Groundbreaking set for state-of-the-art research facilities in energy and environmental engineering

A groundbreaking ceremony for a new building devoted to state-of-the-art teaching and research in energy and environmental engineering at Washington University’s School of Engineering & Applied Science will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, on the parking lot adjacent to Whitaker Hall, near the corner of Skinker Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway. The building, which will be named in honor of Stephen F. and Camilla T. Brauer, will be east of and adjoining to Whitaker Hall, home of the biomedical engineering department.

Universities must tackle global energy, environmental woes, says international call to action

Proclaiming that “energy and environmental issues represent the greatest challenges of this century,” Washington University Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton today joined presidents of six other premier research universities in calling for universities worldwide to marshal their resources for a global effort to secure a brighter, sustainable future. Plans for collaborative academic programs involving education, research, university operations, social sciences and policy studies are detailed in a statement issued May 7.

Presidents of 12 premier universities in Asia and Middle East to gather at WUSTL May 4-7 to discuss global energy and environment

For the first time in the United States, the presidents of 12 premier universities from Asia and the Middle East will gather at Washington University in St. Louis May 4-7 to discuss ways their institutions are addressing global energy and environmental concerns. The International Symposium on Energy and Environment is sponsored by Washington University’s McDonnell International Scholars Academy.