Category: Education

WUSTL Key log-in page getting updated look

In mid-January, a revamped WUSTL Key log-in page will make its debut. The Office of Information Technology wanted users to know the update is legitimate. While functionality won’t change, the page will have better visuals, a streamlined interface and be more mobile-friendly. Learn more on the IT website. The post WUSTL Key log-in page getting

December graduate Jacob Beers leaves environmental impact on UMSL campus

Jacob Beers, who will graduate with an MA in communication in December 2019, enjoys a passion for the outdoors and is dedicated to sustainability. (Photo by August Jennewein) Walking a mile in Jacob Beers’ shoes means trekking through snow, scrambling up boulders and crushing leaves on a forest floor. When it comes to the outdoors,

Philadelphia soda tax lacks fizz, study finds

If Philadelphia’s soda tax is any indication, local soda taxes don’t work as well as policymakers intend. Song Yao, associate professor of marketing in Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, and two other researchers from UCLA and Northwestern University studied the effects of Philadelphia’s soda tax, which took effect in January 2017.

There’s a lot to like about the Senate privacy bill, if it’s not watered down

<img data-attachment-id="369916" data-permalink="https://source.wustl.edu/2019/12/richards-paper-wins-award-from-privacy-forum/richards-neil-mug/" data-orig-file="https://source.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Richards-Neil-mug.jpg" data-orig-size="525,480" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"5.6","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D850","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1535509730","copyright":"RANDALL KAHN","focal_length":"85","iso":"125","shutter_speed":"0.00625","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Richards – Neil (headshot)" data-image-description=" Richards ” data-medium-file=”https://source.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Richards-Neil-mug-300×274.jpg” data-large-file=”https://source.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Richards-Neil-mug.jpg” class=”alignleft wp-image-369916″ src=”https://source.wustl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Richards-Neil-mug-300×274.jpg” alt=”Richards” width=”82″ height=”75″ />Neil Richards, the Koch Distinguished Professor in Law   Last week, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), joined by Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), introduced what is

Agonafer receives CAREER award for evaporation research

Agonafer Damena Agonafer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the McKelvey School of Engineering, received a five-year $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. The award will help fund his research to identify different modes of heat transfer during the evaporation process of nonsymmetrical microdroplets that sit atop micropillar structures on

Professor E. Paulette Isaac-Savage inducted into The International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame  

UMSL Professor of Adult Education E. Paulette Isaac-Savage (right) was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame for her research on adult education and learning experiences of African Americans in church-based education thanks to a nomination from Mary V. Alfred, professor of adult education at Texas A&M University. (Photo by Aleksandar

Richards paper wins award from privacy forum

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[Men's Basketball] Euts Succumb to Eagles in Final Minutes

The Eutectic men’s basketball team and the Williams Baptist University Eagles (2-5, 1-2 AMC) battled it out in tonight’s American Midwest Conference matchup in St. Louis, with the Eagles turning it on in the final minutes to secure a ten-point victory, 80-70. Original Source

[Women's Basketball] Eagles Claw Back to Beat Lady Euts

The Eutectic women’s basketball team was left stunned as the Eagles of Williams Baptist University (7-2, 3-1 AMC) turned around an 11-point deficit to beat the Euts, 51-47. A combined 21 points from the Eutectics duo of Michon Forrest (SO/Wentzville, Mo.) and Elizabeth Allanach (FR/Aledo, TX) helped steer the Euts to a big lead, but foul

Information security policies updated

The Office of Information Security at  Washington University in St. Louis has recently revised and updated its policies to reflect changes in the information security landscape. The office seeks to continuously improve its systems and strategies to meet the needs of diverse users and to support the university’s vital work in education, research and clinical

Archeologist Anne Austin’s discovery of ancient Egyptian tattoos featured in national, international media

UMSL Assistant Professor of Anthropology Anne Austin’s research on ancient Egyptian medicine, disease and health networks combines the fields of osteology and Egyptology. She’s discovered some of the only known tattoos on Egyptian mummies. (Photos courtesy of Anne Austin) Pop culture conjures images of ancient Egyptians in bold eye makeup, jewelry and ornate headdresses. After

Schaal named to agricultural research foundation

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Alumnus Adrian O. Walker sees the world through his own lens

Adrian O. Walker shows his work at The Greens in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Craig Hackey) By David Morrison When Adrian O. Walker first enrolled in the University of Missouri–St. Louis, he was a photography major. That didn’t last long, though. “When I got to the class, I saw that everybody had a camera. I

Student Life’s Grace Bruton shares favorite sports photos

The Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball team hosts the 19th annual McWilliams Classic on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, at the Field House. In this photo, Bruton captured last year’s victory over George Fox University in the NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament. Bruton Washington University in St. Louis senior Grace

