Virtual Connections

Community has never been more important. As ​you count on friends, neighbors, and colleagues during this extraordinary time,
know that you can also count on WashU. We’ve compiled a list of virtual resources to help you stay connected to the university. 

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Virtual Event Calendar
Events through October 3

Saturday, September 26 | 12–1 p.m. CDT 
In Conversation Series: “Hybrid Landscapes”
Featuring Walter Hood, principal, Hood Design
Presented by
 the Kemper Art Museum
(registration required)​​

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Wednesday, September 30 | 4–5:30 p.m. CDT
Climate Conversations: “Election 2020”
Featuring Beth Martin, senior lecturer, environmental studies, 
associate director, Washington University Climate Change Program; 
Scott Krummenacher, lecturer, environmental studies;
Damian Servidio, College Republicans;
and Philip Keisler, College Democrats
Presented by International Center for Energy, Environment, 
and Sustainability
(registration required)

Monday, September 28 | 4–5 p.m. CDT
“Exploring the Electric Side of Photosynthesis”
Featuring Arpita Bose, assistant professor, biology
Presented by the biology department in Arts & Sciences

​(registration required)


Thursday, October 1 | 4–5 p.m. CDT/5–6 p.m. MDT
“Rev360, RiNo’s Newest Office Building, from Concept to Occupancy”
Featuring Jerry Blocher, BS ’94, MBA ’94, director, development services, Haselden Construction; 
Ben Blanchard, principal, Anderson Mason Dale Architects; and
Jamie Roupp, managing director, JLL 
Presented by the WashU Built Environment Network and 
the Washington University Alumni Association

(registration required)​


Tuesday, September 29 | 2–3 p.m. CDT
“Breakthroughs in Medicine: AI Applied to Big Genomic Data”
Featuring Alex Aravanis, senior vice president,
chief technology officer, Illumina
Presented by McKelvey School of Engineering


Thursday, October 1 | 4–6 p.m. CDT
“The Broken Heart of America:
St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States”​
Featuring Walter Johnson, Winthrop Professor of History, 
Harvard University 
Presented by the History Department and American Culture Studies 
in Arts & Sciences


Tuesday, September 29 | 4–5 p.m. CDT
“Data Users Group: The US Census”
Featuring Craig Best, US Census Representative 
Presented by University Libraries
(registration required)​​


Thursday, October 1 | 4:30–5:15 p.m. CDT 
Sustainable Living Series: “Energy”
Presented by the Office of Sustainability

(registration required)

Tuesday, September 29 | 4–5 p.m. CDT
“How Protecting Wildlife Can Help to Prevent Pandemics”
Featuring Jonathan Losos, director, Living Earth Collaborative, 
 William H. Danforth Distinguished University Professor of Biology; 
Dave Wang, professor of molecular microbiology and pathology and immunology, School of Medicine;
Lisa Kelley, director, Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute; and 
Sharon Deem, director, Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine 
Presented by the 
Living Earth Collaborative


Thursday, October 1 | 5–6 p.m. CDT 
“After the Outbreak: Narrative, Infrastructure, and Pandemic Time”
Featuring Sari Altschuler, associate professor of English, associate director of the Humanities Center, and founding director of the health, humanities, and society minor and initiative, Northeastern University
Presented by Medical Humanities
​(registration required)​


Tuesday, September 29 | 4:30–5:30 p.m. CDT
Faculty Book Talk: “Rebecca Wanzo”
Featuring Rebecca Wanzo, chair and professor, women, gender,
 and sexuality studies, author, The Content of Our Caricature: 
African American Comic Art and Political Belonging
Presented by University Libraries
(registration required)

Friday, October 2 | 8 a.m. CDT
5th Annual Impact Investing Symposium Series: "Session 1"
Featuring Peter Lupoff, CEO, NetImpact; Chris McDonald,
portfolio manager, Kennedy Capital; and
Liz Michaels, chief of staff, Aperio Group 
Presented by the Olin Business School and 
Brown School of Social Work

(registration required)​​

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Tuesday, September 29 | 4:30
–6 p.m. CDT
Leadership Perspectives Series: “Leading During COVID-19”
Featuring Chancellor Andrew Martin; and Dr. Steven Lawrence, 
infectious disease expert from the School of Medicine
Presented by Olin Business School
​(registration required)​​


Friday, October 2 | 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CDT 
“Midwest Climate Summit Kickoff"
Presented by Washington University and a group of more than 20 leading Midwestern higher education institutions, non-profits, 
and local governments

(registration required)

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Tuesday, September 29 | 5–6 p.m. CDT 
In Conversation: “Truths and Reckonings: 
The Art of Transformative Racial Justice”

Featuring Geoff Ward, exhibition curator, professor, 
African and African-American studies in Arts & Sciences
Presented by Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

(registration required)


Friday, October 2 | 
1–2 p.m. CDT 
Virtual First Fridays @ Becker 
“Behind-the-Scenes in Archives and Rare Books”
Presented by University Libraries
Wednesday, September 30 | 12–1 p.m. CDT 
DISCUSSIONS Series Panel: “Architectural History and Academia”
Barry Bergdoll, Columbia University;
Beatriz Colomina, Princeton University;
Arindam Dutta, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and
Joan Ockman, University of Pennsylvania
Presented by Sam Fox School​
(registration required)

Saturday, October 3 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. CDT 
Public Tour: "Multiplied–Edition MAT" 
Featuring Jessie Smith (Arts & Sciences ’22)
Presented by
 the Kemper Art Museum
(registration required)​​​
Wednesday, September 30 | 12–1 p.m. CDT 
“The Impact of COVID-19 on Long-term Carer Part Two: 

