Washington University in St. Louis

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Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023

Gordon to discuss racial segregation, urban inequality

Gordon to discuss racial segregation, urban inequality

Historian Colin Gordon will discuss his new book, “Patchwork Apartheid: Private Restriction, Racial Segregation, and Urban Inequality,” at a Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series event moderated by the School of Law’s Karen Tokarz at noon Monday, Nov. 6, in Anheuser-Busch Hall. The book documents the history and consequences of private restrictions in greater St. Louis and other Midwest towns.

Upcoming events



‘Drawing at the Margins: A Black Cartoonist’s Journey Through the Arts’

5:30–7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2

Charles Johnson, award-winning writer, philosopher and cartoonist, will give the keynote address for the 13th Annual Illustration Research Symposium on the evolution of Black comic art. Umrath Hall Lounge, with reception to follow in Olin Library, Ginkgo Reading Room.



Geospatial Research Initiative talk

3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3

The Geospatial Research Initiative welcomes Nadine Alameh, inaugural executive director of the Taylor Geospatial Institute, and Jen Marcus, director of the Taylor Geospatial Engine, for a discussion. Rudolph Hall, Room 301.



‘Spotlight on Women in Medicine and Science’ keynote

1–4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7

Jessica Gold, MD, and Jessica Silva-Fisher, both at the School of Medicine, along with Jo Shapiro, MD, of Harvard Medical School, will deliver the keynote for “Spotlight on Women in Medicine and Science.” Eric P. Newman Education Center, Great Room B, Medical Campus.

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Looking ahead



Talk on psychological impact of racism

4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13



Dean Mazzeo discusses his ‘Roadside MBA’ book

4:30–6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14



Assembly Series: Gupta on public health, media

4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15

Exhibits and ongoing events

Unreal City sprint continues

Join the University Libraries’ Data Services Department for a “sprint” during Geography Awareness Week to continue the reimagining of the Unreal City website, which displays digital copies of historical fire insurance maps held by the Missouri History Museum and WashU. The sprint will run Nov. 13-17 in Olin Library, Instruction Room 2.




Save the Date

WashU Dance Theatre: ‘WUDT’sNEXT’

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1