Saturday, December 1, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Washington University Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The Washington University Police Department reported the following incidents on its website. Thursday, Nov. 29 At 4:15 p.m., a wedding ring was reported stolen. The ring was stolen on Oct. 29 at Kayak's Coffee (276 N. Skinker). A report was filed with police at the request of the insurance company, police report. At 1:41 p.m., an attempted theft at Wayman Crow Hall was reported. Property damage amounting to $250 resulted from the attempted theft of a computer monitor from a classroom. It happened sometime between 5 p.m. on Nov. 28 and 10 a.m. on Nov. 29. Wednesday, Nov. 28 At 11:40 a.m., a subject was arrested from Henry Edwin Sever Memorial Hall on suspicion of trespassing. Tuesday, Nov. 27 A debit card and ID were reported missing …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Do you know how much liquid your body needs each day to remain hydrated?
Water, water everywhere but how much do you really need? The question of how much water is needed for adequate hydration is one that has more answers than many other nutrition related questions. The answer to the question is very simple. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) assessed hydration status by reviewing research studies and food and nutrition surveys. The IOM stated that the vast majority of healthy people adequately meet their hydration needs by letting thirst guide them. The IOM did not set exact requirements but set recommendations for women at about 91 ounces of fluids per day and for men 125 ounces per day. The recommendations also stated that all fluids count so water, milk, coffee, tea and soft drinks count to body …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The program will offer rigorous courses for undergraduate students starting in 2013.
Washington University in St. Louis has taken a leadership role in helping to shape the future of online education by being a catalyst to bring together a consortium of the nation’s leading colleges and universities that plans to launch Semester Online. This program is a new model for online education, offering undergraduate students the opportunity to take rigorous online courses for credit from consortium schools. “WUSTL has been deliberate in its approach to online education, looking for an opportunity that extends the reach of our academic offering, while providing a learning experience that is as rich and robust as our in-classroom experience,” said Edward S. Macias, PhD, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at …
Monday, November 12, 2012
As a full participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Olin offers scholarships to eligible veterans.
“It seemed like it was too good to be true when I first found out about it,” says former marine staff sergeant Terry D. Roberts when he recalls learning about the Yellow Ribbon Program for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, thanks to the tuition scholarship available through Yellow Ribbon, Roberts has an MBA degree from Washington University in St. Louis and is working as promotions manager at MidwayUSA. “It is our experience that applicants with military backgrounds make excellent MBA students,” said Evan Bouffides, assistant dean and director of MBA admissions at Olin Business School, which throughout its history has aggressively sought and recruited candidates with military backgrounds. “They possess certain qualities and skills …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Black conservatives, ‘born again’ Christians express biggest declines, survey shows.
Hailed by some as the “end of race as we know it” and the beginning of a “post-racial” America, the 2008 election of Barack Obama sparked a measurable bump in feelings of political empowerment among black Americans. But those sentiments have faded considerably over the last year or so, according to a new analysis of political survey data, with the sharpest declines in perceived political power coming from blacks who identify themselves as conservatives or “born again” Christians. “The election of a black American to the U.S. presidency did seem to empower African Americans, causing an increase in levels of perceived freedom,” writes James L. Gibson, PhD, the Sidney W. Souers Professor of Government and professor of African and African-…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
A unique educational partnership between WUSTL and the Missouri Botanical Garden is in its fifth year of introducing environmental science to high schoolers.
Cassandra Galluppi was a high school sophomore at Mary Institute & Country Day School in suburban St. Louis when she got wind of a new program at Washington University in St. Louis seeking students to do environmental biology fieldwork at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve. Like any sophomore, she wasn’t yet settled on a career but she was leaning toward the sciences. Her chemistry teacher forwarded an email and offered to write a letter of recommendation. “I read over the program description and thought, ‘I’m not doing anything else this summer — I might as well apply,’ ” Galluppi said. “That might have been the best decision of my life.” Galluppi, now a junior at WUSTL majoring in biology, has her sights set on a career …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A new study finds that fish oil pills make little difference in heart disease incidence over a placebo.
For the last several years research studies have looked at the health benefits of consuming more fish. As the studies progressed, researchers were able to identify components of fish that seemed to be associated with the heart disease prevention benefit and possibly the mental health benefit. A new study now questions whether fish-oil pills are a benefit to disease prevention. According to a large scale, randomized, clinical trial that compared fish-oil pills with a placebo for more than six years, the study found little difference in heart disease incidence between the groups. The study, of more than 12,000 individuals with diabetes or prediabetes, and an average age of 64, found that incidence of heart attack, stroke and heart failure …
Monday, October 29, 2012
According to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine.
Resveratrol, an ingredient in red wine thought to improve insulin sensitivity, reduce risk of heart disease and increase longevity, does not appear to offer these benefits in healthy women, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates. The study, reported online Oct. 25 in Cell Metabolism, involved 29 post-menopausal women who did not have type 2 diabetes and who were reasonably healthy. For 12 weeks, half took an over-the-counter resveratrol supplement, and the rest got a placebo, or sugar pill. Studying healthy, middle-aged women, researchers found that supplementation with resveratrol, an ingredient in red wine, does not offer the medical benefits previously thought. “Resveratrol supplements have …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis has a high approval rating, according to a recent survey compiled by an outside company.
The chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis ranks among the most popular nationwide. That's according to a Huffington Post report that reviewed survey results compiled by Glassdoor, a company that combs through information about company reviews, salaries and more. Glassdoor asked university employees to answer a question about their leadership's performance. Mark S. Wrighton, who has been chancellor of WashU since 1995, holds a 96 percent approval rating, according to the report. He only trails four others who each hold 100 percent approval ratings: Wrighton's celebrated accomplishments include a major increase in undergraduate applications, new programs in biomedical engineering and American culture studies, and construction of …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A Washington University professor discusses the welfare state and how it isn't being talked about in the 2012 presidential election.
Jason Q. Purnell, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, says the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in this country stand to lose the most in this campaign, and all the rhetoric directed at the middle class fails to take into account the very real struggles of our country's poor and the working class. It's one of the issues being overlooked this election year. Do you think President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney are tackling the welfare state? Tell us in the comments.