The 17th annual African Film Festival at Washington University invites St. Louisans to see Africa’s most acclaimed films on the big screen. This year’s showcase, to be held March 24-26, includes six films and a youth matinee.
Dating apps make no secret of their use of artificial intelligence to help users find their perfect match. But now some users are employing it to strike up conversations and flirt with potential matches. Olin Business School’s Liberty Vittert, a data and cybersecurity expert, explains the limits of AI and how to know when you may be chatting with a bot.
Novelist, screenwriter and journalist Sayed Kashua is regarded as one of Israel’s most prominent Palestinian voices. On Feb. 12, Cinema St. Louis will present a special preview of “Let It Be Morning,” adapted from a novel by the WashU doctoral candidate.
Douglas Flowe, an associate professor of history in Arts & Sciences, will be featured in “The Lie Detector,” a PBS documentary about the invention, promise and unintended consequences of the polygraph machine.
In the midst of a global pandemic, Betty Bayer, AB ’11, started a bookstore specializing in comics and graphic novels — and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.
In The Watermen, Michael Loynd, JD ’99, weaves a compelling tale of how U.S. swimming became an international power in the first decade of the 20th century — and the band of upstart American swimmers who made it so.
Fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg will discuss her life and work in a free talk at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Graham Chapel. The event is hosted by the Saint Louis Fashion Fund, in partnership with Caleres and WashU’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.
Most presidents have 100 years until they fade from Americans’ memory. Henry L. “Roddy” Roediger in Arts & Sciences will discuss his research into this and the broader national collective memory on Sept. 29.
Arts & Sciences’ John Baugh has been named to the advisory board of the first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of African American English.
Eileen G’Sell, senior lecturer in Arts & Sciences, has published two pieces on French filmmaker Céline Sciamma as well as the Current Affairs essay “What Do Women Really Deserve?”