Sep. 26 2014
Unprecedented athletic honors for Bear sports program
Four student athletes have been tabbed by national coaches’ organizations as “Athlete of the Week.” To put the unprecedented honor into perspective, the university received only six such honors throughout the entire academic sports year in 2013-14. Josh Whitman, the John M. Schael Director of Athletics, said, “To have four National Athletes of the Week in a year, let alone in the same week, is a testament to the dedication, hard work, and talent that our student-athletes demonstrate."
Sep. 22 2014
Sep. 18 2014
Genetics shows schizophrenia is really multiple disorders
New research shows that schizophrenia isn’t a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders, each with its own set of symptoms. The finding could be a first step toward improved diagnosis and treatment for the debilitating psychiatric illness. The research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is reported online in The American Journal of Psychiatry.
Sep. 15 2014
Career Center events feature top national and local employers
This week the Career Center will host several events for students to learn about internship and career opportunities. The Fall Internship & Job Career Fair, Law School Fair, and S.T.E.M. SLAM reflect the university's commitment to ensuring that students achieve their career goals.
Sep. 12 2014
Kemper Art Museum presents rare look at private collection
Alvin Boyarsky, chair of the Architectural Association (AA) in London and one of the most influential figures in 20th-century design education, argued that architecture was not only a profession but also an artistic venture. The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum presents “Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association,” the first public museum exhibition from his private collection.
Sep. 11 2014
Sep. 8 2014
Ability to see glowing cancer cells opens doors to precision treatments
Cancer cells can be notoriously difficult for surgeons to see. To address the problem, Samuel Achilefu, professor of radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine, assembled a multidisciplinary team to refine night-vision goggles for use during surgery.
Sep. 5 2014
Fall Assembly Series tackles timely issues
The Fall Assembly Series will feature presentations by several eminent civil rights scholars and authors, including Kenji Yoshino, author of the First Year Reading Program selection Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights. The first lecture is Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.
Sep. 3 2014
Balloon set to launch with cutting-edge telescope
In a few days, a telescope sensitive to the polarization of high-energy “hard” X rays will ascend to the edge of the atmosphere above Fort Sumner, N.M., to stare at black holes and other exotic astronomical objects. The X-Calibur telescope will be carried aloft by a 747-jetliner-sized balloon.