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Friday, October 21

Chakaia Booker: 'Shaved Portions'
21 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
21 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...

Into The Woods
21 Oct

Inspired by the fairytales of the Brothers Grimm, composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim and book writer James Lapine upend the "Happily Ever After" trope to...

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 12:00 AM
Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood
21 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
21 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
21 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
21 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
21 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
21 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
21 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
21 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
21 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
21 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...

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 9:00 AM
Data Cleaning with Python
21 Oct

Data can be messy. Researchers commonly lament the amount of time spent preparing data before any analysis can take place. Potential steps for preparing or...

ESE Seminar: Robert Nowak, PhD
21 Oct

What kind of functions do neural networks learn? Why can neural networks perform well in high-dimensional settings? This talk will answer these questions and...

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 10:00 AM
Virtual Event
Ambivalent Pleasures: Advertiser Content in American Art
21 Oct

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

EECE Seminar - Dr. James Carothers
21 Oct

James M. Carothers Dan Evans Career Development Professor Associate Chair for Research and Infrastructure Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering Adjunct...

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022: Returns, Revisions, Inventions
21 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...

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Katharina Grosse: On the Edge of Something Else
21 Oct

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

Machine Learning for Combinatorial Optimization
21 Oct

Benjamin Moseley Carnegie Bosch Associate Professor of OR and of Machine Learning (by courtesy) OR PhD Program Head Tepper School of Business Carnegie...

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Cycle Express
21 Oct

Join BearFIT Instructor Meghann in The Dark Room for this 30 min cycle class! We will get a quick sweat on and feel like we packed in 50 mins of work! ...

Inaugural Spectra Student-Led Conference
21 Oct

Join us for the Inaugural SPECTRA Student-Led Conference! We SPECTRA are excited to announce our 1st student-led conference that will focus on providing a...

Q&A Session with astronaut Bob Behnken
21 Oct

WU Rocketry will host a virtual question-and-answer session with Col. Robert “Bob” Behnken, WashU alum and NASA astronaut, at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct....

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 1:00 PM
Virtual Event
She Leads Symposium @WashU 2022
21 Oct

The last few years have been about adapting to change. We’ve learned how to be resilient and nimble in our personal and professional lives, and how to take a...

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 1:00 PM
ESE Seminar: Domenico D'Alessandro
21 Oct

Explicit solutions are very rare in optimal control theory. In this context, one typically applies the necessary optimality conditions of the Pontryagin...

Race, Reproduction and Death in Modern Palestine
21 Oct

Frances S. Hasso is Professor in the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University. She holds secondary appointments in the Department...

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Careers in Cybersecurity webinar
21 Oct

Did you know that there are more than three million open positions in cybersecurity today? There is a huge demand for cybersecurity professionals today, and...

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 3:30 PM
Virtual Event
Sixth Annual Robert Morrell Memorial Lecture in Asian Religions: 'Turning Ghosts into People'
21 Oct

Religion and Gender Politics in the Chinese Communist Revolution Xiaofei Kang, associate professor of religion, The George Washington University This talk...

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 4:00 PM
Turning Ghosts into People: Religion and Gender Politics in the Chinese Communist Revolution
21 Oct

Fifth Annual Robert Morrell Memorial Lecture in Asian Religions This talk discusses how Maoist propaganda utilized religion to develop a standard narrative...

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 4:00 PM
Volleyball vs. Cornell
21 Oct

Come out and support our WashU Volleyball team as they face Cornell!

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 7:00 PM
St. Louis Astronomical Society Meeting: 'Unveiling the Universe'
21 Oct

Nathalie Nguyen-Quoc Ouellette will be featured at the October meeting of the Saint Louis Astronomical Society. The meeting will be in McDonnell Hall, Room...

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 7:30 PM

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