Obituary: Cathy Rodgers, former fashion-design faculty, 87

Cathy Rodgers, former fashion design faculty member in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, died April 6 at her home in Ladue. She was 87. She taught tailoring and pattern-making to generations of designers, including such fashion luminaries as Carolyne Roehm, Kay Unger, Judd Waddell and Paul Dillinger.
Anthony Grebe concentrating on a problem

Undergraduate mathematicians test their mettle

Each academic year, students from Washington University distinguish themselves at two annual mathematics competitions: The North American Putnam Competition, in which this year the team finishedeighth; and the Missouri Collegiate Mathematics Competition, in which the team tied for first with a perfect score.
Experts at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are recommending that surgeons and anesthesiologists consider cutting back on the number of take-home opioid pills prescribed to patients after surgery. The nonmedical use of opioid drugs costs the U.S. economy more than $70 billion annually. (Photo: Robert J. Boston/School of Medicine)

Doctors recommend prescribing fewer opioids after surgery

Bolstering new federal guidelines that advise primary care doctors to carefully weigh the prescribing of opioid painkillers, two experts at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are recommending that surgeons also consider cutting back on the number of take-home opioid pills prescribed to patients after surgery.
Trinity College professor Quentin Crowley explaining to a group of Washington University and Trinity College geology students the formation of the Grodo megabed in the Tabernas Basin of Anadlucia in southeast Spain. He stands in front of rock layers deformed by a landslide that triggered a tsunami.

Multicultural geology

This spring, theory-heavy Washington University in St. Louis geology students went on a field trip to southeastern Spain with field-trained students from Trinity College, Dublin. What they learned from each other transcended earth — and time.
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