Exploring St. Louis’ ‘infinite possibilities’ in the 21st century

WUSTL panelists provide glimpse into the region’s future

Three leaders and international experts from Washington University in St. Louis will headline a panel discussion exploring the future of the St. Louis region and its opportunities for growth. The Assembly Series panel, “Innovation and Infinite Possibilities in the 21st Century,” will mark the city of Clayton’s centennial year. Co-sponsors are the city of Clayton and the Clayton Century Foundation.

The program will be held from 7-8:30 p.m Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Simon Hall’s May Auditorium on WUSTL’s Danforth Campus. It is free and open to the public.

The panelists are:

William G. Powderly, MD, addressing medicine and public health


This summer, Thorp became WUSTL’s provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. He also holds professorships in both the School of Medicine and the Department of Chemistry in Arts & Sciences.

He comes to St. Louis by way of North Carolina, specifically the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he advanced his academic and administrative career, and, in 2008, became UNC’s chancellor. As a chemist, educator and successful entrepreneur in biotechnology, he understands and embraces the crucial role research universities play in spearheading societal change and how the role of higher education is rapidly changing. In addition, he has co-authored Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the 21st Century and teaches a course on Coursera called “What’s Your Big Idea?”

For information on this and future Assembly Series programs, or for directions and parking information, visit assemblyseries.wustl.edu or call (314) 935-4620.

For information on other Clayton Centennial events, visit here.