Influential Japanese architect and theorist Kengo Kuma will close out the spring 2016 Public Lecture Series on May 4.

Next fall, faculty from Washington University and Harris-Stowe State University will present an interdisciplinary seminar that examines the role of planning and design in fostering and maintaining segregation in most American cities.

Tumbleweeds drift past clapboard buildings. A lone rider crosses dusty mountains. A woman waits by a cabin door. In American Night (2009), which opens March 4 at the Kemper Art Museum, German artist Julian Rosefeldt turns an amused yet critical eye to the motifs and conventions of the Western film.

An international cohort of designers, engineers, hydrologists, planners, and other professionals—along with a handful of Washington University faculty, students, and young alumni—have won a global competition charged with developing a 100-year plan for stabilizing the Mississippi River delta.

Kenneth and Nancy Kranzberg's gift includes $950,000 for the Modern Graphic History Library, in honor of professor Douglas Dowd, its faculty director.