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Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022

‘Into the Woods’ opens Friday

‘Into the Woods’ opens Friday

The Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences will present a new production of the Tony Award-winning classic “Into the Woods,” opening Friday, Oct. 21, with performances continuing through Oct. 30 in Edison Theatre. The Stephen Sondheim play is a sly deconstruction of beloved fairy tales.

Upcoming events



Walker Lecture: ‘Playing tag with an asteroid’

7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20

Dante Lauretta, a professor at the University of Arizona and a WashU alumnus, will present the 2022 Robert M. Walker Distinguished Lecture, offering an insider’s account of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission, which he leads. Whitaker Hall, Room 100, and on Zoom.



Q&A session with NASA astronaut Robert Behnken

1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21

WURocketry will host a virtual question-and-answer session with Col. Robert Behnken, a WashU alumnus and NASA astronaut. Members of the university community are invited to register and submit questions for the event.



Leadership Perspectives: ‘Building ESG value’

5–7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25

Everyone is talking about ESG (environment, social, governance) in business strategies. But what does it mean in practice? Join a discussion on the opportunities and challenges regarding ESG. Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium.



Institute for Public Health annual conference, poster session

8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26

The Institute for Public Health presents its 15th annual conference, “Health as a Human Right.” After the conference, take part in networking opportunities and a poster session. Eric P. Newman Education Center, Medical Campus.

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Looking ahead



‘How did we get hear?’ hearing devices exhibit opening

1–4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26



WU Cinema presents ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

12–2 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27



‘Jihad and the negotiation of gender and religious difference’

4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Exhibits and ongoing events

Saturday Science Lecture Series

This year’s lecture series is dedicated to physicist Arthur Holly Compton, WashU’s ninth chancellor, on the centennial of his groundbreaking discovery of the dual particle/wave nature of X-rays. This week, Arts & Sciences’ Mike Ogilvie will discuss the Manhattan Project. 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, Crow Hall, Room 201.




Save the Date

2022 State of the School of Medicine address

11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10