Presented by Institute of Public Health
(registration required)


Upcoming Events

Monday, October 5 | 4–5 p.m. CDT
Sleeping with the Enemy: Getting Rid of Latent Parasites
Featuring William Sullivan, Showalter Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Indiana University School of Medicine
Presented by the Biology Department in Arts & Sciences

​Monday, October 5 | 6–7 p.m. CDT/4–5 p.m. PDT​
WashU in the West: Disruption and Change: How Startups and Tech Will Adjust to a Changing Landscape in 2021 and Beyond
Featuring Ed Banti, BS ’06, MS ’06, Director, Search Experience at Amazon; Olga Kaplan, AB ’10, MS ’10, Growth Equity Investor at Goldman Sachs; Nate Maslak, BSBA ’11, Cofounder and CEO at Ribbon Health; and
Aaron Samuels, BSBA ’11, Cofounder and COO at Blavity
Presented by the Washington University Alumni Association
(registration required)

Tuesday, October 6 | 5–6 p.m. CDT​
PILPSS Lecture: “Rule of Five: Making Climate History
at Supreme Court
Featuring Maxine Lipeles, Washington University law professor, founder and former director, interdisciplinary environmental clinic; and Richard Lazarus, Howard & Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Presented by the Washington University School of Law
(registration required)​

Wednesday, October 7 | 12–2 p.m. CDT​
Inclusive Growth in St. Louis: Building an Inclusive Economy
Presented by the Social Policy Institute  at Washington University and Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
​(registration required)

Wednesday, October 7 | 5–6 p.m. PDT​
The Power and Responsibility of Data”​
 Presented by Washington University Alumni Association 
University Libraries​
(registration required)

Wednesday, October 7 | 5–6 p.m. PDT​
WashU Seattle Welcome
Presented by the WashU Seattle Network and the
 Washington University Alumni Association

October 8 | 8:30–10 a.m. CDT 
McDonnell Academy Global Town Hall: 
Hope in a Time of Uncertainty
Presented by McDonnell International Scholars, 
(registration required)

Thursday, October 8 | 4–5 p.m. CDT​
New in the Lou: Through the Eyes of Movement Leaders
Presented by Gephardt Institute for Civic & Community Engagement
(registration required)


Thursday, October 8 | 4:30–6:30 p.m. CDT​
Community-Academic Partnerships Aimed at Intersectional
Issues in Aging
Presented by the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, and the Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences’ Aging Clinical Research Consortium
(registration required)​

Thursday, October 8 | 3–​4 p.m. CDT 
​“Vision Loss in Diabetes”
Featuring Rithwick Rajagopal, assistant professor, John F. Hardesty, MD, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Presented by the Washington University School of Medicine and
University Advancement

(registration required)​​

Thursday, October 8 | 4–5 p.m. CDT​
​“Inferring Where the Wild Things Were through Phylogenetic
Models of Historical Biogeography”

Featuring Michael Landis, assistant professor, biology  
Presented by the 
Living Earth Collaborative

Thursday, October 8 | 4:30–5:15 p.m. CDT 
Sustainable Living Series: “Campus Tour”
Presented by the Office of Sustainablity
(registration required)

Friday, October 9 | 
12–1 p.m. CDT 
Fake News, Propaganda, and Misinformation: Learning to Critically Evaluate Media Sources
Presented by University Libraries
(registration required)​

Friday, October 9 | 12–1:30 p.m. CDT 
IASxSIR Speaker Series: “The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Lessons from
the Balkan Route (2015–2017)
Featuring Danilo Mandić, lecturer, sociology, postdoctoral fellow, 
Harvard University 
Presented by Arts & Sciences
​(registration required)​​

                           Saturday, October 10 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. CDT 
​In Conversation Series:
“Activating the Spectator by Reshaping the Aesthetic Field”

Featuring Walter Hood, principal, Hood Design
Presented by
 the Kemper Art Museum
(registration required)​​

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                Alumni and Parent Book Discussions

Around the country, participants in the alumni and parents program will get a taste of the academic experience by reading
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy and gathering virtually to discuss the same
questions raised on campus. In the spirit of civic engagement, these discussions will foster dialogue, learning, and listening, which are the foundation of strong communities.
Learn more/register for a virtual book discussion

Enjoy a “WashU Night In” as you celebrate being a member of the WashU family, and show your school spirit from home! We can’t think of 
a more fun night in than one that’s WashU-themed—whether you spend it with those in your home or hop on Zoom to make it a group gathering.​​
Browse WashU Night In Activities

All Virtual Res​ources​




Recordings from Past Events​

“Take Control of your Job Search!”
Pre​sented by 
Washington University Alumni Association

September 21, 2020​​​

“Wednesdays with WashU
featuring Arnold Donald, BS ’77”​
Presented by
Washington University A​lumni Association
September 92020​

watch video:

“Applying to Grad School: Maximizing your Chances at Admission”
Pre​sented by 
Washington University Alumni Association

September 15, 2020​​​

“Wednesdays with WashU
featuring Professor Gerald Early”
 Presented by
Washington University A​lumni Association
September 162020​


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Future of  Nuclear Arms Control
Presented by
Washington University A​lumni Association
September 152020​

  ​Watch video:

“from politics to pastry with Amy DuVall, AB ’95”
Presented by 
Washington University Alumni Association

September 2, 2020​​​

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