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Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Sadat, Van Essen to receive faculty achievement awards

Leila Sadat, a renowned human rights expert, and David C. Van Essen, an authority on brain structure and development, will receive the university’s 2017 faculty achievement awards, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton announced. Eric Leuthardt, MD, will be honored for innovation.

Six to receive honorary degrees at Commencement

Washington University will award six honorary degrees during its 156th Commencement May 19. During the ceremony in Brookings Quadrangle, the university will bestow academic degrees on approximately 3,000 members of the Class of 2017.

Sustainability initiative turns 10, keeps growing

This Earth Day, university leaders announced a new name and an increased emphasis on the university’s united sustainability effort: the International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, or InCEES.

Patient meets doctor who discovered, named his condition

Thirteen-year-old Matthew Carothers met Ann Johanson, MD, at the School of Medicine this month. In 1971, Johanson discovered the rare condition that the boy was diagnosed with in 2009.

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7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27

Wind Ensemble concert

8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 27-29

Med school musical: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

6-9 p.m. Friday, April 28

Sling Health annual demo day

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Campus Announcements

East end road, parking lot closures next week

In preparation for the May 5 groundbreaking ceremony for the east end transformation project on the Danforth Campus, there will be temporary road closures starting Monday, May 1, and parking lot closures on Friday, May 5.

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

WashU in the News

Trump’s speaking style still flummoxes linguists

The Associated Press

The Lofts listed among architect picks for best homes of the year

CBS Moneywatch

Alum turned doggy day care into $300 million business


Two new drugs being studied at WashU could help Alzheimer’s patients


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Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship studentsThe latest cohort of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship has been named. The program aims to increase diversity in higher education by supporting undergraduate research and by encouraging talented but underrepresented students to pursue doctorates.

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Who Knew WashU?

Korea Project historic photoThis week’s question is in honor of Olin Business School’s 100th anniversary: During what years did the Korea Project run?
Answer: C) 1958-64. Washington University had a six-year collaboration with Korea University and Yonsei University, helping to repair and modernize business education programs in South Korea. Learn more about the project on the Olin 100 site.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Carol Brown, of Facilities Planning and Management, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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