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Friday, April 28, 2017

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Stem cells edited to fight arthritis

Using new gene-editing technology, School of Medicine researchers and colleagues rewired mouse stem cells to fight inflammation caused by arthritis and other chronic conditions. The technique eventually could act as a vaccine for such conditions.

Three juniors win Goldwater scholarships

Three juniors in Arts & Sciences have been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. They are Emily Goering and Hannah Olsen, who are majoring in biochemistry, and Emma Streff, who is studying chemistry.

Honoring an American basswood on Arbor Day

As we celebrate Arbor Day today, the university’s grounds and landscape design manager, Kent Theiling, focuses on one special tree: the American basswood in Brookings Quadrangle. The tree is estimated to be 104 years old, almost as old as Brookings Hall.

WashU Expert: Trump’s Muslim ban based on animus

While courts around the United States have found President Trump’s travel ban on Muslim-majority nations unconstitutional, the courts may have overlooked an important point, said Elizabeth Sepper, an expert on law and religion.

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2 p.m. Friday, April 28

‘From metaphysics to mad science’

7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30

University Choirs concert

3 p.m. Monday, May 1

McLeod awards ceremony

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Campus Announcements

Special Olympics Tennis Clinic set for May 6

The men’s and women’s tennis teams are hosting the 13th annual Special Olympics Tennis Clinic from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 6, at the Tao Tennis Center. The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 3.

Danforth parking lottery open April 17-28. All permit holders must enter. Learn more.

Social Photo of the Week

Serenity outside Graham Chapel

WashU in the News

Majority of Americans feel ‘forgotten’ by government


NSF’s uphill road to making prestigious early-career award more diverse


White House: Ivanka Trump will have ‘no authority’ over World Bank fund to help women-owned businesses

The Washington Post

12 natural allergy remedies that provide relief

Reader’s Digest

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Campus Voices

‘Why bid efficiency must play greater role in future Olympic, World Cup bid cycles’

Patrick Rishe, director of Olin’s Sports Business Program, writes in Forbes that decision-makers must consider efficiency when weighing cities’ and countries’ competing bids to host Olympic Games and World Cup events.

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Methodius Tuuli photoMethodius Tuuli, MD, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the School of Medicine, and colleagues have been recognized with a 2017 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from the Clinical Research Forum.

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