Andrew D. Martin, dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan, has been appointed 15th chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, effective June 1, 2019, according to Craig D. Schnuck, chair of the university’s Board of Trustees.
Nicole Hudson, deputy mayor for racial equity and priority initiatives for the City of St. Louis, has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for the newly created Academy for Diversity and Inclusion at Washington University, effective Aug. 27.
The Gateway Festival Orchestra will perform music of Jean Sibelius, Launy Grøndahl and Edvard Grieg at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, as part of its 2018 season of free summer concerts. Also on the program will be music from “Mamma Mia,” based on songs by the pop group ABBA. The concert series will continue July 22 and 29.
In 2015, Washington University re-established the Department of Sociology in Arts & Sciences. Concentrating on the origins and impacts of inequality, faculty and students are investigating some of the nation’s most critical and urgent social challenges.
In just a few years, students have come to think of the sociology department as a home, as their own special place at the university.
R. Marie Griffith’s new book analyzes how, and why, “sex divided American Christians and fractured American politics.”
When she was 10, Shirley Padmore Mensah survived a coup in her native Liberia. Due to that and encouragement from her father, Mensah studied at Washington University’s School of Law eventually becoming a judge in Missouri with a deep appreciation of the rule of law.
Esther Shin, AB ’94, MSW ’98, president of Urban Strategies, Inc., is striving to revitalize St. Louis’ Near North Side with help from community partners and a $29.5 million federal grant.
As a student, Kurt Summers, BSBA ’00, was interested in business and public service. Throughout his career he has married those two interests. He did so most recently in 2014, when he became the treasurer for the City of Chicago.
Quotes faculty experts provided to various news outlets on a variety of topics including the Zika virus, gay olympians and nepotism in the Trump administration.