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SLAM upcoming exhibition explores Edgar Degas’ fascination with the hat makers of Paris

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St. Louis’ Long History of Invention

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Explore! Inventions

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Sharon Stevens named a Media Persons of the Year

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Bingham’s ‘Verdict of the People’ to take center stage at Trump’s inauguration

By JASON ROSENBAUM, St. Louis Public Radio A legendary 19th century Missouri artist will be the center of attention after Donald Trump is sworn in as president. George Caleb Bingham’s “Verdict of the People” will be showcased at a luncheon following Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. The event, which takes place in Statuary Hall at... See More.

Getting Good Career Advice Will Make Your College Experience Better

By: Mayra Linares, NPR Of all of the departments universities cultivate, career services could be the most important. A new survey of 11,483 college graduates, for the Gallup-Purdue Index, found graduates who reported “very helpful” campus career-services experiences were 5.8 times more likely to say their university prepared them for life after college, 3.4 times... See More.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am