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Renowned saxophonist Jay Hutson has performed with everyone from Frankie Valli and Aretha Franklin to the Pointer Sisters and Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs. On Thursday, July 10, Hutson and his band da Wolvez will launch WUSTL’s Jazz in July series. Subsequent concerts will feature San Francisco trumpeter Erik Jekabson (pictured) and the university’s own Kara Baldus, among others.


Internationally acclaimed landscape architect Rod Barnett has been appointed chair of the Master of Landscape Architecture program in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. He will join the program Aug. 1.

It’s been a good run, but eventually the house lights come up. Since 1973, the Edison Ovations Series has brought nationally and internationally known performing artists to Washington University in St. Louis and the community. But the 2014-15 season will be the Ovations’ last. MORE
From Daedalus to da Vinci, from Kitty Hawk to Cape Canaveral, the dream of flight has powered some of the world’s most ambitious feats of design and engineering. On April 28, freshman architecture students from the Sam Fox School launched their own aeronautical experiments from the top of Art Hill in Forest Park.

One of the first U.S. artists to hold an academic appointment in a scientific unit, Patricia Olynyk has collaborated with particle physicists and biologists; investigated anatomical models and medical devices; and displayed at the National Academy of Sciences. We sat down to discuss Washington University in St. Louis' new Art|Sci Initiative and Fellows Program, which she launched earlier this spring.

More than 170 Washington University in St. Louis undergraduates showcased their research projects through poster, visual and oral presentations during the 2014 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium, held April 28 in Bauer and Knight halls.MORE
Knowledge can be imparted not only by spoken language and the written word, but also by drawing and photography and the moving image. This spring, 15 WUSTL students have explored St. Louis through the language of experimental film. We sat down with renowned video artist Monika Weiss to discuss the city, digital filmmaking and the training of the mind and soul.MORE
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