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Friday, October 28

Chakaia Booker: 'Shaved Portions'
28 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
28 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
28 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 28, 2022 | 12:00 AM
Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood
28 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
28 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
28 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
28 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
28 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
28 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
28 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...

University Shield
28 Oct

The Office of Technology Management will host a panel for faculty entreprenuers to hear from Professor Lan Yang, founder of WashU Startup Deepsight...

Glaser Gallery Exhibit: 'How did we get hear? Historic hearing devices, 1800-2000'
28 Oct

The hearing aids we are familiar with today are both tiny and mighty, but they weren’t always that way. This exhibit highlights the long history of hearing...

Pause @ Graham Chapel
28 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 28, 2022 | 9:00 AM
ESE Seminar: Jorge Cortes
28 Oct

Controllability of complex network systems is an active area of research at the intersection of network science, control theory, and multi-agent...

Take Care Webinar Series: Mental Health and Wellness at WashU - Resources for you and your family
28 Oct

Learn more about mental health and wellness resources offered by WUPsych.

Friday, October 28, 2022 | 10:00 AM
Virtual Event
Ambivalent Pleasures: Advertiser Content in American Art
28 Oct

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

Dr. Feng Jiao
28 Oct

Feng Jiao, The Robert Grasselli Development Professor Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Director of the Center for Catalytic Science...

Friday, October 28, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Whittaker Hall, Room 100
Stream Available
Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022: Returns, Revisions, Inventions
28 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 28, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Katharina Grosse: On the Edge of Something Else
28 Oct

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

What’s Happening in AI?
 Exploring Trends in Large Language Models
28 Oct

Mark Dredze John C Malone Associate Professor Department of Computer Science Johns Hopkins University The past few years have seen a revolution in...

Friday, October 28, 2022 | 11:00 AM
TRIADS Speaker Series: Heterogeneous Impacts of Sentencing Decisions
28 Oct

Join Andrew Jordan, Assistant Professor of Economics, for a presentation entitled Heterogeneous Impacts of Sentencing Decisions. Lunch will be...

Friday, October 28, 2022 | 12:00 PM
Cycle Express
28 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! ...

Phonomachia: The Conflict between Language and Voice
28 Oct

We would like to invite you to an event celebrating the work of our colleague David Lawton. This is an occasion to honor David’s contributions to the study...

Friday, October 28, 2022 | 1:00 PM
Virtual Event
Department of Music Lecture: Esther Kurtz, Felipe Guz Tinoco & Bryce Noe
28 Oct

Esther Kurtz, Assistant Professor of Music, Washington University in St. Louis Title “A Movement Louder than Words: Capoeira Angola of Rural Bahia as a...

Friday, October 28, 2022 | 3:00 PM
Department of Music Lecture: “Freestyle Skateboarding and Entrainment: Expressing Metric Layers through Tricks” 
28 Oct

Corporeally expressing music’s metric structure is a fundamental characteristic of freestyle skateboarding routines. In preparation for contests, freestyle...

Friday, October 28, 2022 | 3:00 PM
ESE Halloween Event
28 Oct

The ESE department will be hosting their second annual Halloween event. Come enjoy pumpkin decorating, costume contest, and light refreshements. First,...

Roundtable discussion of Tili Boon Cuillé’s Divining Nature
28 Oct

Please join us for a roundtable discussion of Tili Boon Cuillé’s "Divining Nature: Aesthetics of Enchantment in Enlightenment France." A reception will...

Friday, October 28, 2022 | 3:00 PM
Performing Black Sovereignty
28 Oct

Miguel Valerio, assistant professor of Spanish, Washington University in St. Louis. In this colloquium, Miguel Valerio, Assistant Professor of Spanish, will...

Performing Black Sovereignty
28 Oct

In this colloquium, Miguel Valerio, Assistant Professor of Spanish, will discuss the sources and methodologies from his new book, "Sovereign Joy:...

Friday, October 28, 2022 | 4:00 PM
Currencies from concentration camps on display in the "Stories from World War II" exhibition at John M. Olin Library.
28 Oct

This presentation will explore forms of money used in World War II concentration and internment camps, and will reveal how money was used to control prison...

Friday, October 28, 2022 | 5:00 PM
Ariel Concert Series
28 Oct

Ariel Concert Series will perform chamber works with some of the finest musicians in St. Louis. Program: Ballade, Pastorale, and Dance by Eric Ewazen ...

Friday, October 28, 2022 | 7:30 PM

Friday, October 28