Public health conference planned next week

Researchers will gather Wednesday, Sept. 27, on the Medical Campus to discuss evidence-based public health at the 10th annual conference of the university’s Institute for Public Health. The conference is free, but registration is requested.

Whittemore House now offers boxed dinners

The Whittemore House, which full-time university faculty and staff members can join, now offers boxed dinners. The takeaway option is available the third Wednesday of the month, so the next will be Sept. 20.

Register now for Mini-Medical School

The School of Medicine’s innovative program to introduce lay people to the world of medicine will get underway again later this month. Register now to take part in Mini-Medical School, a series of lectures and hands-on labs on everything from surgery to back pain to Alzheimer’s disease.

Join the Campus Diversity Collaborative

Membership is open for the Campus Diversity Collaborative, a staff and faculty group that encourages campus conversation around issues of diversity and inclusion. Complete the online form to receive news and updates from the group.

Campus blood drive next week

The next universitywide blood drive will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12, at seven locations throughout the campuses. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate.

Washington University commemorates 9/11

In commemoration of the 16th anniversary of 9/11,  Washington University in St. Louis will lower the American flag and ring the bells of Graham Chapel 16 times at 9:28 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, marking the moment the north tower of the World Trade Center collapsed.

Postdocs sought for translational science program

The TL1 Translational Sciences Postdoctoral Program is recruiting postdoctoral researchers to fill training grant slots under the Clinical Translational Science Awards. Funding is available to trainees.

Bike commuter buddy system launches

The Office of Sustainability is starting a bike commuter buddy system. The program aims to support and encourage more of the university community to commute by bike by connecting experienced with less experienced riders who live in the same area.  

Emergency communication system to be tested Sept. 12

Washington University in St. Louis will test its emergency communication system at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12. These tests ensure that the university can effectively communicate with the community in an emergency. The test will take place unless there is the potential for severe weather that day or some other emergency is occurring at that time.

Special sessions to address aftermath of Charlottesville

A series of Perspectives sessions are being held on the Danforth, Medical and West campuses in September for faculty and staff to discuss the events in Charlottesville, Va., and what they mean for the university community. The next one is noon Tuesday, Sept. 5, on the Medical Campus.
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