June 24 2013
Thank you, Ed!
As Ed Macias steps down as chief academic officer, we in the Washington University community thank him for his many contributions to faculty, academic programs and overall student experience, as well as his championing of diversity initiatives. For the next phase of his career, this trusted adviser will focus his attention on enhancing WUSTL’s reach and impact through online education.
June 20 2013
The world’s ‘hottest researcher’
Richard Wilson, director of The Genome Institute at Washington University, is the world’s most-cited researcher, according to Thomson Reuters’ ScienceWatch. Three of his colleagues at the institute joined him on this list, which highlights emerging trends in science and the innovators behind them. WUSTL was the only institution to have more than one scientist on the list.
June 17 2013
Making the impossible possible
A new XPRIZE to inspire the ingenuity of researchers in tackling the daunting task of stopping Alzheimer’s disease has been proposed by a team of experts co-directed by Washington University and the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. The goal: new therapeutic options and innovative ideas “so we can die young as old as possible.”
June 13 2013
June 6 2013
Decoding 3 billion years of Earth’s history
For students who want to decode the riddles embedded in rocks, there is no better place to train than Scotland. A group of WUSTL undergraduate students journeyed to Scotland this past spring to test and strengthen their ‘geologic eye’ in this tectonic crossroads.
June 3 2013