A guide to events on our campuses.

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Events

Thursday, December 1

Chakaia Booker: 'Shaved Portions'
01 Dec

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

Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood
01 Dec

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
01 Dec

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
01 Dec

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
01 Dec

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
01 Dec

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
01 Dec

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'
01 Dec

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
01 Dec

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, December 1 | 9:00 AM
Digital Transformation Coffee Hour
01 Dec

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, December 1 | 9:30 AM
Abstract DNA illustration (image: Shutterstock)
01 Dec

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, December 1 | 10:00 AM
Virtual Event
Ambivalent Pleasures: Advertiser Content in American Art
01 Dec

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
01 Dec

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
01 Dec

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

Online Discussion with Sana de Courcelles: Representing France at the World Health Organization*
01 Dec

Sana de Courcelles is executive director of the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs in France and an affiliated professor in the areas of public innovation...

Thursday, December 1 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Power Lunch & Learn: Career 2.0: Insights from Alumni Who Have Successfully Switched Careers
01 Dec

What does it take to make a major shift mid-career? What strategies should you use, and what factors should you consider? How do you establish credibility in...

Thursday, December 1 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Reproductive Justice Through the Lens of Social Work, Public Health and Social Policy
01 Dec

The landscape around abortion rights has changed greatly following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which...

Thursday, December 1 | 12:30 PM
Virtual Event
ESE Seminar: Dissertation Proposal Maxwell Adolphson
01 Dec

Whispering Gallery Mode (WGM) microresonators are a class of optical sensors that have demonstrated enormous potential for the detection of single molecules...

Thursday, December 1 | 2:00 PM
Virtual Event
A Conversation with Jerome Harris
01 Dec

In coordination with Dr. Stucky's "Music of the African Diaspora" class we are delighted to facilitate a conversation with ground-breaking jazz musician...

2022 Nobel Prize Laureate Annie Ernaux Reading & Discussion
01 Dec

In celebration of Annie Ernaux’s Nobel Prize, the libraries and the department of romance languages and literature welcome you to a special reading and...

Developments in Community-Driven Science: People, Salt and Mussels
01 Dec

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

Thursday, December 1 | 4:00 PM
Mechanical and Genetic Regulation of Distinct Epithelial Morphology in Different Segments of the Gut
01 Dec

The department of developmental biology presents the 41st Annual Oliver H. Lowry Lecture with Clifford J. Tabin.

“Women Talking” Film Screening and Panel Discussion
01 Dec

Join us for a special advanced screening of “Women Talking,” Sarah Polley’s searing adaptation of Miriam Toews’ acclaimed novel about a group of women in an...

Thursday, December 1 | 7:00 PM
Visiting Writer - Margo Jefferson
01 Dec

Washington University Department of English is pleased to welcome Margo Jefferson as a Visiting Writer on Thursday, December 1st, 2022. Reading and book sale...

Thursday, December 1 | 8:00 PM

Thursday, December 1