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.

When lava erupted in the Midwest

A billion years ago, the core of what was to become North America nearly ripped apart, creating a huge branched scar that extends from the tip of Lake Superior deep into the Midwest. Washington University in St. Louis scientists are using data from seismometers they placed across and along the rift to take a good hard look.
Henry "Roddy" Roediger photo

Roediger receives lifetime achievement award

Henry L. “Roddy” Roediger III, an internationally recognized scholar of human memory and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences, has received the the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science.
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.
8.3.16--Liz Haskell, Associate Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis & HHMI
Faculty Scholar.
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Haswell wins Faculty Scholar award

Elizabeth Haswell, associate professor of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, was named a Faculty Scholar by a trio of major philanthropies Sept. 22.
people pose for a photo

McLeod Writing Prize winners named

The winners of the annual Dean James E. McLeod Writing Prize are Adon Wade-Currie and Olivia Crow, who shared first prize, and Emily Wyland, who received an honorable mention, announced Jennifer Smith, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.
The mission team has been at the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Fort Sumner, N.M., since August, getting ready for the flight. On Sept. 2, the team calibrated optical components of the telescope by opening the door of the hanger and pointing the telescope into the night sky.

Flying high

On Sept. 19, Washington University scientist Henric Krawczynski, announced that the X-Calibur X-ray telescope had landed safely near the border between Arizona and New Mexico, completing a long stratospheric balloon flight with disks full of data about neutron stars and black holes.
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