Ralph and Trish Nagel have made a $5 million commitment to establish and endow a deanship at the Sam Fox School. The gift demonstrates their confidence in the School's mission and provides signifi­cant resources for the dean to advance important strategic goals and address urgent needs.

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton recently presented the concept drawings of buildings and landscape for the transformation of the east end of the Danforth Campus—including for Anabeth and John Weil Hall and the expansion of the Kemper Art Museum.

Cakes typically evoke birthday parties and celebrations. But a recent project by MFA alumna Ebony G. Patterson transformed the idea of the cake into something entirely more serious.

Upcoming Public Lecture Series talks feature architect Philippe Rahm (November 9) and artist John Douglas Powers (November 14).

In Adaptation, the 2016 James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture call for research proposals, early-career architects are challenged to explore how flexibility and adaptive response might be better incorporated into the design process. The submission deadline is November 1.