: Feb 13-19th events

February 9, 2017

Graduate-Student Events:

Lunch & Learn with Purvi Patel

February 15, 2017, 12:00 pm, Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300)Please join Purvi Patel, Assistant Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Purvi’s research and professional interests include living learning communities, social justice, education, and retention and resilience of historically marginalized communities in higher education.  You can learn more about the Center from the link: http://diversity.wustl.edu/center-diversity-inclusion/missionhistory/

Lunch is limited to 12 students.  Please RSVP early at https://gradcenter.wustl.edu/lunch-learn-purvi-patel

Dissertation After Dark

February 15&16, 2017, 5-9pm, Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300)Need motivation to work on your dissertation? Come to the Liberman Graduate Center’s new program Dissertation After Dark! Dissertation After Dark occurs every Wednesday and Thursday evening in February in the Liberman Graduate Center for four hours. Make progress on your writing while also working among peers who can offer encouragement and feedback. Coffee, tea, and occasional snacks provided!

RSVP at https://gradcenter.wustl.edu/dissertation-after-dark-february-2017

“Hockey in St. Louis” with Cathy Dunkin

February 16, 2017, 4:00 pm, Bauer Hall Active Learning Lab (right at the entrance to the building), Danforth CampusFree to attend, snacks included. We will explain basic Hockey rules, player positions/roles, hockey history in St Louis, and show video highlights of top hits, goals, saves in Hockey. Also there will be a raffle of 5 seats to ride the Zamboni at the Blues game ($600 value). Cathy will bring in equipment to demo. She plays on the Womens Hockey team “St. Louis Edge”


University-Wide Events:

Kanye West & the Impossibility of Black Genius

February 15, 2017, 6:00 pm, Emerson Auditorium, Bauer HallPart of The Kanye Public Lecture Series.

Between Islamophobia and Homophobia: Gender, Sexuality, and Liberal Engagements with Islam

February 16, 2017, 5:00 pm, Anheuser Busch Hall – Room 401Joseph Massad is Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University. Massad’s talk will address issues of gender and sexuality in relation to liberal discourses on Islam. He has a particular interest in theories of identity and culture – including theories of nationalism, sexuality, race and religion. He is the author of Desiring Arabs (2007), which was awarded the Lionel Trilling Book Award; The Persistence of the Palestinian Question: Essays on Zionism and the Palestinian Question (2006); and Colonial Effects: The Making of National Identity in Jordan (2001).  Massad’s latest book is Islam in Liberalism, University of Chicago Press, 2015. Massad’s talk will address issues of gender and sexuality in relation to liberal discourses on Islam.

This talk is cosponsored by the Center for the Humanities, the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, and the Religious Studies Program.

This talk was organized by Professor Aria Nakissa.  For more information please email arianakissa@wustl.edu or see the flyer.

Music Moved the Movement: Reena Evers-Everette and David (Dave) Dennis Sr.

February 16, 2017, 7:00 pm, National Blues Museum, 615 Washington AvenueAs part of the “Music Moved the Movement: Civil Rights and the Blues” project, the National Blues Museum is hosting “A Conversation with Reena Evers-Everette and David (Dave) Dennis Sr.: Inside the Civil Rights Movement.” Dennis is the CEO and director of the Southern Initiative of The Algebra Project, a nonprofit organization that uses mathematics as an organizing tool to ensure quality public school education for every child in America.

Admission is free to the public. Space is limited, so please call 314-925-0016 to confirm seating.

Entrepreneurship 101 Workshop Series Workshop 1 of 7: Entrepreneurship Reality Check

February 18, 2017, 1:00 pm, Skandalaris Center (Mallinckrodt 128)Entrepreneurship 101 is a new, free workshop series offered by the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In seven sessions, you will learn how to: identify viable new venture concepts; build a sustainable, scalable enterprise; and get your venture off the ground (Saturdays and one Sunday, beginning February 18th, ending on April 15th, 1:00 – 2:30 PM). All WashU students, faculty, and staff are welcome!

Register by February 16th: http://bit.ly/E-ship-101


Opportunities Fair for the IMPACT Conference

Saturday, February 18, 11am-1pm, GargoyleThe IMPACT Conference, a three-day national conference dedicated to service, action, and advocacy, will be hosting an Opportunities Fair session open to all WashU students. If you are interested in getting connected with year of service opportunities, grad schools, and/or local and national nonprofits, stop by to talk with representatives from over 20 institutions and network with like-minded students from across the nation! View the full details.


