July 31 2014
Down the rabbit hole with quantum particles
Quantum particles are notoriously shy, immediately masking themselves as classical particles when scientists try to look at or measure them. But Kater Murch, assistant professor of physics, has been able to follow them down the rabbit hole into quantum territory. The research is described in the cover article of the July 31 issue of Nature.
July 25 2014
Panel addresses climate change through vacant land
WUSTL and the City of St. Louis will host a panel discussion July 30 about how cities can use vacant land to address climate change. The Sunflower+ Project: StL is one example of remediating and beautifying lots with plants that extract contaminants from the soil. The project is part of the Sustainable Land Lab, which generates and tests ideas for vacant land use.
July 22 2014
Slaying bacteria with their own weapons
Timothy Wencewicz, assistant professor of chemistry in Arts & Science, proposes a unique personalized antibiotic delivery method as a solution to the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant infections.
July 18 2014
Institute works to develop more effective drugs for mental illness
While most psychiatric drugs today treat symptoms, the Taylor Family Institute for Innovative Psychiatric Research at the School of Medicine is looking at new therapies to alter the brain networks associated with psychiatric disorders. Institute investigators from several departments bring complementary skills and interests ranging from medicinal chemistry to animal behavior.
July 14 2014
July 11 2014
College Prep Program’s inaugural class comes together as a ‘community of scholars’
The program’s goal is to prepare students for college and its challenges. The scholars, all high-achieving high school sophomores who will be among the first in their families to attend college, completed a two-week residential experience on campus. They will return in following summers for three-week sessions where they will take classes for college credit, draft a college essay and learn about the application process.
July 7 2014
First U.S. - India joint EMBA program announced
Washington University and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) have announced a joint Executive MBA program aimed at the international executive. The curriculum is rooted in leadership development and innovation, including theoretical and practical training, and integrates local and cultural perspectives.
July 3 2014
WUSTL’s Joseph Jez is one of 15 ‟million dollar professors”
Joseph Jez is one of 15 professors nationwide to receive $1 million over the next five years from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professors Program to bring the creativity he has shown in the lab to the undergraduate classroom. He plans to use the grant to launch a two-year program in fall 2016. Called the Biotech Explorers Pathway, it will introduce entering students to both the science and business of biotechnology.