Jollof Rice With Grandma
Cook along with Ada and her Grandma as they make Jollof Rice! In this book, Ada is a 6 year old girl who loves cooking and learning. She is part of an international family. Her grandparents are visiting from Nigeria and she is very excited! Her Grandmother has promised to cook a popular dish enjoyed by millions!
Scales-Ferguson named to lead institutional equity efforts
Chalana M. Scales-Ferguson has been named the associate vice chancellor of institutional equity, announced Scot Bemis, vice chancellor for human resources and institutional equity. Her appointment is effective March 20.
African Film Festival to highlight top films, shorts and animated features
The 17th annual African Film Festival at Washington University invites St. Louisans to see Africa’s most acclaimed films on the big screen. This year’s showcase, to be held March 24-26, includes six films and a youth matinee.
New faculty to join race, ethnicity cohort in the fall
Washington University in St. Louis, through its race and ethnicity cluster hire initiative, has hired eight new faculty members for the fall 2023 semester in continued efforts to build a world-class program on race.
Fields to depart for new role at Harris-Stowe
Harvey Fields, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the inaugural dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Harris-Stowe State University.
Beating the drum for Samulnori
Samulnori, a genre of traditional Korean percussion music, is among the many acts to perform at the annual Lunar New Year celebration, which will run Feb. 3-4 at Edison Theatre.
Nominate students for McLeod honors
The Washington University community is invited to nominate students for the 2023 James E. McLeod Honors and Awards Program. The nomination deadline is Feb. 28.
Kris Campa is the first graduate of the John B. Ervin Scholars Program to lead it. He mentors students in his capacity as Ervin director and while teaching creative writing in University College.
SLPS leaders to be honored with Rosa L. Parks Award
Kelvin Adams, who retired in December as superintendent of St. Louis Public Schools, and Deidra Thomas-Murray, the district’s students in transition coordinator and foster care liaison, will be honored at the 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in Graham Chapel on the Danforth Campus.
2022: New programs make WashU experience more accessible
Washington University made huge strides in 2022 to make its programs and degrees more accessible to students of all backgrounds. From the Make Way initiative to full scholarships for low-income School of Law JD students to stipends for students who intern at St. Louis nonprofits and businesses, these programs build on the momentum of existing initiatives.