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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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Childhood and adolescent cancer survival in the United States does not vary by rural/urban residence at the time of diagnosis, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

The post Urban and rural rates of childhood cancer survival the same, study finds appeared first on The Source.

Mon, 22 Oct 2018

Addressing global challenges in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration was the prevailing theme of the 7th McDonnell Academy International Symposium, co-hosted by Washington University in St. Louis and Tsinghua University, and held in Beijing Oct. 11-14.

The post Inside the 7th McDonnell Academy International Symposium appeared first on The Source.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018

From the playground to the pool to the ballpark, science is all around us. Through its Everyday MySci activities, the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University in St. Louis helps parents nurture their child’s natural sense of curiosity, wonder and discovery.

The post Everyday MySci helps nurture a child’s natural curiosity appeared first on The Source.

Fri, 19 Oct 2018

A new study demonstrates that patients can safely use skin creams before undergoing radiation therapy. This contradicts common advice from radiation oncologists, according to researchers at the School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania.

The post It’s safe to use skin creams before radiation therapy appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

A recent two-week crash course on global health helped prepare medical students, residents and fellows for clinical rotations and long-term careers in developing countries. Caring for such patients requires a different mindset for trainees accustomed to working in modern medical centers with updated technology and no shortage of supplies or medications.

The post Course teaches medical trainees how to provide care in developing countries appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

What's it like to be a member of the Washington University in St. Louis Class of 2022? First-year students Ella Holman, who is a dancer and member of the Deneb STARS, and Marissa Kalkar, a soccer player, have chronicled the first weeks of life on campus by shooting one second of video every day. 

The post Finding your bear-ings: New students chronicle their first days on campus appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

A lot has changed for international student Astrella Sjarfi of Jakarta, Indonesia, and football player Tim Tague of Orinda, Calif., since they each shot a second of video during their first 40 days at Washington University in St. Louis in 2017. Here, they share their new goals and reflections on their first year.

The post Checking in with the Class of 2021 appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Before the umbrellas and flying toast, before the fan rituals and midnight screenings, before “picture” elbowed its way into the title, “Rocky Horror” was simply a show. Beginning Oct. 19, the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences will present a new production of "The Rocky Horror Show" in Washington University's Edison Theatre.

The post ‘Playful, fun and kind of dangerous’ appeared first on The Source.

Mon, 15 Oct 2018

Washington University in St. Louis staff members who are leaders in their departments and want to better understand the university’s operations are invited to learn more about Professional Leadership Academy & Network, a yearlong professional development program.

The post Staff leaders invited to learn more about PLAN appeared first on The Source.

Mon, 15 Oct 2018

The Brown School's Melissa Jonson-Reid and her team, including faculty from several disciplines across Washington University in St. Louis and Saint Louis University, has received a five-year $6,496,050 grant from the NIH to create The Center for Innovation in Child Maltreatment Policy Research and Training.

The post New child maltreatment research center launched with $6.5 million NIH grant appeared first on The Source.

Mon, 15 Oct 2018