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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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With a unique skill, affection and affinity for working with older adults, Brown School PhD-candidate Cal Halvorson is making a career studying the relationship between work and aging.

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Fri, 20 Apr 2018

How Peter Delaney, who will graduate from Washington University with a degree in global health and the environment in Arts & Sciences, turned a passion for innovation and medicine into an emergency medical system for an African community. And that's just some of what he did as a student here.

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Fri, 20 Apr 2018

Washington University in St. Louis sociocultural anthropologist John R. Bowen and David H. Perlmutter, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, join the likes of President Barack Obama, actor Tom Hanks and Supreme Court Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor as newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The post Bowen, Perlmutter elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

Michael Wysession, professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been appointed executive director of the university's Teaching Center, effective July 1.

The post Wysession appointed executive director of Teaching Center appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

Mark Rank, the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at the Brown School, has developed a calculator that can determine for the first time an American’s expected risk of poverty based on their race, education level, gender, marital status and age. Here's a video that explains how.

The post Video: What are your odds of going into poverty? appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the School of Medicine and the School of Engineering & Applied Science is redefining the notion of a wisdom tooth. The team is developing technology that could someday be used to detect early signs of certain diseases in high-risk patients.

The post Using tooth sensors to detect disease appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

A compound derived from immune cells treats psoriasis in mice and holds promise for other autoimmune diseases, according to a new study from the School of Medicine.

The post Psoriasis treated with compound derived from immune cells appeared first on The Source.

Wed, 18 Apr 2018

A new School of Medicine study shows that a kind of brain scan called functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI) – which shows how brain regions interact – can reliably detect fundamental differences in how individual brains are wired.

The post Brain scans may help diagnose neurological, psychiatric disorders appeared first on The Source.

Wed, 18 Apr 2018

Warmer summer and fall seasons and fewer winter freeze-thaw events have led to changes in the relative numbers of different types of bugs in the Arctic, says Amanda Koltz, a postdoctoral fellow in Arts & Sciences. The study relies on the longest-standing, most comprehensive data set on arctic arthropods in the world today: a catalogue of almost 600,000 flies, wasps, spiders and other creepy-crawlies collected at the Zackenberg field station on the northeast coast of Greenland from 1996-2014.

The post Bugged out by climate change appeared first on The Source.

Wed, 18 Apr 2018

One day, a law professor and a visiting scholar took a walk in St. Louis' historic Forest Park. A friendship, partnership and a unique class called "Religion, Politics, and the University” followed, which takes a deep dive into how a diverse democracy can develop and be successful in a pluralistic society.

The post The challenges of religious diversity in a university context appeared first on The Source.

Wed, 18 Apr 2018