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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Clock stars: Astrocytes keep time for brain, behavior

Star-shaped cells called astrocytes, long considered boring “support cells,” are finally coming into their own. Arts & Sciences researchers found they even play an important role in the body’s master clock.

Inaugural Stone & DeGuire Contemporary Art Award issued

Two Sam Fox School alumni, filmmaker Ericka Beckmann and visual artist Ian Weaver, are recipients of the inaugural Stone & DeGuire Contemporary Art Award.

Book club for medical professionals explores field’s human side

Health-care professionals on the Medical Campus pause from their hectic schedules to bond as bibliophiles during a monthly reading group, sponsored by the university’s Center for History of Medicine and held at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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3-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28

Art+Feminism edit-a-thon St. Louis

4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28

Assembly Series: David Easterling

6 p.m. Wednesday, March 29

‘What is fake news and how to stop it’

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WashU in the News

Cancer partly caused by bad luck, study finds


What does it take to climb up the ladder?

The New York Times

KMOX Profiles: Henry Schvey

KMOX | CBS St. Louis

Young St. Louis lawyer, an alum, honored by law publication

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Obituary: Peter Sortino, assistant vice chancellor, 62

Peter Sortino photoPeter G. Sortino, assistant vice chancellor at Washington University and a longtime St. Louis civic leader, died Friday, March 24, at his home in Sunset Hills, Mo., of pancreatic cancer. He was 62. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. today.

Campus Voices

‘How Chuck Berry’s hometown St. Louis inspired — and embittered — him’

American culture critic Gerald Early, of Arts & Sciences, writes a reflection for Billboard about Chuck Berry, who died March 18, and the rock ‘n’ roll musician’s complicated relationship with his hometown.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Which building was the first on what’s now known as the Danforth Campus?
A) Brookings Hall B) Busch Hall
C) Cupples I Hall D) January Hall

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