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Paradise Sought

Art historian Elizabeth Childs, PhD, shares how expectations of an idyllic place informed late 19th-century artists, such as Paul Gauguin.

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A Rare & Notable Find

After lying unidentified for more than 130 years, 74 books from Thomas Jefferson’s “Retirement Library” were discovered recently in the University Libraries.   

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Inside & Out: A Security Analyst’s Assessment

John Gannon, PhD, spent 30 years in government service; he shares insights into past events and future prospects for global security.

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Engineering Better Lives for Others

Environmental engineer Lilia Abron, PhD, founder of PEER Consultants and PEER Africa, helps others build sustainable communities.

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Professor shares expert analysis of Paul Gauguin and John La Farge.

Researchers find a treasure trove of Jefferson’s books at WUSTL.

Alumnus details life as a CIA analyst and beyond.

Alumna called to serve others through building sustainable communities.

ALUMNI FEATURE:

Man of PeaceIn response to the attacks Sept. 11, 2001, alumnus Arsalan Iftikhar, JD, sent a condemnatory statement to major U.S. newspapers. His life has never been the same.

UNIVERSITY FEATURE:

Rheumatologist Cracks Molecular MysteryWayne Yokoyama, MD, reveals how natural killer cells play a vitally important role in the human immune system.

UNIVERSITY FEATURE:

Paradise SoughtArt historian Elizabeth Childs, PhD, shares how expectations of an idyllic place informed late 19th-century artists’ work.

UNIVERSITY FEATURE:

A Rare & Notable FindAfter lying unidentified for more than 130 years, 74 books from Thomas Jefferson’s “Retirement Library” were discovered recently in the University Libraries.

ALUMNI FEATURE:

Inside & Out: A Security Analyst’s AssessmentJohn Gannon, PhD, spent 30 years in government service; he shares insights into past events and future prospects for global security.

ALUMNI FEATURE:

Engineering Better Lives for OthersEnvironmental engineer Lilia Abron, PhD, founder of PEER Consultants and PEER Africa, helps others build sustainable communities.
 

HELPING HANDS:

Students Engage in Chilean Culture & Community ServiceStudents spend their summer break in Chile, performing service learning projects and embracing a new culture.

COMMUNITY IN PICTURES:

New Hall-of-FamerWomen’s basketball coach Nancy Fahey has been selected a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2012.

FRONTRUNNERS:

DNA Region Related to Depression IdentifiedSchool of Medicine and King’s College London researchers identify a DNA region with up to 90 genes linked to depression.

FRONTRUNNERS:

Device Lends a Hand to Paralyzed PeopleA group of undergraduate engineering students created a device that should help paralyzed people regain control over hand movements.

FRONTRUNNERS:

Engineering Team Assists NASA Through Discovery ProgramA team of undergraduate engineering students conducted an experiment on a zero-gravity plane to determine whether pockets of carbon dioxide were accumulating near astronauts’ faces.

WASHINGTON SPIRIT:

A Storied Career Influences University’s RiseLeading Public Affairs for 30+ years, Fred Volkmann oversaw the university’s rise in national and international reputation.
 

ALUMNI ACTIVITIES:

Travel Program 2012The Alumni Association offers great learning opportunities through travel. Plus, alumnus Jeff Rosenkranz speaks to his ongoing relationship with the university.

MY WASHINGTON:

Fostering Excellence in EducationCarol B. Loeb has devoted her life and career to education and the advancement of students.

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHT:

Connor Named Outstanding CEO in SingaporeA member of the university’s Board of Trustees, David Conner, AB ’74, is the CEO of Singapore’s second-largest bank, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp.

ALUMNI PROFILE:

Winemaking Comes to BrooklynBrian Leventhal, BSBA ’05, owns and manages Brooklyn Winery, a make-your-own winery and wine bar in Brooklyn.

ALUMNI PROFILE:

Attorney Advocates for Special-Needs ChildrenPatricia Phelan, JD ’89, runs her own law practice specializing in special-education law.

 

 

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