To ensure broad communication, certain key university policies are published annually in The Record. These policies are intended to promote and support a positive working and learning environment. The policies also are available on the Human Resources website.
Washington University will test its emergency communication system, WashUAlerts, at noon March 28. The test will take place unless there is the potential for severe weather that day or an emergency is occurring at that time.
The School of Medicine’s innovative program to introduce lay people to the world of medicine gets underway late this month. Mini-Medical School II runs March 28 through May 9 and includes lectures, labs and more.
Applications are now being accepted for the Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grants for research related to leukemia and pancreatic cancer.
A department in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis has been renamed. It is now known as the Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies. The previous name was the Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.
A renovation project will begin this May in the Mallinckrodt Center. A number of academic and student support services will relocate to the center by the end of December.
Nominations are being accepted for the Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes a staff member for exceptional effort and contributions to the university. Nominations are due by March 15.
The Danforth Staff Council will hold its spring town hall meeting from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Edison Theatre in the Mallinckrodt Center. Hear from Chancellor-elect Andrew D. Martin, staff ombuds Jessica Kuchta-Miller and others.
Nominate Washington University faculty or staff members or alumni for a Trailblazer Award. The award aims to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of black alumni, faculty and staff to the university and to the broader community. The deadline is March 4.
The Gephardt Institute’s Civic Engagement Fund provides support for initiatives that cultivate community engagement. All members of the Washington University community are eligible to apply for funding, which can range from $500 to $5,000, depending on the project. The deadline is March 8.