‘Motivated by hope and humility’
Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, explores the “vast, mysterious world” of the microbiome to find solutions to promote healthy growth in malnourished children. In recognition of his groundbreaking work, Gordon received the 2022 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.
This Is Not My Home is the first children’s book from Eugenia Yoh, BFA ’22, and Vivienne Chang, an economics and strategy student at Olin Business School. It’s a story of a young girl coming to grips with a family’s move from Taiwan.
How your mind plays tricks on you
In the seminar “Cognitive Illusions,” students in psychological and brain sciences examine the causes and consequences of errors in thinking.
Lessons in entrepreneurship
The story of E.G. Lewis is the backdrop of a novel by Doug Villhard, academic director of entrepreneurship at Olin Business School. Lewis, the founder of nearby University City, was a turn-of-the-century entrepreneur and salesman who knew his customers.
To love boldly
In 32 years as spiritual leader of the CSC, Fr. Gary Braun has made a lasting impact by challenging generations of WashU students — Catholic and non-Catholic — to be better. But it’s nearing time for him to begin a new chapter.
Celebrating 170 years, noting many sevens
In February 1853, the institution that became Washington University came into existence. Discover a sampling of moments from WashU’s 170-year history in which the number seven plays a starring or supporting role.
If the shoe fits …
Kristina Grimm, BArch ’06, uses her architecture degree to cobble together a career at Reebok.
Keys to saving democracy
Russia expert Fiona Hill visited WashU and shared, through the lens of her own life, how education and opportunity are two important ways by which the world can save democracy.
Cultivating purpose-driven leaders
As set forth in our strategic vision, WashU is preparing and challenging everyone in our university community — students, faculty and staff — to step forward to serve, in ways large or small, to have a positive impact on our region, nation and world.
Arthur Holly Compton, WashU’s ninth chancellor, conducted X-ray scattering experiments in 1922 that demonstrated the particle nature of electromagnetic radiation. At the time, the idea that light had both wave and particle properties was not easily accepted. His discovery stimulated the development of quantum mechanics and was recognized with the Nobel Prize in 1927.
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