Taylor Family Center for Student Success to set ‘new standard’ for universities
Washington University emeritus trustee Andrew Taylor, executive chairman of Enterprise Holdings, and his wife, Barbara, have made a $15 million gift to establish the Taylor Family Center for Student Success. The center will connect students to resources, a community of peers — and access to social capital.
New course promotes open dialogue, freedom of speech
In our highly polarized world, students often struggle to navigate tough conversations and engage with viewpoints that challenge their own, says Anna Gonzalez, vice chancellor for student affairs. That is why Washington University is introducing “Dialogue Across Difference,” an eight-week course that teaches undergraduate students how to explore difficult topics such as politics, religion, race, gender and socioeconomic identity in a positive and productive way.
Buchheit graduate student fund helps cover child care, emergency costs
Washington University has launched a new initiative to support graduate students with financial need who have children, announced Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.
Turner named inaugural James McKelvey Professor of Engineering Education
Jay Turner, an internationally renowned environmental researcher, has been named the inaugural James McKelvey Professor of Engineering Education in the McKelvey School of Engineering.
Hendrix installed as Kenneth E. Hudson Professor of Art
John Hendrix, a professor and founding chair of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’ MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture program, was installed Jan. 26 as the Kenneth E. Hudson Professor of Art.
Flores named Christopher I. Byrnes Professor of Engineering
Katharine Flores, a renowned materials scientist who develops new complex metallic alloys and advanced manufacturing techniques, was recently installed as the Christopher I. Byrnes Professor of Engineering.
WashU parents Carol and John Hamilton help create a holistic learning experience for WashU students by supporting scholarships, Athletics, mental health programs and more.
Faculty, alumni, friends of the university honored at Founders Day
Washington University recognized distinguished faculty, alumni and friends at the annual Founders Day celebration Nov. 5 at St. Louis Union Station Hotel.
Herzog installed as Viktor Hamburger Distinguished Professor
Erik Herzog, a professor of biology, was installed as the Viktor Hamburger Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences. His talk was titled “For Whom the Bells Toll: Networked Circadian Clocks and Clock Watchers.”
Fike installed as Glassberg/Greensfelder Distinguished University Professor
David A. Fike, professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences and director of the environmental studies program and the International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, was installed as the Myron & Sonya Glassberg/Albert & Blanche Greensfelder Distinguished University Professor.