local community....

Thursday, September 24 | 3:30 PM
Virtual Event
Sustainable Living Series
24 Sep

The Sustainable Living Series is meant to provide simple and accessible tips to increase sustainability in our daily lives. We will present programs and...

Thursday, September 24 | 4:30 PM
Virtual Event

Friday, September 25

ESE Seminar: Zhibin Yu, PhD
25 Sep

Conventional semiconductor devices are rigid. They also have scalability issues when a large device area and low cost are both required. My group focuses on...

Friday, September 25 | 10:00 AM
Virtual Event
EECE Seminar ~ Gregory Yablonsky
25 Sep

Gregory Yablonsky, instructor in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Washington Universtiy in St. Louis will present.

Friday, September 25 | 11:00 AM
Virtual Event
Doctoral Student Seminars
25 Sep

Every Friday, PhD students in the Department of Computer Science present the latest accomplishments from their research.

Friday, September 25 | 12:00 PM
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'Border South' Film Screening
25 Sep

Join us as we kick off Hostile Terrain 94@WUSTL! Courtesy of Hostile Terrain 94 and the Undocumented Migrant Project, "Border South" will be available for...

Friday, September 25 | 3:00 PM
Virtual Event
Chinese-Language Public Tour: Capturing the City
25 Sep

Join us for live, interactive tours on Zoom. Student educators design and lead virtual tours featuring several artworks in the Kemper Art Museum collection,...

Friday, September 25 | 8:00 PM
Virtual Event

Saturday, September 26

'In Conversation' Series: 'Hybrid Landscapes'
26 Sep

In this lecture the renowned landscape designer and artist Walter Hood, principal of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, California, and professor of architecture...

Saturday, September 26 | 12:00 PM
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Monday, September 28

Exploring the Electride Side of Photosynthesis
28 Sep

Biology Department Seminar featuring Arpita Bose, Assistant Professor, Washington University. This seminar will be offered via Zoom. Details will be updated...

Monday, September 28 | 4:00 PM
Virtual Event
WashU Virtual Connecting
28 Sep

Do you miss running into an old friend while waiting in line for coffee? Or hanging around the water cooler and chatting mid-day with colleagues? What about...

Monday, September 28 | 4:00 PM
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Tuesday, September 29

Breakthroughs in Medicine: AI Applied to Big Genomic Data
29 Sep

Alex Aravani, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at Illumina will present the Gaurav Garg & Komal Shah Distinguished Lecture. The...

Tuesday, September 29 | 2:00 PM
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2019 Career Spotlight
29 Sep

Back for 2020 in a new virtual format is the McKelvey Engineering Career Spotlight, a niche recruiting event designed to connect industry with WashU...

Tuesday, September 29 | 3:00 PM
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Data Users Group: The US Census
29 Sep

At the September Data Users Group meeting, Craig Duane Best, US Census Representative, will discuss the process of preparing and sending forms; response...

Tuesday, September 29 | 4:00 PM
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How Protecting Wildlife Can Help to Prevent Pandemics
29 Sep

COVID-19 is not the first pandemic resulting from viral transmission from wildlife to humans, nor will it be the last. Tune in hear a panel of experts from...

Tuesday, September 29 | 4:00 PM
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Faculty Book Talk: Rebecca Wanzo
29 Sep

This Washington University Libraries Faculty Book Talk will feature Professor Rebecca Wanzo (chair and professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies),...

Tuesday, September 29 | 4:30 PM
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Leadership Perspectives: Leading during COVID-19
29 Sep

Around the world, this year has been unlike any other in modern history, and universities are no exception. From an abrupt campus shutdown to unplanned...

Tuesday, September 29 | 4:30 PM
Virtual Event
In Conversation: 'Truths and Reckonings: The Art of Transformative Racial Justice'
29 Sep

Exploring the spring 2020 Teaching Gallery exhibition, "Truths and Reckonings: The Art of Transformative Racial Justice," this program features a recorded...

Tuesday, September 29 | 5:00 PM
Virtual Event

Wednesday, September 30

 The Impact of Covid-19 on Long-Term Care: Part Two: Caring for Employees
30 Sep

How has the COVID-19 Pandemic impacted the long-term care industry in our community? The Impact of COVID-19 on Long-Term Care is a two-part series that will...

Wednesday, September 30 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
DISCUSSIONS Series Panel: Architectural History and Academia
30 Sep

Join us for "Architectural History and Academia," a panel discussion presented as part of the tenth year of DISCUSSIONS in Architectural History and...

