Academic year kicks off with annual Reflections event

Academic year kicks off with annual Reflections event

Nadine Strossen, author of the Common Reading Program selection “Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship,” will deliver the keynote address at “Reflections: Unity, Social Justice, and Peace,” an annual event celebrating the start of the academic year at Washington University. The event begins at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in Graham Chapel. 
$15 million supports quest for personalized leukemia therapies

$15 million supports quest for personalized leukemia therapies

Investigators at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been awarded a $15 million grant to better understand the genetic changes that drive acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a deadly blood cancer, and predict patients’ responses to therapy. The findings also may enable investigators to develop more effective therapies tailored to patients, based on the genetic characteristics of their cancer cells.
Thorp named editor-in-chief of Science

Thorp named editor-in-chief of Science

Holden Thorp, the Rita Levi-Montalcini Distinguished University Professor at Washington University, has been named editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals. He will assume his new role Oct. 28 and will remain on the Washington University faculty. He will be on leave while serving as editor-in-chief.
Welcoming the Class of 2023

Welcoming the Class of 2023

The 1,736 members of the Washington University in St. Louis Class of 2023 arrived Aug. 17. They hail from 19 countries and 47 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Eight percent are from St. Louis, 15 percent are Pell grant-eligible and 9 percent are first in their families to attend college. Twenty percent of the class is Asian, 11 percent is black and 10 percent is Hispanic.
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