A guide to events on our campuses.

Assembly Series

A tradition of convening thought leaders since 1953

McKelvey School of Engineering

Events

January 20 - February 18, 2021

Wednesday, January 20

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
20 Jan

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

MLK 2021: Celebrating Black Joy and Healing with Yoga, Wellness Practices
20 Jan

This event is a shared effort of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and The Office of Diversity Programs. Celebrating Black Joy and Healing is led...

Wednesday, January 20 | 7:30 AM
Virtual Event
Know Your Level: Cultural Considerations
20 Jan

The Center for Community Health Partnership & Research’s lecture series, Know Your Level of Community Engagement, introduces research teams and community...

Wednesday, January 20 | 11:30 AM
Virtual Event
Eric Johnsen
20 Jan

Eric Johnsen, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, will present his seminar titled "The trials and tribulations of a...

Wednesday, January 20 | 1:00 PM
Virtual Event
WashU Libraries Virtual Book Club: 'Endurance'
20 Jan

In 1914, explorer Ernest Shackleton sailed via the ship called Endurance to Antarctica. Just short of its destination, the ship became trapped in ice. This...

Wednesday, January 20 | 3:00 PM
Virtual Event
ESE Seminar: Preliminary Oral Exam Yuhao Chen
20 Jan

A gene regulatory network (GRN) is a collection of molecular regulators, DNA, RNA, protein and the complexes of these, that interact with each other to...

Wednesday, January 20 | 4:30 PM
Virtual Event
MLK 2021: Celebrating Black Joy and Healing with Yoga, Wellness Practices
20 Jan

This event is a shared effort of The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and The Office of Diversity Programs. The session will be led by The...

Wednesday, January 20 | 5:30 PM
Virtual Event

Thursday, January 21

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
21 Jan

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

MLK 2021: Racial Equity Activism in St. Louis
21 Jan

This event is a shared effort of The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and The Office of Diversity Programs. David Dwight of Forward Through Ferguson...

Thursday, January 21 | 11:30 AM
Virtual Event
Matthew A. Powell, Washington University in St. Louis and Nimmi Ramanujam, Duke University
21 Jan

Don't miss this important workshop on women's health by world renowned experts! The goal of this workshop is to promote collaborations between engineers and...

Thursday, January 21 | 2:30 PM
Virtual Event
Precision Medicine: Venture Café
21 Jan

Biomedical researchers from MU will share their journeys from research concept to commercial product for their cutting-edge optical technologies for medical...

Thursday, January 21 | 4:00 PM
Virtual Event

Friday, January 22

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
22 Jan

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

MLK 2021: Update on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the School of Medicine
22 Jan

This event is a shared effort of The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and The Office of Diversity Programs. This update will include recent...

Friday, January 22 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Native Futures, Native Voices
22 Jan

Join us as we host the Alliance for Native Programs & Initiatives speaker series titled "Native Futures, Native Voices." This three-part series focuses on...

Friday, January 22 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event

Saturday, January 23

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
23 Jan

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Sunday, January 24

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
24 Jan

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Monday, January 25

Arts & Sciences First Day of Classes
25 Jan

First day of spring semester for the College of Arts & Sciences.

McKelvey School of Engineering First Day of Classes
25 Jan

First day of spring semester for McKelvey School of Engineering.

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
25 Jan

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Olin Business School First Day of Classes
25 Jan

First day of spring semester for Olin Business School.

Sam Fox School First Day of Classes
25 Jan

First day of spring semester for Sam Fox School.

University College First Day of Classes
25 Jan

First day of spring semester for University College.

Tuesday, January 26

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
26 Jan

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Implementation and Sustainability: Lessons Learned from a Rwandan Intervention for Global Early Childhood Development
26 Jan

What are best practices for creating locally relevant and supported early childhood interventions? How can early childhood interventions respond to COVID-19...

Tuesday, January 26 | 12:30 PM
Virtual Event
The Photographs of Ruth Orkin, a Pioneering American Photographer
26 Jan

Join Mary Engel, AB ’84, for a presentation about her mother, photographer Ruth Orkin, known for her intimate portraits in New York and abroad. Ruth Orkin...

Tuesday, January 26 | 4:30 PM
Virtual Event

Wednesday, January 27

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
27 Jan

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

St. Louis Growth and Equity
27 Jan

Mr. Webber is leading a long-term study on the comparative performance of cities and regions on measures of growth and equity. He will share his latest...

Wednesday, January 27 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Illuminating the Dark Universe with Radio Observations
27 Jan

Cynthia Chiang (hosted by Nagy/Errando), of McGill University, will present this talk. Redshifted 21-cm emission from neutral hydrogen is a powerful tool...

Wednesday, January 27 | 4:00 PM
Virtual Event
Wednesdays with WashU: Hans Vestberg
27 Jan

Wednesdays with WashU is a webinar series featuring Washington University alumni, faculty, parents and friends from around the world. On Wednesday, January...

Wednesday, January 27 | 4:00 PM
Virtual Event

Thursday, January 28

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
28 Jan

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Leadership Perspectives: 6 executives. 60 ideas. 60 minutes.
28 Jan

6.60.60.: Leadership insights, lightning-round style How did great leaders get where they are today? Aside from talent, drive and smarts, how do they do it?...

