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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Physicist Freese explores the dark side of the universe

Physicist Freese explores the dark side of the universe

Katherine Freese, an influential scientist who is at the forefront of efforts to understand the universe as a whole, will explore dark matter in presenting the McDonnell Distinguished Lecture. The online presentation begins at 7 p.m. March 25.

Upcoming events



‘Guilty People’ book talk

5 p.m. Thursday, March 11

The School of Law welcomes Abbe Smith of Georgetown University for a discussion on her book, “Guilty People.” The School of Law’s Daniel Harawa will moderate the conversation. The event is part of the Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series and the Assembly Series.



‘Interpersonal Relations Across Political Divides’

6–7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 11

The Danforth Center on Religion and Politics presents a conversation with former U.S. Sen. John C. Danforth and the Rev. Matt Malone about how people of faith can build bridges toward reconciliation. Provost Beverly Wendland will provide the introduction, and Marie Griffith, the center’s director, will moderate the Assembly Series event.



Music lecture: Dwandalyn Reece

3 p.m. Friday, March 12

The Department of Music in Arts & Sciences hosts an online lecture featuring Dwandalyn Reece, associate director for curatorial affairs at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Reece will discuss her process for interpreting African American music history.



Conversation on environmental racism and biodiversity

2 p.m. Wednesday, March 17

Join the Living Earth Collaborative for a panel discussion with local leaders and scholars about the intersection between environmental racism and biodiversity. An open discussion will follow on how to address structural inequalities in research and outreach.

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Looking ahead



Prensky Island Press lecture: Erika Blumenfeld

6 p.m. Monday, March 22



Conversation on COVID-19 vaccine development

12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24



University Libraries book club: ‘Marcel’s Letters’

3 p.m. Wednesday, March 24

Exhibits and ongoing events

Kemper virtual tour: ‘Art, Untitled’

The Kemper Art Museum presents an interactive virtual tour of artworks spotlighting the human form with student educator Lingran Zhang. The virtual tour will explore the practice of titling artworks. The event will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13.




Save the Date

Assembly Series explores direct democracy

4 p.m. Monday, April 5