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For the Sake of All begins implementing recommendations

It’s been three years since the launch of For the Sake of All, the groundbreaking multidisciplinary project on the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis. The initiative, led by Jason Purnell, assistant professor at the Brown School, continues to gather momentum as it moves into its third phase: implementation of recommended strategies.
Layla Ali, "Untitled (Acephalous series)," 2015. Gouache, acrylic, watercolor, and pencil on paper, 40 x 51 inches. © Laylah Ali, Images courtesy Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY.

Sam Fox School fall Public Lecture Series

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art will launch its fall Public Lecture Series Sept. 14 and 19 with architect Xiaodu Liu and artist Dario Robleto. Subsequent speakers will include legendary illustrator Seymour Chwast and celebrated alumni Laylah Ali and Tom Friedman.
Jon Hamilton (right), a science reporter for National Public Radio, interviews John C. Morris, MD, (left) director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University, and Randall J. Bateman, MD, the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor of Neurology, about their Alzheimer's research. (Photo: Judy Martin Finch/School of Medicine)

University to host Alan Alda ‘Communicating Science’ workshops

Washington University will host a four-day symposium Sept. 26-29 called “Communicating Science 2016.” The event, to be held at the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the Medical Campus, is geared toward helping scientists share news of their work effectively with people outside of their specific disciplines.

Fail Better: Kenneth Sng

Washington University in St. Louis senior Kenneth Sng is president of Student Union, a gifted student in mathematics and economics in Arts & Sciences and a residential advisor. But he also knows failure. He failed his driver’s test six times before passing on the seventh try. “My father always says, ‘Pick yourself up where you fall.’ That’s what I did.”
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