Thursday, January 28 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Areto Imoukhuede
28 Jan

Join us for the McKelvey School of Engineering Education, Engineering & Race Seminar Series on topics related to race and science, technology, engineering...

Thursday, January 28 | 3:00 PM
Virtual Event

Friday, January 29

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
29 Jan

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Native Futures, Native Voices
29 Jan

Join us as we host the Alliance for Native Programs & Initiatives speaker series titled "Native Futures, Native Voices." This three-part series focuses on...

Friday, January 29 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Risa Zwerling Wrighton congratulations two scholarship recipeints
29 Jan

Join the Woman's Club of Washington University in St. Louis as we congratulate the recipients of the Risa Zwerling Wrighton Endowed Scholarships and hear a...

Friday, January 29 | 1:00 PM
Virtual Event
Antiphonal Life: The Returns of Paul Robeson
29 Jan

Shana L. Redmond, professor of Musicology, Global Jazz Studies, and African American Studies, Herb Alpert School of Music, will present the Department of...

Friday, January 29 | 3:00 PM
Virtual Event

Saturday, January 30

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
30 Jan

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

African American Architecture in St. Louis: The Case of Charles E. Fleming
30 Jan

In this panel discussion, Washington University architectural historians Shantel Blakely and Eric Mumford will join architect Michael Willis (AB '73;...

Saturday, January 30 | 10:30 AM
Virtual Event

Sunday, January 31

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
31 Jan

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Monday, February 1

Check back for more Assembly Series events in February
01 Feb

There are currently no upcoming Assembly Series events. Departments can continue to submit events for consideration for the Assembly Series.

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
01 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Tuesday, February 2

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
02 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

6th Annual Family Business Symposium: Subramanian Ramadorai
02 Feb

We invite you to join us for a series of stimulating discussions about the importance of culture in family business. Each morning in this four-week symposium...

Tuesday, February 2 | 8:00 AM
Virtual Event
Disruption and Innovation in Healthcare 3.0
02 Feb

ACCELERATING HEALTHCARE INNOVATION OUT OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC Please join us for Olin Business School's Annual Healthcare Symposium as we present two panels...

Tuesday, February 2 | 11:00 AM
Virtual Event

Wednesday, February 3

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
03 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Leadership Perspectives: Culture, Character and Communication: Today's Global Leader
03 Feb

It's a connected world - An insider's view on global leadership The world is more connected than ever before. Mobile devices exceed 14 billion worldwide....

Wednesday, February 3 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Where Blacks in America Have Been, Where We Are, Where We Must Go
03 Feb

The journey of Blacks in America has been complex and uneven, with undeniable progress made over the generations and still a disheartening distance to travel...

Wednesday, February 3 | 12:30 PM
Virtual Event

Thursday, February 4

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
04 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Open BME Seminar: Bioengineering for COVID-19: Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) at Unprecedented Speed and Scale
04 Feb

Bruce J. Tromberg, director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will speak...

Thursday, February 4 | 4:00 PM
Virtual Event

Friday, February 5

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
05 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Public Tour: 'The Autonomous Future of Mobility'
05 Feb

Join us for live, interactive tours on Zoom. Student educators design and lead virtual tours featuring several artworks in the Kemper Art Museum collection,...

Friday, February 5 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event

Saturday, February 6

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
06 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

MLA Lecture Series: Unprecedented Times
06 Feb

A part of the MLA Lecture Series. “Unprecedented times” is a phrase of this moment, encompassing the pandemic, political division, the Black Lives Matter...

Saturday, February 6 | 11:00 AM
Virtual Event
To Do Without People: Moyra Davey's Impossible Renunciation
06 Feb

The work of Moyra Davey is invested with individual subjectivity and autobiography. The distinct absence of any figures, however, in her photographs from...

Saturday, February 6 | 11:00 AM
Virtual Event

Sunday, February 7

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
07 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Monday, February 8

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
08 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Qualitative Coding in AtlasTI
08 Feb

This Love Data Week lecture will introduce content analysis and discuss its utility in sociological research. It will describe data collection and analysis...

Monday, February 8 | 10:00 AM
Virtual Event
Building an Evidence Base for Psychosocial Intervention Research in Geriatric Palliative Care
08 Feb

This seminar is part of the monthly "Issues in Aging" series that highlights current research and perspectives on aging-relevant issues from experts in...

Monday, February 8 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Introduction to Social Explorer
08 Feb

Social Explorer provides demographic data from the Census and other sources. Users can access, analyze, and visualize data in the easy-to-use platform. In...

Monday, February 8 | 1:00 PM
Virtual Event

Tuesday, February 9

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
09 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Black Entrepreneurship in St. Louis: Building Healthy Families and Communities
09 Feb

Meet Tyrean and Brandon, two Black entrepreneurs fresh out of the WEPOWER Elevate/Elevar entrepreneurship incubator and learn about their path to urban...

