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Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017

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A global community of scholars

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton has spoken out recently to underscore the global nature of our university community and our commitment to welcoming students, scholars, faculty and staff from all around the world. Chancellor Wrighton today shared a statement of principles building on those sentiments.

‘Mini-guts’ offer clues to pediatric GI illness

Using immature stem cells to create a miniature model of the gut in the laboratory, researchers at the School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh have determined how infection-causing enteroviruses enter the intestine.

Course explores Supreme Court at a crossroads

The U.S. Supreme Court is at a crossroads, with a new president, a vacancy and several justices nearing retirement age. Lee Epstein (left), professor of law, and Adam Liptak, who covers the court for The New York Times, shared insights during a special weekend course.

Student launches site on immigrant entrepreneurs

In response to President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries, sophomore Jordan Gonen launched the site, an ever-growing list of immigrant business founders.

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4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2

Faculty book talk: Shanti Parikh

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 and 4

Black Anthology: ‘Black and Blue’

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Campus Announcements

Skandalaris Center opens space on Medical Campus

The Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship opened a facility on the Medical Campus in the Taylor Avenue Building. Register to attend the next LEAP Inventor Challenge workshops in that space Tuesday, Feb. 7. 

WashU in the News

Where Neil Gorsuch would fit on the Supreme Court

The New York Times

The confusing, wild world of science under the Trump administration

The Christian Science Monitor

Cities could save millions by preventing evictions


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Stephen Linderman photoA paper on suturing whose first author is Stephen Linderman, an MD/PhD candidate at the university, won first prize at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exhibition.

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Who Knew WashU?

Ray Charles plays the pianoQuestion: Which famous musician performed at Washington University for a student dance in the late 1950s?
Answer: A) Ray Charles performed at a dance on campus in 1959, giving students an up-close look at the performer. Read in Washington magazine about other famous musical acts over the years.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Scott Crick, an engineering alum who works in the Office of Technology Management and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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