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The Record Happenings

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021

Black Rep launches 45th season with ‘Sweat’

Black Rep launches 45th season with ‘Sweat’

The Black Rep launches its 45th season with a new production of “Sweat,” Lynn Nottage’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, in WashU’s Edison Theatre through Sept. 26. In Reading, Pa., three old friends spend their days on the factory floor and nights at the local bar. But as layoffs, recession and union-busting management threaten their jobs, the town’s racial and economic fault lines grow strained. The director is Black Rep founder Ron Himes, who is also the Henry E. Hampton Jr. Artist-in-Residence in Arts & Sciences.

Upcoming events



‘Welcome to the USA’ book talk

Noon Tuesday, Sept. 21

In recognition of U.S. Citizenship Day, Betsy Cohen, author and executive director of the St. Louis Mosaic Project of the World Trade Center-St. Louis, will hold a virtual discussion on her new book, which serves as a guide for foreign-born job seekers.



Untreated psychosis in US Latinos talk

12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21

Steven López, professor of psychology and social work at the University of Southern California, presents a virtual discussion on his team’s research on bringing early treatment for psychosis to Latinos, as part of National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month.



Equalize 2021 competition

8 a.m.–5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22

The Office of Technology Management presents a virtual mentorship program and pitch competition for female academic inventors who are forming university startups.

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Looking ahead



Texas abortion law discussion

1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24



A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival

Friday, Sept. 24– Saturday, Sept. 25



‘Building disability-inclusive work environments’

12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28



William H. Danforth memorial service

11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2

Exhibits and ongoing events

Joy Williams: Honored Guest

This University Libraries exhibit features the Joy Williams Papers from the Modern Literature Collection, on display through January 2022. Williams is an esteemed short-story writer and the first female fiction writer to house her papers at the university.




Save the Date

International Writers Series: Mary Jo Bang

7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13