A guide to events on our campuses.

Assembly Series

A tradition of convening thought leaders since 1953

McKelvey School of Engineering


Wednesday, October 19

Chakaia Booker: 'Shaved Portions'
19 Oct

Chakaia Booker is renowned for her artistic practice that pushes the limits of abstraction through the use of her signature material—discarded rubber tires...

Ervin Scholars: Honor the Legacy
19 Oct

The John B. Ervin Scholars Program honors the memory of a nationally renowned educator and community leader who believed in giving students a first-rate...

Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood
19 Oct

Leaving China is an exhibition of work by accomplished artist James McMullan that focuses on watercolor paintings about his childhood during World War II....

Life in St. Louis 1888-1905: T.S. Eliot’s First Waste Land
19 Oct

The Waste Land by St. Louis native TS Eliot was published in 1922 and forever changed literature. The Life in St. Louis 1888-1905: T.S. Eliot’s First Waste...

Ron King, Hick, Hack, Hock, 1995. Julian and Hope Edison Collection, Washington University Libraries
19 Oct

The Miniature Museum is a new series of exhibitions in which books are displayed as sculptural objects in a custom-built dollhouse museum. The first...

Stories From World War II
19 Oct

The "Stories From World War II" exhibition brings together stories from the Second World War told through special collections. A variety of personal accounts...

Valuable Dregs: Research in the William Gaddis Papers
19 Oct

Novelist William Gaddis famously shunned the spotlight and dismissed attempts to tie his private life to his creative work. However, Gaddis also kept an...

Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols: Selections from the Collection of Tim Huskey
19 Oct

Tim Huskey has been collecting Cardinals baseball memorabilia since he was five years old, when he stood in line to get an autograph from his favorite...

Bauer Hall
19 Oct

Continental Grain Company & the Innovation of Food: Building and Evolving a Strategic Family Enterprise Seventh Annual Olin Family Business Symposium Join...

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 7:30 AM
Through the Scope: A Small History of Microscopy
19 Oct

The invention of the microscope revealed the invisible and enabled new fields of biomedical research. Explore a small history of microscopy, from Robert...

Pause @ Graham Chapel
19 Oct

The Office for Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life will be holding space in Graham Chapel. The Chapel will be open for reflection, prayer or a moment of...

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 9:00 AM
Ambivalent Pleasures: Advertiser Content in American Art
19 Oct

This installation prompts the question of how the visual culture of marketing and markets influences our lives. Bringing together modern and contemporary...

Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022: Returns, Revisions, Inventions
19 Oct

Katharina Grosse is internationally celebrated for her large-scale, on-site works that she paints across built and natural environments. To date, less focus...

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Katharina Grosse: On the Edge of Something Else
19 Oct

The renowned contemporary artist Katharina Grosse, whose exhibition Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022: Returns, Revisions, Inventions is on view...

Information Security Webinar with the CISO Chris Shull
19 Oct

Curious about attempted cybercrime at WashU? Join our webinar to learn about how WashU protects its users and systems from online threats. Chris Shull,...

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
OSIRIS-REx and Near-Earth Asteroid Bennu: Returning a Sample of the Early Solar System
19 Oct

Dante Lauretta, Regents Professor at The University of Arizona and Principal Investigator of NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission will present the 2022 Robert M. Walker...

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 4:00 PM
Panels on Life: a Conversation about Regret & Possibility
19 Oct

Panels on Life is a new series bringing faculty, staff, and students together to reflect deeply on human experiences and emotions. Our upcoming panel will...

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 5:00 PM
Skandalaris Venture Competition Semifinals  IdeaBounce®
19 Oct

Join us in the Crowder Courtyard to see the Skandalaris Venture Competition Semifinalists compete for a spot in the finals! SVC semifinalists will do their...

The Assault on Truth—and What to Do About It
19 Oct

A conversation with Cherie Harder, Jonathan Rauch and Peter Wehner Americans on all sides of today’s religious and political divides are calling on their...

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 7:00 PM
Jazz Band Concert
19 Oct

The WashU Jazz Band students will perform under the direction of Chris Becker.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 7:30 PM

Wednesday, October 19