Faculty & Staff

ISP has plan to boost math instruction, hires two math specialists

By myralopez on August 24, 2018 in Faculty & Staff, STEM

How many times have you heard people say, “I’m not good at math?” It’s become such a common refrain that the statement usually draws laughs or nods of agreement. But why is it socially acceptable to say you’re bad at math but not to say that you’re bad at English or reading? Most people would [&h...

Speakers planned for schools’ Commencement celebrations

By Public Affairs on May 10, 2018 in Faculty & Staff

A variety of distinguished speakers, faculty members and student leaders will take part in Commencement-related events for Class of 2018 graduates and their families and guests next week at Washington University in St. Louis. Anne-Marie Slaughter, a renowned foreign policy expert, distinguished s...

Sally Elgin: Lessons learned in a life of science

By myralopez on April 27, 2018 in Faculty & Staff

Nowadays Sally Elgin would probably be referred to as gifted or talented. But in the 1950s, a really smart girl was obnoxious or a nerd. “I come from a long line of nerds and it’s not always a good social position to be in,” explains Elgin, the Viktor Hamburger Professor of Arts & Sciences at...

Achilefu, Elgin to receive 2018 faculty achievement awards

By myralopez on April 17, 2018 in Faculty & Staff, Science

Frazier to be honored for innovation and entrepreneurship Samuel I. Achilefu and Sarah C.R. Elgin will receive Washington University in St. Louis’ 2018 faculty achievement awards, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton announced. Achilefu, the Michel M. Ter-Pogossian Professor of Radiology at the School of ...