McDonnell Commits $20 Million for Scholarship Challenge

To inspire others to support scholarships during Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University, John McDonnell has committed $20 million toward a scholarship challenge. Mr. McDonnell’s  generous gift will match all new or increased gifts for scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students received by June 30, 2018. Since its launch, Leading Together has raised more than $450 million for scholarship support. (Read more)

Fulfilling the Promise of
Personalized Medicine

The exciting new era of personalized medicine is unfolding at a rapid pace, and Washington University School of Medicine continues to be at the forefront. (Read more)

Edison Family Fund Will Support Global Health Research

This gift from the Edison family through the Harry Edison Foundation will create the Edison Family Fund to support the Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology and the work of its director, Jeffrey Gordon, MD, the Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor. (Read more)

Ophthalmology Department Named for Distinguished Physician, Beloved Father

As a physician,  John Hardesty, MD, helped pioneer treatments for glaucoma, provided free care to those in need, and advocated for laws to benefit the blind. To honor her father’s memory and his legacy of service to his profession and society, Jane Hardesty Poole has committed $10 million to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. (Read more)

Loewentheils Endow Professorship in Personalized Medicine

Sandy Loewentheil, AB ’76, was inspired by Washington University’s leadership in this exciting new field. The Sanford C. and Karen P. Loewentheil Distinguished Professorship will provide permanent support for a leading physician-scientist focused on personalized medicine. (Read more)

Kirsch Professorships Advance Scholarship at School of Law

“By establishing the Kirsch Professorships in her parents’ names, Mary Elizabeth Brenneisen left a wonderful and lasting tribute to their memory, as well as her own,” says Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton.
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Hard hat resting on shovel in front of Brookings Hall at the East End Groundbreaking ceremony on May 5, 2017Monumental Project Will Transform the East End of the Danforth Campus

The project covers 18 acres and is the largest capital investment ever on the Danforth Campus. It includes three new academic buildings; two multi-use facilities; an underground parking garage; and a spacious park. (Read more)

Andrew and Ann TischTisch Park Will Create Welcoming Campus Entrance

“Andrew and I believe the east end transformation is among the most exciting projects at the university,” Mrs. Tisch says. “The idea is to make all visitors feel welcome and inspired.” (Read more)

Gift for Schnuck  Pavillion Reflects Trustee’s Dedication

Craig Schnuck is among a handful of university leaders who have played a key role in planning the East End Transformation. The 18,000-square-foot Schnuck Pavilion will house dining facilities, the Environmental Studies program, the university’s Office of Sustainability, and a multipurpose classroom. (Read more)

Kuehner Honors Family With Named Courtyard in Weil Hall

The 2,500-square-foot courtyard, located between the second and third floors of the new building, will visually connect the
school’s graduate studios across disciplines. It will provide space for events and program needs as well as social interaction among students and faculty members. (Read more)

Maker Space in Jubel Hall Will Foster Innovation and Collaboration

The Spartan Maker Space will transform
the way students and faculty members
interact with their subject matter. The space will include 3D printers and scanners, plasma cutters, computer-controlled milling machines, and lathes for cutting metal.
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Parents Establish University’s First Endowed Coaching Position

Mr. Estakhri, president and CEO of Avalanche Technology in Fremont, California, and Mrs. Estakhri, a general surgeon, are grateful that their son, Paymon, had the opportunity to play soccer and enrich his experience at Washington University. (Read more)

Guller Support Helps Young People Achieve Their Dreams

Sidney Guller, BSBA ’47, recently committed $500,000 for the Bobbi Guller Memorial Scholarship he established in 2011 in memory of his wife, Bobette, who died in 2010. He also pledged $300,000, through the Guller Foundation, for the Guller Joint Program Scholarship. (Read more)