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Monday, October 23

Adam Pendleton: To Divide By
23 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'
23 Oct

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

Domesticated Pulp: Archie Publications and the Comics Code
23 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
23 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
23 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
23 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'
23 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...

ORCID iD: What it is and how it can help you
23 Oct

ORCID is a non-profit organization that supports open science. Participate in this virtual workshop led by Brittney Sandler, MLIS, Research Support Librarian...

Monday, October 23, 2023 | 10:30 AM
Virtual Event
The Department of Sociology Fall 2023 Colloquium Series Presents: Dr. Joel Mittleman
23 Oct

Colloquia Title and Topic: "Gender Inequality Beyond the Gender Binary" For the first time ever, LGBTQ+ populations are being invited to “come out” across...

Monday, October 23, 2023 | 10:30 AM
Disorderly Materials / Contingent Objects
23 Oct

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

Students hang out in the Brookings Quad on a fall afternoon on WashU's campus. Photo: James Byard/Washington University.
23 Oct

We know that the process of researching and applying to college, as well as understanding financial assistance, can be stressful and intimidating for...

Monday, October 23, 2023 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Dr. Xiaofeng Qian, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Texas A&M University
23 Oct

Xiaofeng Qian, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University The ability to achieve noninvasive detection and...

Papyrus Workshop with Roger Bagnall
23 Oct

Join us on October 23, 2023 for a fascinating in-person workshop at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). Roger Bagnall will lead small groups in...

Monday, October 23, 2023 | 1:00 PM
The Souls of Black Folk: The Role of Race in the Psychological Lives of African Americans
23 Oct

Inaugural Robert L. Williams Lecture The present talk honors Robert L. Williams’ many contributions to the field of psychology. In his seminal work, “Souls...

Monday, October 23, 2023 | 4:00 PM
Condemned to Contemporaneity: Trans Poetics in Puerto Rico
23 Oct

Massie Visiting Professor Dr. Roque Salas Rivera presents their public lecture "Condemned to Contemporaneity: Trans Poetics in Puerto Rico". Reception at...

Monday, October 23, 2023 | 5:00 PM
Focusing on the Public in Public Health: Day One
23 Oct

This year, the Public Health at WashU Annual Conference—Focusing on the Public in Public Health: Strengthening public health through community engagement &...

Monday, October 23, 2023 | 5:00 PM
WEISS/MANFREDI, Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, Long Island. The park’s recently completed second phase offers New Yorkers an “urban wilderness” that re-introduces wetlands and the water’s edge. Photo: David Lloyd / SWA
23 Oct

Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, cofounders of Weiss/Manfredi, will deliver the Abend Family Visiting Critic Endowed Lecture titled “Drifting...

Middle East / North Africa Film Series - Session One: Bittersweet
23 Oct

Join us for the first session of the Fall 2023 Middle East / North Africa (MENA) Film Series. Bittersweet (2010 / 130 min.) - Directed by Khaled Marei (also...

Monday, October 23, 2023 | 5:45 PM
Gray Areas: How the Way We Work Perpetuates Racism and What We Can Do to Fix It
23 Oct

Labor and race have shared a complex, interconnected history in America. For decades, key aspects of work — from getting a job to workplace norms to...

Monday, October 23