Tag: Washington University

RELEASE: Foreign policy expert, scholar Anne-Marie Slaughter to deliver Commencement address

Anne-Marie Slaughter, a renowned foreign policy expert, scholar and former top State Department official, will give the 2018 Commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis, according to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. Slaughter also is known for writing a widely read article that sparked a national debate around women’s work-life balance. Wrighton made the announcement to the Class of 2018 during the annual senior class toast April 5 in the Danforth University Center. The university’s 157th […]

RELEASE: Antibiotic use increases risk of severe viral disease in mice

People infected with West Nile virus can show a wide range of disease. Some develop life-threatening brain infections. Others show no signs of infection at all. One reason for the different outcomes may lie in the community of microbes that populate their intestinal tracts. A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that mice are more susceptible to severe West Nile disease if they have recently taken antibiotics that change the […]

Centene Corporation named one of Missouri’s top 50 Corporations

The Missouri Department of Economic Development released its list of the top 50 private-sector employers in Missouri Thursday, which includes several companies based in Clayton. For the second straight year, Centene Corporation, headquartered at 7700 Forsyth Blvd in downtown Clayton, made the list, moving up from 46th to No. 38 this year. Centene broke ground earlier this year on its $770 million expansion in downtown. The campus expansion in the St. Louis suburb will make […]

Washington University purchases building in Delmar Loop

Washington University’s investment venture’s in the Delmar Loop took a step forward Monday after it acquired another building there. The university acquired the property at 6640-54 Delmar and the parking lot adjacent to the building for about $1.5 million. The building will house the Craft Alliance Education Center. The properties had a combined appraised value of about $600,000. Washington University, in a statement, said the university views the property as a long-term hold asset. Washington University […]

Annual conference discusses ways Missouri can move forward with energy consumption

At an annual conference, leaders within the energy efficiency field discuss how the energy business is driving today’s economy. Midwest Energy Policy Conference, held at Washington University from Oct. 3-4, is an event featured speakers from all over the state that invites them to discuss how Missouri uses energy and how the state could improve its energy usage. The conference is sponsored by the Missouri Energy Initiative, which is a group that consists of industry, […]

Clayton road improvements on the schedule for St. Louis County Council meeting

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday is scheduled to hear legislation that seeks to upgrade a popular road in Clayton. Councilman Pat Dolan, who represents the 5th district, which includes Clayton, will request a bill that would seek a contract with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. for $255,000 to improve Hanley Road from Dale to Manchester. The improvements would include professional engineering and land surveying services for the design and various improvements to […]