African Film Festival 2017

March 31-April 2, 2017 at 7:00pm in Brown Hall, Room 100.  An additional matinee for youth will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 3:00pm. For more information visit

3rd Annual Day of Discovery and Dialogue

February 22-23, third annual university-wide gathering to reflect upon our efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community.

Jonathan Biss

“Late Moves: Music and Creativity,” panel discussion with Jonathan Biss, music scholar Dolores Pesce and psychologist Brian Carpenter. Panel moderated by professor and chair of music, Todd Decker. Wed, February 8, 5 pm, Danforth University Center, Goldberg Formal Lounge.

A message from Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton regarding recent immigration actions

January 29, 2017 To our Washington University community: I am writing about the immigration actions stemming from the executive order signed by the President on Friday. I am mindful of the need to maintain national security. But this order has caused adverse effects on our university community and the United States research community as a […]

Purnell named ‘Person of the Year’ by St. Louis American

Jason Q. Purnell, assistant professor in the Brown School and project director of For the Sake of All, the groundbreaking initiative on the health and well-being of African-Americans in St. Louis, was named the 2016 “Person of the Year” by The St. Louis American.

Green Dot Double Header

Green Dot Double Header event will consist of informative and engaging in-game programming about bystander intervention and violence prevention. Women’s and Men’s Basketball doubleheader in the Athletic Complex on FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th — Women’s team @ 6pm and Men’s team @ 8pm. Green Dot and Athletics swag will be given out as well! This event […]

University to celebrate King’s legacy Monday

Leah Merrifield, a passionate advocate for college access, will receive the 2017 Rosa L. Parks Award at Washington University in St. Louis’ Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in Graham Chapel.

Cultivating Faculty Diversity

The Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship Program, a legacy of Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth, was founded 25 years ago to encourage graduate students of color to become college professors. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton calls the program “a great opportunity for Washington University to be a leader” in developing diversity among university faculty.