New consumer protection director to speak June 12

New consumer protection director to speak June 12

Kathy Kraninger, who was named director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) six months ago, will talk about the bureau’s new directions and initiatives in savings policy at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in Hillman Hall’s Clark-Fox Forum.
The impact of gender norms on health

The impact of gender norms on health

The standards and expectations to which men and woman generally conform impact health across life stages, health sectors and world regions, finds a new Brown School study. It’s part of a series of research being done that aims to promote gender-equitable policies and programs.
Parking and Transportation announces winning shuttle design

Parking and Transportation announces winning shuttle design

The Parking and Transportation Services team at Washington University in St. Louis has unveiled the winning designs for campus shuttles. They will debut in the fall when classes resume. Parking officials also remind the campus community that it’s time to buy parking permits and renew U-Passes.
To fight TB infection, early protection is crucial

To fight TB infection, early protection is crucial

Researchers at the School of Medicine and the Africa Health Research Institute have identified a master cell that coordinates the body’s immune defenses in the crucial early days after a tuberculosis infection. Boosting the activity of such cells could help reduce the millions of new infections that occur worldwide every year.
Chancellor launches blog

Chancellor launches blog

As the chancellorship of Washington University in St. Louis changed hands June 1 for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin decided to mark the transition by starting something new: a blog. His first post shares thoughts on leadership.