Wednesday, September 30 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Climate Conversation: Election 2020
30 Sep

WUCCP is hosting an interactive event about the upcoming election. Participants will learn about the history and direction of America’s climate policies,...

Wednesday, September 30 | 4:00 PM
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Thursday, October 1

Sustainable Living Series
01 Oct

The Sustainable Living Series is meant to provide simple and accessible tips to increase sustainability in our daily lives. We will present programs and...

Thursday, October 1 | 4:30 PM
Virtual Event
After the Outbreak: Narrative, Infrastructure and Pandemic Time
01 Oct

Presented in conjunction with the Medical Humanities minor at WashU, our first Zoom-based Americanist Dinner Forum of the fall semester will feature...

Thursday, October 1 | 5:00 PM
Virtual Event

Friday, October 2

5th Annual Impact Investing Symposium Series: Session 1
02 Oct

The Olin Business School and Brown School of Social Work are excited to present the Midwest’s largest impact ​investing conference. Join fellow...

Friday, October 2 | 8:00 AM
Virtual Event
Midwest Climate Summit Kick-Off
02 Oct

The Midwest Climate Summit, hosted by Washington University and a group of more than twenty leading Midwestern higher education institutions, non-profits,...

Friday, October 2 | 10:00 AM
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Doctoral Student Seminars
02 Oct

Every Friday, PhD students in the Department of Computer Science present the latest accomplishments from their research.

Friday, October 2 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event

Saturday, October 3

Public Tour: Multiplied–Edition MAT
03 Oct

Join us for live, interactive tours on Zoom. Student educators design and lead virtual tours featuring several artworks in the Kemper Art Museum collection...

Saturday, October 3 | 11:00 AM
Virtual Event

Monday, October 5

Biology Department Virtual Seminar: Bill Sullivan
05 Oct

Bill Sullivan, has been studying the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii since he was a graduate student in the laboratory of David Roos at the...

WashU Virtual Connecting
05 Oct

Do you miss running into an old friend while waiting in line for coffee? Or hanging around the water cooler and chatting mid-day with colleagues? What about...

Monday, October 5 | 4:00 PM
Virtual Event

Tuesday, October 6

ZoteroBib: Citing Made Simple, yet Sophisticated
06 Oct

This virtual workshop will explain how to use ZoteroBib to build a bibliography without creating an account or installing any software. It is free, ad-free...

Tuesday, October 6 | 12:00 PM
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PILPSS Lecture: 'Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court'
06 Oct

Join WashULaw Professor Maxine Lipeles, Founder and Former Director, Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic, and Professor Richard Lazarus Howard & Katherine...

Tuesday, October 6 | 5:00 PM
Virtual Event

Wednesday, October 7

A Picture Says 1,000 Words: Exploring Visual Collections
07 Oct

This workshop will be an introduction to using visual collections for research. We will review methods and tools for using both physical and digital...

Wednesday, October 7 | 12:00 PM
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Building an Inclusive Economy in St. Louis
07 Oct

Historically, as the St Louis economy grows, benefits are not equally, nor equitably, distributed. As we look to rebuilding our economy from COVID-19...

Wednesday, October 7 | 12:00 PM
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MFA Lecture Series: Jamal Cyrus & Stephanie Weissberg
07 Oct

The MFA Lecture Series presents a conversation between artist Jamal Cyrus and Stephanie Weissberg, associate curator at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. Cyrus'...

Wednesday, October 7 | 6:00 PM
Virtual Event

Thursday, October 8

Community-Academic Partnerships Aimed at Intersectional Issues in Aging
08 Oct

The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research is teaming up with the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging and Institute of Clinical and Translational...

Thursday, October 8 | 4:30 AM
Virtual Event
McDonnell Academy Global Town Hall: 'Hope in a Time of Uncertainty'
08 Oct

Join us for a virtual Global Town Hall: Hope in a Time of Uncertainty on October 8 to launch the McDonnell Academy International Symposium. Hear from...

Thursday, October 8 | 8:30 AM
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Telling Your Story with ArcGIS Storymaps
08 Oct

ArcGIS Storymaps is a browser-based platform for webpage creation that facilitates interactive map creation and sharing and provides a simple tool for...

Thursday, October 8 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
University Shield
08 Oct

Dr. Richard Wiebe, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington, will present.

