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Monday, March 20, 2017

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500 girls visit university to explore STEM careers

About 500 seventh-grade girls from across the state visited Washington University to learn about careers in STEM. Barbara Schaal, dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences, told students that STEM careers are as diverse as they are rewarding.

Student shares motivation to join medical profession

A perfect score on a fourth-grade quiz piqued Robert Wang’s interest in medicine. Then a family loss showed him the role a doctor can play even beyond patient care. His story is the first in a series of videos about our medical students.

Preventing lead spread

Lead pipes still supply millions of American households with water each day. A team of university engineers developed a new way to track where dangerous lead particles might be transported in the drinking-water supply during a common abatement procedure.

WashU Expert: faculty weigh in on Trump’s budget proposal

Faculty experts in science, health and the arts have weighed in on President Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal and what his suggested cuts would mean for everything from medical research to environmental regulation to humanities programs.

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Noon Monday, March 20

Child undernutrition seminar

3 p.m. Monday, March 20

Meditation Mondays at Sumers

4 p.m. Monday, March 20

‘Soccer without borders’

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The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Chief Justice Roberts considers case of Tom Sawyer at WashU event

The New York Times

The secret lives of ants

PBS (Nova)

NBA’s D-League partners with Gatorade

Marketplace (American Public Media)

R&D isn’t dead, it’s broken

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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David Perlmutter photoDavid H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, has been named chair-elect of the Medical Sciences Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His three-year term began in February.

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