A guide to events on our campuses.

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McKelvey School of Engineering

Events

Thursday, November 17

Chakaia Booker: 'Shaved Portions'
17 Nov

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
17 Nov

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
17 Nov

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
17 Nov

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
17 Nov

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...

STL Startup Week 2022
17 Nov

Celebrate the successes of 2022 and learn about the resources available for powering your startup and growing your company. Engage and connect with the...

Stories From World War II
17 Nov

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

The Dust
17 Nov

Love and Mortality. Existence and Destruction. These are the tensions at play in Hsu Yen Ling’s "The Dust." The play presents a series of seemingly...

Translation : Dramaturgy
17 Nov

“Translation : Dramaturgy,” is supported by a grant from the Republic of China (Taiwan) and features presentations by translators working in a variety of...

Valuable Dregs: Research in the William Gaddis Papers
17 Nov

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
17 Nov

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...

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

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
17 Nov

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, November 17 | 9:00 AM
Digital Transformation Coffee Hour
17 Nov

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, November 17 | 9:30 AM
BME Seminar: Pinar Zorlutuna, PhD
17 Nov

Presenting on “Tissue Engineered Disease Models to Study the Effect of Age on Disease Progression” Pinar Zorlutuna, PhD, Sheehan Family Collegiate Professor...

Thursday, November 17 | 10:00 AM
Environmental Studies Knight Distinguished Lecture - Local vs Regional Constraints on Urban Biodiversity
17 Nov

Christopher Swan, professor dept. of geography & environmental systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will present the results of two studies...

Come meet our farmers market vendors, including Mushroom Dave!
17 Nov

Join School of Medicine Sustainability Staff in a meet and greet with our farmers market food growers and producers to renew your connection with local food...

Abstract DNA illustration (image: Shutterstock)
17 Nov

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, November 17 | 10:00 AM
Virtual Event
Ambivalent Pleasures: Advertiser Content in American Art
17 Nov

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
17 Nov

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

Katharina Grosse: On the Edge of Something Else
17 Nov

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

Exploring Geospatial Frontiers
17 Nov

Join researchers from Washington University as they describe their impactful work in the fields of social work, architecture, earth and planetary sciences,...

Thursday, November 17 | 12:00 PM
Social Work Responds to the Election
17 Nov

Join us and our panel of political social workers as we discuss outcomes from the 2022 midterm elections and their implications for social workers, our...

Thursday, November 17 | 12:30 PM
Virtual Event
Geospatial Funding Brainstorm
17 Nov

As the Geospatial Working Group pulls together to unite our research interests, we will provide a venue to brainstorm research questions and methods to move...

Manu Platt
17 Nov

Manu Platt, professor of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech, will present his seminar titled, "Strokes in children with sickle cell disease: Dynamic...

Wakanda and Beyond: Black Creatives and Comic Art
17 Nov

SCHEDULING CHANGE : THE PANEL DISCUSSION WILL BEGIN AT 4:15 PM Please join us for a panel discussion inspired by the new film Wakanda Forever, moderated by...

Thursday, November 17 | 3:00 PM
Bugs and Bugs: Insectivory and the Primate Microbiome
17 Nov

Living Earth Collaborative/Evolution, Ecology & Population Biology seminars are hybrid. Those who wish to join virtually can watch the livestream on YouTube.

Thursday, November 17 | 4:00 PM
Forum on Midterm Elections
17 Nov

The Weidenbaum Center will be hosting a special forum event featuring an expert panel analyzing the outcomes of the midterm elections. This event is...

From Gastrulation to Organogenesis, from Single Cells to Tissues; Gut Endoderm Development in the Mouse
17 Nov

The Department of Developmental Biology presents the 23rd Annual David M. Kipnis Lecture with Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis.

Leadership Perspectives: Sudden Impact
17 Nov

Technology, transformation and managing change Business has never been more tech-driven. Yet what we think of as state-of-the-art technology today will...

Thursday, November 17 | 4:00 PM
Virtual Event
University Shield
17 Nov

Deciphering the interplay between climate, tectonics and surface processes is a fundamental goal of the Earth sciences. In mountainous areas, the shape of...

Thursday, November 17 | 4:00 PM
Film Screening & Discussion: Women Curating Women
17 Nov

Following a self-guided tour of Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022: Returns, Revisions, Inventions, enjoy a screening of scenes from Claudia...

"Mapping the Modern Agora: Perils and Possibilities for Pluralism in America."
17 Nov

You are cordially invited to join the department of sociology for the second presentation of its recently established lecture series, The Barbara & Michael...

Masters and Johnson Lecture Series 2022: Bridging the Generational Gap of ‘the Talk’
17 Nov

Dr. Hlatshwayo-Davis' keynote address advocates for caregivers to moderate negative sexual judgment and enhance their solidarity with adolescents. Her call...

Crochet x Programming Workshop
17 Nov

Did you know original programming algorithms were based on weaving patterns? In relation, other fiber arts such as crocheting utilize CS-related algorithms...

Thursday, November 17 | 6:00 PM
Wind Ensemble Concert
17 Nov

DIGITAL PROGRAM Program: Panoramic Landscapes (2015) by Tyler S. Grant (b. 1995) Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise (1965) by Albert Franz Doppler (1821 - 1883)...

Thursday, November 17