A guide to events on our campuses.

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Events

Monday, October 16

Adam Pendleton: To Divide By
16 Oct

“What is your name?” “Where are you from?” “How did you end up here?” “Can you feel it?” “Does it hurt?” With these and other questions, the American artist...

Chris Jackson and Chrystal Jackson: 'Somewhere in the Stars'
16 Oct

Washington University in St. Louis alumnus (1981) Chris Jackson authored and produced numerous musical shows and productions in St. Louis, the Midwest, and...

A student hands a freshly screen printed T-shirt that says "The future is what we build together" at a Civic Action Week 2022 event.
16 Oct

Civic Action Week (CAW) kicks off on October 16! CAW is a weeklong initiative to highlight civic engagement opportunities throughout Washington University—in...

Domesticated Pulp: Archie Publications and the Comics Code
16 Oct

For over 50 years, the Comics Code Authority enforced its Seal of Approval, a set of self-imposed guidelines used to judge comics as appropriate for all...

Long shalt thou live, if these well be done: Food, Drink and Health
16 Oct

You are what you eat! From medieval humoral theory using food to balance one's complexion to American homesteading recipes on making meals that best aid...

MADness Unleashed: The World of MAD Magazine
16 Oct

The MADness Unleashed exhibition is an overview of MAD Magazine and its place within American culture. The exhibition is highlighted by original art and...

Secret Sciences: The Hidden Arts of Alchemy
16 Oct

In the popular imagination, alchemy is often synonymous with the transmutation of lead into gold. But while this was certainly one of the alchemists’ goals,...

The Assembled Playwright: Harley Hammerman’s Eugene O’Neill Collection
16 Oct

The Assembled Playwright exhibition presents highlights from the Harley Hammerman Collection on Eugene O’Neill. The exhibition includes manuscripts,...

Fire & Freedom: 'Food and Enslavement in Early America'
16 Oct

The traveling exhibition from the NLM explore ways in which meals can tell us how power is exchanged between and among different peoples, races, genders and...

A student admires their freshly screen-printed T-shirt during 2022 Civic Action Week
16 Oct

Care As Protest is a screen-printing project exploring activism through acts of care for community members. An act of protest can be as simple as countering...

Monday, October 16, 2023 | 9:00 AM
Students working with a community member as they prepare to begin a community project
16 Oct

Stop by this weeklong interactive pop-up exhibit to learn more about community-engaged practice. Participate in a choose-your-own-adventure game, contribute...

Monday, October 16, 2023 | 10:00 AM
Disorderly Materials / Contingent Objects
16 Oct

Over the past two decades, several philosophers, art theorists, and cultural critics have turned their attention to the study of matter. Philosopher Jane...

Civic Action Week: Finding Fellowship: Honoring History & Community
16 Oct

Join us for lunch, a screening of Finding Fellowship, and a Q&A with filmmaker Jason Green AB ‘ 03. Jason Green is a MD-based attorney, entrepreneur and...

Monday, October 16, 2023 | 12:00 PM
Dr. Feng Jiao, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
16 Oct

Dr. Feng Jiao, Professor, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis As our society faces the pressing challenges of...

Open Education and Community Impact
16 Oct

Complementing Open Access programming, the University Libraries will explore impactful initiatives and resources created for students and communities....

Monday, October 16, 2023 | 1:00 PM
CCSN Research Methodology Workshop: Kevin J. Mitchell
16 Oct

Presenting on "Defense against the Dark Arts - or how not to fool yourself with stats". Kevin J. Mitchell, PhD, associate professor of genetics and...

Monday, October 16, 2023 | 2:30 PM
Virtual Event
Civic Action Week: Mass Incarceration as a Public Health Crisis: Local and National Perspectives
16 Oct

The COVID-19 pandemic brought the failures of health systems in prisons and jails to the forefront. In an effort to continue the conversation, the Prison...

Creating and Implementing a Safe Learning Climate for Today’s Learners – Happy Hour
16 Oct

The safe initiative aims to improve our learning environment by promoting positive behaviors and managing concerns about mistreatment and unprofessional...

Monday, October 16, 2023 | 4:00 PM
Virtual Event
S33n & #Cited: Dawn-Elissa Fischer Lecture
16 Oct

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship and the Department of African and African-American Studies are partnering to bring Dawn-Elissa Fischer to discuss her...

Monday, October 16, 2023 | 4:00 PM
University Shield
16 Oct

The purpose of this town hall is to engage the campus community and raise awareness of the Committee to Examine Remembrance and Commemoration, charged by...

Monday, October 16, 2023 | 5:00 PM
Virtual Event
Students walking in downtown St. Louis on a sunny day with the Gateway Arch in the background.
16 Oct

Join leaders from Great Rivers Environmental Law Center and the St. Louis County NAACP Environmental Justice Committee in a panel presentation and roundtable...

Monday, October 16, 2023 | 5:30 PM
Crash Course in Aging: Fast-Paced Facts on Longer Life
16 Oct

Join us for an evening of stories and insights on a variety of experiences about aging. Bring friends, family and colleagues to hear speakers give five...

Monday, October 16, 2023 | 5:30 PM
Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, the Last of the Bentonia Bluesmen, with William Ellis, guitar
16 Oct

Join us for an evening with guitarists Jimmy "Duck" Holmes and William Lee Ellis as they trace the deep history of the blues in this interactive concert...

Monday, October 16