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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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In the first big-data study combining objective medical and compensation records with demographics, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and Aarhus University in Denmark discovered once a company switches to a pay-for-performance process, the number of employees using anxiety and depression medication increased by 5.7 percent over an existing base rate of 5.2 percent.

The post Performance-based pay linked to employee mental-health problems, study shows appeared first on The Source.

Wed, 20 Mar 2019

The 14th annual African Film Festival invites St. Louisans to see eight of Africa’s most acclaimed films on the big screen. Highlights include two Kenyan films, the controversial “Rafiki,” which was banned in its own country, and “Supa Moda,” a family-friendly film that one critic called “the most important superhero movie you’ll see this year."

The post African Film Festival to feature award-winning films appeared first on The Source.

Tue, 19 Mar 2019

A researcher at Washington University in St. Louis travels the Americas, collecting feces from nonhuman primates to determine the risk of Zika reservoirs.

The post Are there Zika reservoirs in the Americas? appeared first on The Source.

Fri, 15 Mar 2019

“Few chefs of African descent work at the pinnacle of our national haute cuisine today, yet their contributions to American kitchens and dining rooms have been definitive.” So argues Rafia Zafar, professor of English and of African-American studies, both in Arts & Sciences, in her new book “Recipes for Respect: African American Meals and Meaning.”

The post Cooking for civil rights appeared first on The Source.

Fri, 15 Mar 2019

Washington University in St. Louis has been designated a “Voter-Friendly Campus” by the Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education for its success in increasing voter registration, education and turnout.

The post Washington University designated ‘Voter-Friendly Campus’ appeared first on The Source.

Fri, 15 Mar 2019

Choreographers Harrison Parker and Rachael Servello will present a pair of new works March 23 in Edison Theatre as part of “Reel2Real,” the 2019 MFA Student Dance Concert.

The post Dance, experience and healing appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

The consortium will address the region’s need for qualified cybersecurity professionals in this fast-growing field and address the growing global threat of cybercrime, which is expected to cost the world $6 trillion a year by 2021.

The post St. Louis-area universities collaborate to bolster cybersecurity appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

Art schools are places of innovation and expression, of studio skills and critical analysis. But for many young artists, the transition to professional practice can be fraught. How do you start building a career? Opportunities for students like The MFA Fair this November help.

The post Sam Fox School to partner with The MFA Fair appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

A biomedical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis is developing a therapeutic option that would prevent opiates from crossing the blood-brain barrier, preventing the high abusers seek.

The post Engineering treatments for the opioid epidemic appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

With a growing demand for mental health services at colleges, a research team led by the School of Medicine has received a $3.8 million grant to test a mental health phone app to treat depression, anxiety and eating disorders in a study involving some 8,000 students at 20 colleges, universities and community colleges.

The post Mobile phone technology to screen, help treat college students appeared first on The Source.

Wed, 13 Mar 2019