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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023

PAD’s ‘Oresteia’ opens Friday

PAD’s ‘Oresteia’ opens Friday

Can murder excuse murder? The Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences presents contemporary playwright Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptation of the epic Greek trilogy “The Oresteia,” which explores cycles of violence, the ironies of vengeance and the often-tangled search for justice. The play opens Friday, Feb. 24, and runs until March 5 in Edison Theatre in the Mallinckrodt Center.

Upcoming events



MLA Lecture: Sheretta Butler-Barnes

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25

The Brown School’s Sheretta Butler-Barnes will give a virtual talk on the importance of racial socialization messages in the lives of African American youth. This year, the series’ focus is on bridges and divides.



In conversation with Michelle Alexander

7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28

Fannie Bialek, in Arts & Sciences, will join Michelle Alexander, bestselling author and social justice activist, for a conversation on the state of legal and social movements against mass incarceration. A Q&A will follow the talk, presented by the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics. Graham Chapel.



Here & Next: mosquitoes and human exposure risk

4–5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1

Shannon LaDeau, a community and disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, will discuss the relationship between changing climate, urban greening efforts and mosquito-human exposure. It’s part of the Climate Change Speaker Series. Whitaker Hall Auditorium.

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Looking ahead



3MT competition for Wrighton Award on Aging

4–6 p.m. Thursday, March 2



Levitt on Holocaust artifacts, justice

7–8:30 p.m. Monday, March 6



International Women’s Day symposium

3–5 p.m. Wednesday, March 8

Exhibits and ongoing events

‘Wherein I Am’: Highlights from the Aaron Coleman Papers

Join University Libraries for an exhibit on the literary papers of poet and translator Aaron Coleman, a WashU alumnus, on display through May 21 in Olin Library’s Julian Edison Department of Special Collections Reading Room. WashU acquired the drafts of poems from Coleman’s first two books and other materials related to his time at the university.




Save the Date

Ready Week 2023

Monday, April 3– Friday, April 7