Spring 2007
High Hopes
Washington University has a growing relationship with the Target Hope program out of Chicago; together the organizations are ensuring that academically talented students succeed in school and in life.

Being Extroverted: Key to Happiness
In the last two decades, Professor Randy J. Larsen has sought to understand the underlying causes of “subjective well-being”; his work is an important part of the “positive psychology” movement.

Where Art Meets Architecture
With the opening of the new Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and Earl E. and Myrtle E. Walker Hall, the University now has a five-building complex that draws together its distinguished art, architecture, and museum programs into one creative, collaborative unit.

Explaining the Disease of Addiction
Alumnus Mark Gold has dedicated his distinguished medical career to the study of the brain and addiction, from tobacco and opiates to food, revealing many new understandings and treatments for addicts.

Captivating Kids
As senior vice president of research and planning at Nickelodeon Networks, alumna Marsha Williams knows her youthful audience and supports content based on extensive studies.

Creative Chemist
In 2005, BusinessWeek named alumnus Michael Lefenfeld one of its best entrepreneurs under 25. A lifetime passion for scientific exploration has led to his founding an already successful company, SiGNa Chemistry.