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Rewarding road warriors

Frequent flyer programs are very important in the ultra-competitive airline industry. But which ones deliver the best benefits for travelers? A Washington University faculty member was recently among a panel of experts who helped analyze the nation’s best deals.

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Equal inheritance growing less common, study finds

Anyone counting on a certain share of an inheritance should be aware that in recent years, parents have become increasingly likely to divide their estates unequally, suggests a new study co-authored by economist Robert Pollak of Washington University in St. Louis.

Olin School dean search committee formed

Provost Holden Thorp has appointed a nine-member committee to identify candidates for the position of dean of the Olin Business School, Olin Dean Mahendra R. Gupta announced this month that he will conclude his deanship at the end of the academic year, June 30, 2016.

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Putting imperfections behind you​​

​As the new year approaches, many plan to make self-improvement resolutions. New research led by Hengchen Dai, PhD, assistant professor at Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, shows extra motivation is all in the timing, and desire to get away from one’s past, imperfect self.

Bear Cub Challenge awardees announced

The Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship has awarded Bear Cub grants to two Washington University researchers. The award recipients are David T. Curiel, MD, PhD, and Nancy Tye-Murray, PhD.

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