Washington University in St. Louis

The Record Happenings

Thursday, April 21, 2022

‘Requiem of Light’ in Forest Park Saturday

‘Requiem of Light’ in Forest Park Saturday

More than 5,000 St. Louisans have died during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Saturday, April 23, a communitywide memorial service, organized by WashU’s Rebecca Messbarger, will take place in Forest Park. The event will include original music, guest speakers and the ceremonial lighting of 1,500 lanterns around the waters of the Grand Basin. Music will begin at 7:15 p.m., and the the lantern lighting will take place about an hour later.

Upcoming events



Great Artists Series welcomes soprano Angel Blue

7 p.m. Sunday, April 24

Acclaimed soprano Angel Blue, fresh from starring roles in the Metropolitan Opera’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” and “Porgy and Bess,” will present an intimate recital, accompanied by pianist Douglas Sumi. E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall.



‘Tackling the opioid crisis’

9:30–11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27

The Olin Brookings Commission will host a discussion on the opioid crisis live from Washington, D.C. Data scientists from Olin Business School will present a powerful machine learning tool that can take aim at curbing the opioid epidemic. Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium (with a virtual option).



Wednesdays with WashU: Ron Shaich

4 p.m. Wednesday, April 27

Ron Shaich, a WashU parent, founder of Panera Bread Co. and now the CEO of Act III Holdings, will discuss his experience as an entrepreneur and building a business with social value. Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium (with a virtual option).



Whittemore House reception

4–6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27

The Whittemore House welcomes back in-person happy hour with four signature cocktails as well as complimentary snacks. Reservations are appreciated.

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Looking ahead



PAD presents ‘Retina Burn’

7 p.m. Thursday, April 28



93rd annual Fashion Design Show

7 p.m. Saturday, April 30



‘Cultivating a collaborative data culture’

10 a.m.–Noon Wednesday, May 4

Exhibits and ongoing events

Title IX Tuesdays

The Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office will conclude the Title IX Tuesdays series with a brief presentation about Title IX at the university. 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, Danforth University Center, Room 276.




Save the Date

Commencement celebrations for affinity groups

Monday, May 16– Thursday, May 19