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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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Siteman Cancer Center opens north St. Louis County location

Siteman Cancer Center began seeing patients July 1 at its newest satellite location, Christian Hospital in north St. Louis County. Siteman Cancer Center is based at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the School of Medicine; the new location is Siteman’s fifth in the region.

Global forest network cracks the case of tropical biodiversity

Why does biodiversity grade from exuberance at the equator through moderation at mid-latitudes toward monotony at higher ones? Data from an international network of long-term forest dynamics research sites is finally providing an answer.

Engineers examine chemo-mechanics of heart defect

Elastin and collagen serve as the body’s building blocks. Any genetic mutation short-circuiting their function can have a devastating impact. New research led by university engineers aims to better understand a disorder that affects how they function.

Fat makes cells fat

Just as people endlessly calculate how to upsize or downsize, bacteria continually adjust their volume to fit inside their membrane. But what limits their expansion? The answer will surprise you.

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Campus Announcements

New IT services organization for researchers launches

A new IT services organization focused on providing IT infrastructure and services to the university’s research community has launched. Research Infrastructure Services will complement and support services from the Institute for Informatics and build the university’s common research IT service capabilities.  

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Cautious Supreme Court sets a modern record for consensus

The New York Times

The Supreme Court sided with Trinity Lutheran Church; Here’s why that matters

The Washington Post

Jordanian medical student creates life-saving charity for children with heart disease

The Jordan Times

The One Tree Project gives a new life to WashU’s dying oaks

St. Louis Magazine

Washington University receives $20 million for scholarships

Philanthropy News Digest

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Campus Voices

Dowd discusses new addition to Modern Graphic History Library

Douglas Dowd, director of the university’s Modern Graphic History Library, discusses in a Q&A with Print magazine a new acquisition for the library, the archive of R.O. Blechman’s Ink Tank, an innovative New York animation studio.

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Carl Hooks and Kenneth Sng photoTwo graduates of the Class of 2017 — Carl Stanley Hooks (left) and Kenneth Sng — have been named Yenching Scholars at the Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing. The two will complete a fully funded one-year residency at the Yenching Academy, where they will pursue master’s degrees in China studies.

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