In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” Miguel’s love of music ultimately leads him to the Land of the Dead where he teams up with charming trickster Hector. Alumnus Chris Bernardi served as set supervisor on the movie. (© 2017 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.)

On an animated journey

One of the many skilled artisans behind the enchanting visuals in Pixar movies is alumnus Chris Bernardi. On the Oscar Award–winning “Coco,” Bernardi served as set supervisor, leading a team of designers who beautifully bring to life a boy’s dream against the backdrop of Mexico’s Day of the Dead.
Jasmine Brown and Mimi Borders, Ervin and Rhodes Scholars

A family of leaders

In 2017, the Ervin Scholars Program celebrated its 30th anniversary. Known for its supportive, family-like atmosphere, the prestigious program continues to cultivate students who both excel academically and have a deep commitment to improving the world.

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Sustaining life on Earth

In the midst of what scientists consider to be a sixth mass extinction event, Washington University is joining forces with the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Saint Louis Zoo to collaborate on ­life-saving research and conservation efforts.


Frankenstein 200 years later

What can we learn from Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein 200 years after it was published? A lot, insofar as the book’s central conflicts — between science and ethics, society and the other — still resonate today.

Bristol Myers-Squibb employees jump for joy on the beach

Battling cancer on two wheels

With a PhD in business, you might not expect Chris Boerner, AB ’93,  to be fighting cancer. Yet as head of international markets at Bristol-Myers Squibb, he works to bring life-saving immuno-oncology cancer drugs to international markets. In his free time, Boerner participates in two bike rides that raise more than $1 million annually for cancer research.

Steven Segal, BSBA ’82, a special limited partner of Boston-based private equity investment firm J.W. Childs Associates, as well as a Venture Partner of Cosimo Ventures, is chair of the Alumni Board of Governors (ABG). He is pictured in the atrium of Knight and Bauer Halls before a meeting of the 2017-18 ABG. (Sid Hastings/WUSTL Photos)

Staying engaged is a win-win

Steven G. Segal, BSBA ’82, chair of the Alumni Board of Governors, answers questions about his longtime commitment to the university and how staying involved adds value for all: the university, alumni and current students.

A start for startups

In Chicago, Steven Collens, AB ’93, was instrumental in starting 1871 and MATTER, co-working spaces for tech and health-care startups, respectively.

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