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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Top Stories

Silk Road evolved as ‘grass-routes’ movement

Nearly 5,000 years ago, the foundations for the vast east-west trade routes of the Great Silk Road were being carved by nomads moving herds to lush mountain pastures, suggests new Arts & Sciences research published in Nature.

Cancer prevention experts call for education, expanded programs

Cancer prevention experts, led by the School of Medicine’s Graham A. Colditz, MD, PhD, are calling for education efforts and expanded programs to help people improve their health and halt cancer development.

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Campus Announcements

Audiology program re-accreditation meeting set

The Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences at the School of Medicine will hold a public meeting March 30 as part of its re-accreditation site visit by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  

WashU in the News

How to train your brain to be like a memory champion’s

New Scientist

Trump admin quietly made asylum more difficult in the US


Is it time for an update to evolutionary theory?

The Guardian

ACLU emerges as main Trump antagonist

The Washington Post

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Campus Voices

Decker’s book ‘Hymns for the Fallen’ examines music in war films

Todd Decker, chair of music in Arts & Sciences, has published a new book, “Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound After Vietnam” (University of California Press). Decker discusses his work in a Q&A with University Libraries. He also will give a faculty book talk at 4:30 p.m. today in Olin Library.

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Mark Wrighton photoChancellor Mark S. Wrighton was selected by Ingram’s Magazine as one of its 2017 Icons of Education. He was featured in Ingram’s February edition and, along with other honorees, was recognized during an awards ceremony March 8 in Kansas City.

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Who Knew WashU?

Michael Adams, left, and Gyo Obata chat in Steinberg HallQuestion: An iconic photographer’s documentation of Japanese internment during World War II at a northern California camp was displayed a few years ago in the Kemper Art Museum alongside Japanese painter Chiura Obata’s work on the same subject. Who was the photographer?
Answer: A) Ansel Adams. Alumni Michael Adams, son of Ansel Adams, and Gyo Obata, son of Chiura Obata, came to campus while their fathers’ works were on exhibition in 2009, giving a public lecture on their fathers’ legacies.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Patrick Dillon, MD, of the School of Medicine, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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