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Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

Top Stories

Why ‘Washington’?

On the heels of George Washington’s birthday, we explore in this video the history of how the university came to be named after the nation’s founding father.

New weight-loss therapy rids body of food before digestion

A new weight-loss therapy offers significantly overweight people a means to rid their bodies of some of what they eat before excess calories can be absorbed. School of Medicine researchers developed the technique, known as aspiration therapy.

WashU Expert: Performance, race and ‘La La Land’

Todd Decker, chair of music in Arts & Sciences, offers a critique of the film “La La Land,” a favorite to win at the Academy Awards on Sunday, and on why Ryan Gosling is no Fred Astaire.

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Campus Announcements

Licensed supplier fairs planned March 1 and 10

The university’s annual trademark licensed supplier fairs will take place soon. The first fair will be 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the Medical Campus; the next will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, March 10, in the Knight Center on the Danforth Campus.

Applications open for Global Impact Award

The Skandalaris Center is now accepting applications for the Global Impact Award. The award supports university students, postdoctoral researchers and young alumni who seek to create entrepreneurial ventures with a global impact. Apply by March 20.

WashU in the News

When evidence says no, but doctors say yes

The Atlantic

Brain scans show early signs of autism in high-risk children


A look back at Homer G. Phillips Hospital

St. Louis Public Radio

Newspaper honors Samuel Achilefu

The Authority (Nigeria)

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Campus Voices

‘Missouri, a refuge for tolerance’

Rebecca Copeland, chair of East Asian languages and cultures in Arts & Sciences, writes in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the federal executive order 75 years ago that sent tens of thousands of Japanese-Americans to internment camps and about the lessons that history holds for us today.

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