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Preserving Eyes on the Prize, a Definitive Film on Civil Rights

University Libraries, with a Mellon Foundation grant, is preserving acetate-based film from Part I of Eyes on the Prize, the epic series detailing the civil rights era.

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American Indian Event Wows St. Louis Region

Members of the St. Louis community and individuals representing more than 30 American Indian tribes gathered for Washington University’s 21st annual Pow Wow.

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Entrepreneur Establishes Online Community for Girls

Alumna Juliette Brindak created a website for tween girls, Miss O & Friends, where they can talk to one another, play games, and get advice on how to survive the middle school years.

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Making the World Safer for Babies, One Book at a Time

To offset the toxins found in most children’s books, Allison Reeve Manley, BFA ’93, and her husband, Rob Coleman, founded Squishy Press, which publishes natural and safe baby books.

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University Libraries preserves Eyes on the Prize.

University hosts annual Pow Wow.

Young entrepreneur finds her niche with website for tween girls.

Alumna and husband create nontoxic baby books.

UNIVERSITY FEATURE:

A Beautiful Dialogue Between Materials

Soon to be dedicated, Green Hall exhibits excellent stone workmanship and exquisite interplay of Missouri red granite and Indiana limestone, becoming the latest of the stately buildings that dot the university’s Danforth Campus.

UNIVERSITY FEATURE:

Preserving Eyes on the Prize, a Definitive Film on Civil Rights

Eyes on the Prize Video LinkUniversity Libraries, with a Mellon Foundation grant, is preserving acetate-based film from Part I of Eyes on the Prize, the epic series detailing the civil rights era.

UNIVERSITY FEATURE:

Feature Follow-up: Stratigraphy Reveals Complex Flooding and Migration

Beneath the Silt Followup Video LinkProfessor T.R. Kidder (featured in the June 2011 issue) recently returned from Sanyangzhuang, China. Each trip reveals new insights to buried, but well-preserved, farming villages there.

ALUMNI FEATURE:

Entrepreneur Establishes Online Community for Girls

Alumna Juliette Brindak created a website for tween girls, Miss O & Friends, where they can talk to one another, play games, and get advice on how to survive the middle school years.

FRONTRUNNERS:

Edison Fall Calendar 2011

From the Performing Arts Department’s production of Hairspray, to the Missouri Ballet Theatre’s rendition of The Nutcracker, the Edison season crosses cultures and tastes.

FRONTRUNNERS:

Targeting Enzyme May Improve Success of Radiation Therapy

Dennis Hallahan, MD, and his lab members are researching which enzymes should be targeted to make radiation therapy more effective at treating brain tumors and lung cancers.

FRONTRUNNERS:

Chung Harmonizes Life of Music, Biology

“Anny” Chung, Arts & Sciences Class of ’11, was awarded the 2011 Harrison Dailey Stalker Award in Biology, for outstanding scientific scholarship and contributions to the university through art and community service.

COMMUNITY IN PICTURES:

American Indian Event Wows St. Louis Region

Pow Wow Video LinkMembers of the St. Louis community and individuals representing more than 30 American Indian tribes gathered for Washington University’s 21st annual Pow Wow.

 

ALUMNI PROFILE:

Where Do Comic Books and the Law Collide, James Daily Knows

Alumnus James Daily, along with Ryan Davidson, created a “super” blog, lawandthemultiverse.com, to answer questions related to fictional characters, their actions and the legal system.

ALUMNI PROFILE:

Making the World Safer for Babies, One Book at a Time

To offset the toxins found in most children’s books, Allison Reeve Manley, BFA ’93, and her husband, Rob Coleman, founded Squishy Press, which publishes natural and safe baby books.

ALUMNI ACTIVITIES:

Alumni Seek Answers at ASK Events

ASK: Alumni Sharing Knowledge is one of the more popular university club networking events. Last May, 90 alumni, parents and friends gathered at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles to hear from leaders in the entertainment industry.

ALUMNI ACTIVITIES:

Reunion 2011

Alumni celebrate by coming back to the university, as well as giving back to their alma mater.

 

 

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