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Faculty Spotlight: Geoff Childs
Geoff Childs, a professor in the Department of Anthropology, uses anthropological demography to explore what happens to a community when the majority of young people move out for education.
Student Spotlight: Mariel Ehrlich
Mariel Ehrlich, a junior who is double majoring in sociology and Latin American studies, talks about her time abroad in Lima, Peru and how studying Spanish has changed her perspective on what it means to be a global citizen.
Graduate Student Spotlight: Adam Archibald
Scientists find gravity very puzzling. For one thing, they don’t understand why it is so weak; that is, why it takes so much stuff (like a planet’s worth) to generate much gravitational force. Perhaps, they say, it is leaking out of our universe. Physics graduate student Adam Archibald explains how this could be and describes an experiment to detect leaks.
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Obituary: William H. Gass, professor emeritus, 93
World-renowned author and literary critic William H. Gass, the David May Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at his home in University City, Mo. He was 93.
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The university’s Police and Parking Services departments, in partnership with Hartmann’s Towing, once again will sponsor free vehicle inspections for students, faculty and staff from noon-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the lower level of Millbrook Garage. The service is designed for those who anticipate traveling by car for winter break. Exams end Dec. 20. For more information, contact Sgt. Bob Wayne at 314-935-5084 or by email at email@example.com.Learn more
Researchers can sign up for a training seminar to learn about university-funded data storage that soon will be available. The first Learn at Work seminar will take place Wednesday, Dec. 13.Learn more
Local Farmer CSA, in partnership with the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Human Resources, now offers CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) crop boxes on the Danforth Campus. Students, faculty and staff can sign up to take part, then pick up a box of fresh produce and other products every other Wednesday.Learn more
The Parking & Transportation team has rolled out a new long term parking strategy. The purpose of the new plan will help WashU better allocate current and future parking resources across campus, address key weaknesses in the current plan, and enhance alternative transportation during construction on the east end of the Danforth Campus.Read more