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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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Wrighton responds to Trump’s withdrawal from climate pact

On behalf of Washington University, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton issued a statement regarding President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Death by volcano?

Aerosol cooling is being considered to temper global warming. But new research by Arts & Sciences’ David Fike and others offers a cautionary tale, finding that aerosol cooling by volcano may have caused a climate catastrophe that led to a mass extinction.

Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains

Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a device fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some control over their hands, according to a new study from the School of Medicine.

Henderson named women’s basketball coach

Randi Henderson has been named head coach of the women’s basketball team, announced Chris Peacock, interim athletics director. Henderson spent the past two seasons as the assistant women’s basketball coach at NCAA Division I Charlotte. 

Examining links between minimum wage, employment

Olin Business School researchers used a big-data approach to determine the effects of minimum-wage changes on business. The results? There are winners and losers.

Public health advocate tackles opioid crisis

Leana Wen, MD, took the skills she learned while earning her degree at the School of Medicine to her role as Baltimore health commissioner. Through community training, she has helped people save drug users’ lives.

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3 p.m. Tuesday, June 6

Iced Tuesday Tea at 3

7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7

Siteman mammography van at West Campus

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Confirm your parking permit by June 9.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Why everyone should know how much you earn

The Boston Globe

Will Rosenstein recuse in Trump-Russia probe?


Games by Washington University researchers fight hearing loss

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘Another endorsement earnings bogey for Tiger Woods with DUI arrest’

Patrick Rishe, director of Olin’s Sports Business Program, writes in Forbes about the economic hit Tiger Woods could take after his DUI arrest.

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David Piston photoDavid Piston, the Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Professor and head of the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at the School of Medicine, has been awarded the 2017 Distinguished Scientist Award for Biological Sciences by the Microscopy Society of America.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Which sport has accounted for more of Washington University’s 22 NCAA national championships than any other?
A) Men’s basketball B) Men’s tennis
C) Volleyball D) Women’s basketball

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