With Square, LaunchCode, Third Degree Glass Factory and more to his name, alumnus Jim McKelvey Jr. is often called a serial entrepreneur. In fact, he has just never met a problem he didn’t want to solve.
Washington University has hosted luminaries who have inspired and challenged us. Alumni and faculty recall their memories of hearing three notable speakers on campus.
Psychologist Kristina Olson, BA ’03, wins one of science’s most prestigious awards for her research on identity.
Welcome to Cortex, an innovation community started in 2002 thanks to a lead investment from Washington University. Drone footage takes you through the formerly blighted industrial complex that is now a hip mixed-use space and home to more than 5,800 jobs. This is Cortex.
Bruce Goldstein, JD ’80, is president and executive director of Farmworker Justice, which fights for better working conditions and wages for the 2.4 million farm workers in the U.S.
Alice Emasu Seruyange (right), MSW ’10, has built the first hospital in Uganda specializing in treating obstetric fistulas. Here she is with a fistula survivor.
Jason Kint, BSBA ’96, is CEO of Digital Content Next, a nonprofit trade organization for digital media companies. He got his start in digital media working on the homepage of the WashU website.
Pamela Meyer, BA ’80, is founder and CEO of Calibrate, a corporate training company that specializes in deception detection. She is author of the 2010 book Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception, and her 2011 Ted Talk, “How to Spot a Liar,” has more than 22 million views. Here she talks about deciphering deception.
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