African and African American Studies turns 50

This year, African and African American studies celebrates its 50th anniversary. AFAS, as it is called, was started in 1969, in response to protests by the Association of Black Collegians (now the Association of Black Students) the year before.

Introducing “In St. Louis” #InSTLProject

Commemorating the fifth year anniversary of Michael Brown’s homicide in Ferguson, MO, The Academy for Diversity & Inclusion launches “In St. Louis” and an interactive documentary. #InSTLProject

Unraveling complicated issues with Adia Wingfield

In her new book, “Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in The New Economy,” Adia Wingfield studies ‘racial outsourcing’ specifically the roles of African American health care workers.

St. Louis Women in Geospatial Technology Summit

All are welcome to attend, The St. Louis Regional Women in Geospatial Technology Summit is a half-day conference featuring the contributions of women in our region who are creating, using and promoting geospatial technologies across industry, government, and education.

Kemper Art Museum to present ‘Ai Weiwei: Bare Life’

This fall, the newly expanded and renovated Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis will reopen with a major exhibition of work by Ai Weiwei—renowned Chinese dissident artist and activist.

Sociologist Collins named 2019 Malkiel Scholar

Caitlyn Collins, assistant professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences, is one of 10 junior faculty nationwide selected as a 2019 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Purdy wins AERA new scholar history book award

Michelle Purdy received the 2019 new scholar book award from the history and historiography division of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for her book “Transforming The Elite: Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools”.

‘You have to have a plan’

As a kid biking the streets of Kinloch and Ferguson, Mo., Ryan A. Wilson was drawn to construction sites. “I loved looking at buildings,” he recalled with a smile. “It was always fascinating to see things go up. It’s kind of in my blood.”

Blacks in America: 400 Years Plus

On June 2nd, University Libraries’ Mary Curtis Horowitz Lecture for Civic Engagement and Social Policy presents “Civil Rights — Past and Present” featuring Cornell W. Brooks former NAACP President.