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Thursday, October 20

Chakaia Booker: 'Shaved Portions'
20 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
20 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
20 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....

Lest We Forget
20 Oct

On view October 20–November 6 in Ann and Andrew Tisch Park of Washington University, this exhibition by German-Italian photographer and filmmaker Luigi...

Life in St. Louis 1888-1905: T.S. Eliot’s First Waste Land
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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...

William Gaddis Centenary Conference
20 Oct

Join us for a conference on novelist William Gaddis (1922-1998) on October 20–22, in celebration of his centenary year. Gaddis’ legacy and influence will be...

Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols: Selections from the Collection of Tim Huskey
20 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...

Through the Scope: A Small History of Microscopy
20 Oct

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

The European Union & the United States: Partners for Peace & Prosperity
20 Oct

Michael Curtis, European Union Deputy Ambassador to the US, will present on the relationship between the European Union & the US. The presentation will be...

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 7:45 AM
Virtual Event
Pause @ Graham Chapel
20 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...

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 9:00 AM
Digital Transformation Coffee Hour
20 Oct

Curious about WashU's new Digital Transformation initiative? Have ideas? Want to get involved? Every Thursday, you can join Philip R.O. Payne, Digital...

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 9:30 AM
BME Seminar: Peter Kasson, MD, PhD
20 Oct

Presenting on “Physical mechanism in the entry and inhibition of emerging enveloped viruses” Peter Kasson, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in Molecular...

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 10:00 AM
Abstract DNA illustration (image: Shutterstock)
20 Oct

The Synthetic Biology Young Speaker Series (SynBYSS) is a yearlong, weekly, virtual seminar series. The series is organized and chaired by Tae Seok Moon,...

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 10:00 AM
Virtual Event
WUSM Farmers Market
20 Oct

The Office of Sustainability, Operations & Facilities Management Department, and Human Resources are excited to announce the return of The School of Medicine...

International Earthquake Drill
20 Oct

The 2022 International Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 10:20 am. This is a great opportunity for the WashU...

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 10:20 AM
Virtual Event
Ambivalent Pleasures: Advertiser Content in American Art
20 Oct

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

Bike Tune-Up & Commuter Fair
20 Oct

To support the use of active transportation, Parking & Transportation and the Office of Sustainability are hosting two free bike tune-ups this October. These...

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022: Returns, Revisions, Inventions
20 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...

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Katharina Grosse: On the Edge of Something Else
20 Oct

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

A Conversation with Michael Curtis
20 Oct

Join us for a conversation with the European Union Deputy Ambassador to the US This student-run event aims to provide space for students to interact with...

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 1:00 PM
Collaborative Approaches to Addressing Historical and Intergenerational Trauma
20 Oct

Intergenerational trauma is a term that has implications for anyone working with children, youth, adults, and families across all service systems. It is a...

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Virtual Event
Hu Yang
20 Oct

Hu Yang, the Linda and Bipin Doshi Chair and Professor of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering at Missouri S&T University, will present his seminar titled,...

ESE Seminar: Carmel Fiscko
20 Oct

In my work I discuss the capabilities of a global controller, i.e. a “superplayer,” to influence the group behavior of a multi-agent system. The superplayer...

Jewish Intellectual Responses to Antisemitism in Contemporary France
20 Oct

Join Sarah Hammerschlag, Professor of Religion and Literature at the University of Chicago and Jacob Levi, Lecturer in French at Connecticut College for a...

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 4:00 PM
LEC/EEPB Grad Student presentations
20 Oct

Presentations: Brock Mashburn: How connected is the globe?: Biogeographic surprises in Hibiscus Anna Wassel: Why do pawpaws do the things they do?...

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 4:00 PM
Jewish Intellectual Responses to Antisemitism in Contemporary France
20 Oct

Join Sarah Hammerschlag, Professor of Religion and Literature at the University of Chicago and Jacob Levi, Lecturer in French at Connecticut College for a...

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 5:00 PM
Public Opening: Lest We Forget
20 Oct

Join us for the opening of the Holocaust memorial exhibition of photographic portraits of survivors by Luigi Toscano, Lest We Forget. Special remarks will be...

Rainbow Coalition Meeting
20 Oct

LGBTQIA+ student organizations meet to discuss updates, collaborations and events across campus. This is a student centered event.

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 5:00 PM
Folk Dances of South Asia
20 Oct

Refreshments will be served! No experience necessary. Only enthusiasm!

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 5:30 PM
CDI Book Club Meeting
20 Oct

Join us for a discussion on October's book, "The Sunbearer Trials" by Aiden Thomas. Electronic copies of the book are provided and a hard copy is availably...

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 6:00 PM
Public Lecture: 'Playing Tag with an Asteroid'
20 Oct

Come hear an insider’s account of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission, one of the most challenging scientific expeditions in history. Primitive...

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 7:00 PM
Jazz Combos Concert
20 Oct

Bill Lenihan, Director of Jazz Performance, will lead small groups in performance.

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Visiting Writer: Rae Armantrout
20 Oct

Washington University Department of English is pleased to welcome Rae Armantrout as a Visiting Writer on October 20, 2022. Reading and book sale will be held...

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 8:00 PM

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