New work by Heather Bennett at Bruno David

“Photos of Gifts,” a new exhibition by Heather Bennett, lecturer in art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, is on view through Nov. 11 at the Bruno David Gallery, 7513 Forsyth Blvd.

Film festival presents Ward-Brown’s ‘Never Been a Time’

“Never Been a Time,” a documentary film by Denise Ward-Brown, associate professor in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, will be screened Nov. 5 as part of the 26th annual St. Louis International Film Festival.

Wysession authors schoolkids’ new science programs

As a lead co-author of the K-12 Next Generation Science Standards being adopted by more than three-quarters of U.S. schools, Michael Wysession, professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, is presenting an innovative “Elevate Science” instructional program published in October through Pearson Education.

NAACP honors Danforth, Webber

Two Washington University in St. Louis leaders —  Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth and Henry S. Webber, executive vice chancellor for administration — were recognized at the 105th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Freedom Fund Dinner of the St. Louis City NAACP on Oct. 13. 
Geetika Khanna, MD, photo

Khanna named chief of pediatric radiology

Geetika Khanna, MD, a professor of radiology, has been named chief of pediatric radiology for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Khanna, who served as interim chief for the past year, also assumes the role of radiologist-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Garland Allen, professor emeritus of biology

Allen honored for lifetime achievement

Garland E. Allen, professor emeritus of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, will receive the History of Science Society’s 2017 Sarton Medal for lifetime scholarly achievement Nov. 10 at the society’s annual meeting in Toronto.

Videos spotlight university ‘pioneers’ in GMO plant research

A new oral history series on the contributions of pioneering plant genetics researchers includes online video interviews with two professors who have strong ties to Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis: Glenn Stone and Mary-Dell Chilton.
Sowande Mustakeem speaks in a classroom.

Mustakeem receives Wesley-Logan Prize for book

Sowande’ Mustakeem, associate professor of history and of African and African-American studies in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has won the 2017 Wesley-Logan Prize in African diaspora history.

Meyers named chair of American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Bryan Meyers, MD, chief of the general thoracic surgery section at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named chair of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Named to the position in September, he will serve as chair for two years.