Professor Kevin McKeegan delivered the Robert M. Walker Distinguished Lecture titled “Sampling the Solar System: A Key in Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Origin and Evolution.” Extraterrestrial samples can be studied in the laboratory in exquisite detail, revealing clues about their origins and, ultimately, about our own planet’s origin and evolution. We currently have materials […]
On November 30, 2021 St.Louis-born performing artist and civil rights activist Josephine Baker became the first woman of color to be inducted into France’s Pantheon. To mark this occasion, Washington University hosted a special celebration in her honor. Guests included St. Louis mayor Tishaura Jones, Washington University Chancellor Andrew Martin, and consul general of France […]
This discussion focused on the topics of voting rights and the threats facing American democracy and featured former U.S. congressmen Russ Carnahan, a Democrat from St. Louis, and Tom Coleman, a Republican from Kansas City. The congressmen presented a road map for action and announced plans for a road show. This event was sponsored by […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
NASA’s Moogega Cooper delivered the keynote address at the 2021 She Leads Symposium, hosted by the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship for Women in Graduate Study at Washington University in St. Louis.Dr. Cooper is the planetary protection lead of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, where her work is integral to the mission of discovering […]
Georgetown Law Professor Kristin Henning joined Daniel Harawa (WashU Law) to discuss her new book, Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth. This event was sponsored by Washington University School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series, Department of African & African-American Studies, Black Law Students Association and Women of Color Law […]
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.