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Friday, October 20

Adam Pendleton: To Divide By
20 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'
20 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.
20 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
20 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...

MADness Unleashed: The World of MAD Magazine
20 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
20 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
20 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'
20 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...

Quing Zhu
20 Oct

Role of deep-learning fusion models of optical and ultrasound imaging in the diagnosis of cancer and assessment of cancer treatment response Abstract: The...

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 8:30 AM
She Leads Symposium @ WashU 2023
20 Oct

She Leads @ WashU is the annual event hosted by the Ann W. and Spencer T. Olin-Chancellor's Fellowship at Washington University. For nearly 50 years, this...

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 9:00 AM
Space Sciences/Astrophysics Seminar with Nima Sedaghat on Letting the Data (a.k.a Universe) Speak for Itself
20 Oct

Machine learning has been widely applied to clearly defined problems in astronomy and astrophysics. However, deep learning and its conceptual differences...

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 9:00 AM
Disorderly Materials / Contingent Objects
20 Oct

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

Miao Yu, Professor, University of Buffalo
20 Oct

Miao Yu, Professor Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering University of Buffalo Na+-gated Nanochannel Membrane for Boosting Renewable Fuel...

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 11:00 AM
Hannah Kerner
20 Oct

Hannah Kerner Assistant Professor School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence (SCAI) Arizona State University AI/ML Lead, NASA Harvest Remote sensing...

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 11:00 AM
Pratap Tokekar
20 Oct

Leveraging Learning and Combinatorial Optimization for Advancing Multi-Robot Systems Abstract: In this talk I will discuss my group's recent work on how to...

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 1:00 PM
Virtual Event
English Department AI Workshop
20 Oct

Faculty in English will briefly present their syllabus and classroom practices responding to the AI text-generation revolution. We share these not in the...

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 1:00 PM
Mrs. Wardwell’s Plan of Study: The Women’s Club Movement and the Historiography of American Music
20 Oct

Abstract Between 1898 and 1925, Linda Bell Free Wardwell sold thirty thousand booklets entitled Plan of Study on Musical History. Designed to facilitate...

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 3:00 PM
Roundtable discussion of Tabea Alexa Linhard’s 'Unexpected Routes: Refugee Writers in Mexico'
20 Oct

Please join us for a roundtable discussion of Tabea Linhard’s book Unexpected Routes: Refugee Writers in Mexico (2023). Panelists: Tabea Linhard, Director...

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 3:00 PM
The Performing Arts Department Presents: Writing and Embodied Creativity
20 Oct

Join us for a conversation with Brooklyn-based choreographer Leslie Cuyjet, this year's Marcus Guest Artist in Residence in the Dance Program of the...

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 3:00 PM
Writing and Embodied Creativity
20 Oct

Join us for a conversation with Brooklyn-based choreographer Leslie Cuyjet, this year's Marcus Guest Artist in Residence in the Dance Program of the...

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 3:00 PM
Roque Salas Rivera Poetry Reading
20 Oct

Join us for a poetry reading with Massie Visiting Professor Roque Raquel Salas Rivera, a Puerto Rican poet and translator of trans experience born in...

An event graphic for "The Queer Experience: Joy as Resistance" art show
20 Oct

Part of Civic Action Week, “The Queer Experience” is a multimedia art exhibit showcasing work by queer, trans, and other WashU students. In a world where...

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 5:00 PM
Astronomy on Tap with Brian Kloppenborg on "Citizen Science, Variable Stars, and the AAVSO"
20 Oct

Citizen Science is the direct participation by the general public in scientific research. That is typically done by private citizens, using data and images...

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 7:30 PM
Citizen Science,Variable Stars, and the AAVSO - St. Louis Astronomical Society Meeting
20 Oct

Citizen Science is the direct participation by the general public in scientific research. That is typically done by private citizens, using data and images...

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 7:30 PM

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