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University News

Student documentaries demonstrate the variety of internship experiences


Welcome to the Class of 2017​


“Human-centered” energy efficiency analysis



New Mars rover tested in South America


Discovery may lead to new treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Research reveals two distinct brain processes that help us remember to remember



Farmplicity brings growers and restaurants together


Ervin Scholars share Dean McLeod’s words of wisdom ​ ​ ​ ​

Incoming medical students engage in community service




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Frédéric Moynier,


PhD, associate professor of earth and planetary sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Hisashi Kuno Award. Given by the American Geophysical Union, the award recognizes junior scientists who make outstanding contributions to the fields of volcanology, geochemistry and petrology.

Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert,


PhD, professor and associate chair of biomedical engineering at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has been elected to the Biomedical Engineering Society Class of 2013 Fellows. Fellows are selected for demonstrating exceptional achievements and experience in the biomedical engineering field and for their participation in the society.

Lihong Wang,


PhD, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, will receive the 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Biomedical Engineering Award. Wang was selected for his pioneering contributions to the field of photoacoustic tomography, a novel imaging technology he developed that uses light and sound to measure change.











University News


Career Center film competition showcases breadth and diversity of summer internships



David Zucker, a senior film studies major in the College of Arts & Sciences, won first-place in the competition for his documentary Ultimate Peace.




The first-place winner in an internship video competition spent the summer creating a documentary about an Israeli summer camp where Israelis and Arabs come together... more


Bear Beginnings: Washington University welcomes Class of 2017


After nine months of planning, the First Year Center was ready for the five-day orientation program that kickstarts college for 1,600 freshmen... more


Energy efficiency analysis goes high-tech in

I-CARES project


A team of researchers led by a School of Engineering & Applied Science professor has received a one-year grant from Washington University’s International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy & Sustainability to take an interdisciplinary, “human-centered” approach to making buildings more energy efficient... more



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Successful dry run for the 2020 Mars Mission


South America's Atacama Desert is one of the world's harshest landscapes and the nearest approximation our planet has to the Martian landscape.


IMAGE: Wikimedia

A new Mars rover practices its search for microscopic life in the Atacama Desert... more


Viral infection and specialized lung cells linked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


A School of Medicine discovery points to a new therapeutic target for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the third leading cause of death in the United States... more


Remembering to remember supported by two distinct brain processes


New research from a psychology professor sheds light on the brain mechanisms involved in prospective memory... more



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Lauren Ortwein, BSBA '13, is chief sales officer for a new startup that focuses on getting local food into restaurants.


IMAGE: Joe Angeles


Connecting St. Louis farmers with restaurants, students debut new business model... more


Grads publish book on McLeod’s words of wisdom​ ​


Habits of Achievement proceeds will benefit the James E. McLeod Scholars Program... more


Incoming medical students take the plunge


Washington University Medical Plunge program helps first-year medical students understand the struggling communities their patients may come from... more



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