MySci program boosts science learning, standardized test scores

Pattonville School District elementary students made statistically significant gains in science after completing the innovative MySci curriculum developed by the Institute for School Partnership. The data confirm what ISP Executive Director Victoria May has observed for years in MySci classrooms across the region — hands-on inquiry paired with teacher development and smart assessment tools can boost student success.

New collaboration with Pfizer aimed at speeding drug discovery

Washington University in St. Louis is collaborating with the biopharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. on research aimed at speeding the development of new drugs. The university is the first academic institution in the Midwest to join Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation’s (CTI) collaborative network.

600 student advocates to converge at Washington University

Can good intentions sometimes lead to bad feelings? That’s one of the questions to be addressed at the annual Impact Conference being held at Washington University Feb. 16-19. About 600 students from across the nation are expected to attend the conference, which focuses on community service, service learning and community-based research at America’s universities.

Advice for the lovelorn

Here, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, we present another of the paradoxes, sometimes called the Picky Suitor problem: Can you guess the odds that you will find your one and only among the billions of people on the planet?

Better than a pill

With a new $1.7 million award from the National Institutes of Health, a team from Washington University in St. Louis plans to develop a silk-based system to better alleviate the pain and discomfort of osteoarthritis.

‘A story of moral corruption’

“Macbeth” is a story of moral corruption – and a striking metaphor for the current political moment, says Henry Schvey, who will direct the Shakespeare classic Feb. 24 to March 5 in Edison Theatre.
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