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Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021

Sam Fox School announces fall Public Lecture Series

Sam Fox School announces fall Public Lecture Series

Hugo Crosthwaite, whose stop-motion drawing animation “A Portrait of Berenice Sarmiento Chávez” won the National Portrait Gallery’s fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, will discuss his work Saturday, Sept. 11, with curator Taína Caragol. The talk marks the beginning of the Sam Fox School’s fall Public Lecture Series, which will include 16 virtual and in-person events with nationally and internationally renowned artists, architects, designers and scholars.

Upcoming events



The Black Rep presents ‘Sweat’

Thursday, Sept. 9– Sunday, Sept. 26

The St. Louis Black Rep presents a play about a group of factory workers who must navigate through the complexities of race, class and friendship. The director of the play is artist-in-residence Ron Himes of Arts & Sciences. Edison Theatre.



‘You’re Paid What You’re Worth’ book talk

5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14

Jake Rosenfeld, professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences, will give a virtual presentation on his newest book, which challenges the idea that people are paid based on their performance and occupation.



‘Conservation and Community in Kenya’

12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15

The Brown School’s Carolyn Lesorogol will share study findings in a virtual event on the benefits, costs and impacts of community-based conservancies on pastoral livelihoods in Samburu County, Kenya.

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Looking ahead



Department of Music 75th anniversary lecture: Jared Hartt

3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17



St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on the South 40

5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20



‘Welcome to the USA’ book talk

Noon Tuesday, Sept. 21



Equalize 2021 pitch competition

8 a.m.–5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22

Exhibits and ongoing events

‘Moving Magic’ exhibit

This University Libraries exhibit explores pop-up books from the Rare Books Collection, which includes books with moving parts that have been around for centuries. The exhibit is on view through June in Olin Library’s Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration.




Save the Date

WashU Jazz Festival

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1