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Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021

‘She Leads’ conference features NASA’s Moogega Cooper

‘She Leads’ conference features NASA’s Moogega Cooper

The “She Leads” conference will offer a half-day of live virtual panel discussions with WashU faculty, administrators and alumni, along with leaders in a variety of industries, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5. Moogega Cooper, lead planetary protection engineer at NASA, will close the event with an inspirational keynote about her experiences.

Upcoming events



Sumers Rec anniversary celebration

6:30–9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28

Celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center with a night of outdoor roller skating. The event is open to students and Rec Center members.



‘In Our Right Mind’ lecture

11 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30

Join the Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center for a virtual screening of the documentary “In Our Right Mind: Alzheimer’s and Dementia’s Impact on Communities of Color.” A panel discussion and conversation with filmmaker and attorney Renee Chenault-Fattah will follow.



Global Health Week: Andean contributions to food sovereignty

4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1

Global Health Week will open with a virtual lecture on Andean civilization contributions to food sovereignty and climate change resistance, presented by Carlos Andres Gallegos-Riofrío and Amaya Carrasco-Torrontegui of the University of Vermont.



Assembly Series: ‘Rage of Innocence’

5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1

The School of Law welcomes Kristin Henning of Georgetown University for a virtual discussion of her book “The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth.” The law school’s Daniel Harawa will moderate the conversation. The event is part of the Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series and the Assembly Series.

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Looking ahead



Americanist Dinner Forum: slavery and higher ed in St. Louis

5–6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4



Publishing on race, medicine and science panel

1–2:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5



Diwali festival: ‘Illuminate’

7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5–7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6

Exhibits and ongoing events

Sports & Society Reading Group

The Sports & Society Reading Group meets regularly. This month, the group welcomes sports scholars Roger Noll of Stanford University and Victoria Jackson of Arizona State University for a virtual conversation on collegiate athletic labor, amateurism and the NCAA’s future at 3 p.m. Nov. 5.




Save the Date

PAD presents ‘The Science of Leaving Omaha’

Thursday, Nov. 18– Sunday, Nov. 21