New partnership brings together McKelvey, IIT Bombay to study air pollution

In November, air quality in New Delhi reached such dangerous levels that schools closed, flights were cancelled and local authorities declared a public health emergency. News of the city’s heavy smog was covered around the world. But the future may be brighter, thanks to new opportunities for India’s rising stars in aerosol and air quality

Great Artists Series presents Eric Owens and Jeremy Denk Dec. 8

Owens (Photo: Dario Acosta) Eric Owens is a “towering bass-baritone” (The New York Times) who “shakes you when he sings” (Chicago Sun Times). Jeremy Denk is an “inquisitive pianist” whose playing is “refreshing and insightful” (The New York Times). At 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, Owens and Denk will join forces for a recital of

Machine learning, imaging technique may boost colon cancer diagnosis

Colorectal cancer is the second most common type of cancer worldwide, with about 90% of cases occurring in people 50 or older. Arising from the inner surface, or muscosal layer, of the colon, cancerous cells can penetrate through the deeper layers of the colon and spread to other organs. Left untreated, the disease is fatal.

[Women's Basketball] Lady Euts Tie 3-Pt.-Field-Goal Record in Loss at Stephens

The Eutectic women’s basketball team sank 13 3-point field goals to tie its own program record in tonight’s American Midwest Conference loss at Stephens College (3-3, 1-2 AMC). The 2019-20 team broke the previous record of 12 3-pointers in the first game of the season against Cottey College. Original Source

WUPD invites campus to join annual Blue Santa drive

The Washington University Police Department and Bon Appétit teamed up to distribute meals to the homeless during the Thanksgiving holiday. (Photo courtesy of WUPD) The Washington University in St. Louis Police Department invites the campus community to join its effort to bring holiday joy to two local families through its Blue Santa program.  WUPD is

Halting opioid abuse aim of several grants from NIH, CDC

Tapped for their work aimed at stemming opioid abuse and halting what has become an epidemic in the United States, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received federal grants totaling more than $10 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Medical students celebrate their teachers, mentors

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Video: ‘Ai Weiwei: Bare Life’

“I’m not a person who has a clear plan,” Ai Weiwei said. And yet, he observed, flowing “like a leaf on the river” can lead to unexpected destinations. In this video, the acclaimed dissident artist ruminates about his life, his approach to art-making and his new exhibition at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on

#DecYourDigs winners offer a peek inside their winning rooms

Color, collages and comfort — those characteristics identify the winning rooms in the 2019 #DecYourDigs room-decorating contest sponsored by the Office of Residential Life. Here, The Record takes a peek at some of the coolest rooms on the South 40. The post #DecYourDigs winners offer a peek inside their winning rooms appeared first on The

Fall commencement ceremonies set to honor more than 1,400 new graduates

UMSL will confer more than 1,400 degrees during three commencement ceremonies held Dec. 14 at the Mark Twain Athletic Center. (Photo by August Jennewein) The University of Missouri–St. Louis will celebrate more than 1,400 new graduates on Dec. 14 as the university concludes the Fall 2019 semester with a trio of commencement ceremonies at the

Media Coverage: November 2019

The University of Missouri–St. Louis makes a significant impact on the St. Louis area. Stories about the university, its scholars and their expertise are often covered by local and national news media. Media Coverage highlights some of the top stories but does not serve as a comprehensive listing. Notice a clip we missed? Email us at umsldaily@umsl.edu.

UMSL designated first Regional IPSERA Centre of Competence in North America

The International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association certified UMSL’s Department of Supply Chain and Analytics as a Regional IPSERA Centre of Competence, the first in North America. More and more business is conducted globally with elaborate supply chains linking companies across continents. Students in the Department of Supply Chain and Analytics in the

UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

Junior guard Jose Grubbs poured in a career-high 28 points last Tuesday in a victory over Ohio Dominican, the first of two Tritons wins in the UMSL Thanksgiving Classic. Men’s Basketball UMSL defeated Ohio Dominican 70-64 and Lincoln 76-59 last week during its UMSL Thanksgiving Classic before coming up short to NCAA Division I Indiana

Ask an Expert: Jill Delston examines sexism in contraceptive access, medicine

In her new book, “Medical Sexism: Contraception Access, Reproductive Medicine, and Health Care,” Associate Teaching Professor of Philosophy Jill Delston examines medical sexism through the lens of contraceptive access. (Photo by August Jennewein) Medicine, historically, has had some ridiculous ideas about women. In the 1800s, for example, doctors used to think running would cause a