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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:54am

After a big gift from one of its most famous graduates, Washington University’s engineering school will have a new name soon: the James McKelvey School of Engineering.

The donation will fund more engineering scholarships, faculty recruitment and give the school an unconstrained endowment to invest in future needs as research and technology evolves. The amount of the donation was undisclosed.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:54am

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. • Southern Illinois University's School of Medicine is launching a new program to train doctors on how to care for patients with cancer and blood disorders, which officials hope will improve patient access to doctors and experimental treatments.

The university's oncology-hematology fellowship program is set to begin July 1 in Springfield. Memorial Medical Center and its parent organization, Memorial Health System, are the program's main financial backers.

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 9:11am

Three songs that have shaped our minds. Three moments that have shaped our country. The three-pound organ that shapes"who you are."

Those are the topics on tap as <a href="http://nie.post-dispatch.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://www.onedayu.com/events/detail/901"">https://www.onedayu.com/events/detail/901" target="_blank">One Day University with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> comes to town on March 23.

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 9:11am

COLUMBIA, Mo. • The University of Missouri System is seeing an increase in freshman applications at three campuses for this fall compared with last year, according to system officials.

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 9:11am

School is the last place most students want to be on a Saturday morning, but that’s not the case for those involved in a joint program Parkway and Normandy school districts are offering this month.

Robots and video games are a big part of the draw, organizers say, to this program that melds science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM for short.

“We were surprised at all the interest from students,” said Jennifer Proffitt, STEM coordinator at Parkway. “We kept saying, this is a lot of Saturdays!”

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