Druley addresses childhood cancer at U.S. Capitol

Todd E. Druley, MD, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics, of genetics and of developmental biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, represented pediatric cancer researchers in September at the U.S. Capitol in Washington for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Bank on morality

Olin Business School’s Daniel Gottlieb was part of a group of researchers conducting an economic behavioral study on how a consumer’s moral compass points him or her to repay debts. The group borrowed from Muslim teachings.

‘Never stop dreaming big’

On Sept. 28, Washington University — the site of the 1904 Olympic Games — was honored with an Olympic Ring ‘Spectacular.’ Law school alumnus Michael Loynd led efforts to bring Olympic recognition to the university and St. Louis.

Golden rules

Softball player-turned-coach Michelle Venturella speaks to the importance of encouragement. Bolstered to Olympic gold in 2000, she provides her athletes today with similar support to succeed on and off the field.

Pushing forward

Whether its pursuing athletic prowess or professional excellence, alumna Kerri Morgan, assistant professor of occupational therapy and neurology at the medical school, continues to rise to meet and exceed each challenge she sets for herself.

A slice of student life

Student Life, March 18, 1932 (Courtesy of Washington University Archives)
As the storied college paper turns 140, former contributors weigh in on how much the hands-on experience of working on Student Life enhanced their educations and prepared them for their careers.

‘Student Life’ alumni celebrate 140 years

Alumni who worked on the independent student newspaper Student Life gathered for a panel discussion, “Journalism in the Age of Trump,” on the Danforth Campus, Sept. 22, 2018. (Photo: Sid Hastings/Washington University)
In September, 100 alumni of the paper along with current student journalists gathered at Washington University to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Student Life and reflect on how their experiences led to future careers.

Elevated attraction

Three alumni — (from left) Anna Leavey, Eric Moraczeswski and Sarah Melinger — work for the Gateway Arch Park Foundation, which joined public and private organizations in a multi-year effort to refurbish the museum and grounds connected to the Gateway Arch. (Joe Angeles/Washington University)
Efforts of Washington University alumni proved pivotal in the transformation of the Gateway Arch grounds and museum. The only thing missing now, they say, is you!

A full plate

Harley Hammerman created “Lost Tables”
For his main dish, alumnus Harley Hammerman is a radiologist and entrepreneur. On the side, he collects historical memorabilia, including of playwright Eugene O’Neill and long-gone beloved restaurants in the St. Louis area.