A corpse flower is blooming at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Photo: Pat Eby

A #NationOfMakers at Washington University in St. Louis

Deborah Li
The Art of Lyra

Who is Deborah and What Is Lyra?

The lyra, or aerial hoop, is a suspended steel ring used for acrobatics. Deborah Li, a biology major from Florida, shows a quick lyra performance, high above the WUSTL dance studio floors. 

TOP: Washington University’s Executive MBA program has been in Kansas City for five years.To commemorate this milestone, the “Strokes of Genius” participated in the 10th Annual Kansas City International Dragon Boat Festival. Team t-shirts boasted the line “5 Years Strong” underneath a Chinese character number 5.

BOTTOM: Another Wash U team attempts to move their oars to the rhythm of a drummer while racing in the Dragon Boat Race in KC.

Photo: CHRIS OCHSNER/The Kansas City Star

In the recent book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, Washington University in St. Louis psychologists Henry L. Roediger and Mark A. McDaniel reveal some surprising things we get wrong about the smartest ways to learn. Via nymag.com

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Cap and gown confidential 

What will the Class of 2014 miss most about Washington University? What’s next for graduates? And what exactly are those funny graduation caps called? WUSTL senior Rose McCarty finds out. 

From top: Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton addresses #WUSTL14 grads; legendary former St. Louis Cardinals baseball manager Tony La Russa gives Commencement address; Temple Grandin, PhD, receives her honorary degree. 

St. Louis royalty.

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We see those rings! Tony La Russa giving Washington University’s commencement address. #WUSTL14 #STLCards

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Congratulations to all seniors—and added best wishes to three of our favorite!

Go fly a kite

Sam Fox School architecture students designed and built kites, then took them for a test flight.  

Photos James Byard and Joe Angeles/WUSTLnews

The Lofts of Washington University, on . Literally. via