Ian Bogost

Ian Bogost

By Chris Amelung on December 3, 2021 in Art & Architecture, Education & Society, Fall 2021

Noted media studies scholar and game designer, Ian Bogost, presented three talks exploring the theory and concepts of play and games under the auspices of the 2021 Humanities Series. This event was sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities, Arts & Sciences.

Laurell Kendall

Laurel Kendall

By Chris Amelung on December 3, 2021 in Current Global Issues, Education & Society, Fall 2021

Laurel Kendall, curator of Asian Ethnographic Collections at the American Museum of Natural History, delivered the Morrell Memorial Lecture in Asian Religions on“Gods and Things in Four Asian Places.” This presentation described a comparative project that became Kendall’s recently published book, Mediums and Magical Things. This event was sponsored by the Department of East Asian […]

Natalia Aleksiun

Natalia Aleksiun

By Chris Amelung on December 2, 2021 in Education & Society, Fall 2021

Professor Natalia Aleksiun delivered the 2021 Holocaust Memorial Lecture on“Jewish Physicians and Their Patients: Rescue Strategies in Nazi Occupied Poland.” The Holocaust Memorial Lecture is an annual event administered by the Center for the Humanities. This event was sponsored by the Center for the Humanities.

Holden Thorp

Holden Thorp, Gil Eyal, Tess Lanzarotta, Damon Scott Tweedy and Yolonda Y. Wilson

By Chris Amelung on December 2, 2021 in Education & Society, Fall 2021, Science & Technology

A panel of leading academics discussed “Gatekeeping & the Publishing Landscape for Scholarship on Race, Medicine & Science.” Participants explored how publication trends and directions for race-focused work in areas of science and medical research have been shaped by public conversations, the makeup of editorial boards, and field-specific debates themselves, among other sources of influence […]

Joy Williams

Joy Williams

By Chris Amelung on December 2, 2021 in Art & Architecture, Education & Society, Fall 2021

The Washington University Libraries and English Department hosted legendary writer Joy Williams for a special reading and conversation about Williams’ first novel in 20 years, Harrow. The event also celebrated her literary papers and the “Joy Williams: Honored Guest” exhibition in Olin Library and online. Read more in The Source.

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Panel of Speakers

This two-part discussion, titled “Creating Inclusive Access to Education, Training & Technology,” featured leaders from various sectors addressing how to create more equitable access to education, training and technology in our community. It was part of the Inclusive Growth in St. Louis series, which investigated who is left out of St. Louis’s economic growth benefits, […]

Traci Blackmon

Rev. Traci Blackmon, David Campbell, Rev. Serene Jones, Rabbi Rolando Matalon and Iman Eldin Susa

By Chris Amelung on December 2, 2021 in Education & Society, National Issues, Spring 2021

Americans today are deeply divided. Religion has played a crucial role in promoting conflict and polarization, yet religious communities are an essential part of bridging current social and political divides. This panel of religious leaders and experts explored ways that religious communities might become spaces that bridge divides, rather than make them deeper — bridge […]

Severine Autesserre

Severine Autesserre

By Chris Amelung on December 2, 2021 in Current Global Issues, Education & Society, Spring 2021

Severine Autesserre, award-winning author, peace builder and researcher, spoke about her new book, The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World, which draws upon in-depth field research in twelve different conflict zones to challenge popular beliefs and scholarly ideas about war, peace, and conflict resolution. In The Frontlines of Peace, Séverine Autesserre […]

Rhonda Magee

Rhonda Magee

By Chris Amelung on December 2, 2021 in Education & Society, Social Justice, Spring 2021

Rhonda Magee, Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, delivered the inaugural lecture of the CRE2 Mindfulness & Anti-Racism series. Her presentation was entitled “‘Change ‘ Gon Come: Black Love-Power and The Inner Work of Racial Justice.” Magee is an internationally-recognized thought and practice leader focused on integrating mindfulness into higher education, law […]

David Kertzer

David Kertzer and Father John Pawlikowski

By Chris Amelung on December 2, 2021 in Education & Society, Spring 2021

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics presented a discussion of the newly unsealed Vatican archives and the role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust with Prof. David Kertzer and Fr. John Pawlikowski moderated by Maharat Rori Picker Neiss. This event, titled “Reckoning with History: Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust,” was […]