Washington University in St. Louis

The Record Happenings

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022

Hip-hop featured in dance showcase

Hip-hop featured in dance showcase

The Washington University Hip Hop Union specializes in commercial dance — the high-energy style that backup dancers typically perform at concerts and in music videos. They will perform, along with other student groups, in an annual showcase Saturday, Nov. 12.

Upcoming events



Neighborhood Branding Project Q&A

4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10

Ariela Schachter, an associate professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences, combs through Craigslist ads to uncover how the online rental market reflects and intensifies inequality along racial, ethnic and socioeconomic lines. Join this virtual Q&A about the project.



Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards

5–6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16

Join the Skandalaris Center as it announces the winners of the Skandalaris Venture Competition for fall 2022 and awards up to $25,000 in funding. 2015 alumnus Blake Marggraff, CEO and co-founder of CareSignal, will be honored with the Alumni Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award. Umrath Hall Lounge.



Masters and Johnson Lecture: ‘Let young people tell their story’

5:30–7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16

Nationally acclaimed HIV organizer and author Theodore (Ted) Kerr and Lois Conley, founder and director of St. Louis’ Griot Museum of Black History, will share the largely untold story of Robert Rayford, a 16-year-old Black teenager who died with HIV 12 years before the medical establishment’s recognition of the virus. Brown Hall Lounge.

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Looking ahead



‘Social work responds to the election’

12:30–2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17



Newmark Sociology Lecture: ‘Mapping the modern agora’

5:30–8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17



Department of Music Lecture: ‘The future drags us backwards’

3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18

Exhibits and ongoing events

‘Ambivalent Pleasures: Advertiser Content in American Art’

Bringing together modern and contemporary artworks that variously incorporate consumer culture and commercial tropes, this selection from the permanent collection of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum revolves around American pop art, a movement that came to prominence in the 1960s. The exhibit remains on view at the Kemper Art Museum through Jan 2.




Save the Date

‘Messiah’ sing-along

3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11