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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Top Stories

$3.6 million to fund personalized 3-D brain maps

A $3.6 million grant will fund a collaboration between School of Medicine researchers and the maker of a neurosurgery navigational system. They will create a software program to build personalized 3-D maps of the location of brain function.

Students launch a new type of chemistry tournament

The students behind the Washington University Chemistry Tournament have added new elements to the high school science competition. Their event, now in its second year, focuses on collaboration, real-world applications and complex problem-solving.

A look at archaeological hoaxes

Archaeologists Gayle Fritz and David Freidel, of Arts & Sciences, are used to having to dispel myths about their field, from pyramid-building aliens to Atlantis. In the Ampersand, they discuss their “Archaeological Fantasies and Hoaxes” course — and the importance of skepticism.

WashU Expert: Panera sale and the private equity industry

As a European-based conglomerate prepares to buy U.S. restaurant chain Panera Bread, Radhakrishnan Gopalan, of Olin Business School, said the move points to the growth of the private equity industry as a viable alternative to the public market.

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9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 6

‘Poverty and profit in the American city’

5 p.m. Thursday, April 6

SIR Cultural Expo

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8

Mosaic Whispers presents ‘Splash of Color’

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Campus Announcements

Town hall meetings planned on parking, pricing

The university is hosting several town hall meetings in the coming week so people can learn more about the new parking strategy, including permit pricing and lottery details. The first is at 1 p.m. today in Hillman Hall, Room 70.

WashU in the News

Scott Gottlieb: Conflicts surround Trump’s FDA pick


Psychological reasons why some people are always late

Business Insider

Groundbreaking autism research has promise

KMOX | CBS St. Louis

WU grad receives Whiting Award for poetry

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘Seismic sleuthing: investigating enemy attacks, terrorism and nuclear tests’

Seismologists in Arts & Sciences studied 2006 seismic records from Baghdad and were able to distinguish among rockets, explosive devices, helicopters and more. They discuss their work, and how the technology is useful for much more than measuring earthquakes, in this HEC-TV episode.

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Clarissa Rile Hayward photoClarissa Rile Hayward, associate professor of political science in Arts & Sciences, has been selected for the 2017-18 Fellows-in-Residence program at the Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.

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Who Knew WashU?

Tyson Living Learning Center buildingQuestion: What is the university’s Tyson Living Learning Center?
Answer: B) Located about 20 miles from the Danforth Campus, the Living Learning Center is part of the university’s Tyson Research Center. It was among the first in the world to achieve Living Building Challenge certification. Learn more about the center’s green features.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Linda Mendel, of Planned Giving, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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