Washington University

Washington University

Washington University in St. Louis

Search in this school

Campus Networks

No Campus Networks have been created

Washington University

Washington University

Owner: Brian

School members: 1

Description:

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.

Honors: Washington University in St. Louis

School Activity

We could not find any activity.

Campus Networks

WashU News

WUSTL Top News Stories

Chancellor-elect Andrew D. Martin has announced three new members of his office staff: Rebecca Brown, Jill Clark and Nancy Lyons. Martin also has launched a new website.

The post Chancellor-elect Martin announces staff appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019

Purple rice is a whole grain with high levels of antioxidants — and high levels of genetic diversity, thanks to traditional farming practices, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

The post Traditional farming preserves diversity of Thai purple rice appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019

Engineers have created a bacteria-filtering membrane using graphene oxide and bacterial nanocellulose. It's highly efficient, long-lasting and environmentally friendly — and could provide clean water for those in need.

The post Using bacteria to create a water filter that kills bacteria appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019

By tweaking the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells, a team of researchers at the School of Medicine has shown that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the blood. The finding may lead to a new approach to treating diabetes.

The post New hope for stem cell approach to treating diabetes appeared first on The Source.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019

The issue of ever-changing health care, particularly drug discovery, care delivery and introducing new technologies, will be the topic of a morning-long symposium Jan. 23 at Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School as part of the David R. Calhoun Lectureship.

The post Emanuel, panels lead discussion on health-care innovation appeared first on The Source.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019

In a new study from the School of Medicine, scientists have blocked the destruction of nerve axons in mice, a step toward helping patients with various neurodegenerative disorders.

The post Gene therapy blocks peripheral nerve damage in mice appeared first on The Source.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and his wife, Risa Zwerling Wrighton, will receive the 2019 Rosa L. Parks Award for their service to St. Louis’ young people at Washington University in St. Louis’ Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in Graham Chapel.

The post University hosts annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Jan. 21 appeared first on The Source.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019

Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis plan to use a new imaging technique to get a better look at breast tumors and reduce unnecessary biopsies.

The post Novel imaging technology may help reduce biopsies for breast tumors appeared first on The Source.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019

The people who hold the most extreme views opposing genetically modified foods think they know most about GMO food science, but actually know the least, according to new research involving a Washington University in St. Louis faculty member in Olin Business School.

The post Foes of genetically modified foods know less than they think, study finds appeared first on The Source.

Mon, 14 Jan 2019

At the Washington University in St. Louis Board of Trustees meeting Dec. 7, a few faculty members were appointed, promoted or granted tenure, effective that day unless otherwise noted.

The post Board grants faculty appointments, promotions appeared first on The Source.

Fri, 11 Jan 2019