Dec. 30 2013
Building relationships between donors and students
Nicole Kaplan, AB ’92, founded Telesto, a boutique bank that raises money for environmental companies and projects. She was a recipient of the Samuel and May Rudin Scholarship and received mentoring from Eric Rudin, AB ’75. Kaplan has now pledged a gift in honor of the Rudin family.
Dec. 23 2013
Dec. 19 2013
Joint Engineering Program elevates homegrown talent
Siri Vikan, BS ’13, was a single mother when she entered the University of Missouri–St. Louis/Washington University Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program. The program provides affordable and convenient engineering education to local and nontraditional students. Moreover, program alumni are helping re-shape the tech industry in St. Louis.
Dec. 16 2013
Giving students a front-row seat to the startup revolution
Encouraging entrepreneurship is a key initiative for the university, and Clifford Holekamp, senior lecturer in entrepreneurship and director of the entrepreneurship platform at Olin Business School, is helping lead the way. “More of these students are actually starting companies, and most don’t even wait for graduation.”
Dec. 12 2013
Law students invest time in local schools
WUSTL law students are taking their commitment to public service to the next level through programs that put them in touch with local schools. Programs include teaching Internet safety to middle school students, and a partnership with Northwest Academy of Law to provide mentoring and law experience to high school students.
Dec. 9 2013
Dec. 5 2013
McMillan Hall addition shows commitment to sustainability
A new addition to historic McMillan Hall features a green roof that can be used for research and instruction. Small gardens will support teaching on topics such as global health and environmental anthropology. The space has been designed for LEED Gold certification and furthers the university's commitment to using its campus as a living laboratory to test and model sustainable practices.
Dec. 2 2013
Children's intestines reveal antibiotic resistance
New research from scientists at the WUSTL School of Medicine highlights the importance of only using antibiotic drugs when they are truly needed. The study showed that friendly microbes in the intestinal tracts of healthy American children have numerous antibiotic resistant genes. Those genes can be shared with harmful microbes, interfering with the effectiveness of antibiotics in ways that can cause serious illness or even death.