Thursday, October 8 | 2:30 PM
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Inferring Where the Wild Things Were through Phylogenetic Models of Historical Biogeography
08 Oct

Living Earth Collaborative/Evolution, Ecology & Population Biology Seminar featuring assistant professor Michael Landis. We will livestream the presentation...

Thursday, October 8 | 4:00 PM
Virtual Event
Sustainable Living Series
08 Oct

The Sustainable Living Series is meant to provide simple and accessible tips to increase sustainability in our daily lives. We will present programs and...

Thursday, October 8 | 4:30 PM
Virtual Event

Friday, October 9

Doctoral Student Seminars
09 Oct

Every Friday, PhD students in the Department of Computer Science present the latest accomplishments from their research.

Friday, October 9 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Fake News, Propaganda and Misinformation: Learning to Critically Evaluate Media Sources
09 Oct

From the Fyre Festival to Fukushima daisies to “fake news,” mis- and dis-information has made its impact on both the personal and political. It’s getting...

Friday, October 9 | 12:00 PM
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The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Lessons from the Balkan Route (2015-17)
09 Oct

Join us for the return of our IAS x SIR Speaker Series! Danilo Mandić is based at Harvard University where he is a Postdoctoral College Fellow in the...

Friday, October 9 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event

Saturday, October 10

Activating the Spectator by Reshaping the Aesthetic Field
10 Oct

As part of this fall's "In Conversation" series, join us for a live online lecture, "Activating the Spectator by Reshaping the Aesthetic Field: Op, Kinetic,...

Saturday, October 10 | 11:00 AM
Virtual Event

Sunday, October 11

Public Tour: 'House and Home'
11 Oct

Join us for live, interactive tours on Zoom. Student educators design and lead virtual tours featuring several artworks in the Kemper Art Museum collection,...

Sunday, October 11 | 2:00 PM
Virtual Event

Monday, October 12

Zotero: Find It, Save It, Cite It
12 Oct

Keep sources and citations organized with Zotero, a free, easy-to-use tool for creating bibliographies and adding in-text citations to papers. Liberate...

Monday, October 12 | 12:00 PM
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WashU Virtual Connecting
12 Oct

Do you miss running into an old friend while waiting in line for coffee? Or hanging around the water cooler and chatting mid-day with colleagues? What about...

Monday, October 12 | 4:00 PM
Virtual Event

Tuesday, October 13

Data Is Lit
13 Oct

This workshop will give an overview of data literacy, which is the ability to find, evaluate, understand, analyze and make or assess arguments with data. In...

Tuesday, October 13 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event

Wednesday, October 14

Centering Community Benefit in Community-Academic Partnerships
14 Oct

The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research’s lecture series: Know Your Level of Community Engagement introduces research teams and community...

Wednesday, October 14 | 11:30 AM
Virtual Event
EndNote OnLine: A Free Citation Management Tool
14 Oct

At this workshop participants will learn to use EndNote OnLine to store references, attach PDF documents and create bibliographies instantly for research...

Wednesday, October 14 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event

Thursday, October 15

Accessing Affordable Course Materials During COVID-19
15 Oct

This workshop is designed to help students find textbooks, course books and other course materials using the University Libraries’ online catalogs and...

Thursday, October 15 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Sustainable Living Series
15 Oct

The Sustainable Living Series is meant to provide simple and accessible tips to increase sustainability in our daily lives. We will present programs and...

Thursday, October 15 | 4:30 PM
Virtual Event

Friday, October 16

Professor Neeraj Rai
16 Oct

Neeraj Rai, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Mississippi State University, will present.

Friday, October 16 | 11:00 AM
Virtual Event
Doctoral Student Seminars
16 Oct

Every Friday, PhD students in the Department of Computer Science present the latest accomplishments from their research.

Friday, October 16 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Karl Gerstner (Swiss, 1930–2017), invitation poster for exhibition of Edition MAT, collection 1965, Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne.32 11/16 x 23 1/2 in. (83 x 59.7 cm). Courtesy of Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne. © Estate of Karl Gerstner, courtesy of Galerie Knoell, Basel.
16 Oct

Join us for live, interactive tours on Zoom. Student educators design and lead virtual tours featuring several artworks in the Kemper Art Museum collection...

Friday, October 16 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
St. Louis Astronomical Society Meeting: Gravitational Waves Part II
16 Oct

Professor Marco Cavaglia, of University of Missouri S & T, will present this talk. The St. Louis Astronomical Society is an organization for individuals...

Friday, October 16 | 7:30 PM
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September 19 - October 18, 2020