Michael Wysession, professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been appointed executive director of the university’s Teaching Center, effective July 1.
One day, a law professor and a visiting scholar took a walk in St. Louis’ historic Forest Park. A friendship, partnership and a unique class called “Religion, Politics, and the University” followed, which takes a deep dive into how a diverse democracy can develop and be successful in a pluralistic society.
Sarah C.R. Elgin and Samuel I. Achilefu will receive Washington University in St. Louis’ 2018 faculty achievement awards, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton announced. Also, William A. Frazier III, professor emeritus, will be honored for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Neighbors can be feet away and worlds apart. For the class “Segregation by Design,” Sam Fox School students Cierra Higgins and Tianna Williams explore strategies for mitigating social segregation in two historic St. Louis neighborhoods.
The theme of this year’s Pow Wow at Washington University in St. Louis is “Balancing Two Worlds: Indigenous Teachings, Traditions and Truths.” The 28th annual event, a celebration of American Indian cultures, will be held Saturday, April 21, in the Washington University Field House on the Danforth Campus.
Images from in and around the Washington University campuses.
James Wertsch, vice chancellor for international relations, director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the David R. Francis Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences, has announced his plan to conclude his tenure as vice chancellor July 1, 2018, and from his director role at the end of the calendar year.
The prospects for improved law enforcement-community relations in St. Louis and beyond will be explored as the “Color of Policing Symposium (COPS): Youth, Education and Activism” brings together urban scholars and city leaders for a two-day symposium April 19-20 on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis.
Washington University in St. Louis will celebrate the graduation of the second cohort of its College Prep Program, a unique initiative that prepares low-income, first-generation students for college. Admitted to the three-year program in the aftermath of Ferguson, Cohort 2 comprises 34 high-achieving students poised to thrive in college and improve their communities.
Thurtene Carnival, one of Washington University’s most time-honored traditions, runs Friday through Sunday, April 13-15, in its new location near Simon Hall and Sumers Recreation Center. Highlights include thrilling rides, student-constructed theaters and attractions, wacky food and entertaining performances.