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Wednesday, December 6

Adam Pendleton: To Divide By
06 Dec

“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'
06 Dec

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

Danforth Staff Council Food Drive
06 Dec

The WashU community is invited to join the Danforth Staff Council’s Fall Food Collection Drive which will help Operation Food Search stock their shelves for...

Domesticated Pulp: Archie Publications and the Comics Code
06 Dec

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...

Gerty T. Cori and Carl F. Cori in lab, circa 1947.
06 Dec

Washington University in St. Louis has been affiliated with 26 Nobel Laureates, many of whom did a significant portion of their award-winning work at the...

MADness Unleashed: The World of MAD Magazine
06 Dec

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
06 Dec

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
06 Dec

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

Disorderly Materials / Contingent Objects
06 Dec

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

Knowledge, History and Power, a conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones and Laura Trevelyan
06 Dec

Join Knowledge, History and Power, a conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones, award-winning investigative reporter for the New York Times Magazine and Laura...

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 12:15 PM
Virtual Event
A photo of people laughing and talking at a Food for Thought event from the 2022-2023 school year.
06 Dec

Food for Thought is a weekly outdoor event series, weather permitting, curated by the Gephardt Institute. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to drop in...

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 2:00 PM
Physics Colloquium with Charles Gammie on Portrait of a Black Hole
06 Dec

The Event Horizon Telescope images of M87* and Sgr A* have opened a new era of resolved imaging of black holes at the event horizon scale. I will describe...

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 3:00 PM
Virtual Book Club: 'The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections'
06 Dec

Join us for the December WashU Libraries virtual book club to discuss The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk. Liesl Weiss long...

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 3:00 PM
Virtual Event
BBC - 1st Year Talks
06 Dec
Eurasianism: From a Bookish Philosophy to the Official Ideology of Putin’s Russia
06 Dec

Eurasianism, Russia’s superiority and exceptionalism are the cornerstones of Putin's official ideology and, more generally, of Russian identity. In this...

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 6:00 PM
Jazz Band Concert
06 Dec

The WashU Jazz Band students will perform under the direction of Chris Becker.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 7:30 PM

Wednesday, December 6