Category: Washington University

Local student surprised with WashU Pledge scholarship

(Video: Tom Malkowicz/Washington University) On Dec. 12, 707 high school seniors received electronic notification they been admitted early decision to Washington University in St. Louis.  But Zussy Chavira Duron of St. Louis got the good news straight from a team of Washington University leaders and the WashU Bear, who surprised her at College Bound St.

Depression, anxiety may hinder healing in young patients with hip pain

New research suggests that physicians evaluating young patients with hip pain should consider more than such patients’ physical health. They also should consider screening those patients for clinical depression and anxiety — impairments that researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found can have a negative impact on outcomes following hip

Major upgrade of Central West End station to begin

The School of Medicine and BJC HealthCare, in partnership with Bi-State Development, will begin construction Monday, Dec. 16, on a major upgrade to the Central West End MetroLink station. Learn more on the Operations & Facilities Management website.   The post Major upgrade of Central West End station to begin appeared first on The Source.

Graduate student wins ‘Afro-Colombian of the Year’ award

(Photo courtesy of Color de Colombia) Jhan Salazar, a graduate student in biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, was recognized by the Colombian organization Color de Colombia as the “Afro-Colombian of the Year” in the youth category. He took part in a nationally televised ceremony in Colombia on Dec. 2. The

Supersize me: Physicists awarded $3.3M for XL-Calibur telescope

In 2018, X-Calibur measured the polarization of the high-energy X-ray emissions from a neutron star. NASA has committed more than $3 million to a new instrument dubbed XL-Calibur that builds on successes from the previous campaign. (Photo: Washington University) Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis will develop and deploy a new telescope designed to

Graduating senior to stay in St. Louis, expand nonprofit

The advice was simple and blunt: “Stop stressing out and focus on what you love.”  Washington University in St. Louis senior Harsh Moolani was skeptical. As a pre-med student, Moolani believed he needed to pack his resume with clubs, activities and academic accolades.  Then he considered the source: a remarkable woman with a successful career,

Local government through a social work lens

Brown School student Diamond Munerlyn believes social workers can serve as a bridge between municipal leaders and the residents they serve. (Photo: Joe Angeles/Washington University) Social workers have long served traumatized students, sick patients, struggling veterans and troubled families.  But can they help the American mayor? Absolutely, said Diamond Munerlyn, who is poised to earn

Schwinke receives St. Louis Advertising Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Schwinke Del Schwinke, a longtime Washington University adjunct instructor in University College, received the Advertising Club of Greater St. Louis’ Lifetime Achievement Award at a Dec. 5 event. Schwinke, a 1959 university alumnus and former advertising executive with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Geile/Leon Marketing Communications, has taught advertising in University College since 1999. He served as co-coordinator

Who Knew WashU? 12.11.19

Question: When Andrew D. Martin became chancellor this year, he also became the second alumnus to lead Washington University in its 166-year history. Who was the first? A) Thomas H. Eliot B) David F. Houston C) Ethan A.H. Shepley D) George R. Throop Submit your answer to (Include your name, school or department (or

Levy named 2019-20 Freund Teaching Fellow

  Dana Levy is the 2019-20 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow. (Photo: Whitney Curtis/Washington University) The American landscape buckles and cracks. Rivers and forests, flora and fauna, deserts and mountains — all are overtaken by new topographies of oxidation and decay. In “Forget Me Not” (2019), artist Dana Levy deploys antique “magic

Washington People: James DuBois

James DuBois believes in second chances. DuBois, DSc, PhD, the Steven J. Bander Professor of Medical Ethics and Professionalism at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, founded the first national training program for researchers who have had lapses in laboratory compliance or research ethics, providing strategies and resources to help them get back

East end garage changes planned for spring semester

Parking & Transportation Services at Washington University in St. Louis has been reviewing usage and functionality of the east end garage to ensure it is delivering the best experience to both permit holders and visitors. While plans are still being finalized, the team will be modifying parking spaces throughout the garage in the coming weeks

