Washington University in St. Louis

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Thursday, April 14, 2022

PAD’s ‘Bull in a China Shop’ opens tonight

PAD’s ‘Bull in a China Shop’ opens tonight

As longtime president of Mount Holyoke College, Mary Woolley helped to transform university education for women in the United States. In a new production of “Bull in a China Shop” this weekend, the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences will explore Woolley’s groundbreaking career and her decades-long relationship with Jeannette Marks. A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre, Mallinckrodt Center.

Upcoming events



‘Environmental justice and biodiversity in St. Louis’

2–3:30 p.m. Friday, April 15

The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity and the Living Earth Collaborative present a virtual presentation and panel discussion on the impact of environmental racism and justice in the region.



Portrait unveiling of Robert L. Williams

4 p.m. Friday, April 15

Members of the university community are invited to virtually attend the unveiling of a posthumous portrait of Robert L. Williams, founding director of the Black Studies program in Arts & Sciences. Chancellor Andrew D. Martin and some faculty members will provide remarks.



Symphony Orchestra: ‘Celebrating heroes’

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19

The WashU Symphony Orchestra’s Hudson Lin, Emily Angstreich and Jeremy Lin, winners of the Friends of Music Concerto and Aria Competition, will perform live. E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall.

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Looking ahead



Earth Day festival on Medical Campus

10 a.m.–2 p.m. Thursday, April 21



Konig Lecture: Annette Gordon-Reed on Jefferson’s legacy

4:30–6 p.m. Thursday, April 21



Great Artists Series presents Angel Blue

7 p.m. Sunday, April 24

Exhibits and ongoing events

‘Ideas, Art & Community’ magazine exhibit

University Libraries presents an exhibit displaying a collection of magazines from the 1990s by Nicole Rainey, director of development at the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri. The exhibit is on display through Aug. 7. Olin Library, Risa’s Landing (level 2).




Save the Date

Universitywide Commencement celebration

9 a.m. Friday, May 20