International research proposals sought

Several Washington University centers, programs and institutes are currently offering research funding opportunities — including seed funding — for faculty engaged in international collaborative research. Several have deadlines in November.

Flags lowered in memory of Rep. Elijah Cummings

The U.S. and university flags over Brookings Hall are lowered to half-staff in memory of U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings through Friday, Oct. 18. Cummings, of Maryland, died Oct. 17, 2019, at age 68.

Proposals sought for seed grant program

The newly launched Social Policy Institute and the McDonnell International Scholars Academy are seeking proposals for collaboration between Washington University researchers and researchers at international partner universities.

Apply for Africa humanities fellowship

The university’s Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, along with other academic partners, received funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an Africa fellowship program, aimed at enhancing research capacity for early-career humanities scholars. The application deadline is Nov. 11.

Staff Council town hall planned Oct. 14

The Danforth Staff Council will hold its fall town hall meeting from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Edison Theatre in the Mallinckrodt Center. Hear updates on human resources issues, MyDay and more.

Composting launches in the DUC

Dining Services has launched composting services for diners at the Danforth University Center this semester. A spot for composting food, napkins and to-go boxes is now next to the containers collecting waste destined for the landfill and for recycling in the DUC.

Staff kickball tournament planned Oct. 14

The Danforth Staff Council invites university staff members to take part in a kickball tournament on Oct. 14, during students’ fall break and immediately following the council’s fall town hall meeting. Sign up to play by Oct. 4.

Arts & Sciences adds new majors

The College of Arts & Sciences has added two new majors and a new concentration, all available this academic year. They are: a joint economics and computer science major; an astrophysics major; and a production concentration for the existing major in film and media studies.

New ‘Table Talk’ program aims to bring undergraduates, faculty together

The new “Table Talk” program, presented by the Office of the Provost, offers undergraduate students and faculty the opportunity to meet informally in a small group for lunch or coffee and get to know each other outside of the typical classroom environment.

Metro bus routes, schedules changing

The Metro transit system is changing both the routes and schedules of its buses, including the lines that serve on and near Washington University. The new service plan, called Metro Reimagined, begins Sept. 30 and aims to focus on routes with the most riders. MetroLink service won’t change. Read details online.
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