Feb. 25 2014
Feb. 20 2014
Alumna works of art rediscovered
Virginia Shoup Terpening enrolled in the WUSTL School of Fine Art (now the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts) in 1937. Over the next several decades, she displayed work at galleries and museums across the country before falling into obscurity. 700 works of art were recently rediscovered, some of which will be exhibited at a gallery co-founded by fellow alumni.
Feb. 17 2014
Company fighting antibiotic resistance wins Olin Cup
Nanopore Diagnostics, founded by WUSTL post-doctoral research scholar Tom Cohen and PhD/MBA student Benjamin Borgo, won this year’s Olin Cup prize and $50,000 in seed investment. Nanopore is developing a test to fight the spread of antibiotic resistance. The test will identify whether the patient can benefit from antibiotics, and if so, which one to prescribe.
Feb. 13 2014
Our hearts are all for thee, fair Washington
The cast of the Performing Arts Department’s upcoming production of You Can’t Take It With You turns the university’s Alma Mater into a Valentine’s Day message to the community.
Feb. 10 2014
‟A Great City From the Start”: St. Louis turns 250
As St. Louis marks the 250th anniversary of its founding with a yearlong series of events, scholars from across the nation will provide their perspectives on the city’s historical importance during a symposium Feb. 14. Participants will include WUSTL’s Peter Kastor, Alexander Dubé, and Katherine Mooney. Chancellor Wrighton will host a luncheon on the Danforth Campus where he will speak about the university’s significant impact on St. Louis.
Feb. 6 2014
College Prep Program begins recruitment
The College Prep Program is a new initiative that will prepare high-achieving high school students with limited financial resources for college. The goal is to help first-generation students feel comfortable on a college campus and to teach parents ways to support their children as they apply to and then attend college. The program is part of the university’s ongoing efforts to make college accessible to students from all backgrounds.
Feb. 3 2014
Healing arts enhance performing arts
Washington University’s Medical Program for Performing Artists (MPPA) helps a variety of arts professionals — musicians, dancers, circus acrobats, ice skaters, painters and singers — return to their passion and, in many cases, their livelihood. Without the help of the MPPA team, many of these patients might have to give up the very things that animate their lives.