Washington University http://news.stlpublicradio.org en City Landmark Status Sought For "Tillie's Corner" http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-landmark-status-sought-tillies-corner <p><strong>Updated June 25th with vote results</strong></p><p>The Preservation Board voted unanimously Monday to approve the city landmark designation. It still requires action by the Board of Aldermen.</p><p><strong>Our original story</strong></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:17:15 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 37412 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City Landmark Status Sought For "Tillie's Corner" Scientists Confirm 'Chemobrain' Is Real, Patients Find Validation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/scientists-confirm-chemobrain-real-patients-find-validation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most people have heard about the undesirable side effects that chemotherapy has on the body of people suffering from cancer. There's balding, fatigue and loss of appetite, to name a few.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Until recently, however, chemotherapy’s effects on the brain weren’t widely recognized. The cognitive side effects – a &nbsp;fuzzy memory and poor attention span – were usually dismissed by physicians, scientists and even some cancer patients.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 03:43:32 +0000 Nora Ibrahim 36575 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Scientists Confirm 'Chemobrain' Is Real, Patients Find Validation Study: Poor Gut Health Persists In Malnourished Children, Even After Treatment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/study-poor-gut-health-persists-malnourished-children-even-after-treatment <p>New research out of Washington University could help explain why malnourished children suffer long-term health effects, even after medical treatment.</p><p>As young children develop, the community of bacteria and other microbes in their intestines develops with them. In healthy children, the community reaches maturity about the time a child turns two years old.</p><p>Washington University microbiologist Jeff Gordon calls those tens of trillions of intestinal microbes “an organ within an organ,” because of the key role they play in helping people digest food and absorb its nutrients.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:02:40 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 36714 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Study: Poor Gut Health Persists In Malnourished Children, Even After Treatment Are You Studying Effectively? What Wash U's 'Science Of Memory' Tells Us About The Best Way To Learn http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/are-you-studying-effectively-what-wash-us-science-memory-tells-us-about-best-way-learn <p>In an era where high-stakes tests have increased concern over test anxiety and introduced debate over the merits of teaching to the test, it may seem odd to promote a teaching method called “test-enhanced learning.”</p><p>But according to research conducted by psychologists at Washington University in St. Louis, the best way to improve learning may be taking <em>more</em> tests, not fewer. The researchers studying memory have found that incorporating quizzes and self-tests into the learning process increase the amount of material students are able to remember long-term.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:50:17 +0000 Camille Phillips 36696 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Are You Studying Effectively? What Wash U's 'Science Of Memory' Tells Us About The Best Way To Learn ROTC Course Credit Returns To Washington University http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rotc-course-credit-returns-washington-university <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mention “ROTC” and “Washington University” to people of a certain age, and images immediately arise of Quonset huts blazing away in the dead of night, at the height of protests over the war in Vietnam.</span></p><p>In the wake of the 1970 fires, the ability of Washington University students to earn academic credit for ROTC courses also went up in smoke.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Dale Singer 35927 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ROTC Course Credit Returns To Washington University Washington U Students Object To Energy Firm Executive's Seat as Trustee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/washington-u-students-object-energy-firm-executives-seat-trustee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seven students at Washington University in St. Louis were arrested Friday after attempting to enter an administration building on the </span>Danforth<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;campus where a board of trustees meeting was being held. The students were among a group of 100 protestors rallying against the school’s connection to Peabody Energy.</span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:57:40 +0000 Nora Ibrahim 35818 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Washington U Students Object To Energy Firm Executive's Seat as Trustee Washington University Student Protest Continues http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/washington-university-student-protest-continues <p></p><p>Monday marks the seventh day that a group of students at Washington University has conducted a sit-in on campus to protest the school’s relationship with Peabody Energy.</p><p>The coal company’s president and CEO, Greg Boyce, sits on the university’s board of trustees. Peabody and other companies help fund research at the college’s Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization.</p><p>Student Jamal Sadrud-Din says Peabody’s activities harm both the environment and vulnerable communities.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:19:55 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 35260 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Washington University Student Protest Continues Students Want Washington University To Cut Peabody Ties http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/students-want-washington-university-cut-peabody-ties <p>Nicholas Curry's sleeping arrangement has changed a bit over the last couple of days.</p><p>Curry, a junior at Washington University, has been camping out in a tent near Brookings Hall. It's part of a "sit-in" to get Washington University to cut ties with Peabody Energy, a large coal company that's headquartered in St. Louis.&nbsp;</p><p>"I slept out here with my dog Max," Curry said. "So, we spent the night here last night, and we'll be here tonight."</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:41:04 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum & Nora Ibrahim 35167 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Students Want Washington University To Cut Peabody Ties Online College Course Consortium Collapses http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/online-college-course-consortium-collapses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After failing to make the grade with professors at Washington University, <a href="http://semesteronline.org/">Semester Online</a> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is going offline for good.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:30:12 +0000 Dale Singer 35028 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Online College Course Consortium Collapses After Nearly 25 Years, Washington U. Will Bring Back Sociology http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-nearly-25-years-washington-u-will-bring-back-sociology <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Depending on who is telling the story, Washington University dropped its sociology department in 1991 because it was filled with radical thinkers or because it was not strong enough academically.</span></p><p>Or maybe it was a little of both.</p><p>Either way, the university <a href="https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/26681.aspx">announced this week</a>&nbsp;that it will be bringing the department back, with some classes in the field possibly offered as early as this fall.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:42:17 +0000 Dale Singer 34724 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After Nearly 25 Years, Washington U. Will Bring Back Sociology