African research pilot grant applications open

The university’s Africa initiative seeks applications for its collaborative pilot grant program. The program aims to advance research in a variety of fields, such as health, entrepreneurship and sustainability, and to forge collaborations between university faculty and scholars at institutional partners in Africa. Letters of intent are due Sept. 30.

Humanities grants available

The Center for the Humanities offers internal funding opportunities to Washington University faculty in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Several programs have an Oct. 1 deadline, including the Faculty Fellowship, the Collaborative Research Seed Grant, the Summer Faculty Research Grant and the Grimm Travel Award. Learn more online.

RSVP to take part in inauguration events

Members of the campus community are encouraged to RSVP to take part in Chancellor Andrew D. Martin’s inauguration ceremony Oct. 3 in Brookings Quadrangle, followed by a reception.

Graham Chapel bells to ring in honor of 9/11

In commemoration of the 18th anniversary of 9/11, Washington University will lower the American flag over Brookings Hall and ring the Graham Chapel bells 18 times at 9:28 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Also, the university’s College Republicans will again plant flags on Mudd Field in honor of the victims of the deadly attacks.
Emergency communication system to be tested Sept. 16

Emergency communication system to be tested Sept. 16

Washington University will test its emergency communication system at noon Monday, Sept. 16. These tests ensure the university can effectively communicate with the community in an emergency. The test will take place unless there is the potential for severe weather or another emergency is occurring at that time.
Picture yourself part of the inauguration celebration

Picture yourself part of the inauguration celebration

The Washington University in St. Louis community — students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends — is invited to become a part of the Oct. 3 inauguration of Andrew D. Martin by submitting group photos and greetings. Here’s how to participate.

Happenings at WashU calendar debuts

We’ve developed a new and improved calendar system that has great visuals and better functionality. The calendar allows you to search by interest or department; simply add events to your personal calendar; and share upcoming events with your circle of friends and colleagues.

Share your feedback on provost search

Members of the university community are invited to offer their ideas and suggestions to help inform the search for Washington University’s next provost. Visit Chancellor Martin’s website to learn more and take a brief survey.