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Van Engen wins NEH Public Scholar grant

Abram Van Engen, associate professor of English in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has won a prestigious Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Washington People: Laura Cobb

Laura Cobb was struck by a drunken driver during her senior year at Washington University in 2008. She was seriously injured and today has aphasia, which severely limits her ability to speak. But she battled back, returned to school and graduated in May. She now works as a research technician on campus.

Solar eclipse watch party planned on campus

University College is hosting a solar eclipse watch party and ice cream social next week. Gather with others in the university community starting at noon Monday, Aug. 21, on Mudd Field. Those who RSVP will receive viewing glasses.

Bar talk

Co-hosted by Elizabeth Haswell, associate professor of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, Taproot is a new podcast that takes listeners behind the the curtain to reveal what it was really like to do the work so opaquely described in journal articles.
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Chen presents lecture at the University of Hong Kong

Letty Chen, associate professor of modern Chinese language and literature in Arts & Sciences, delivered a lecture titled “Technology of Memory: How We Remember and How We Forget” in late June at the University of Hong Kong.
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Tate to receive Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award

William F. Tate, dean of the Graduate School at Washington University in St. Louis, has received the 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Tate is also vice provost for graduate education and the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences. 
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Graduate student wins fellowship, poem gets notice

“Too Far North,” a poem written by Aaron Coleman, a PhD candidate in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, was published recently in The New York Times Magazine. Coleman also recently received a Philip K. Jansen Memorial Fellowship from the American Literary Translators Association.

Neurogenetics for all

Sophisticated techniques for testing hypotheses about the brain by activating and silencing genes are currently available for only a handful of model organisms. Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis are working on a simplified toolkit that will allow scientists who study animal behavior to manipulate the genomes of many other animals with the hope of accelerating progress in our understanding of the brain.
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