Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis honored five distinguished alumni at its recent centennial celebration.
Undergraduate Sakura Oyama received a 2017 Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in England. Oyama is preparing to graduate this month with a degree in biology and in anthropology, with a concentration in global health and the environment, from Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
Lily Cao and Jennifer Hsu share this year’s Spector Prize, awarded annually to a graduating senior in memory of Marion Smith Spector, a 1938 graduate who studied zoology under the late Viktor Hamburger.
The American Economic Association (AEA) elected Robert A. Pollak, the Hernreich Distinguished Professor of Economics at Olin Business School and in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, a 2017 Distinguished Fellow.
Undergraduate Ethan Evans, a sophomore in Arts & Sciences majoring in music and in international and area studies, had an original choral composition, “Lily Valley,” performed recently at the Konzerthaus in Berlin.
Methodius Tuuli, MD, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues have been recognized with a 2017 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from the Clinical Research Forum.
The latest cohort of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship has been named. The program aims to increase diversity in higher education by supporting undergraduate research and by encouraging talented but underrepresented students to pursue doctorates in the humanities and the social sciences.
Jeffrey R. Millman, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology Metabolism & Lipid Research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a 2017 Career Development Award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Annelise Finegan Wasmoen, a PhD candidate in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, has been accepted to the prestigious Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research for its 2017 session.
Rafia Zafar is taking the helm as director of Washington University in St. Louis’ Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program. Zafar is a professor of English, of African and African-American studies, and of American culture studies, all in Arts & Sciences.