Tuesday, February 9 | 10:00 AM
Virtual Event
CBAC Seminar: Mitochondrial ATP Production in Cardiac Cells
09 Feb

As part of the CBAC Seminar series, join us for this presentation by W. Jonathan Lederer, a Professor of Physiology & the Director of the Center For...

Tuesday, February 9 | 10:00 AM
Virtual Event
Introduction to LabArchives for Researchers
09 Feb

In this introduction to LabArchives, WashU’s electronic lab notebook platform, learn how to quickly and easily create an electronic lab notebook to manage...

Tuesday, February 9 | 10:00 AM
Virtual Event
Using Mentoring and Individual Career Development Plans to Facilitate Career Success
09 Feb

This seminar is part of the CRTC Career Development Seminar Series. The Career Development Seminar Series offers periodic workshops and presentations open to...

Tuesday, February 9 | 3:30 PM
Virtual Event

Wednesday, February 10

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
10 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

6th Annual Family Business Symposium: Lisanne Cape Dorion
10 Feb

We invite you to join us for a series of stimulating discussions about the importance of culture in family business. Each morning in this four-week symposium...

Wednesday, February 10 | 8:00 AM
Virtual Event
Bloomberg: Database Capabilities, Features and Uses
10 Feb

The Bloomberg Terminal brings together real-time data on every market, breaking news, in-depth research, powerful analytics, communications tools and...

Wednesday, February 10 | 10:00 AM
Virtual Event
An Overview of the Federal Reserve Economic Data Service
10 Feb

Federal Reserve Economic Data Service (FRED), maintained by the St. Louis Federal Reserve, provides access to over 750,000 financial and data economic data...

Wednesday, February 10 | 11:00 AM
Virtual Event
Introduction to Tableau
10 Feb

Tableau is a data analysis and visualization tool used to help people see, understand, and make decisions with data. In this two-hour workshop, participants...

Wednesday, February 10 | 1:00 PM
Virtual Event
International Writers Series: Baba Badji
10 Feb

In this virtual reading and discussion, Baba Badji will present his recently published first collection of poems "Ghost Letters." Badji is a...

Wednesday, February 10 | 7:00 PM
Virtual Event

Thursday, February 11

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
11 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

University Shield
11 Feb

Sarah Bentil, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University, will present.

Thursday, February 11 | 2:30 PM
Virtual Event
Religious Self-Cultivation as Politics: Examples from Grassroots-Level Activism in Japan
11 Feb

Levi McLaughlin, associate professor at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, North Carolina State University, will present the fourth annual...

Thursday, February 11 | 4:00 PM
Virtual Event
Explore Faculty Papers with the University Archivist
11 Feb

Ever wonder what faculty do with their papers when they retire? Some come to University Archives where they are cared for and made available to researchers....

Thursday, February 11 | 4:30 PM
Virtual Event

Friday, February 12

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
12 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

The Lion in the Path: The Future of Data Management and Sharing
12 Feb

The Love Data Week virtual keynote address will feature Carrie D. Wolinetz, associate director for science policy at the National Institutes of Health. No...

Friday, February 12 | 2:00 PM
Virtual Event

Saturday, February 13

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
13 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

MLA Lecture Series: Unprecedented Times
13 Feb

A part of the MLA Lecture Series. “Unprecedented times” is a phrase of this moment, encompassing the pandemic, political division, the Black Lives Matter...

Saturday, February 13 | 11:00 AM
Virtual Event
Public Tour: 'Art, Untitled'
13 Feb

Join us for live, interactive tours on Zoom. Student educators design and lead virtual tours featuring several artworks in the Kemper Art Museum collection,...

Saturday, February 13 | 11:00 AM
Virtual Event

Sunday, February 14

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
14 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Monday, February 15

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
15 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Tuesday, February 16

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
16 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Wednesday, February 17

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
17 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

Distinguished Panel Discussion: From Starlight to Stardust
17 Feb

The four panelists will share their perspectives and approaches for investigating the origin of the solar system and other similar planetary systems....

Wednesday, February 17 | 4:00 PM
Virtual Event

Thursday, February 18

Note: Academic Calendar Dates
18 Feb

Dates for spring break/wellness days and finals have been left off of this calendar as those dates vary for each school. Please reference the main Academic...

6th Annual Family Business Symposium: George H. Walker
18 Feb

We invite you to join us for a series of stimulating discussions about the importance of culture in family business. Each morning in this four-week symposium...

Thursday, February 18 | 8:00 AM
Virtual Event
Pro-Trump Era: Resistance, Hope and Mobilizing among Black American Families
18 Feb

Historical vestiges of slavery and Jim Crow laws continue to have detrimental impact on Black American families in the US. Interdependent challenges with...

Thursday, February 18 | 12:30 PM
Virtual Event
Michael Dickey
18 Feb

Michael Dickey, Alcoa Professor and University Faculty Scholar at North Carolina State University, will present.

Thursday, February 18 | 2:30 PM
Virtual Event
Bloodied Waters, Hidden Histories: Race, Terror and the Unmaking of Freedom
18 Feb

Join us as Professor Sowande’ Mustakeem (History) discusses her book "Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage" (University of...

Thursday, February 18 | 4:30 PM
Virtual Event

January 20 - February 18, 2021