Washington University in St. Louis

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Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023

Great Forest Park Balloon Race Sept. 15-16

Great Forest Park Balloon Race Sept. 15-16

Now in its 51st year, the Great Forest Park Balloon Glow and Race is a favorite St. Louis tradition. This year, WashU is sponsoring a balloon and the festival’s main stage. Students also have a chance to win a ride in WashU’s balloon. Students can see the balloon up close and meet veteran pilot Tom Caton at the Balloon Glow Sept. 15 and cheer the launch at the Balloon Race Sept. 16 at Emerson Central Fields in Forest Park.

Upcoming events



‘What’s next for the St. Louis data community?’

4–6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7

Join the Social Policy Institute for an evening of networking and learn about its Data for Social Impact (DSI) initiative to build data capacity and connection. Hear about the DSI-STL Community of Practice to be launched this year. Hillman Hall, Clark-Fox Forum.



Sports & Society Reading Group: ‘Big money in sports’

3–4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8

The Sports & Society Reading Group will discuss money in sports, specifically the recent conference realignment in Power 5 college football. McMillan Hall, Room 101.



Seminar on steroid receptors in cancer

3:30–5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13

John Katzenellenbogen, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give a talk on his collaboration with School of Medicine researchers and the development of three PET imaging agents for steroid receptors in cancer. Medical Campus, North Building, Moore Auditorium.

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Looking ahead



St. Louis Symphony on the South 40

5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18



‘Supporting Arabic-speaking students’ virtual panel

12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19



Ready Week preparedness training

9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

Exhibits and ongoing events

‘Reaching New Heights’ exhibit honors Friedlander

Join the Olin Library in the Special Collections Reading Room for an exhibition celebrating the career and legacy of Michael W. Friedlander, distinguished professor of physics in Arts & Sciences. The exhibit is on display through Sept. 17.




Save the Date

McDonnell Academy Global Research Symposium

Thursday, Oct. 5– Saturday, Oct. 7