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Each year, Larry J. Shapiro, MD, dean of the School of Medicine surprises employees with the highest accolades given to staff: the dean’s service awards. The top honor, the Dean's Distinguished Service Award, this year went to Shirley R. Vaughn, of the Department of Anesthesiology. She is pictured with the dean.


Images captured in and around the Washington University campuses. This week: Science in the Park, Shakespeare at the Globe.

The Lifelong Learning Institute of Washington University in St. Louis is celebrating in 2015 its 20th anniversary of educating adults age 55 or older. Since its founding, the program has served some 2,000 students from across the region and has offered hundreds of courses, all taught by fellow students or, in institute lingo, "facilitators.”MORE
​​The Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis announces the finalists for the second Global Impact Award. The award, given with the support of Suren G. Dutia (BS ’63, AB, MS ’67) and his wife, Jas K. Grewal, honors the vision and passion of WashU students, postdoctoral researchers and young alumni who create scalable and sustainable ventures with global impact. MORE
​Victims of chronic flooding, dozens of homes in Baden neighborhood will be demolished this summer. But a team of Washington University in St. Louis researchers, together with the City of St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Missouri Department of Conservation, are determined to help the community create something better in the neighborhood.MORE
The Pew Charitable Trusts have named two early-career faculty members at Washington University in St. Louis among their Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences. They are Qin Liu, PhD, of the School of Medicine, and Gary J. Patti, PhD, of Arts & Sciences.MORE

Beginning this September, changes to the telephone system used on the Washington University Medical Center campus and at all BJC HealthCare facilities will require employees to “Dial 10” when placing calls to internal and external numbers.

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