Oct. 31 2013
Building homes, rebuilding communities
Adria Crutchfield, AB ’03, funneled aid to communities affected by the 2012 superstorm as a member of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force. Crutchfield was inspired to pursue a career in housing and community development in part because of courses she took in the Hewlett Program in Architecture, including ‟Community Building, Building Community.”
Oct. 28 2013
Student idea: empty factory into tomato farm
Haley O’Brien, a dual master's candidate in architecture and construction management, proposes transforming a massive unused factory space on The Hill into a giant hydroponic farm to grow tomatoes for the neighborhood's many restaurants. In an interview, O'Brien discusses hydroponics, redevelopment and the sensitivities of designing in the city's most distinctive neighborhood.
Oct. 24 2013
Indian ambassador visits WUSTL
Nirupama Rao, Indian ambassador to the U.S., presented the 2013 S.T. Lee Distinguished Lecture on Oct. 19. The lecture served as a capstone to the WUSTL-Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) Corporate Conclave, aimed at strengthening the U.S.-India connection around innovation and education. The universities announced the launch of the WUSTL-IITB Corporate Alliance to perform cutting-edge research and to train the next generation of talented employees and leaders.
Oct. 21 2013
For the sake of all
A landmark, multidisciplinary study called, “For the Sake of All: A Report on the Health and Well-Being of African Americans in St. Louis” is underway and releasing a series of five policy briefs, the third of which deals with mental health in St. Louis. Two more briefs will be released this fall, and the research findings will culminate in a community conference in 2014, coinciding with the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Oct. 17 2013
Artistic expressions in movement, word, and song by nationally and internationally renowned performers are challenging and delighting this season's audiences enjoying Edison Theatre's Ovations Series. One of the featured performances is AnDa Union, part of a musical movement that is finding inspiration in the old and forgotten. These young Mongolians from Hohhot, China dig deep into Mongol traditions and draw their inspiration from a repertoire of magical music that had all but disappeared.
Oct. 14 2013
New book sheds light on the energy poor
Close to 3 billion people in the developing world rely on burning fires in rudimentary stoves for cooking and heating needs. As a result, 4 million people die each year, and the large amount of black soot created has a staggering impact on health, climate, and advancement of the poor. Gautam Yadama addresses that issue in Fires, Fuel and the Fate of 3 Billion: The State of the Energy Impoverished, a new collection of photos and essays that tell about energy access in the rural villages of India, where the hunt for safe, affordable energy is often a matter of life or death.
Oct. 10 2013
Global impact: nutrition
Washington University’s scholars are taking aim at one of the most pressing issues facing children and adults alike – proper nutrition. From addressing poverty and disease in Haiti to studying the benefits of antibiotics combined with therapeutic food, the university’s commitment to nutrition research and education helps improve lives around the world.
Oct. 7 2013
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