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Rita Levi-Montalcini died recently at age 103. She spent three decades on faculty at WUSTL where her work focused on a mysterious protein responsible for nerve growth and maintenance. Women in STEM.

via Scientific American

New student apartments at the Lofts at Washington University in the Delmar Loop.

"Scattered: A meteor shower of unlikely moments" by Motionhouse Dance Theatre. March 21 and 22, Edison Theatre, Washington University in St. Louis.

Photos by Chris Nash.

'Four Stories' by WUSTL / Sam Fox School visiting photography prof Heather Bennett opens March 1, 2014 at Stephan Stoyanov Gallery in NYC . 

Brooklyn-based band St. Lucia played to a packed crowd at the Gargoyle Friday night. The free show was sponsored by Social Programming Board (@WUSTLSPB). On March 5, SPB will present comedians Mike Birbiglia and Judah Friedlander.

Photos by Kevin George

The artist reclines, painting rags in hand, gazing at a blank white canvas. Thick tubes of oil litter the table beside her. From a glass vase, brushes sprout like flower buds in winter, silhouetted against the snow.
Virginia Shoup Terpening (1917-2007) may have been an art-world outsider, but she was not naïve. 

The artist reclines, painting rags in hand, gazing at a blank white canvas. Thick tubes of oil litter the table beside her. From a glass vase, brushes sprout like flower buds in winter, silhouetted against the snow.

Virginia Shoup Terpening (1917-2007) may have been an art-world outsider, but she was not naïve. 

(Source: news.wustl.edu)

George Washington Week 2014, hosted by Lock and Chain, kicks off this week with a variety of events around the theme of diversity. 

George Washington Week 2014, hosted by Lock and Chain, kicks off this week with a variety of events around the theme of diversity

washufaces:

Risa Zwerling

"I like to think of myself as the ‘mother’ of Wash. U. students. We ask a lot of freshmen 18-year-olds and I think our students need a place or a person where they can be the 18-yr-old ‘kid’  not the scholar or athlete. That is one of the reasons I created Home Plate ―  so there’s a place students can be fed + taken care of.”

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The Gephardt Institute for Public Service sponsors Sheryl WuDunn, the 1st Asian American Pulitzer Prize winner, to speak with Washington University tomorrow, Feb. 11 about The Half the Sky Movement. The movement is igniting the change needed to put an end to the oppression of women and girls worldwide. An open reception and book signing will follow the talk.

On-campus dining is the focus of the 2014 Olin Sustainability Case Competition (OSCC). OSCC Chair, Vibha Vemana, explains the competition is an opportunity to develop creative solutions related to sustainable on-campus dining solutions.

Last Spring, WUSTL alumna Elinor Harrison (far right) performed in “Beauty” by the acclaimed dance troupe Jane Comfort and Company. This January, she returns to campus as the 2014 Marcus Residency Dance Artist  in the Performing Arts Department of the Arts & Sciences.

Last Spring, WUSTL alumna Elinor Harrison (far right) performed in “Beauty” by the acclaimed dance troupe Jane Comfort and Company. This January, she returns to campus as the 2014 Marcus Residency Dance Artist  in the Performing Arts Department of the Arts & Sciences.

#WUSTL’s Edison Theatre features The Wonder Bread Years this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24 and 25 at 8pm. The show, part of the Ovations Series at Washington University in St. Louis, takes a look back on the food, toys, commercials, and TV shows of the 1960’s and 70’s.

The final steel panel was recently raised and put into place for The Lofts of Washington University. Students and retailers will move in this August. For more details, visit: http://loopliving.wustl.edu/

The final steel panel was recently raised and put into place for The Lofts of Washington University. Students and retailers will move in this August. For more details, visit: http://loopliving.wustl.edu/

Animal bones inspired Sam Fox School alum Michael Alm’s ethereal wood sculptures

Wooden Anatomy (by Michael Alm)