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Scanning the Brain to Understand Movement Disorders

Using PET technology, Dr. Joel Perlmutter is examining the brain's interior to discover better treatments for diseases such as Parkinson's essential tremor, and dystonia.

Sam Fox Arts Center

Celebrated architect Fumihiko Maki is designing the new Sam Fox Arts Center, which will bring together the School of Architecture, School of Art, Department of Art History and Archaeology in Arts & Sciences, the Gallery of Art, and the Art & Architecture Library.

Closing the Achievement Gap

Teach for America is making an impact on American public education—addressing educational inequity in the most under-resourced schools. Washington University alumni are part of the program.

Protecting the Intellectual Property

Since September 11, 2001, law school Professor Charles McManis has committed his academic career to bridging the gap between the industrialized and developing worlds in the complex, burgeoning area of intellectual property law—for the benefit of all.

Engineering Cues for Nerve Regeneration

In her biomedical engineering laboratory, Assistant Professor Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert has created a viscous gel that delivers protein cues for regenerating nerves damaged by disease or trauma.

Treasuring the Past

Washington Spirit A series spotlighting key faculty and staff who help make this great University run.





Saying "Yes" to People in Need

From a tiny office 25 years ago, alumna Bernie Wong has developed the Chinese American Service League of Chicago into the largest bilingual social service agency in the Midwest.

Race Against the Machine

Alumnus Sherman James' "John Henryism Hypothesis" states that the psychological stress resulting from persistent social and economic oppression contributes to health problems in African Americans.

Getting More from His Business

Alumnus Alan Bender has turned a little start-up into a giant in the telecommunications industry, T-Mobile.

My Washington Shi Hui Huang, H.S. '59, has been a good friend of the University for more than 40 years, including serving as the first chair of the International Advisory Council for Asia.

Alumni Activities Tom Brokow was the keynote speaker at the 2002 Founders Day celebration; alumni across the nation once again participated in the "Month of Caring."

Alumni Profiles Short stories on alumni.