A guide to events on our campuses.

Assembly Series

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McKelvey School of Engineering

Events

Monday, January 23

Beauty in Enormous Bleakness: The Design Legacy of the Interned Generation of Japanese Americans
23 Jan

"The Beauty in Enormous Bleakness: The Design Legacy of the Interned Generation of Japanese Americans" explores architecture’s relationship to issues of...

Chakaia Booker: 'Shaved Portions'
23 Jan

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

Seymour Chwast, End Bad Breath, 1967. D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library
23 Jan

In the late 1940s and 50s, mainstream illustration was dominated by the simulated small-town charm of Norman Rockwell and the slick but false assurances of...

Holiday Lights Recycling 2022-2023
23 Jan

Wondering what to do with your old or unworkable holiday lights? You can recycle them! The annual Holiday Lights Recycling Drive returns to Washington...

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

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...

Mr. William Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies, 1685
23 Jan

"The Play’s the Thing" exhibition celebrates the 400-year anniversary of the first folio—the first time William Shakespeare’s collected works were printed....

Valuable Dregs: Research in the William Gaddis Papers
23 Jan

Novelist William Gaddis famously shunned the spotlight and dismissed attempts to tie his private life to his creative work. However, Gaddis also kept an...

Rita Levi-Montalcini Regenerative Medicine Symposium
23 Jan

The Rita Levi-Montalcini Regenerative Medicine Symposium at Washington University is a half-day symposium that is free to attend and will feature two...

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

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...

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23 Jan

All WashU staff and faculty are invited to take part in this 90-minute interactive session. Participants will explore a working understanding of "equity,"...

Monday, January 23 | 10:00 AM
Virtual Event
Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022: Returns, Revisions, Inventions
23 Jan

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
23 Jan

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

Physics Colloquium on Flatland Quantum Simulation and Visualization
23 Jan

Quantum computing and simulation promise to revolutionize fundamental physics, technology, and quantum chemistry. Simulating quantum systems using analog...

Monday, January 23 | 1:45 PM
A Genomic Ecosystem of Transposable Elements in Maize
23 Jan

Stitzer is a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University, working with Cedric Feschotte and Ed Buckler. She graduated from the Population Biology Graduate...

Monday, January 23 | 4:00 PM
Physics Colloquium on Light-Matter Interactions
23 Jan

Chemical reactions under the influence of light play a paramount role in everyday life, from fundamental biological mechanisms to sustainable energy...

Monday, January 23 | 4:00 PM

Monday, January 23