Ssewamala installed as Gordon Distinguished Professor

Fred M. Ssewamala has been installed as the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor of Social Work in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. A ceremony was held Feb. 8 in Brown Hall to mark the occasion, followed by a reception in Goldfarb Hall.

New tools reveal prelude to chaos

Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed tools that mathematically describe the kinetics in a system right before it dissolves into randomness.
Wes Brooks wins award

Brooks receives Gloria White service award

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton presented the Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award to mail courier Wes Allen Brooks at the annual Staff Day celebration May 21 at the Athletic Complex. The award was established in 1998 and celebrates the legacy of White, a campus leader for some 35 years until her death in 2003.
softball pitcher

Are fast-pitch softball pitchers overdoing it?

Youth baseball leagues often have fairly strict limits on how many innings pitchers can pitch or how many pitches a player can throw. But for girls playing fast-pitch softball, such guidelines are rare. School of Medicine sports medicine specialists have found that many pitchers aren’t getting enough time to recover and are experiencing shoulder fatigue, pain, weakness and injury.
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Flavor of the moment

In a new paper in the journal Physical Review Letters, Bhupal Dev, assistant professor of Physics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, describes how future accelerators could crash together charged particles in a new way to shed light on their behavior.