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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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STEM students who learn by example may struggle, study finds

Many college students struggle with rigorous introductory science courses because their approach to learning fails to provide a working knowledge of abstract concepts that underlie classroom examples, new university research suggests.

Speakers lined up for schools’ Commencement ceremonies

More than a dozen distinguished speakers will take part in Commencement-related events for Class of 2017 graduates and their families and guests this week.

WashU Expert: Preventing ransomware attacks tough

The latest computer ransomware hit on a global scale late last week. Cybersecurity expert Patrick Crowley said programmers were aware of the potential trouble months ago, but remedying the problem is difficult.

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Noon Tuesday, May 16

Lecture on mutations in cancer

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, May 18

School of Medicine Farmers’ Market

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WashU in the News

White House budget director hints about how Trump could bring drug prices down

The Washington Post

In the future, treating brain disease may require just a sniff

St. Louis Public Radio

Five ways to protect your eyes from aging

KSAT (San Antonio) | Ivanhoe Newswire

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Campus Voices

Student shares about ‘Spectacle and Leisure in Paris’

Tola Porter, a PhD candidate in art history and archaeology in Arts & Sciences, writes on the Art Saint Louis blog about the “Spectacle and Leisure in Paris” exhibition, which tells the story of entertainment in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit remains on view at the Kemper Art Museum through Sunday, May 21.

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John DiPersio photoJohn DiPersio, MD, PhD, of the School of Medicine, has been named a 2017 Legacy Leadership Award honoree by the Gateway Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Which former dean had a day of celebration, complete with volleyball and a picnic, named in his honor?
A) Mahendra Gupta B) Edward Macias
C) Larry Shapiro D) Burton Wheeler

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