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Growing a Vision: To Improve the World's Food Crops

Collaborating with students and peers in her field, plant scientist Barbara Schaal researches theoretical genetic questions that may have practical applications for the world's food crops.

ROTC: Receiving New Respect

In the aftermath of the attacks of last September 11, students are showing a newfound interest in, and appreciation for, the Army and Air Force ROTC programs.

High-Tech Advances Enhance Area Economy

The Center for Emerging Technologies help transform University-borne knowledge into commercial enterprises.

Hall of Famer

In more than 40 years as an accounting professor, Nicholas Dopuch has produced pioneering research in the areas of financial reporting, auditing, and regulation of accounting. His contributions were recognized in 2001 by his induction into the Accounting Hall of Fame.

Treasuring the Past

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

Touched by the Arts

Making education the Center of Contemporary Arts' primary mission, executive director Stephanie Riven, A.B. '69, M.S. '71, has extended the organization's reach—giving thousands of area children and adults an opportunity to dance, play music, and make art.

Cycling High in Craft-Brewing Country

Alumnus Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan are the husband-and-wife dynamic duo of New Belgium Brewing Company. Starting out in the couple's basement in 1991, New Belgium now employs 150 people and produces its flavorful beer in a beautiful Colorado plant.

Combined Studies: Creating a Lifetime of Options

At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, Washington University's talented, inquisitive students pursue their interests across academic boundaries—creating combinations and career opportunities both exciting and unexpected.

Lasting Lessons Three alumni describe their favorite teachers.

My Washington Alumna Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg instills enthusiasm, time, and treasure into St. Louis cultural institutions.

Alumni Activities Featuring Career Connections, a new online service for WU alumni; the "Passport to Knowledge" travel program in October 2002; and "Month of Caring" events also in October.

Alumni Profiles Short stories on alumni.