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WashU recognized as a top workplace

WashU recognized as a top workplace

Washington University in St. Louis has recently been recognized as a top workplace by several organizations. In May, WashU won third place in the giant category in the St. Louis Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” Awards. The annual program measures a variety of factors including benefits and job satisfaction.

WashU receives grant to address economic mobility of Black youth

WashU receives grant to address economic mobility of Black youth

Washington University in St. Louis will receive funding for a collaborative community project focused on improving economic mobility for Black youth in the St. Louis area. This project is directly tied to the community pillar of the university’s 10-year strategic plan, “Here and Next,” and is the first grant to carry forward the work of the St. Louis Confluence Collaborative for Community-Engaged Research, Teaching and Practice.

Department’s inaugural Spring Inclusion Symposium ignites commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility

Department’s inaugural Spring Inclusion Symposium ignites commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility

Mid-morning on Tuesday, May 21, the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) was abuzz with activity for the inaugural Spring Inclusion Symposium, hosted by the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. WashU staff, faculty, trainees, students, St. Louis community members, and business leaders gathered for this half-day event dedicated to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Telling the Story of Asian Americans in St. Louis

Telling the Story of Asian Americans in St. Louis

A new digital StoryMap project, Asia in St. Louis, traces the history and experiences of people of Chinese and Japanese descent in St. Louis, from the 1850s to the 1980s. Created by East Asian studies librarians and students at Washington University, Asia in St. Louis is an interactive, dynamic digital platform that combines maps, archival sources, photographs, and personal narratives.

Yelamani brings healing through the arts program to Children’s Hospital

Yelamani brings healing through the arts program to Children’s Hospital

During the COVID pandemic, Aditya Yelamani ’24 was worried that patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital lacked interaction and stimuli that could help them heal. Yelamani, a 2023 Fandos Fellow in the St. Louis Fellows program from the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, created Hearts for Arts as a patient-driven solution that would transcend the pandemic.  

Drake appointed inaugural St. Louis Confluence Collaborative faculty director

Drake appointed inaugural St. Louis Confluence Collaborative faculty director

Bettina Drake, a professor of surgery in public health sciences at the School of Medicine, will be the inaugural faculty director of the St. Louis Confluence Collaborative for Community-Engaged Research, Teaching and Practice, Washington University in St. Louis Provost Beverly Wendland announced May 31. The new role takes effect July 1.

Empowering empathy with AI: The Moving Stories project 

Empowering empathy with AI: The Moving Stories project 

Dr. Ariela Schachter and her faculty collaborators Dr. Ila Sheren and Dr. Tabea Linhard worked with the the Digital Solutions Studio (DSS) at WashU to create an web-based app called Moving Stories to study what happens when you connect members of the St. Louis community to their neighbors with migrant backgrounds. Moving Stories also embodies a larger, interdisciplinary initiative at WashU that explores stories from St. Louis’ vibrant immigrant community through an art exhibit, workshops, and public engagements.

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WashU MBA graduates say popularity of buying small businesses is growing

WashU MBA graduates say popularity of buying small businesses is growing

Drake Hill wanted to be a lawyer because he was good at writing and analyzing issues. Max Kleeman considered becoming a consultant in the health care space. Hill said in his first year of law school at Washington University, he came to terms with what life would be like for the first 10 years as […]

Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Exploding At WashU Olin & Other B-Schools

Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Exploding At WashU Olin & Other B-Schools

After graduating from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, both Max Kleeman and Drake Hill swore off jobs in consulting, banking and other industries typically favored by MBAs. They don’t dream of starting their own ventures, though you’d have to describe both as entrepreneurial. Instead, both are actively searching for small, family-owned businesses that […]

12 Missouri women get Washington U degrees. From prison.

12 Missouri women get Washington U degrees. From prison.

Deb Huber was one of 12 incarcerated women to earn an associate of arts degree through Washington University’s Prison Education Project this school year. They’re the first women to receive degrees through the program, which graduated its first class in a men’s prison in 2019.

Washington University names head of new public health school

Washington University names head of new public health school

Washington University on Monday named noted epidemiologist Dr. Sandro Galea as the inaugural head of its planned School of Public Health, effective Jan. 1. The new school, part of the university’s 10-year strategic plan, was announced in October 2022 and is WashU’s first new school in 100 years, officials said.

Washington University plans new project in Cortex

Washington University plans new project in Cortex

“The mid-century Forest Park Avenue location will serve as a support hub to nurture both businesses and individuals as they advance and grow in the St. Louis innovation ecosystem,” university spokeswoman Sue Killenberg McGinn said in a statement.

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Top picks for summer hikes near St. Louis

Top picks for summer hikes near St. Louis

St. Louis is known for its long hot summers. But before you retreat into the air conditioning, check out one of the region’s outdoor wonders. Here, leaders of four outdoor-oriented student groups at Washington University in St. Louis share their favorite natural spots in the St. Louis region.

WSJ Names St. Louis One of Country’s Strongest Job Markets

WSJ Names St. Louis One of Country’s Strongest Job Markets

The Wall Street Journal recently looked at 380 metro areas to rate job market viability. St. Louis was named as one of strongest job markets in the country in the report, ahead of Denver, New York, Los Angeles, and others.

America’s Most Exciting Emerging Arts District Is In… St Louis?

A contemporary art museum with a knack for exhibiting the next big thing next door to another arts museum housed in a building globally recognized as an architectural marvel. An astonishingly beautiful symphony hall across the street from another of the nation’s premiere performing arts venues.

St. Louis, steeped in music lore, is emerging as a vibrant new music scene

It is true, Nashville and Memphis secure a lot of love. But they are not the only mellifluent cities worth exalting. In fact, St. Louis (founded by the French in 1764 as a sanctuary) is everything you want. An alluring place deeply respectful of its musical heritage, and now with some very fresh blood taking its music scene into the future.

St. Louis organization helps new migrants settle in the city

Some of the largest cities in the U.S. are facing a migrant crisis with many of homeless shelters overwhelmed by an influx of asylum-seekers in need. In New York City alone, officials say they have received more than 170,000 migrants since spring of 2022. One midwestern city is stepping in to give them some relief. Special Correspondent Joie Chen travels to St. Louis where an organization is creating programs to help asylum-seekers settle there.

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