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Washington University Magazine, December 2012
December 2012, Vol. 82, No. 6


Out of This World Innovation U Video LinkSix women science stars who are part of the recently launched Mars Curiosity mission exemplify Washington University’s excellent training in the sciences.
WUSTL Scientists of the Red Planet [Sidebar]
WUSTL-trained Female Scientists Excel in Other Fields

Iconic Buildings, Modern Uses Innovation U Video LinkWashington University considers ways to maintain, preserve, restore, and adaptively reuse original campus buildings for a new era.
‘Pioneer Group’ of Cope & Stewardson Buildings [Sidebar]
Outdoor Rooms and Spaces

40 Days of Engagement Through a series of targeted events, the First 40 program aims to assist first-year students in adapting and, ultimately, excelling at Washington University.

Kemper Art Museum Presents Cubist Master The first major U.S. museum exhibition in 16 years devoted to seminal modern artist Georges Braque opens Jan. 25, 2013, running through April 21.


World-Renowned Plant Biologist to Head Arts & Sciences Barbara Schaal takes the helm of Arts & Sciences as its first female dean of the faculty.

A Boost for Depression Research Research on neurosteroids may provide the answer for the 5 to 10 million people who can’t find relief with current depression medications.

Fall Sports Roundup It’s been a great season for the Bears, with the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year award and four UAA championships.

Listen In: Jeremy Rifkin’s Third Industrial Revolution Jeremy Rifkin, Third Industrial Revolution The international economic forecaster and social observer predicts a future where the world’s energy needs are met in your own backyard.


Special Place Honors Jim McLeod’s ‘Special Way’ The university builds ‘McLeod’s Way’ just south of the Forsyth Underpass in memory of the late Dean James E. McLeod, an inspirational leader.


Finding the Shoe That Fits A break from the daily grind led Isobel Schofield, BFA ’96, to her shoe-making destiny.

Financial Planning, With a Good Backbeat Johnny Deas, Financial Literacy Music Johnny Deas, MBA ’04, nudges kids toward financial literacy with clever lyrics and a thumping base line.


Learning Together Through Travel Alumni Association announces 2013 travel lineup, from the Galapagos Islands to legendary Turkey.

Founders Day 2012 Features Robert Gates Alumni and friends gathered for Founders Day Nov. 3, 2012, at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel.


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