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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Four alumni playwrights debut short plays online

Four alumni playwrights debut short plays online

Last fall, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the university’s live theater events. But it also created an opportunity to do something completely new. The result was the commission of short plays from alumni writers, which would be staged in virtual productions. “Homecoming Voices,” a series of four short plays by four celebrated alumni of the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences, will debut Friday, April 9.

Upcoming events



Social media entrepreneurship webinar

4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8

Join the Skandalaris Center for a startup webinar with YouTube entrepreneurs Kaylee Dubeau and Jordan Saglio (aka The Nomadic Movement), who will discuss the challenges and rewards of social media entrepreneurship. The pair are currently working with WashU architecture students to design a sustainable house for their property in Panama.



Yom HaShoah Memorial event

7–9 p.m. Thursday, April 8

WashU Hillel welcomes Holocaust survivor Engelina Billauer as she shares her story to commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day).



Workshop on careers in higher education administration

6–7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13

The Liberman Graduate Center presents a conversation with Jennifer K. Lodge and Beverly Wendland, two academic leaders of Washington University, on lessons learned while operating in administrative roles. This event is open to graduate and professional students.

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Looking ahead



Celebration of Inventors

4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15



Historic Preservation lecture: Charles Birnbaum

6 p.m. Monday, April 19



Komal Shah on art collecting, uplifting underrepresented artists

5 p.m. Wednesday, April 21

Exhibits and ongoing events

Hostile Terrain 94 exhibit launch

Arts & Sciences will present Hostile Terrain 94, an exhibition composed of 3,200 handwritten toe tags memorializing the lives lost in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. The exhibit is tentatively expected to be on display at the Danforth University Center’s north entrance, near Mudd Field, from April 13-24.




Save the Date

Global health conference: climate change and disease

Thursday, April 22– Friday, April 23