18Apr

From the Mediterranean to St. Louis and Beyond: Sephardic Jews, Migration, and Race in the United States

  • Sunday, April 18, 2021 • 5:00 pm
  • Virtual Event

This lecture tells the little known story of Ottoman Jews in the United States, including their efforts to navigate an American immigration system profoundly shaped by racial hierarchies, antisemitism, and Islamophobia; their attempts to evade deportation; and their initial forays into establishing new communities, institutions, and cultural initiatives across the country–including in St. Louis.

15Apr

Americanist Dinner Forum “Doc du Jour” with Meredith Kelling

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 • 5:00 pm
  • Virtual Meeting on Zoom

“Document Du Jour” Dinner Forum is an opportunity for an AMCS graduate student to present an intriguing or puzzling document or artifact from his or her dissertation research – one that will be of wide interest to Americanists across disciplinary lines – and to puzzle through it with colleagues. We’ll circulate the document along with a brief cover note from the presenter stating the questions s/he is posing, the rationale for posing them, and the relevant interpretive contexts.

15Apr

Black Canvas: Virtual Art and Black Aesthetic

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 • 4:00 pm
  • Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Damon Davis is a  post-disciplinary artist based in St. Louis, Missouri. His work spans across creative mediums to tell stories exploring how identity is informed by power and mythology.

15Apr

Skills for an Inclusive Workplace-Core Concepts

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 • 10:00 am
  • Virtual Meeting on Zoom

This course focuses on building awareness of the individual roles we play in creating a more inclusive Washington University community, as well as the skills we need to be part of shifting and sustaining a climate and culture of equity.

12Apr

Exploration of Novel Chemical Reaction Pathways and Dynamics

  • Monday, April 12, 2021 • 12:40 pm
  • Virtual Event

This award symposium honors Richard Loomis, professor of chemistry and winner of the American Chemical Society’s 2020 Saint Louis Award. Loomis selected the following panel of scientists with achievements in closely related areas to speak in this award symposium, which, due to constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, had been postponed until now.