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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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University announces $20 million McDonnell Scholarship Challenge

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton announced a $20 million commitment from Life Trustee John F. McDonnell to support scholarships and fellowships as part of the Leading Together campaign. This is one of the largest single scholarship gifts in university history.

UTI treatment reduces E. coli, may offer alternative to antibiotics

A new study from the School of Medicine has found that a molecular decoy can target and reduce gut bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. With a smaller pool of such bacteria, the researchers say the risk of having a UTI goes down.

Birds that babysit

It’s easy to make up a story to explain an evolved trait; proving that’s what happened is much harder. Scientists, including Arts & Sciences’ Carlos Botero, tested ideas about cooperative breeding in birds and found a solution that resolves earlier disagreements.

Longnecker named Siteman VP of oncology services

Christina Longnecker has been named vice president of oncology services for Siteman Cancer Center. Longnecker is responsible for strategic planning, budgeting and clinical quality related to cancer-care delivery at Siteman.

New parking system takes effect Saturday

The university’s new parking and transportation management strategy is rolling out Saturday, July 1. Stay updated on the latest about permits, accessible parking, helping visitors navigate campus and more.

WashU Expert: Senate plan is biggest cut to health safety net

The U.S. Senate’s proposed overhaul to the health-care system, released last week, will cause more than 24 million Americans to lose coverage, estimates Timothy McBride, a health economist at the Brown School.

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Noon June 27 and June 28

Toastmasters campus groups meet

Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, June 28

University blood drive

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Campus Announcements

Grant applications sought from junior researchers

The School of Medicine is accepting applications for the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant to support junior investigators who have no national peer-reviewed research grant support.

Washington People

Jay Turner

Jay Turner

Chemical engineer Jay Turner, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has spent his career studying air quality, working to identify risks and find solutions to improve the air from St. Louis to Hong Kong. He also recently became engineering’s vice dean for education.

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WashU in the News

The eternal struggle of the empty nester

Business Mirror | New York Times News Service

How Schrödinger’s cat helps explain new findings about the quantum Zeno effect


Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement is $1.5 million

The Associated Press

Senate health-care bill weakens patient protections

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

Arvidson answers Mars questions

Planetary scientist Raymond Arvidson, of Arts & Sciences, answers a range of questions, explaining what we know about Mars, for the National Geographic education blog.

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Brauer HallTwo faculty members and an alumnus of the School of Engineering & Applied Science were recognized this month for their contributions to environmental engineering by the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors during the group’s annual conference.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: When the John M. Olin Library opened in 1962, students formed a line from Brookings Hall to the library and passed all the books from one building to the other. How many titles (in all formats) does Olin Library have today?
A) About 500,000 B) About 1 million
C) About 2 million D) About 4 million

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