July 29 2013
Honoring distinguished faculty
Through named professorships, Washington University recognizes stellar faculty members for their impact as teachers and scholars. Twelve faculty members have been honored recently: (top, from the left) Rajendra Apte, Elizabeth Childs, Marco Colonna, Lynn Cornelius, Regina Frey, Debra Haire-Joshu; (bottom, from the left) Rodolfo Manuelli, Andrew Martin, Vincent Sherry, Matthew Silva, Fumihiko Urano and Samuel Wickline.
July 25 2013
Adding to The Loop's "true diversity, true color" is artist Peat Wollaeger, bringing his signature eye pattern and bright colors to the 300-foot-long construction wall for Washington University's future retail and student apartment complex: "I believe St. Louis needs more places like The Loop ... in Wash U, who brings in a lot of different people to this city and they see the capabilities and potential of this town."
July 22 2013
July 18 2013
Top honors to 17 WU scholar-athletes
Recognizing the importance of balancing athletics with challenging academics, the University Athletic Association named 17 scholar-athletes from Washington University and 61 students from seven other universities to the UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete team. To be named to this team, students had to earn first-team all-Association honors and carry a 3.50 or greater cumulative grade-point average.
July 15 2013
July 11 2013
July 8 2013
Stringent dry run for a possible trip to Mars
With the help of rover Zoe, Washington University scientists are testing the Mars Microbeam Raman Spectrometer (silver box), a top candidate among instruments being considered for a 2020 mission to Mars. The harsh conditions of South America’s Atacama Desert provide a close approximation to the Martian landscape.
July 1 2013
Recognition for giving back
The 2013 TeamMBA Awards, honoring those “in the business of giving back,” went to WUSTL’s MBA student Michael McLaughlin and Olin Business School. Michael was recognized for his trek of 2,500+ miles to raise money and awareness for abused and neglected children; Olin, for supporting Michael’s Hike4Kids, teaching financial literacy to underprivileged youth and leading mentorship programs.