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Future of Vacant Lots: From Blight to Bright

The university partnered with St. Louis in a competitive contest to generate innovative ideas for transforming vacant land.

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Growing a Business

Alumni entrepreneurs planted seeds for Farmplicity while students; they are now harvesting customers for their startup, connecting local farms and restaurants.   

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Summer Shorts

The breadth and diversity of summer internship experiences brought to life in WUSTL Career Center film competition.

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Must See: Bear Sports Network

Don’t miss all the fall action! Live-stream at bearsports.wustl.edu.

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Planting sunflowers is one project transforming vacant land.

Farmplicity matches farmers of locally grown food with area restaurants.

Ultimate Peace is winner of internship film competition.

Fall sports offered on the Bear Sports Network.

UNIVERSITY FEATURE:

Deadly Infections Reduced in Sickest Hospital Patients The university’s head of the Department of Medicine helps oversee a study that demonstrates cost-effective methods to improve outcomes in ICUs.

UNIVERSITY FEATURE:

Future of Vacant Lots: From Blight to Bright In the inaugural Sustainable Land Lab Competition, the university partnered with St. Louis to generate innovative ideas for transforming vacant land.

UNIVERSITY FEATURE:

Summer Shorts The breadth and diversity of summer internship experiences brought to life in WUSTL Career Center film competition.

ALUMNI FEATURE:

Growing a Business While at Washington University, four young entrepreneurs planted a seed. They are now harvesting customers for their startup, Farmplicity, which matches farmers of fresh, locally grown food with area restaurants.

FRONTRUNNERS:

Great Performances on Campus Music, dance and theater from the United States, Mongolia and Argentina take center stage at Edison this fall, and the Assembly Series delivers an all-star roster of great contemporary thinkers.

FRONTRUNNERS:

WUSTL Wins National 2013 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest In a clever mockup of Rube Goldberg’s office, a complex contraption, set off by a rolling ball bearing, eventually drops a hammer on a nail.

FRONTRUNNERS:

Must See: Bear Sports Network Don’t miss all the fall action! Live-stream at bearsports.wustl.edu.

COMMUNITY IN PICS:

Reinventing the Wheels In the Cycles course, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts students designed and built human-powered vehicles from discarded bikes.

ALUMNI ACTIVITIES:

Alumni Travel: The World as Classroom The Washington University Travel Program offers an array of international and national destinations, along with a cohort of lifelong lovers of learning.

ALUMNI PROFILE:

Home Again Doctoral candidate Amy Locklear Hertel, MSW ’99, JD ’02, returns to North Carolina after 15 years to lead the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill’s American Indian Center.

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS:

Reunion at the Great Wall Three Washington University alumni — Fred Tsai, BSBA ’00; Michael Ch’ang, BSBA ’00; and Mark Yen, AB ’99 — visited the Great Wall of China wearing their Wash. U. gear last summer. Both Tsai and Yen had spent the summer in Beijing in 1998 at the university’s first independent summer program in China.

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