Washington University to partner with QuestBridge

As part of its ongoing commitment to recruit and support low-income students, Washington University in St. Louis has joined QuestBridge, a leading nonprofit that connects high-achieving, low-income students with the nation’s best colleges. Starting this fall, high school students may apply to Washington University through QuestBridge’s National College Match program.

Olin’s Boeing Center presents forum on Blockchain

Leaders in technology and finance will come together at Olin Business School at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Knight Center for a panel discussion to discuss Blockchain and its role in emerging financial technologies. The event is part of the Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation’s January Operational Excellence Series.

WashU Crew: ‘Beyond the boat’

Meet the Washington University Crew team, a group of 40 men and women with an incredible work ethic and a determination that has them poised to break out on the national collegiate rowing scene. And it all starts at 5:30 a.m., on a lake 16 miles from campus, with the sun rising and morning calling.
Olin Library

Unveiling a reimagined Olin Library

Olin Library at Washington University in St. Louis will unveil two highly anticipated features on Tuesday, Jan. 16 — an improved Whispers Café and new study spaces in the Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration. And, for the first time, both the library’s south and north entrances will be open, making it easier to use.
James Clark

Washington University celebrates Martin Luther King Day

James Clark, vice president of community outreach for Better Family Life, will receive the Rosa L. Parks Award at Washington University in St. Louis’ annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, in Graham Chapel. Brian D. Smedley of the National Collaborative for Health Equity will speak at the School of Medicine at 4 p.m. that day.

Combating ‘disinformation’ about child abuse

Child abuse and neglect, also called “child maltreatment,” too often endanger the health, well-being and even lives of children. How do we solve this problem? Two professors at the Brown School offer advice in a new book titled, “After the Cradle Falls: What Child Abuse Is, How We Respond To It, And What You Can Do About it.”

Viruses exacerbate disease caused by Leishmania parasite

Washington University School of Medicine’s Stephen Beverley found that viruses hidden inside the parasite Leishmania worsen disease caused by the parasite. Now, an evolutionary survey of the viruses in related parasites suggests that Leishmania’s viruses may have helped it make the jump from infecting insects to infecting vertebrates.
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