Acosta named to learning, development role in Human Resources
Julie-Ellen Acosta has been named assistant vice chancellor for the Office of Human Resources at Washington University in St. Louis. Acosta will oversee the Applied Leadership and Learning and Development teams. Her new role took effect March 1.
‘Divided City’ initiative awards community grants related to urban segregation
The “Divided City” initiative at Washington University in St. Louis awarded community grants to seven recipients in the St. Louis metro area to support community work or creative practice related to urban segregation.
‘Divided City’ initiative awards faculty collaborative grants
The “Divided City” initiative at Washington University has awarded 2022 faculty collaborative grants to develop a documentary on local bus stops and to plan an Indigenous STL conference for summer 2023.
University hires inaugural chief privacy officer
David Valentine-Elam has been named the inaugural chief privacy officer at Washington University, announced Monica Allen, vice chancellor and general counsel. In his role, Valentine-Elam works to ensure that the information of students, faculty, staff and research participants is protected.
Student Briceño joins in Hispanic Heritage Foundation events
Nicole Briceño, a first-year student at Washington University, took part in the National LOFT Leadership Institute Open Space Summit and the 35th Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in September in Washington.
Klemm-Kafel leads workshop on inclusivity in legal education
Desiree Klemm-Kafel, an assistant director of disability resources at Washington University, presented a workshop on bridging gaps for first-generation students and those with disabilities at a symposium hosted by City University of New York’s School of Law.
Harris Award nominations sought
Nominations are being accepted for the Jane and Whitney Harris St. Louis Community Service Award, which honors a local couple for extraordinary contributions to the culture and welfare of the metropolitan St. Louis area. The deadline is Oct. 31.
Support program for tenure-track Danforth Campus faculty extended
The Office of the Provost is extending its program to support Danforth Campus early-career faculty whose work has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are due by Oct. 17.
University launches new interface for ONE.WUSTL portal
Washington University has launched a new user interface for ONE.WUSTL, a single sign-on portal that provides convenient access to hundreds of WashU services and systems. Information Technology will lead webinar training sessions about the new interface this week.
Greenberg recognized for work straddling race, religion
Maxwell Greenberg, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies in Arts & Sciences, has won a Warburg Research Grant for his work on Jewish pioneers in the American Southwest. In addition, Greenberg’s research on Jewish pioneer cemeteries will be used in Reconstructionist Rabbinical College’s new project on race, religion and Judaism.