: March 6th-12th events

March 2, 2017

Graduate & Professional Student Events:

GPC General Body Meeting

March 6, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Liberman Graduate Center, Danforth University Center 3rd floorJoin the GPC representatives and officers to discuss issues and events relevant to the graduate and professional student body at WashU. ALL graduate and professional students are welcome! Dinner at 6:30pm. Meeting start at 7pm. Approximate end: 8:30pm.

Career Center Workshop: How to Create Powerful Search Materials: CVs, Resumes, and Cover Letters

March 7, 2017, 4:00 pmBecker Room 405 (DBBS Classroom), Medical Campus
March 8, 2017, 4:00 pm, Liberman Graduate Center (Danforth University Center 300)Beyond sending your resume on red, legal-sized paper, how will your materials be noticed? Learn to create productive resumes, CVs, cover letters and “elevator speeches” targeted to your prospective employer. This program is recommended for all graduate and postdoc and scholars from first year onward.

ProSPER Presents–GMO: Food for Thought

March 7, 2017, 6:00 pm, Crow Hall 206, Danforth CampusJoin ProSPER for an open-forum, unbiased, question and answer session between the public and a panel of experts on the topic of genetic engineering and agriculture.

University-Wide Events:

Meditation Mondays

March 6, 2017, 3:00 pm, Zenker Wellness Suite, Sumers Recreation CenterFree guided meditation and progressive muscle relaxation sessions. Open only to WashU faculty, staff, and students. Sessions begin at 3 p.m. and at 4 p.m. (join one or both sessions).

Film screening: Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity

March 6, 2017, 4:00 pm, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (Anheuser Busch Hall 310)You are invited to a special film preview of Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity. Combining the testimony of survivors and the commentary of internationally renowned experts, this 45-minute film chronicles the steady effort to remedy a gap in international law for the prevention and punishment of crimes against humanity. Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity makes a compelling case for the adoption of a new global treaty on crimes against humanity and concludes on a hopeful note: that peace is not possible without justice, and that justice will come from the perseverance, dedication, hard work and combined efforts of individuals around the globe who believe in the possibility of a better world. Reception to follow.

Pediatric Firearm Injury and Safety Symposium: Keeping Our Kids Safe

March 7, 2017, 2:00 pm, Eric P. Newman Education Center, Medical CampusThis event is free and open to all. Registration is open through Friday, March 3rd. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-ins will be welcome.

Asian American Speaker Series: Madeline Hsu–How Bad Immigrants Became Model Minorities: Policy and Racial Typing in the Making of US Citizens

March 8, 2017, 3:30 pm, Women’s Building Formal LoungeThis lecture will discuss the power of immigration policies to criminalize and to integrate and elevate targeted immigrant populations.

“Mumbo Jumbo: The (In)Audibility of Kanye West

March 8, 2017, 6:00 pm, Knight Hall Emerson Auditorium (Danforth Campus)The second of three public talks, this lecture examines West’s use of the inaudible—both in speech and visual practice—to illuminate the unknowingness of blackness more broadly.

Equity and Inclusion in STEM: What’s Stopping Us?

March 8, 2017, 6:30 pm, Crow Hall Room 204 (Danforth Campus)Women continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), some 40 years after gender discrimination laws were passed in many developed countries.


Liberman Leadership Award Nominations – NOW OPEN!

This year’s Liberman Leadership Awards will be held on April 12, from 4-6 pm in Umrath Lounge.

We are seeking nominations! Nominations  are open to all graduate and professional students and student groups at the university, and may submitted by anyone at the university (students, faculty, and staff) starting February 20, 2017.   Nomination deadline is March 19, 2017.

We are seeking nominations for the following awards: Excellence in Sustainability Award, Excellence in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award, Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award, Excellence in Creating Community Award, Trailblazer Award, Tried and True Award, Outstanding Breakthrough Award, Distinguished Organization Award, Rising Star Award (Individual Award), Distinguished Individual Leader Award (Individual Award)

LGC Advisory Committee: Liberman Leadership Awards Selection

The LGC Advisory Committee will meet for the fourth and final meeting of the academic year on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11 am in the Liberman Center conference room.  The meeting will include lunch while the committee evaluates nominations and selects the winners of the new Liberman Leadership Awards.  The Liberman Leadership Awards ceremony and reception will be held on April 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm in Umrath Lounge.  Please mark your calendar for both events.

If you would like to attend the Advisory meeting and lunch please RSVP: gradcenter.wustl.edu/lgc-advisory-meeting-march-29-2017

GPC Trivia Night

March 29, 2017, 6:00 pm, Active Learning Lab, Bauer HallJoin us for a night of trivia, drinks, and snacks (21+ only – provide identification). Faculty, Professional & Graduate Students WELCOME. Space limited, email azhang23@wustl.edu to sign up by noon on March 10th.

Roads Less Traveled

March 23, 2017, 7:00 pm, Goldberg Formal Lounge in the Danforth University CenterBrought to you by the GPC: A panel discussion with guest speakers representing different career paths. Avenues other than a future in academia are illuminated by speakers that have found career paths outside the academy. A reception will follow, offering one on one time with visiting speakers and students. Please RSVP if you would like to attend: https://gradcenter.wustl.edu/road-less-traveled