Washington University’s Assembly Series will feature prominent authors and experts covering topics seeking to find solutions to some of society’s toughest challenges. The lecture lineup opens Feb. 21 with Michael Pollan and concludes April 17 with Michael Barbaro and a panel on the “fake news” culture.
Headlining this year’s celebration of the 1853 founding of Washington University in St. Louis is Peggy Noonan, one of the country’s most eminent political analysts. The event also honors the university’s distinguished faculty, alumni and supporters.
Charles Darrett Churchwell, former dean of Washington University Libraries, died Sept. 19, 2018, in St. Louis. He was 91. During his tenure at Washington University, Churchwell instituted a number of innovative initiatives, most notably the creation of an endowed fund for technology.
As part of Washington University in St. Louis’ newly established Africa initiative, created to strengthen and expand the university’s efforts in Africa, W. Stuart Symington, U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, will deliver an address at the university Oct. 1.
Good stories feed us universal truths and instruct us on how to live more fully in this world. This fall, the Assembly Series is presenting many gifted storytellers. The series launches Sept. 12 with author, poet and alum Qiu Xiaolong.
At the 51st annual William Greenleaf Eliot Society gala, members celebrated the university’s accomplishments, honored former admissions director John Berg for his contributions and enjoyed a lively presentation by author Bill Bryson.
To recognize their extraordinary contributions to their hometown, Marylen Mann and Frank Jacobs are the 2018 recipients of the Jane and Whitney Harris St. Louis Community Service Award, which honors a husband-and-wife team who makes outstanding contributions to the culture and welfare of the metropolitan St. Louis area.
Louis W. Sullivan, MD, former U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, will deliver the Brown School’s annual Youngdahl Lecture at Washington University in St. Louis at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Hillman Hall.
The spring 2018 Assembly Series programs will run the gamut from national economic policy to the Book of Revelation. Fiscal policy expert David Wessel will lead off with a Jan. 31 lecture examining the economic landscape a year into the Trump presidency.
Washington University in St. Louis will host a series of programs in early October featuring David J. Morris, a leading authority on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Morris will be joined by other local experts to examine the devastating effects of PTSD on society, as well as to discuss current therapies.
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