first recipients of the Newman Exploration Travel Fund

Newman Exploration Travel Fund winners announced

Washington University Libraries has awarded the inaugural Newman Exploration Travel Fund scholarships and grants to seven members of the university community for international travel experiences.

Class Acts: ‘Nice girls … and bad men’

With wit and ferocity, artist Taylor Yocom explores cinematic depictions of ‘female niceness’ in the wake of the #MeToo movement. For her artistic work raising awareness, she’s been chosen one of the Class Acts of 2018.

Kemper Art Museum to close May 22 for expansion

This summer, after years of planning and preparation, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis will commence a major expansion designed to support increased exhibition programs and to showcase a larger portion of the museum’s renowned permanent collection.

‘Dwell in Other Futures’

Visions of the future shape how we see the present. On April 27 and 28, Washington University’s Divided City initiative will co-sponsor “Dwell in Other Futures,” a two-day event exploring how collisions of race, urbanism and futurism might spark fresh ideas about the city that is and the city that is to come.

Woofter selected as inaugural Sam and Marilyn Fox Professor

Heather Woofter has been selected as the inaugural Sam and Marilyn Fox Professor in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. An installation ceremony will take place next fall. Woofter, co-director of the St. Louis-based firm Axi:Ome llc, was appointed director of the Sam Fox School’s College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design in 2017. She has been a member of the architecture faculty since 2004.

Libraries’ Neureuther essay contest winners named

University Libraries has selected the winners of the 2018 Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. The Neureuther competition offers prizes to both undergraduate students and graduate students who write short essays about their personal book collections.

The measure of good design

Neighbors can be feet away and worlds apart. For the class “Segregation by Design,” Sam Fox School students Cierra Higgins and Tianna Williams explore strategies for mitigating social segregation in two historic St. Louis neighborhoods.

A collaborative investigation

Over the last four decades, Island Press, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, has earned a national reputation for publishing complex, large-scale prints and multiples that explore new materials and innovative techniques.
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