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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017

Top Stories

$4 million funds study of sickle cell disease in teens, adults

Allison A. King, MD, PhD, a highly regarded sickle cell disease researcher at the School of Medicine, has received a six-year, $4.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further her investigations into the disease.

Kemper surveys career of artist, author Rosalyn Drexler

The paintings of Rosalyn Drexler exude uncanny stillness, anticipation and, frequently, dread of violence. The Kemper Art Museum presents the first full-career retrospective for the artist, opening Friday, Feb. 10.

WashU Expert: The importance of the First Amendment

Constitutional law expert Greg Magarian discusses what he sees as three First Amendment issues that are important to emphasize right now: freedom of the press; proposed state laws directed at limiting street protests; and free speech on campuses.

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7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9

Great Artists: Jonathan Biss performs

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WashU in the News

Scientists say what Brits already know, tea can have ‘lifesaving’ potential

The Huffington Post (U.K.)

Tech firms’ challenge to Trump’s travel ban is more than symbolic


Missouri joins ‘right to work’ movement

The Christian Science Monitor

Wrighton joins college presidents asking Trump to rescind immigration order

St. Louis Business Journal

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Campus Voices

‘Why the fight over Gorsuch could end the Senate as we know it’

Congressional expert Steven Smith, of Arts & Sciences, writes a commentary in Fortune about how Senate Republicans’ and Democrats’ handling of President Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court could have long-term consequences for how it conducts business.

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Matthew Lew photoMatthew Lew, assistant professor in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, plans to develop a new technology combining chemical probes, optics and imaging software to see inside cells at the nanoscale level, thanks to a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, which provides $500,000 over five years.

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Who Knew WashU?

streetcar travels along the tracksQuestion: This month marks 54 years since which milestone in Washington University history?
Answer: B) In February 1963, the last streetcar to campus stopped running, marking the end of the university as a “streetcar campus.” Today, students use the MetroLink light-rail system to reach spots around town.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Kristin Pfeifauf, a law alumna and predoctoral trainee at the School of Medicine, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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