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  • September 27, 2018 • 5 PM
  • Umrath Lounge

Lobotomies, Pain Guns, and Shredded Data: Patient H.M. and the Ethics of Human Experimentation Dittrich will speak on his book, Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness and Family Secrets. Patient H.M. tells the fascinating and sometimes troubling true story of Henry Molaison, an amnesiac who became the most studied human research subject ever. Dittrich explores of the […]

  • October 1, 2018 • 1 PM – 3 PM
  • John M. Olin Library

Pick up a passport, explore the different libraries on the Danforth Campus, and win a prize! Olin Library is hosting a kick-off event where you can grab your passport, visit different stations and enjoy sweet treats. Students who complete their passports by Oct. 31 will also be entered into a drawing for free pizza.

  • October 3, 2018 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • John M. Olin Library, Room 142

As part of the University Libraries Faculty Book Talk series, Michelle Purdy will discuss Transforming the Elite: Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools (The University of North Carolina Press). In her book, Purdy analyzes how and why historically white elite private schools opted to desegregate when not legally obligated to do so during the […]

  • October 26, 2018 • 11 AM – 4 PM
  • Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library

Continue the discussion around this year’s Common Read, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie, at this display of artworks and artifacts that speak to the book’s setting and themes. In the Kemper Art Museum’s Study Room, several artworks from the Museum’s collection will be on view, including selections from The East Is […]

  • October 31, 2018 • 5:45 PM
  • Women’s Building, Formal Lounge

LaValle is the author of the short story collection Slapboxing with Jesus, four novels — The Ecstatic, Big Machine, The Devil in Silver, and The Changeling — and two novellas, Lucretia and the Kroons and The Ballad of Black Tom. He is also the creator and writer of the comic book Victor LaValle’s DESTROYER. Supported in part through funding from the Office of the Provost: […]

  • November 30, 2018 • 3 PM – 7 PM
  • Olin Library and Women's Building

Please join us in celebrating Washington University English professor and esteemed poet, Mary Jo Bang, author of eight books of poetry, the most recent of which is A Doll for Throwing (Graywolf Press, 2017). She has won numerous awards and fellowships, including a National Book Critics Circle Award, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a […]