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An unbelievable true story

When tragedy strikes a traveling circus, the desire for justice goes terribly awry. “Elephant’s Graveyard” is a shocking tale, based on historical events, of spectacle, retribution and what we choose to remember. Presented by the Performing Arts Department, the show opens Feb. 26 in Edison Theatre.

Mary McKernan McKay named Brown School dean

Mary McKernan McKay, the McSilver Professor of Poverty Studies and director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work, has been appointed dean of the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1, according to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton.

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Community forum to focus on gun suicide

In the United States, there are more than 32,000 deaths per year from gun violence. More than 60 percent of those are from suicides. These issues and more will be discussed during “Guns, Suicide and Safety: A Community Forum,” at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in Hillman Hall’s Clark-Fox Forum.

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Renewing the conversation: Day of Discovery & Dialogue

Washington University will invite its entire community to gather to explore issues of diversity and inclusion Feb. 24-25 on the Medical and Danforth campuses. The event picks up a conversation that began last February inspired in large part by events that transpired in Ferguson and the larger St. Louis region in 2014.

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