National Academy of Inventors elects Chancellor Wrighton as Fellow

Mark S. Wrighton, chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis and the holder of 16 patents, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He will be inducted during the academy’s annual conference in March.

Senior class launches gift campaign

Hoping to help future generations of WUSTL students as they themselves have been helped, the Senior Class Council recently kicked off its Senior Gift Campaign with a rousing, fun video featuring Chancellor Wrighton and a group of seniors dancing the Harlem Shake in the chancellor’s office.

UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp named WUSTL provost

Holden Thorp, PhD, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and a highly respected research scientist and academic leader, will become provost of Washington University in St. Louis on July 1, according to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. He will succeed Edward S. Macias, PhD, who has served as chief academic officer for the past 25 years.

Symposium on America’s Energy Future Nov. 2

America has the potential to solve its energy crisis over the next decade, but doing so will require immediate investment in clean energy technologies, says Mark S. Wrighton, chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis and vice chair of a National Resource Council report on America’s energy challenges. The report will be the topic of a symposium to be held from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in the May Auditorium in Simon Hall on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

WUSTL concerned for victims and their families

The Washington University community is continuing to show concern for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The University is pursuing several ways to provide relief and support to those who are suffering from the consequences of the disaster. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton has sent the following email to the entire University community, informing them of the steps being taken.