Monthly Archives: October 2014

The story of Archer Alexander and William Greenleaf Eliot

Yesterday, I had the privilege of participating in the installation of Laurie Maffly-Kipp as the Archer Alexander professor.  Laurie and I have worked together for many years, as we were both at UNC before coming to Wash U. I got to read the story of Archer Alexander, which is truly inspirational.  Here’s the story: Remarks […]

My Installation Speech as Rita Levi-Montalcini Professor

Yesterday, I had the honor of being installed as the Rita Levi-Montalcini Distinguished University Professor.  Dr. Levi-Montalcini was an inspirational figure to say the least.  Below is the text of my address. Thanks to everyone who has welcomed us to Washington University.  It is an honor to be your provost. Back to the Future:  Accomplishment and […]