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Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021

Schvey to give faculty book talk on ‘Blue Song’

Schvey to give faculty book talk on ‘Blue Song’

Can you ever escape your past? Tennessee Williams spent a lifetime trying. His years in New York, New Orleans and Key West are the stuff of literary legend. But it was St. Louis where Williams lived longest, and St. Louis that shaped him as an artist and a person. So argues Arts & Sciences’ Henry I. Schvey in “Blue Song: St. Louis in the Life and Work of Tennessee Williams.” Schvey will discuss the book in a virtual talk for University Libraries at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20.

Upcoming events



McDonnell Academy symposium: ‘Lessons from the pandemic’

8–10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will host a virtual two-part forum featuring presentations from WashU researchers and their collaborators from around the globe about lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.



The history of Homer G. Phillips Hospital

6–7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15

The Office of Diversity Programs at the School of Medicine welcomes Candace O’Connor, award-winning writer and author of “Climbing the Ladder, Chasing the Dream: The History of Homer G. Phillips Hospital,” for a virtual lecture on the hospital that served as a training ground for African American medical professionals.



Community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities

12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19

Mark A. Kelly, Brown School alumnus and licensed clinical social worker, will discuss his experience as an advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The virtual event is part of the “Inclusive Perspectives” series.

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Looking ahead



PAD’s ‘She Kills Monsters’ opens

8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22



Danforth Campus research town hall

3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26



Institute for Public Health conference: ‘Transforming public health’

8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27

Exhibits and ongoing events

Middle East-North Africa film series

Join the Department of Jewish, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies in Arts & Sciences for a film series featuring “Captain Abu Reed” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, and “The Band’s Visit” Nov. 8. The viewings will take place in Hillman Hall, Room 60. Attendees must follow the university’s COVID-19 protocols.




Save the Date

WashU Symphony Orchestra performs

3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31