Most Americans live within 25 miles of their mothers, according to a study co-authored by an economics researcher at Washington University in St. Louis. The study calls into question a widespread belief that when children grow up, they’re likely to move far away and not be on hand to help out when their mothers get […]
From the Campaign Chair As of June 30, 2015, Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University had secured $1.95 billion in gifts and commitments toward a minimum goal of $2.2 billion by June 30, 2018. Leading Together earlier surpassed the total of $1.55 billion raised during the entire previous campaign. We are very grateful to […]
Benedict Tranel, AIA, AB ’97 (architecture), senior associate for Gensler, was named to Building Design+Construction’s “40 Under 40” class of 2014 in April 2014. Earlier in 2014, Tranel was also named to ENR California’s “Top 20 Under 40” list. “I am humbled to receive these recognitions for my contributions to the built environment,” Tranel says. […]
Nancy Staudt, JD, PhD, vice dean for faculty and academic affairs at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, has been named dean of the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, effective May 15, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton announced. She also will become the Howard and Caroline Cayne Professor of […]
Little is understood about how depression makes people feel sad, but neuroscientists do know that the brain chemical serotonin is involved. School of Medicine researchers studied 46 people with active depression and compared positron emission tomography (PET) scans of their brains to scans from 29 people who were not depressed. The team was measuring levels of a particular type of serotonin receptor called the 5-HT2A receptor.