Sep. 27 2013
Architecture students create avian observatory
How do we keep human observers from disturbing animals in their natural environments? That question led to the creation of a new avian observatory located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers by architecture students and faculty from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.
Sep. 24 2013
Leading a new era
A transformational new building will unite the Brown School community. The building will feature the Forum, an event space for dissemination and collaboration; highly flexible classrooms and research space; student and gathering spaces; and a café. This building will advance the school’s innovative work and leadership in social work and public health.
Sep. 19 2013
Hold That Thought tackles American identities
Hold That Thought, a weekly podcast series from Arts & Sciences, teams up with the American Culture Studies program this fall to explore the question of what it means to be an American. Each Wednesday through November, new episodes will address topics as far-ranging as American art and 1960s experimental rock music to the song “Ol’ Man River” and the horrors of slave ships.
Sep. 16 2013
12 students, graduates receive Fulbright scholarships
Washington University in St. Louis has strong representation in the prestigious Fulbright program. Twelve current or recent students received Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships to teach English or to conduct research abroad during the 2013-14 academic year. Fulbright grant recipients are chosen based on their academic or professional achievement and demonstrated leadership potential.
Sep. 12 2013
Sophomore breaks Rubik's Cube record
Sophomore Kevin Hays broke his own Rubik’s Cube world record at the Vancouver Open in Surrey, British Columbia this summer. Hays solved the "6x6" Rubik’s Cube in 1 minute, 40 seconds - 9 seconds faster than his previous record. Recognized as one of the globe’s best solvers, Hays said he has memorized some 80 algorithms to master the 6x6 cube.
Sep. 9 2013
Assembly Series opens for fall
Created 60 years ago, the Assembly Series is Washington University’s premiere lecture series. This fall, lectures will cover topics including human health, human rights, technology, sustainability, diversity, the future of our region and the legacies of war and slavery. The series opens Sept. 9 with Eula Biss discussing her essay collection Notes from No Man’s Land, this year’s First Year Reading Program selection.
Sep. 5 2013
Women realize their entrepreneurial visions
More than 40 percent of successful companies started by recent graduates through Washington University’s business entrepreneurship courses have been founded by women. Abigail Cohen, for instance, co-founded Sparo Labs while earning a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering.
Sep. 3 2013