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Think Inside the Box

Monday, December 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. CST 

A presentation from award-winning game designer, Ian Bogost, director and professor of the film and media studies program in Arts & Sciences and professor of computer science and engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering.  This event will also include a special announcement from Chancellor Andrew Martin, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Beverly Wendland, and Dean Feng Sheng Hu. 



Behind the Scenes Lab Tour with William Tolman

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CST

Explore the state-of-the-art Tolman Group Laboratory with William Tolman, vice dean of research and entrepreneurship and the William Greenleaf Eliot Professor of Chemisty. Learn from students about their processes and the specialized equipment and live chat with the researchers about working in the lab. Their current research emphasizes the use of synthetic chemistry to unravel how copper-containing enzymes function and to develop plant-based alternatives to petroleum-derived plastics.  



The Future of Undergraduate Education in Arts & Sciences

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. CST

This panel discussion led by Erin McGlothlin, vice dean of undergraduate affairs, will discuss how new developments including the recent announcement of a need-blind admissions policy at WashU, will impact the future of undergraduate education in Arts & Sciences.

The panelists include: Ronné Patrick Turner, vice provost of admissions & financial aid, Sara Ryu, director of academic planning, and Diana Silva Jose-Edwards, director of the post-baccalaureate premedical program and coordinator of STEM diversity initiatives.  


Fireside Chat with Kathy Kartalis, AB’82 , SVP Global Product at Skechers

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CST

Hear from business leader, Kathy Kartalis, AB '82, about her journey from political science major at WashU to her 30-year career at footwear company, Skechers. Kathy oversees footwear and apparel design, product development and sourcing, leading a staff of over 500 people globally. She is an active volunteer for WashU and serves as a member on the Arts & Sciences National Council.  She is an avid runner for over 40 years and participated in the Skechers’ sponsored 2018 and 2019 Los Angeles Marathons. 


Tax Planning Under Biden's Build Back Better and the Power of Planned Gifts

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. CST

As you consider how to extend your engagement with WashU and other charitable institutions, we invite you to attend a virtual event hosted by Washington University Advancement. This is a great way to learn about the latest tax laws impacting charitable giving.  


The Power of Mindfulness

Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. CST

Todd Braver, professor of radiology, neuroscience, psychological and brain sciences, and Diana Parra Perez, research assistant professor at the Brown School and a mindfulness facilitator for the Academy for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will present on the importance of mindfulness and helpful tips to incorporate it in your life.


Composing Creativity: Perspectives on Musical Expression

Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. CST

Join Christopher Stark, associate professor of composition, alumnus Cole Reyes, AB '20, and undergraduate student composer, Joseph Mosby, to talk about the work of expressing yourself through music. The event will include performances of the student and alumni compositions. 



Policy, Inequality and Motherhood

Friday, December 10, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CST

oin Caitlyn Collins, assistant professor of sociology, and Zakiya Luna, associate professor of sociology and dean's distinguished scholar, for a discussion on the causes and consequences of social inequality and policies on motherhood. Collins’ work has been featured in The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, National Public Radio, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among others. Luna is author of the recently published Reproductive Rights as Human Rights: Women of Color and the Fight for Reproductive Justice. 


Disparities in the Impact of COVID-19 on Employment, Human Capital and Consumption

Friday, December 10, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. CST 

George-Levi Gayle, professor of economics, will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on gender gaps in the labor market. His research investigates topics in the field of labor economics, which includes family and gender issues in the workplace.

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