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December 2011, Vol. 81, No. 6


‘A Level Playing Field’In his latest book of essays, Professor Gerald Early asks hardball questions about the convergence of sports and race.

Made in France — and Washington UniversityCreated by alumna Liz Claire, the MADE in France program offers students a life-changing four weeks immersed in dance, choreography and costume design in Paris and rural France.

Knights’ and Bauers’ Generosity to Expand Olin Business SchoolTogether, the two couples give $25 million to Olin Business School for two new buildings for graduate and executive education.


Baking Blog Takes the CakeJonathan Pollack, BSCS ’98, and Stefani Pine Pollack, AB ’98, take a love of photography and baking, respectively, and turn it into the Cupcake Project.


Bear Sports Rise to the Challenge in Fall 2011From football and volleyball to cross country (men’s and women’s) and soccer (men’s & women’s), the Bears showed continued athletic and academic prowess.

Mystical Muslim Communities Focus of Student’s ResearchHannah Highfill, a master’s student in Islamic studies in Arts & Sciences, received a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study in Tajikistan in summer 2011.

Brain Patterns Predict Impulsivity in Juvenile OffendersNew studies of the brain by Benjamin Shannon, instructor in radiology at the School of Medicine, suggest that juvenile offenders might be able to “outgrow” their impulsivity.


Ancient Sukkah Re-imagined on Danforth CampusTen cutting-edge Sukkahs by architects and designers from around the nation — winners of Sukkah City STL, a contemporary design competition — were installed on the Danforth Campus during October.


Innovative Asset-Building Programs Help CommunitiesA member of the Osage Nation, Christy Finsel, MSW ’04, develops asset-building programs for Native communities and for St. Louis students.


Food, Fun and Football!Washington University Alumni Association hosts Fall Festival.

Founders Day 2011Alumni and friends gathered for the Founders Day dinner Nov. 5, 2011, at the St. Louis Union Station Marriott. Doris Kearns Goodwin, a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian, was this year’s guest speaker.


Alumni Share Connections During Tour of USS Arizona MemorialIn January 2011, the Hawaii Regional Cabinet and WU Club hosted a tour of the USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu.


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