Inside the Hotchner Festival: Sophie Tegenu

Inside the Hotchner Festival: Sophie Tegenu

In “Mrs. Kelley’s Igloo,” senior Sophie Tegenu explores themes of family, romantic love and the difficulties of saying “I do.”  This weekend, the play will be one of three to receive world premier staged readings as part of the Performing Arts Department’s annual A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival.
WashU Spaces: Kuehner Court

WashU Spaces: Kuehner Court

More than 5,000 plants form a literal wall of green that rises 30 feet in the air. Welcome to the Kuehner Court, located in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’ new Anabeth and John Weil Hall. The new space will be dedicated Oct. 2 as part of Washington University’s east end dedication.
Another golden moment on Francis Field

Another golden moment on Francis Field

Francis Field, the venerable stadium on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis, was re-dedicated Sept. 21 as Francis Olympic Field. The new name is sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, represents another milestone in securing Washington University’s — and St. Louis’ — legacy in the Olympic movement.
Finding new uses for old water

Finding new uses for old water

Working with other academic, government, and research institutions, Washington University in St. Louis to help develop desalination technologies and find new uses for old water.
‘Ai Weiwei: Bare Life’ opens Sept. 28

‘Ai Weiwei: Bare Life’ opens Sept. 28

The newly expanded and renovated Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will reopen to the public Sept. 28 with “Ai Weiwei: Bare Life,” a major exhibition collecting dozens of artworks by the renowned Chinese dissident artist and activist.
Race, income and voting access

Race, income and voting access

The location and the physical aspects of the electoral process itself — the buildings, equipment, and election workers — can make it more difficult to vote in some communities, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.