The Record

News for the Washington University Campuses & Community
Straight from The Source

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Top Stories

Gordon receives British Royal Society’s highest honor

The School of Medicine’s Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, has received the 2018 Copley Medal from the Royal Society in Britain. He is being recognized for outstanding contributions to science in founding and leading the field of gut microbiome research.

Eczema drug effective against severe asthma

Two new studies of patients with difficult-to-control asthma show that the eczema drug dupilumab alleviates asthma symptoms and improves patients’ ability to breathe better than standard therapies.

Splitting the difference: One person, two minds

Philosopher Lizzie Schechter, of Arts & Sciences, uses elements of two philosophical traditions to propose a new way to think about split-brain subjects. Her book “Self-Consciousness and ‘Split’ Brains: The Minds’ I” will be published Friday, June 1.

New cohort of College Prep Scholars announced

Washington University has admitted 50 rising high school sophomores from the St. Louis region to its innovative College Prep Program, a multiyear initiative that prepares high-achieving students with limited financial resources for college.

WashU Expert: Starbucks issue is bigger than PR

Starbucks’ response after the arrest of two black men at a store included closing thousands of stores yesterday for racial bias training. But the issue takes more than public relations, and company leaders are rightly involved in making positive changes, said Olin’s Catherine Dunkin.

Read more stories on The Source →

Campus Announcements

Campus Kitchen seeks summer volunteers

The Campus Kitchen at Washington University seeks volunteers during the summer to help prepare meals for the hungry. Cooking shifts are 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting next week, June 5, and running through Aug. 9 at the First Congregational Church, 6501 Wydown Blvd.

The View From Here

Through the Washington University lens View Gallery →

WashU in the News

Vermont legislators pass a drug importation law. So what?


Zika’s silver lining: fighting cancer


Who was Jack Johnson? Five facts about the legendary boxer

USA Today

WashU study pinpoints how arthritis-causing virus invades cells

St. Louis Public Radio

See more WashU in the News →


Peter Riesenberg, professor emeritus of history, 92

Peter Riesenberg photoPeter Riesenberg, professor emeritus of history in Arts & Sciences, died in his sleep May 14 in Maine. He was 92. A beloved member of the faculty from 1960 until his retirement in 1993, Riesenberg was the mainstay of “History 101,” the history of Western civilization, for generations of students.

Campus Voices

Hegel discusses his love of Chinese literature

Robert E. Hegel, professor in Arts & Sciences, talks about his love of Chinese literature, watching students become colleagues and the joy of sharing favorite stories with students.

Read more Campus Voices →


The university’s Association of Women Faculty bestowed awards on several women graduate students for their academic achievements as well as their efforts to improve opportunities for women, both on campus and more broadly. Among the honorees was Erika Rodriguez (right), a PhD candidate in Arts & Sciences.

Read more Notables →

Research Wire

Farah Musharbash, a medical student at the School of Medicine, received accolades for his cardiovascular research on the Cox-maze procedure, a lifesaving ablation technique developed by Ralph James Damiano Jr., MD, director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Read more from the Research Wire →

You have received this e-mail because you expressed interest in receiving updates from, the Record and its related products by e-mail. Thanks for your subscription. If you do not want to receive the Record via e-mail, you may unsubscribe. Got this as a forward? Sign up to receive our future e-mails.