Relay For Life brings WUSTL community together in fight against cancer

Washington University in St. Louis will host its 11th annual Relay For Life, the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, from 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13, to 6 a.m. Sunday, April 14, on Francis Field. The 12-hour, overnight walk-a-thon is symbolic: cancer doesn’t sleep — and neither will participants working to combat the disease. The WUSTL event is entirely organized by the student-led Relay For Life Steering Committee.

Pediatric strokes surprise parents

Stroke is commonly thought of as a concern only for older adults, but pediatric strokes annually affect 13 of every 100,000 U.S. children. In the St. Louis area, many of these patients are seen by Washington University specialists at the Pediatric Stroke Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Israeli law scholar Amnon Rubinstein lectures, Oct. 5-6

Amnon Rubinstein, a leading scholar on constitutional lawRubinsteinin Israel, will discuss Western culture and Israeli law in free public lectures Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 at Washington University in St. Louis. Rubinstein, a longtime member of the Israeli parliament and founding dean of the nation’s top-ranked law school, is a recipient of the prestigious “Israel Prize” for his work on constitutional law. 

Quatrano named interim dean of Arts & Sciences

QuatranoRalph S. Quatrano, Ph.D., the Spencer T. Olin Professor and chair of the Washington University Department of Biology, has been named interim dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences effective July 1, 2008, according to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. He succeeds Executive Vice Chancellor Edward S. Macias, Ph.D., dean of Arts & Sciences and the Barbara and David Thomas Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences.

WUSTL research director receives national distinguished service award

Cynthia White has been selected to receive The National Council of University Research Administrators 2006 Distinguished Service Award. The award is way to recognize members of NCURA who have made sustained and distinctive contributions to the organization.

Vanderbilt alumna receives national distinguished service award

Cynthia White has been selected to receive The National Council of University Research Administrators 2006 Distinguished Service Award. The award is way to recognize members of NCURA who have made sustained and distinctive contributions to the organization.

Louisiana College alumna receives national distinguished service award

Cynthia White has been selected to receive The National Council of University Research Administrators 2006 Distinguished Service Award. The award is way to recognize members of NCURA who have made sustained and distinctive contributions to the organization.