“EnviroSLAM: A Showcase of Environment, Energy and Sustainability at Washington University” will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the Saint Louis Art Museum.
A rubber tire hangs from the ceiling. A glittering crowd sips champagne. “To minimal art,” a woman toasts, and promptly falls dead. So begins “Gossip,” a satirical who-done-it by Canadian playwright George F. Walker. Washington University’s Performing Arts Department (PAD) in Arts & Sciences will present the sly, noir-inspired comedy April 20-23 in Edison Theatre.
Internationally acclaimed pianist Yefim Bronfman will perform music of Béla Bartók, Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy and Igor Stravinsky April 23 as part of Washington University’s inaugural Great Artist Series.
Beth Landers recently was named director of the Summer School and assistant dean in University College in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
Christopher Stark, assistant professor of music in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been selected for a prestigious fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Tom Keeline, assistant professor of classics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has received a highly competitive Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities. His project is titled “Latin Textual Scholarship in the Digital Age: An Open-Access Critical Edition of Ovid’s ‘Ibis.’”
Saturday, April 15, Washington University students studying neuroscience will be sharing brainy demonstrations they have developed just for kids at the Amazing Brain Carnival, the featured activity at the St. Louis Science Center’s SciFest: Brain Matters.
High school science competitions are like oxygen and nitrogen — they’re everywhere. But the students behind the Washington University Chemistry Tournament have added new elements to old formula. Their event, now in its second year, focuses on collaboration, real-world applications and complex problem-solving — just like college chemistry.
The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) has named Washington University in St. Louis’ Richard Vierstra a fellow of ASPB.
Nobel laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini, who conducted groundbreaking research during her three decades at Washington University in St. Louis, will be posthumously inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame April 6.