Stephens to leave position as head of University Libraries

Stephens to leave position as head of University Libraries

Denise Stephens will be leaving her position as vice provost and university librarian at Washington University, Provost Beverly Wendland announced. Stephens has been appointed dean of libraries at the University of Oklahoma, her alma mater, and will begin that role in May.
Carter named director of OB-GYN clinical research division

Carter named director of OB-GYN clinical research division

Ebony Boyce Carter, MD, a physician-scientist known for her research involving community-based interventions to promote health equity for pregnant women and their babies, has been named director of the Division of Clinical Research in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the School of Medicine.
Lu named Association for Computing Machinery Fellow

Lu named Association for Computing Machinery Fellow

Chenyang Lu, the Fullgraf Professor of computer science and engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery
Webber to speak on growth, equity in St. Louis

Webber to speak on growth, equity in St. Louis

Henry S. Webber, the university’s executive vice chancellor for civic affairs and strategic planning, will share what he has learned during a long-term study on the comparative performance of cities and regions. He will explain his findings on how St. Louis compares to peers and provide ideas for inclusive growth. The virtual event, presented by the Weidenbaum Center, will take place at noon Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Postdoc Peer Mentorship Program launches

A new program has launched at Washington University to support principal investigators and their postdoctoral researchers. The Postdoc Peer Mentorship Program is accepting applications for those who wish to be mentors and for those who would like a mentor on both the Danforth and Medical campuses. The deadline is Feb. 1. 
Gene Hoefel, professor emeritus of art, 86

Gene Hoefel, professor emeritus of art, 86

Gene Hoefel, professor emeritus at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, died peacefully in his sleep at the Anthology of Clayton View assisted living facility on Dec. 28, 2020. He was 86.
Gibson recognized by Academy of Science of South Africa

Gibson recognized by Academy of Science of South Africa

James L. Gibson, who has studied and written extensively about the evolution of South Africa’s democracy in the post-apartheid era, has been elected to the Academy of Science of South Africa as an honorary foreign associate.
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