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February 2011, Vol. 81, No. 1

University Features:

Hands That Heal Neurological surgeon T. S. Park helps children with spastic cerebral palsy and brachial plexus palsy overcome possible lifelong disabilities.

A Cry for the Vulnerable Through her collaborative research, Professor Melissa Jonson-Reid addresses the dark realities of child abuse and neglect, and its effects on children, families and society.

University Turns Green by Design Through sustainable growth, the university aims to minimize its environmental impact and ensure a bright future for its students.


Catching a ‘Story-Catcher’ In her critically acclaimed biography of Raymond Carver, alumna Carol Sklenicka blends the personal and the narrative, portraying the messy life of the influential 20th-century short story writer.

Orchestrating an Era of Genomic Medicine Alumnus Eric Green directs the National Human Genome Research Institute, building coalitions and helping usher in an era where a patient’s genetics is central to the person’s medical care.

One ‘Today’ at a Time Deborah Cohen Kosofsky turned her natural curiosity and love of writing into a 30-year career in television. Since 2003, she has served as a producer for the Today show.


The Best Investment He Ever Made Alumnus John Beuerlein, MBA '77, parlayed a college scholarship into a successful career. Over the years, he’s supported those institutions that helped give him a good start.


Entrepreneur Engages the Elderly Alumnus Ben Lewis, AB ’99, is the founder of Engage As You Age, an organization that pairs isolated seniors with active adults.

Filmmaker Develops Craft, Finds Her Voice Sasha Isaac-Young, AB ’99, BFA ’99, is an award-winning film writer and director in Los Angeles.

Music Industry Veteran Connects Artists, Fans David Sherbow, JD ’76, a 35-year music industry veteran, helps individuals book bands directly from his website,


Alum Lands Exclusive Interview Talk radio veteran Joe Madison, AB ’71, known as the Black Eagle to his audience, met with President Barack Obama for an exclusive interview.


Reunion: Good Times Abound Thousands of alumni and friends return to Washington University annually for both Reunion weekends. Alumna Danielle Forget Shield, BS ’94, speaks on why she stays involved with the university.


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