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Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

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Lawyer Feldblum to speak Friday

Lawyer and civil rights champion Chai Feldblum will be on campus Friday, March 3. Her address at 1 p.m. in Anheuser-Busch Hall is part of the Assembly Series and the keynote for the Midwest LGBTQ+ Law Conference.

Brody named Stupp Professor of Neurology

David Brody, MD, PhD, a leader in research on traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases and the relationship between the two, has been named the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine.

WashU Expert: Bathroom is source of trauma for transgender people

A vast amount of evidence shows that bathrooms are often the site of abuse and trauma against transgender people, not the other way around, said the Brown School’s Vanessa Fabbre.

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Campus Announcements

Emergency communication system to be tested March 7

The university will test its emergency communication system, WashUAlerts, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 7. The test will take place unless there is the potential for severe weather that day or an emergency is occurring at that time.

WashU in the News

Why so many medical treatments don’t bring the benefits you think

Men’s Health

Natural compound in broccoli may slow aging process


Twitter use improves food poisoning reports

Food Safety magazine

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Campus Voices

‘How today’s white middle class was made possible by welfare’

Margaret Garb, of Arts & Sciences, writes an article on the “In These Times” website about the history of welfare programs in America and the difference they made for the white middle class.

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Four members of the university community have been selected to participate in FOCUS St. Louis leadership programs. Brown School students Hannah Dubreville and Cory Schmitt will participate in the Emerging Leaders program, while Jennifer Thomas, sustainability coordinator, and Emily Underwood, a 2002 alumna, were chosen for the Coro Women In Leadership program.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: During February 2016, by how much did Washington University student residential colleges reduce their electricity consumption during the Green Cup competition?
A) 75,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) B) 120,000 kWh
C) 145,000 kWh D) 165,000 kWh

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