Jackson Ling and his wife, Ming, celebrated the naming of the Lin-Kuei Jackson Ling Classroom in Bauer Hall with their children: Ozzie (left), Kathy (second from right) and Carlie (right).

Courage to ‘keep going’

Facing hardship, Jackson Ling persevered throughout his early life. Today, he leads a multinational with compassion and a desire to help change lives for the better.
New research from Washington University in St. Louis analyzes the  return on investment of corporate wellness programs.

Working well by being well

Nearly 90 percent of companies in the United States use some form of employee wellness program – from gym memberships to health screenings to flu shots – all designed to improve health. A study currently under review and co-authored by a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis empirically tested how these programs affect worker productivity. The research paired individual medical data from employees taking part in a work-based wellness program to their productivity rates over time.
Hong Liu was installed as the Fossett Distinguished Professor May 6. (Photo:  Sid Hastings/Washington University)

Liu installed as Fossett Distinguished Professor

Hong Liu, professor of finance and director of the master’s in finance program at Washington University’s Olin Business School, has been installed as the Fossett Distinguished Professor. Liu, whose research focuses on asset pricing and market microstructures, has served as a member of the Olin faculty since 1998.

IDEA Labs, Sasa Mutic honored as innovators

Celebrating innovation in St. Louis, the St. Louis Business Journal honored area individuals and companies with the publication’s third annual Innovation Awards in June. Among those honored were Washington University’s student-run IDEA Labs and Sasa Mutic, of the School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology.
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