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Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Top Stories

New collaboration with Pfizer aimed at speeding drug discovery

Washington University is collaborating with biopharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. on research aimed at speeding the development of new drugs. The university is the first Midwest academic institution to join the Centers for Therapeutic Innovation’s network.

WashU Expert: why to be wary of changing Johnson Amendment

President Donald Trump vowed to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment, under which tax-exempt entities cannot participate in political campaigns. That might be a concern for religious organizations, argued constitutional law expert Greg Magarian.

The music of Ralph Towner

Jazz at Holmes will present a pair of events, a symposium and a solo recital, with guitar legend Ralph Towner Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18.

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Campus Announcements

Link connecting garages to medical buildings opens March 1

The link connecting four Medical Campus garages to other campus buildings will open March 1. The link will be accessible from the St. Louis Children’s Hospital staff, Duncan Central, Duncan-Taylor and Metro garages.

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WashU in the News

Killer figure: why having an apple shape can be deadly

NBC News | Associated Press

Depression on the rise for teenage girls

On Point (WBUR Public Radio)

Nine signs you spend way too much time on Facebook

Reader’s Digest

Companies could soon track people everywhere they go online

Independent (U.K.)

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Campus Voices

‘Eight ways prevention works’

Cancer prevention expert Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, of the School of Medicine, discusses how healthy lifestyle changes can lower the risk of cancer and other diseases in an article on the Gateway Region YMCA blog.

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PLAN class photoThe next class of the university’s Professional Leadership Academy & Network (PLAN) has been selected. PLAN is a yearlong professional development program, overseen by the Office of the Provost, intended to cultivate future leaders at Washington University.

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Who Knew WashU?

a wedding in Graham ChapelQuestion: How many weddings, on average, take place in Graham Chapel every year?
Answer: C) About 55-65 weddings are held in the chapel annually. Christine Graham had the chapel built in loving memory of her husband, Benjamin Graham, in 1909. The chapel is now a popular wedding venue for couples who fell in love on campus and for locals.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Mary Roy, of the Department of Medicine, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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