Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Players recognized will come from all over the region.
Thirteen local football players plus other athletes and teams will be honored as scholar/athletes on Sunday, May 5, at a formal banquet at Orlando Gardens Center in South St. Louis County. Randy Karracker, who calls games for Charter Cable, will be master of ceremonies. Scholar/Athletes to be recognized are: Most Courageous/Inspirational College Scholar/Athlete Top Programs For ticket information, contact Bob Bunton at 636-891-8011. Email: email@example.com or this website.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A unique educational partnership between WUSTL and the Missouri Botanical Garden is in its fifth year of introducing environmental science to high schoolers, including those at Parkway South.
Cassandra Galluppi was a high school sophomore at Mary Institute & Country Day School in suburban St. Louis when she got wind of a new program at Washington University in St. Louis seeking students to do environmental biology fieldwork at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Like any sophomore, she wasn’t yet settled on a career but she was leaning toward the sciences. Her chemistry teacher forwarded an email and offered to write a letter of recommendation. “I read over the program description and thought, ‘I’m not doing anything else this summer — I might as well apply,’ ” Galluppi said. “That might have been the best decision of my life.” Galluppi, now a …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
On Aug. 28, victim reported being approached at 9:40 p.m. by man as she was getting into her car inside the campus' Snow Way garage. The man claimed to have knife, and ordered her into her car to drive to several bank ATMs to withdraw cash.
(Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) St. Louis County Police report Wednesday morning that the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued warrants Tuesday on William James Cobbins, for one count of First Degree Robbery and one count of Kidnapping in reference to the investigation of a reported robbery and abduction of a 23-year-old woman on Aug. 28 on the campus of Washington University. A $75,000 cash-only bond has been issued. Cobbins is 22 years old, and was last living at the 1600 block of Pine in St. Louis, according to authorities. The ongoing investigation by detectives from the St Louis County Police Department, Bureau of Crimes Against Persons, and the Washington University …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
WUSTL’s Peter Kastor says relationship between style and substance important, but precarious in the town hall format.
The first presidential debate was most striking for Gov. Mitt Romney’s aggressiveness and President Barack Obama’s rhetorical reserve, but the town hall format in the second debate provides an extra challenge for the candidates, says Peter Kastor, PhD, professor of history and American culture studies in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. The two debates also reveal one of the greatest challenges to candidates as they try to appear presidential: balancing emotional display with appropriate reserve. Kastor notes that there’s more to this than looking for smoke and mirrors. “The relationship between style and substance has often turned on a discussion of truthfulness (does a candidate use a particular style to cover the …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The trial will be held in 2013 at Washington University School of Medicine.
Leading scientists have selected the first drugs to be evaluated in a worldwide clinical study to determine whether they can prevent Alzheimer’s disease. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) The pioneering trial, expected to start by early 2013, initially will test three promising drugs, each designed to target Alzheimer’s in different ways. In people with inherited mutations that cause early-onset Alzheimer’s, the study will seek to identify whether the drugs can improve Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers and effectively prevent the loss of cognitive function. “This trial is the result of a groundbreaking collaboration between academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies and patient advocacy groups…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
A Washington University study in the St. Louis area shows a decline in abortions when contraception was readily available.
For Catholics, a fundamental part of the doctrine is this: Neither abortion nor birth control are acceptable. So much political debate centers on that fundamental part of Catholic or otherwise conservative philosophy: How much control should mankind assume over the bringing of life into the world? Now we have word, reported on University City Patch on Friday and other outlets this week as well, that a Washington University study—known as the Contraceptive Choice Project—links access to affordable or free birth control to a decline in abortion rates in the St. Louis area. The study notes that abortion rate in the St. Louis area declined by more than 20 percent in the St. Louis area between 2008 and 2010, while other parts of the state not …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Event is tonight at at 7 p.m. at Washington University's Edison Theater.
The three major Republican candidates for Missouri's U.S. Senate nomination will debate tonight at Washington University. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the debate will include U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, former Missouri Treasurer Sarah Steelman and businessman John Brunner. KMOV-TV is hosting the event. It will air on Channel 4 at 7 p.m. Akin, Steelman and Brunner are the frontrunners in an eight candidate race for the GOP nomination in the Aug. 7 primary. The winner will go up against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in the Nov. 6 general election. The debate will begin at 7 p.m. at Washington University's Edison Theater. Tickets are free, and can be obtained through any of the three candidates' campaign organizations…
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
"Patch" rounds up the facts on Apple's recently released iBooks® 2 for iPad® and how the new platform could affect students in St. Louis-area universities.
Apple’s iPads have been a hot topic of discussion among students, teachers, bloggers and tech columnists in the past couple of weeks thanks to the company’s January announcement that it had released a new, interactive digital textbook to the market. In a Jan. 19 press release, Apple said that iBooks 2 for iPad is “an entirely new kind of textbook that’s dynamic, engaging and truly interactive.” The new “iBooks” offer fullscreen text books, complete with “interactive animations, diagrams, photos, videos, unrivaled navigation and much more.” In addition to weighing less, the ability to be kept up-to-date and the fact that students could keep their textbooks essentially forever, teachers could feasibly create custom books and study-guides for…