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Employees invited to support United Way through community service

For years, Washington University in St. Louis faculty and staff have supported the United Way through their generous financial support. Now, they may also give their time. Washington University Human Resources and WashU Engage have joined together to help employees find volunteer opportunities in the St. Louis community. As an incentive, the university will provide up to a half-day for employees to volunteer.
Bill T. Jones. (Photo: Christina Lane)

A Q&A with Bill T. Jones

World-renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones will receive Washington University’s 2016-17 International Humanities Prize Sept. 29. In this Q&A, Joanna Dee Das, assistant professor of dance, talks with Jones about his career, his choreographic process and his latest works.
Abram Van Engen

Video: Where and when does America begin?

In 1630, John Winthrop, governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, proclaimed to fellow Puritan settlers that “we shall be as a city upon a hill.” In this video, Abram Van Engen examines the surprising history of Winthrop’s striking image and its subsequent adoption by presidents John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.

Political illustrations of the past

Thousands of photographers, videographers and writers will descend on Washington University in St. Louis Oct. 9 to cover the presidential debate. But in mid-20th-century America, another sort of journalist was part of the media mix — the illustrator. The Douglas B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library features hundreds of images of politicians, the electoral process and American voters.
Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, Robert D. Schreiber, PhD, and Wayne M. Yokoyama, MD, lead a team of investigators working to develop new immune-based therapies for cancer, infectious disease, autoimmunity and immunodeficiency in the newly named Bursky Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy at Washington University School of Medicine.

$10 million gift creates Bursky Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a $10 million gift to support research that harnesses the immune system to fight cancer, infectious diseases, and disorders caused by autoimmunity and immune deficiencies. The gift from Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky will advance cutting-edge work at the newly named Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs.
The NSF has added a collaboration between Washington University and the University of Pennsylvania to its list of Science and Technology Centers. The majority of the center's work will take place in Green Hall.

NSF announces new Science and Technology Center

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has added a newly formed collaboration between Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Pennsylvania to its list of Science and Technology Centers (STC). The new center, one of just 12 nationally, will be supported by a $23.6 million NSF grant to study the mechanics of plant and animal cells. This deeper dive into how single cells function could transform both medicine and plant science.
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