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April 2011, Vol. 81, No. 2

University Features:

Doing Their Very BestChosen for their examples of excellence, Danforth Scholars exceed in and out of the classroom. Together, they carry on a tradition of living by the highest standards — ones exhibited by the two special individuals for whom the scholarships were named.

Can WikiLeaks Be Contained?An expert in legal ethics, government ethics and national security law, Professor Kathleen Clark discusses the U.S. government’s response to WikiLeaks’ disclosure of classified information.

“An Easy Commerce”: Prominent Visitors Come to CampusEvery semester, lecture series across the university bring esteemed guests to speak, from British Ambassador to the U.S. Sir Nigel Sheinwald to CNN anchor/reporter Soledad O’Brien.

Alumni Feature:

Growing by Leaps and BoundsFor alumnus Jeff Platt, business has its ups and downs. That suits him just fine, though, as he leads day-to-day operations of Sky Zone, the burgeoning indoor trampoline franchise business.

Frontrunners:

Bears Spring into ActionDuring spring 2011, the Bears continued their long history of athletic excellence. From men’s baseball to women’s swimming & diving, the following snapshots give a glimpse of their success.

Law Student Wins National Writing ContestHeejung Park, a master of laws (LLM) student at the School of Law, won the National Law Review’s student writing contest. Park, who is from Korea, is studying U.S. law.

Urban Pollutants Increase Parkinson’s Disease RiskHigh levels of manganese and copper pollution in urban areas are linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to a large-scale analysis of urban pollution and Parkinson’s incidence in the United States.

Community in Pictures:

Danforth Campus Named a Tree Campus USAHome to some 3,800 trees, the Danforth Campus was recently recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA. The Danforth Campus features 46 different tree species and 76 varieties.

Alumni Activities:

Keeping Alumni ConnectedThe Alumni Association hosts hundreds of events around the world that reunite alumni and reinforce their connection to the university. Recently, alumni gathered in Florida to watch St. Louis Cardinals spring training games.

Alumni Profiles:

Schoology.com Combines Learning, Social NetworkingJeremy Friedman, AB ’09; Ryan Hwang, BSBA ’09; and Timothy Trinidad, BSBA ’09, BSAS ’09, found that social networking helps keep kids focused on their studies. That’s the philosophy behind their “web-based learning management system,” Schoology.com.

‘Blooming’ Community Connects Those with Rare SyndromeSheryl Grossman, AB ’98, MSW ’00, who has Bloom’s Syndrome, a rare genetic condition characterized by short stature and a predisposition to multiple secondary conditions, founded Bloom’s Connect, the only international support group for people with Bloom’s Syndrome.

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