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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Top Stories

New use for a pesky weed

Dandelions are much-maligned weeds, with a paratrooper-like seed dispersal system that makes them difficult to eradicate. But new research from engineer Guy Genin finds the dandelion has a great benefit: Its tiny seeds can be used as pipettes in the lab.

East end project to feature Tisch Park

A prominent feature of the transformed east end of the Danforth Campus will bear the names of university alumna and trustee Ann Rubenstein Tisch and her husband, Andrew. The couple is providing a lead gift in support of the project.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ characters serenade pediatric patients

Students at the School of Medicine sang songs from the musical “Beauty and the Beast” for patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital last week. The students performed in the school’s annual musical April 27-29.

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Noon-9:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 2

Sumers study break events

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, May 4

Farmers’ market on Medical Campus

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Campus Announcements

Take part in Teaching Center institute May 24-25

The Teaching Center is again offering the program “Inclusion and Diversity to Engage All: Faculty Institute on Teaching,” or IDEA FIT. IDEA FIT will take place May 24-25 and bring faculty together in interactive workshops to work on inclusive teaching practices. Apply by May 11.

WashU in the News

You could have a workplace rival and not even know it


Business founder, WashU alum shares tips for dominating niche market

The Huffington Post

New arthritis drug could become a vaccine

KMOX | CBS St. Louis

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Campus Voices

‘Managing multiple myeloma in older patients’

Tanya Wildes, MD, assistant professor of medical oncology at the School of Medicine, in a Q&A on the Cancer Therapy Advisor site discusses how to treat multiple myeloma in an aging population.

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The American Economic Association elected Robert A. Pollak, the Hernreich Distinguished Professor of Economics at Olin Business School and in Arts & Sciences, a 2017 Distinguished Fellow.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Which important university landmark took place 65 years ago?
A) All Washington University undergraduate programs opened to African-American students
B) The Department of Biology first awarded the Marion Smith Spector Prize
C) Gerty Cori, a School of Medicine faculty member, became the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine
D) Thomas H. Eliot became the chancellor

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