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The Alberti Program
The Alberti Program: Architecture for Young People devoted three summers to the core themes of the Divided City Initiative. Fourth through eleventh grade students from schools in the St. Louis Public School District do 2-D and 3-D hands-on problem solving, use the libraries and computer labs on campus, and are introduced to the field of architecture through lectures, discussions, and reviews about design projects.
Student Spotlight: Jasmine Brown and Mimi Borders
Jasmine Brown, a biology major, and Camille "Mimi" Borders, a history major, are Washington University's newest Rhodes Scholars. The Ervin Scholars and sorority sisters leaned on each other during the intense application process for Rhodes and now are best friends. Here, the two show off their British slang, scholarly research and reflect on what it means to be role models.
Faculty Spotlight: Rebecca Messbarger
Professor Rebecca Messbarger, a cultural historian of early modern medicine and director of medical humanities, discusses the importance of the medical humanities as well as her own research into the life and work of Anna Morandi Manzolini (1714-1774). The history of medicine is âembedded in the DNA of contemporary medical science and medical practice,â she says. âIn order to know who we are and what weâre doing, we absolutely have to know where we came from.â
Alumni Spotlight: Jason Green
Ervin Scholar and alum Jason Green, AB '03, who majored in political science and finance as an undergraduate, reflects on the influence of the program's founder, the late Dean McLeod, to his personal growth and commitment to public service. Green would later go on to work as associate counsel to President Barack Obama, whom he advised on legal, economic and domestic policy matters. Today, he is co-founder, senior vice president and general counsel of SkillSmart, a platform that connects job seekers with the right skill sets and experiences.
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Art historian William Wallace shares the story of how an extremely rare document discovered in WashU's own library provides a window into Michelangelo's life and art.
New name for the math department
This summer, the math department officially changed its name to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. John McCarthy discusses what inspired the name change and his hopes for how the new moniker will influence the course of the department.
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Interested faculty are invited to apply for the fall 2018 âRedefining Doctoral Education in the Humanitiesâ faculty retreat, which will take place Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 6. The workshops are organized by the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences. Apply by Aug. 1.7812753163
Due to collection moves, there will be limited access to some collections in University Librariesâ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections during summer 2018, starting May 22. Among other things, all visits to Special Collections at Olin Library and at West Campus will be by appointment only during the summer; allow at least two weeksâ notice.Read more
University College is launching a mentorship program to support students working to earn degrees and certificates. The new Mentor Collective is an online program that matches students with University College alumni and others in the university community to help them achieve academic and personal goals.Learn more