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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: Robert Mark Morgan
Set designer Robert Mark Morgan worried a bad review would tank his career. But he pushed forward, producing imaginative sets for theaters across America and earning rave reviews in the process. Today he creates sets for the Washington University Performing Arts Department and teaches the value of failure in his popular first-year seminar, “Designing Creativity.”
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.
Faculty Spotlight: Arpita Bose
Arpita Bose's lab studies microbial metabolisms and their influence on biogeochemical cycling using an interdisciplinary approach. She seeks to generate new ways of addressing issues such as the energy crisis, pollution, biofouling, and sustainability.
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Rafia Zafa, author of the new book “Recipes for Respect: African American Meals and Meaning,” discusses her own culinary journey and the ways African-American authors — in cookbooks, novels, poems, memoirs and how-to guides — have quite literally written their way to freedom.
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The Commencement Office is seeking volunteers for Commencement on Friday, May 17, 2019. Volunteer duties range from seating guests and lining up the degree candidates to handing out programs and directing guests to the reception following the ceremony.Learn 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