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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Top Stories

Smart decarceration can help shrink American prison system

New guideposts developed by Carrie Pettus-Davis of the Brown School suggest that smart decarceration may be the answer to reforming America’s prison system, reducing the number of inmates and enabling a more effective approach to public safety.

Great Artists Series welcomes Nathan Gunn tomorrow

Internationally acclaimed baritone Nathan Gunn will perform works by Henry Purcell, Benjamin Britten, Dominick Argento, Roger Quilter and more Friday, May 5, as part of the university’s inaugural Great Artists Series.

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8 p.m. Thursday, May 4

Guitar gala

Noon-6 p.m. Saturday, May 6

PXSTL public celebration

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Campus Announcements

Danforth Campus Staff Day planned for May 22

Save the date for the annual Staff Day event, organized to celebrate the outstanding work and achievements of Danforth Campus staff members. Also, take part in games and other activities during this year’s event May 22.

WashU in the News

Trumps remained selling points for ‘special’ Philippines project

The Washington Post

Trump administration rolls back Obama-era school lunch rules

Philadelphia Inquirer | HealthDay

Analyzing St. Louis, and other cities, in ‘History of the Future’

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Travis C. Mazer, graduate student in molecular genetics and genomics, 25

Travis Mazer photoTravis Conrad Mazer, a doctoral candidate studying molecular genetics and genomics, died unexpectedly April 24 in St. Louis. Mazer was 25. A Kalamazoo, Mich., native, Mazer began working toward a PhD in August at the School of Medicine.

Campus Voices

‘Seven-year prison terms for protesters? Talk about overkill’

Dan Sicorsky, a sophomore, wrote a column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch criticizing proposed legislation in Missouri and elsewhere that would increase criminal penalties for protesters who block roadways.

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Research Wire

The Washington University Center for Women’s Infectious Diseases Research announced its 2016-17 Pilot Grant awardees: Justin Fay, an associate professor of genetics, and Kristine M. Wylie, an assistant professor of pediatrics, both at the School of Medicine.

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Who Knew WashU?

students in a classroom in 1954Question: Which important university landmark took place 65 years ago?
Answer: A) On May 9, 1952, all university undergraduate programs opened to African-Americans. The first African-American undergraduates entered the university that fall.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Nicholas Okafor, an engineering alum, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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