Category: Education

[Women's Basketball] MBU Women Defeat STLCOP

After a close first quarter, the Missouri Baptist University Spartans took control, claiming a 64-40 win over the Eutectic women’s basketball team, in an American Midwest Conference game on Tuesday night in Chesterfield. Original Source

Battling treatment resistant opioid use disorder

Similar to treatment resistant depression, there is a subpopulation of those addicted to opioids who do not respond to standard opioid use disorder (OUD) treatments. In a new paper, an addiction expert at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis suggests a new category for these types of patients: treatment resistant opioid use

Heroes, theater and suspensions of disbelief

The Cast of “Men On Boats.” (Photo: Danny Reise/Washington University) “I was kidding. You’re cool. You make maps. You pack light. You’re not like … weirdly defensive or anything.” — Hawkins Ten brave men board four wooden skiffs for a pioneering journey across the vast, uncharted American West. Except that sites they discover are well

Washington University makes continued progress in expanding access

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Why Zika virus caused most harmful brain damage to Brazilian newborns

Due to Zika virus, more than 1,600 babies were born in Brazil with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, from September 2015 through April 2016. The epidemic took health professionals by surprise because the virus had been known since 1947 and was not linked to birth defects. As scientists scrambled to figure out what was going

Walking the wire: Real-time imaging helps reveal active sites of photocatalysts

Nanoscale photocatalysts are small, man-made particles that harvest energy from sunlight to produce liquid fuels and other useful chemicals. But even within the same batch, the particles tend to vary widely in size, shape and surface composition. That makes it hard for researchers to tell what’s really doing the work. A real-time imaging solution developed

The divide between us: Urban-rural political differences rooted in geography

The divide between urban and rural voters in the United States is nothing new, but its cause has been less clear. A new study by Washington University in St. Louis political scientists finds that it isn’t personal profiles, but rather proximity to bigger cities that drives the political divide. The researchers, using Gallup survey data

MEd grad Eric Conners shines on the stage and in the classroom

Eric Conners began his career in fine arts as a professional actor with the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, the St. Louis Black Rep and The New Theater before attending to UMSL to get his MEd. He still performs but now spends most of his time inspiring the drama students at Hixson Middle School. (Photo

Panelists discuss relationship challenges, dole out advice at ‘Black Love’ event

Senior business major Daisha Pickens (third from right) shares insight she’s learned from her relationship with fiancé Darryl Holmes (second from right) during Associated Black Collegians’ seventh annual “Black Love” panel discussion last Wednesday at the Millennium Student Center. (Photos by Steve Walentik) Associated Black Collegians helped set the mood for Valentine’s Day last Wednesday

Eye on UMSL: Snack pack

University of Missouri–St. Louis alumni and Edward Jones employees (from left) Mike Carr, Haris Ceranic, Aaron Ezell, Sean Fieser, Jim Steed, Adelaide Aboagye and Kyle Kersting boxed food donations for the Triton Pantry last week at Woods Hall. The UMSL Alumni Association coordinated the event. This photograph was taken by UMSL photographer August Jennewein and is the latest to be featured

Chemistry Professor Alexei Demchenko earns recognition, new funding for his work in carbohydrate synthesis

Alexei Demchenko, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will receive the Academy of Science–St. Louis’ Fellows Award at the 26th annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards dinner in April. Demchenko and colleague Keith Stine recently received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance their efforts to create an automated

PhD candidate Chris Link develops students, teachers and curriculum

Chris Link has gone from middle school science teacher to director of education products and services at the New York Academy of Sciences all while earning his PhD at UMSL. (Photo courtesy of Chris Link) Chris Link has dedicated his career to helping students and teachers explore a world of possibilities through a more engaging

Barch elected to head AAAS psychology section

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected Deanna Barch the chair-elect of its Section on Psychology, one of 24 specialized AAAS sections. Original Source

UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

Junior forward Alex LaPorta poured in a career-high 37 points and ripped down 16 rebounds while leading the women’s basketball team to an overtime victory at McKendree last Thursday. Women’s Basketball UMSL picked up a 79-73 overtime win at Great Lakes Valley Conference rival McKendree last Thursday night with a stellar performance from junior Alex LaPorta,

The View From Here 2.17.20

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Graham Chapel open daily for meditation, reflection and prayer

Iconic, awe-inspiring and, at last, more accessible. Washington University in St. Louis’ nondenominational Graham Chapel is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays for silent meditation, reflection and prayer. “Graham Chapel is there for people of any or no faith tradition to catch their breath, to reflect, to just be,” said the Rev.

Revealing the devastating costs of childhood poverty

Mark Rank, the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at the Brown School   In 1962, Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking exposé on poverty, “The Other America,” which helped to awaken the country to the scourge of poverty. Yet after six decades, the paradox of poverty amid plenty remains. This disturbing fact serves as

Morris awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

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Ask an Expert: Valentine’s Day edition with love researcher Sandra Langeslag

Assistant Professor and Director of the NEM Lab Sandra Langeslag’s research specialty is the neurocognition of romantic love. She’s researched emotion, attention, cognition, memory and more. (Photo by August Jennewein) Romance is in the air. Or maybe it’s just extortion, as Jay Leno has famously said. Regardless of whether you are celebrating in the spirit

Who Knew WashU? 2.12.20

Question: The nation will celebrate the birthday of George Washington, the university’s namesake, on Monday, Feb. 17. But after whom was the university originally named? William Greenleaf Eliot (Courtesy of Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum) B) William Greenleaf Eliot, the first chair of the Board of Trustees and the third chancellor. Eliot didn’t want the

Fight against endometrial cancer boosted with new molecular road map

A new study that reveals the dozens of molecular changes that bring about endometrial cancer offers insight into how physicians might be able to better identify which patients will need aggressive treatment and why a common treatment is not effective for some patients. The study appears Feb. 13 in the journal Cell. Funded by the

Obituary: Alec Becker, student in Arts & Sciences, 18

Alec Becker poses with a Beluga whale. Becker loved swimming, fishing and sailing. (Photo courtesy of Becker family) Alec Becker, a first-year student in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, died by suicide Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in his hometown of Dallas. He was 18.  Becker only attended Washington University for the

Arrokoth close-up reveals how planetary building blocks were constructed

Composite image of primordial contact binary Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 from New Horizons Spacecraft data. (Image: NASA) The farthest, most primitive object in the solar system ever to be visited by a spacecraft — a bi-lobed Kuiper Belt object known as Arrokoth — is described in detail in three new reports in the journal Science.

Inspiration from College of Nursing administrators guides Kelly Lucash

College of Nursing alumna Kelly Lucash investigated pediatric fluoride applications for her DNP clinical scholarship project. (Photo by August Jennewein) It took one phone call for Kelly Lucash to decide that the University of Missouri–St. Louis was the school for her. The now-College of Nursing alumna had been halfway through a different family nurse practitioner