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The Washington University in St. Louis (Wash. U., or WUSTL) is a private research university located in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1853 and named for George Washington, the university has students and faculty from all 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Twenty-two Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Washington University, nine having done the major part of their pioneering research at the university. Its undergraduate program is ranked 14th in the nation and 7th in admissions selectivity by U.S. News and World Report. The university is ranked 30th in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. In 2006, the university received $434 million in federal research funds, ranking seventh among private universities receiving federal research and development support, and in the top four in funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Washington University is made up of seven graduate and undergraduate schools that encompass a broad range of academic fields. Officially incorporated as "The Washington University," the university is occasionally referred to as "WUSTL," an acronym derived from its initials. More commonly, however, students refer to the university as "Wash. U." To prevent confusion over its location, the Board of Trustees added the phrase "in St. Louis" in 1976.

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School of Medicine neuroscientist Valeria Cavalli studied mice neurons to learn how cells regrow after injury. Her findings could one day lead to better treatments for spinal cord injury.

The post Regrowing damaged nerves hinges on shutting down key genes appeared first on The Source.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018

At the Board of Trustees meeting held Thursday and Friday, Dec. 6 and 7, the trustees elected a new trustee and received a report from Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton.

The post Trustees elect new board member, hear report from Wrighton appeared first on The Source.

Sun, 09 Dec 2018

Washington University in St. Louis is a new member of the Age Friendly University Global Network, a group of educational institutions committed to expanding programs and policies to engage people in all life stages.

The post University joins Age Friendly University Global Network appeared first on The Source.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018

With the help of a five-year, $6.3 million NIH grant, School of Medicine radiologist Robert J. Gropler, MD, aims to help PET technology reach its potential by expanding the community of PET researchers.

The post $6.3 million for center to develop new tracers for PET scans appeared first on The Source.

Fri, 07 Dec 2018

As the semester and year come to a close, the Parking and Transportation team at Washington University in St. Louis provides an update on team shifts, operational changes and upcoming alerts for the campus community.

The post Parking provides updates on leadership, operational changes appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 06 Dec 2018

Ten students are among representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Poland for COP24, the U.N. conference on climate change. This year's meeting will focus on how to achieve climate goals set in the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The post Students participate in U.N. global climate summit appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 06 Dec 2018

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a new tool described as a “flight data recorder” for developing cells, illuminating the paths cells take as they progress from one type to another.

The post Scientists design way to track steps of cells’ development appeared first on The Source.

Wed, 05 Dec 2018

A self-professed science geek, Anand Chukka arrived at Washington University eager to prepare for a career in medicine. As a December degree candidate, he has accomplished just that. He majored in biochemistry in Arts & Sciences; conducted medical research in labs in St. Louis, Boston and San Francisco; and serves as co-president of GlobeMed. But he also majored in American culture studies, a decision that reaffirmed his passion for medicine and positions him to be a better doctor.

The post How the liberal arts prepared one grad for medicine appeared first on The Source.

Wed, 05 Dec 2018

Fifty years after the passage of the Fair Housing and Civil Rights Acts, a new book, “Facing Segregation: Housing Policy Solutions for a Stronger Society,” brings together influential scholars, practitioners and policy analysts to reflect on how to use public policy to reduce segregation.

The post ‘Facing Segregation’ focuses on housing policy solutions appeared first on The Source.

Tue, 04 Dec 2018

As the country pays homage to the memory of President George H.W. Bush, Washington University in St. Louis recalls three memorable visits: when he delivered a "Thousand Points of Light" speech on the Danforth Campus in 1989; when he returned for the first presidential debate in 1992; and when he gave the keynote address at the university's Founders Day in 1999.

The post ‘Gracious, engaged and inspirational’: Remembering George H.W. Bush appeared first on The Source.

Mon, 03 Dec 2018