Participants in the free summer workshop Theatre for Social Change used their own experiences as well as the ideas of Brazilian director Augusto Boal to explore ways of effecting positive social change. Here, spectator Frances Hubbard-Smith (left) works with Annamaria Pileggi, who directed the workshop.
Could a cup of coffee bring faculty across campus together to expand and enhance research and teaching while broadening perspectives? That’s the idea behind the Office of the Provost’s Bring Your Own Idea program, which awards grants to support gatherings of faculty from across Washington University in St. Louis around meaningful topics.
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.
The WUSTL Geographic Information Systems office has moved from the Office of the Provost to Washington University Libraries. Leaders say it’s a natural fit as GIS serves all faculty, students and staff.
Shelley Milligan, EdD, associate provost, has a broad view of the university through her work in the provost office and previous positions at WUSTL. Whether brainstorming, troubleshooting, advocating or just listening, she always is helping make connections between schools, departments, programs, faculty, staff and students.