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Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

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Awakening a passion for justice

Poet, dancer, activist and educator Janice Mirikitani will present the keynote address Wednesday evening at the university’s Day of Discovery & Dialogue. Here, she offers insights into how we think about identity, class and what we can learn from each other.

University’s first black students share stories

Rudolph Clay, of University Libraries, has been interviewing and recording the stories of the university’s first African-American undergraduate students. The interviews soon will be publicly available on the libraries’ website.

Medical scientists receive endowed professorships

In keeping with the School of Medicine’s commitment to basic research, three outstanding scientists recently were awarded endowed professorships. They are Linda J. Pike, Phyllis I. Hanson and Tamara L. Doering.

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11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18

MLA Lecture: Heather Corcoran

1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18

Entrepreneurship 101 workshop

7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

Keyboard Fest

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Campus Announcements

Apply for SPORE research grants

Applications are now being accepted for the Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant, under principal investigator Daniel Link, MD. Those interested should apply by May 1 through the proposalCENTRAL website.

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Social Photo of the Week

‘Every sunset brings the promise of a dawn’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

WashU in the News

‘Dreamer’ arrest a wake-up call for immigrant rights groups


NASA’s Mars 2020 rover: stepping stone to what?

Scientific American

Inside WashU alum’s startup media company Blavity


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Campus Voices

AAAS leaders urge: Do not ‘retreat to the microscope’

Barbara A. Schaal, dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), discusses why scientists need to be politically engaged in a Q&A with Stat. She and AAAS CEO Rush Holt are participating in AAAS’ 2017 annual meeting through Monday, Feb. 20, in Boston.

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Research Wire

Hani Zaher, assistant professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, received a $400,000 award from the Siteman Cancer Center for a project titled “RNA as a Target of Alkylation Chemotherapy in Cancer.”

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