Fast-tracking psilocybin for refractory depression makes sense

<img data-attachment-id="237972" data-permalink="" data-orig-file="" data-orig-size="782,470" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Patterson SIlver Wolf – David" data-image-description=" David Patterson Silver Wolf ” data-medium-file=”×180.jpg” data-large-file=”” class=”alignleft wp-image-237972″ src=”×180.jpg” alt=”David Patterson Silver Wolf” width=”125″ height=”75″ />David Patterson Silver Wolf, associate professor at the Brown School   A significant proportion of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) either do not respond or

In transfusions for children, fresh and older blood are equally effective

Critically ill children who suffer from traumatic blood loss, cancer or sickle cell disease, for example, often require red blood cell transfusions. However, research has been lacking about whether the length of storage time for red blood cells can contribute to organ failure in children receiving such transfusions. Now, an international study led by Washington

Why doesn’t deep-brain stimulation work for everyone?

People with severe Parkinson’s disease or other neurological conditions that cause intractable symptoms such as uncontrollable shaking, muscle spasms, seizures, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors are sometimes treated with electric stimulators placed inside the brain. Such stimulators are designed to interrupt aberrant signaling that causes the debilitating symptoms. The therapy, deep-brain stimulation, can provide relief

‘Multiplied: Edition MAT and the Transformable Work of Art’

Bruno Munari, “Struttura continua (Continuous structure),” 1958/1960. Aluminum. Published by Edition MAT, Paris. Courtesy Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany. (Photo © Kunstmuseen Krefeld– Volker Döhne–ARTOTHEK.) All events begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Monday, February 24 Lecture, Reinhard Bek Conservator, Bek & Frohnert LLC “Unstable Futures: Conserving the Immaterial, 1960–Present” Thursday, March 5 Music at the Kemper:

About Daniel Spoerri

Artist, curator, poet, dancer and publisher Daniel Spoerri was born in 1930 in Galati, Romania. In 1941, after Romania allied itself with the Axis Powers, his father was arrested and later murdered in a Nazi death camp. In 1942, Spoerri’s mother fled with Daniel and his five siblings to her native Switzerland, resettling with an

Sustainability Leadership Awards nominations sought

The Office of Sustainability seeks nominations for outstanding university faculty, staff and students or projects that exemplify leadership in sustainability. Nominations are due Dec. 18. Selected nominees will be recognized at the annual Green Carpet Awards in February. Read more on the sustainability website.   The post Sustainability Leadership Awards nominations sought appeared first on

Art ‘Multiplied’

Works by Marcel Duchamp and Jesús Rafael Soto. (See below for full credit lines) The Duchamps spin, the Sotos vibrate, the Tinguelys shake so rapidly their forms appear to dissolve. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Swiss-Romanian artist Daniel Spoerri recruited dozens of leading artists to create and edition nearly 50 transformable artworks

Obituary: B.A. ‘Dolph’ Bridgewater, emeritus trustee, 85

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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

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

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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

Richards paper wins award from privacy forum

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Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts announces new full-tuition scholarships

Sam and Marilyn Fox (center) meet with students in 2016. (Photo: Whitney Curtis/Washington University) Since its founding in 2006, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis has established a national reputation for addressing critical social and environmental challenges. Innovative programs, curricula and collaborative initiatives have driven substantial

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

Schaal named to agricultural research foundation

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Families with long, healthy life spans focus of $68 million grant

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a $68 million grant to investigate and discover what contributes to extreme longevity. The researchers are studying hundreds of families — over several generations — with individuals who have had exceptionally long lives. Many of these families have unusual concentrations of people living to at

Active Commuter Hub launches

The Active Commuter Hub is opening for the university community. Located on the lower level of the Schnuck Pavilion on the east end of the Danforth Campus, it’s a project of the Office of Sustainability and Parking & Transportation Services. Those who’d like to become a member must enter a lottery by Dec. 15. The