Washington University in St. Louis

The Record Happenings

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022

YouTube sensation Evelyn Ngugi to speak on campus

YouTube sensation Evelyn Ngugi to speak on campus

Student group Black Anthology will present comedy writer and YouTube sensation Evelyn Ngugi, aka “Evelyn From the Internets,” for a talk and Q&A at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Hillman Hall, Room 60. Ngugi co-hosts “Say It Loud,” a PBS Digital Studios show celebrating Black history and culture.

Upcoming events



Americanist Dinner Forum: ‘Bias and basketball in a divided city’

5–6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27

WashU faculty members Noah Cohan, John Early, Kelly Harris and Geoff Ward will discuss how anti-Black racism has affected the sporting landscape of St. Louis and what St. Louisans can and are doing to change it. Umrath Hall Lounge.



‘What’s happening in AI? Exploring trends in large language models’

11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28

Mark Dredze, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, will survey the current state of the art in large language models, a type of natural language processing model that learns to mimic human language by examining billions of examples. Whitaker Hall, Room 218.



‘How do Black lives matter in Italy?’

Noon Wednesday, Nov. 2

Join Arts & Sciences for a virtual lecture and conversation in English with Italian-Brazilian activist and writer Kwanza Musi Dos Santos.

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Looking ahead



1918-1921 pogroms in Ukraine and the onset of the Holocaust

5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3



Faculty book talk: Tazeen M. Ali

4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7



International Humanities Prize winner Alison Bechdel virtual lecture

4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9

Exhibits and ongoing events

Miniature Museum: ‘Books as art’

The Miniature Museum is a new series of exhibitions in which books are displayed as sculptural objects in a custom-built dollhouse museum. The first exhibition in this series will feature miniature artist books. This exhibition, which will be on display through Dec. 18, was organized by Cassie Brand, curator of rare books. Olin Library, Level 1.




Save the Date

STL Startup Week begins

Monday, Nov. 14