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Beneath the Silt: Combing for Clues to China’s Silk Road

Anthropology Professor T.R. Kidder responds to an international call to help analyze a remote farming village buried by the Yellow River some 2,000 years ago.

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Orangutans More Genetically Diverse Than Humans

Among great apes, orangutans are humans’ most distant cousins. Now, an international team of scientists decoded the DNA of a Sumatran orangutan. (See article for video of research.)

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The Origins of Organizational IQ

Strategy Professor Anne Marie Knott creates a new tool to measure the effectiveness of a firm’s R&D expenditures.

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Sesame Workshop Plants Seeds of Learning

Lauren Simon, AB ’06, coordinates the product development and approvals process for Sesame Street-branded toys, games and more.

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Clues to China’s past revealed.

Orangutan DNA decoded.

New tool measures R&D’s effectiveness.

Alumna licenses Sesame Street products.

Alumni Feature:

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast: Two Voices at the TableAlumni Michael and Ursula Emery McClure study Louisiana’s unique culture and geography; their Rome-prize-winning work is helping to rebuild the area.

Alumni Feature:

Instrumental to the Music IndustryAlumnus Charles Ortner, a partner at Proskauer Rose, LLP, is known as a “legendary music expert [and] one of the premier lawyers in the copyright world.”

University Feature:

Beneath the Silt: Combing for Clues to China’s Silk RoadAnthropology Professor T.R. Kidder responds to an international call to help analyze a remote farming village buried by the Yellow River some 2,000 years ago.

University Feature:

The Origins of Organizational IQStrategy Professor Anne Marie Knott creates a new tool to measure the effectiveness of a firm’s R&D expenditures.

University Feature:

‘Nature’s Nobleman’Recently acquired letters of famed mathematician and former Chancellor William Chauvenet shed new light on his life and time at the university.

Frontrunners:

McLeod Scholar Aims to Contribute to SocietyDylan Simonsen, Arts & Sciences Class of ’14, is one of three inaugural members of the McLeod Scholars Program.

Frontrunners:

Printmaking Exhibit Showcases University TreasureSince its formation in 1978, Island Press has evolved from a traditional contract print shop into a uniquely collaborative and educational enterprise.

Frontrunners:

Brain’s Wiring to Be MappedAn unprecedented five-year effort — the Human Connectome Project — will generate a first-of-its-kind map of all the major circuits in the human brain.

Washington Spirit:

A Catalyst for GrowthRalph S. Quatrano, dean of engineering, is leading collaborative growth between the school and other departments across the university.

Community in Pictures:

Celebrating CommencementOn May 20, 2011, Washington University celebrated its 150th Commencement exercises.

My Washington:

Taking Hospitality to a Whole New LevelThroughout his lengthy career in hotel management, Bill Shaw, MBA ’72, has taken hospitality, as well as giving back to the community, to a whole new level.

Alumni Profile:

Varsity Tutors Key to Academic ChampionsCharles Cohn, BSBA ’08, founded Varsity Tutors, an award-winning tutoring company he started as an undergraduate student at Olin Business School.

Alumni Profile:

Designer’s Creations: A Labor of LoveAs founder of Cheree Berry Paper, Cheree Berry, BFA ’00, focuses on the wedding industry, and her invitations regularly appear in Martha Stewart Weddings.

Alumni Activities:

Mark Your Calendar Now for Reunion 2012Reunion weekends provide a time for reconnecting to friends and to the university; Avigail Goldgraber, AB ’06, stays involved, serving as co-chair of her 5th Reunion Executive Committee.

 

 

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