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Thursday, May 11, 2017

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Groundbreaking marks start of east end project

The university is embarking on a major transformation of the east end of the Danforth Campus. A ceremonial groundbreaking was held May 5 to recognize the generous donors who made the project possible and to mark the planned start of construction May 22.

Civil unrest in Ferguson from the eyes of older citizens

A new study by Nancy Morrow-Howell, a leading gerontologist at the Brown School, shows that issues related to safety were of highest concern to Ferguson’s older citizens following the unrest in August 2014.

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WashU in the News

Opinion: the princeling in the West Wing

The New York Times

Many religious freedom advocates disappointed with Trump’s executive order

The Washington Post

Irony: Levees could make river flooding worse

Scientific American

Researchers identify potential biomarker of glaucoma

India West | IANS

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Jean Holowach Thurston, professor emerita, 99

Jean Holowach Thurston, MD, photoJean Holowach Thurston, MD, a pioneering pediatric neurologist at the School of Medicine, died April 29. She was 99. Thurston’s influential research served as a guide for colleagues in treating childhood seizure disorders.

Campus Voices

‘Drug industry in peril’

Health Affairs published a review of Michael Kinch’s latest book, “A Prescription for Change,” which warns that the pharmaceutical industry’s ability to deliver new drugs may be nearing an end. Kinch is director of the university’s Center for Research Innovation in Biotechnology.

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John Webb photoJohn Webb, a senior majoring in biology, with a concentration in neuroscience, and in Japanese language and culture, all in Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the Ralph S. Quatrano Prize. Webb plans to pursue a PhD in neuroscience.

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Who Knew WashU?

a scene from student silent film Question: When was the first silent movie by Washington University undergraduate students produced?
Answer: C) The first such silent movie was made in 1916. Student drama club Thyrsus wrote, filmed and performed the film. “Maid of McMillan” runs about 15 minutes and is stored in University Archives.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Denisha Morgan, of the Division of Emergency Medicine, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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