Peter Hook has been appointed director and associate dean of the Law Library at the School of Law. Hook, who comes to the university from the University of Notre Dame Law School, will begin his role July 1.
Zakiya Luna, a Dean’s Distinguished Professorial Scholar of sociology in Arts & Sciences, has been named the 2023 Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award winner by Sociologists for Women in Society.
Shantay Bolton, executive vice chancellor and chief administrative officer, was selected for the 2023 St. Louis Titan 100 cohort.
Vivienne Chang and Eugenia Yoh met back in 2018 at a Washington University hotpot party hosted by the Taiwanese Students Organization. The two students soon learned, not surprisingly, they both loved the food, culture and people of Taiwan, where they both had family. They also discovered another, more unusual passion – children’s books. Their debut book, “This is Not My Home,” was released in January.
Lisa Weingarth, vice president of external affairs at the St. Louis-based nonprofit Rung for Women, has been named to the newly created role of senior adviser for St. Louis initiatives in the Office of the Chancellor. Her appointment is effective Feb. 20.
J.D. Burton has been named the vice chancellor for government relations at Washington University in St. Louis, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. He will begin the role March 27.
Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, at the School of Medicine, has been named this year’s recipient of the Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.
To ensure broad communication, certain key university policies are published annually in The Record. These policies are intended to promote and support a positive working and learning environment. The policies also are available on the Human Resources website.
Jennifer Anne Miller, who worked at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the School of Medicine, died Jan. 17 during a surgery in Bethesda, Md., to treat a rare advanced cancer. She was 33. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 27, in Belleville, Ill.
Christine O’Brien, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, and her team have received a $20,000 prize from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Technology for Maternal Health Challenge.