Graduate Student Representative to the Board of Trustees Application

This is to solicit applications for the position of two non-voting graduate student representatives to the Washington University Board of Trustees. All interested qualified graduate and professional students are encouraged to apply.


A graduate student representative to the Board of Trustees must be a full-time graduate or professional student in residence (May 2017 through May 2018), in good academic standing, and able to make the necessary time commitment. In addition, it is important that the graduate student representatives have knowledge of graduate study at Washington University, be articulate, be able to present a variety of opinions, have sound judgment, maintain confidentiality, and hold the respect of peers, faculty, and others who know them. The graduate student representatives should be willing to maintain close communication with the several graduate and professional student constituencies within the Washington University community, such as the university-wide Professional and Graduate Student Coordinating Committee (ProGradS) and the Graduate Professional Council (GPC).

The Professional and Graduate Student Coordinating Committee, chaired by William F. Tate, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, forms the selection committee and will interview graduate student semi-finalists. The committee will then select finalists to be interviewed by a member of the Board of Trustees, who will determine which two graduate students will serve in this important role in 2017-2018. For more information please check the announcement website.

The Graduate School Call for Nominations: Outstanding Faculty & Staff Awards

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards honor those whose dedication has made significant contributions to the quality of life and professional development of PhD students. Nomination letters should not exceed 400 words.

Outstanding Staff Awards honor those that improve the quality of life of students by fostering a supportive and positive environment, or act as an exceptional advocate or demonstrate a sincere and active interest in student well-being. Nomination letters should not exceed 200 words.

Nominations welcomed from current graduate students & alumni. Please submit nominations by February 15, 2017 at 12:00 am.

To submit a nomination, or find out more: http://tinyurl.com/OFSA2017

Call for Judges for the Graduate Research Symposium

February 21, 2017 3-5 pm followed by a keynote and awards ceremony

Missed the deadline to submit an abstract but still want to participate? Want to learn more about other graduate students research projects? All graduate and professional students are invited to be judges for the symposium.  You do not need to be an expert to judge these presentations as the goal of the symposium is for presenters to be able to explain their work to an interdisciplinary audience. There will be free food! Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwupMJ4iYb_XR36f64eFi2J_JfXqhHl6P1SM13hNQLBKH5Xg/viewform 



Volunteer at Statewide 7th Grade Girls STEAM Event

College & Career Consultants from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) are holding a STEAM Event for 500 – 7th grade girls on the Danforth campus on March 15, 2017. The group is seeking Washington University students, faculty, or staff from all disciplines to be involved. Students (or SU groups) are needed as panelists during lunch discussions. Members of the WU community are also encouraged to be exhibitors or presenters. View the full details.

Volunteer at Camp AmeriKids

Camp AmeriKids, a summer camp for children living with the challenges of HIV/AIDS and sickle cell disease, is looking for caring, responsible, energetic and fun counselors for our 2017 season. Counselors are expected to be role models, sources of energy and ideas, and are a key part of the Camp AmeriKids community. Room & board at our site in Warwick, NY is provided. Volunteers can apply for the 2017 camp session that will be held from August 5th – August 12th. View the full details.

Tutor with GIA Community Development Corporation

GIA Community Development Corporation is a nonprofit outreach center located in the City of St. Louis that administers programs to assist low income residents.  They are currently looking for tutors for their Rising Star Readers program, which partners with Farragut Elementary to help students reading below level to reach their potential. View the full details.

Impact Investing Symposium

February 24, 2017, Bauer Hall (Danforth Campus)The U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation and Olin Business School are hosting the second Impact Investing Symposium on February 24, exploring the continuum of impact investing in St. Louis: who’s doing it, project and scope diversity, and what it looks like in practice.

What is impact investing? As consumers and companies push for increased social responsibility, purchases, strategies and investments are beginning to reflect a bit of a paradigm shift. Such is the nascent field of financial investments, known as “impact investing.” Speakers will include Morgan Stanley, Breckinridge Capital Advisors, IFF, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Breakout session leaders include Ascension Investment Management and Justine Petersen. For more information, please visit http://impactsymposium.weebly.com/ or contact impactinvest@wustl.edu We look forward to you joining us to explore this burgeoning field that bridges the gap between financial services and social impact.

Registration Closes Feb 20th. http://impactsymposium.weebly.com/