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Washington University in St. Louis faculty on the Danforth Campus are invited to complete a survey about resources and services offered by Washington University Libraries. The survey will help the libraries better develop, enhance and deliver the collections and services designed to meet the current and future needs of the campus community​.MORE

The Center for the Humanities and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts have announced the first recipients of Faculty Collaborative Grants. Presented under the auspices of The Divided City, a new urban humanities initiative, the awards are funded in part by a four-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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A unique, transforming partnership between Washington University in St. Louis and Wells Fargo Advisors will be celebrated in a special event called “Innovate, Accelerate, Transform: Investing in People, Businesses and Communities,” which begins at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Knight Hall on the Danforth Campus. The event is free and open to the entire university community.

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Higher education reduces recidivism rates by as much as half. Yet today, only a small fraction of U.S. prisoners have access to such programs. In the fall of 2014, University College launched the Washington University Prison Education Project, a three-year pilot program supported by a grant from the Bard Prison Initiative.

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For the Sake of All, the mulitdisciplinary project aimed at improving the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis, has partnered with the St. Louis County Library system to help further promote its recommendations.MORE

A university-wide shoe drive, Battle of the Boot, is underway that pits Washington University in St. Louis against other regional universities to raise money for water wells in impoverished countries. Hosted by the Solea Water Project (formerly Shoeman Water Projects) in conjunction with the Office of Sustainability, Battle of the Boot is a shoe drive that also includes Fontbonne University, University of Missouri-St. Louis and Saint Louis University.

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Two new laws in St. Louis will expand housing options for Section 8 renters in the city. Christine Ingrassia of the Board of Aldermen sponsored the measures, which were influenced by recent research from Molly Metzger, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.MORE
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