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Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

Top Stories

Engineers work to fight pollution at home, globally

A group of university aerosol scientists, engineers and administrators traveled to Asia this summer to address some of the important problems related to energy, environment and health that we face today. Here, four engineering faculty share their takeaways.

Scientists become subjects in brain-scanning project

A research group started in 2013 by two neuroscientists at the School of Medicine collected a massive amount of data on individual brains. The subjects? The scientists and eight others, all junior faculty or graduate students.

Ophthalmology department renamed in honor of Hardesty

Thanks to a major gift from an alumna, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the School of Medicine will be known as the John F. Hardesty, MD, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

Access to insurance important for preventing HIV’s spread

A research team including public health scholars Rupa Patel, MD, and Timothy McBride investigated the link between health insurance status and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis, a drug to prevent HIV transmission.

University College launches tuition program for cities, districts

University College, the professional and continuing education division of Arts & Sciences, is offering a 50 percent discount to full-time employees of St. Louis, Clayton and University City and their school districts. Charter school employees also are eligible.

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Campus Announcements

Kemper Art Museum closed until Aug. 21

The Kemper Art Museum is temporarily closed for installation and building maintenance. The museum will reopen Monday, Aug. 21.

Social Photo of the Week

A look back at the World’s Fair

WashU in the News

These animals thrive in the hottest places on Earth

National Geographic

Scientists aim for better, cheaper tests for Alzheimer’s


ESPN’s streaming service could be a game changer

Los Angeles Times

Compromise is needed to fix health-care exchanges

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘What’s behind the NAACP travel warning for Missouri?’

Gerald Early, of Arts & Sciences, writes a commentary featured on the CNN website about the NAACP’s advisory warning African-Americans about traveling in Missouri.

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“Too Far North,” a poem by Aaron Coleman, a PhD candidate in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, was published recently in The New York Times Magazine. Coleman also recently received a Philip K. Jansen Memorial Fellowship from the American Literary Translators Association.

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Research Wire

Arye Nehorai, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, received a four-year, $740,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research for research titled “Advanced Machine Learning Techniques for Adaptive Radars in Nonstationary Environments.”

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Who Knew WashU?

butterflies perch on a flowerQuestion: Spring and summer are a key time to enjoy the Elizabeth Gray Danforth Butterfly Garden. Which university group developed the garden in 1996 and maintains it today?
Answer: D) The Woman’s Club was involved with the project from the start, from designs to planting to maintaining the garden, named in honor of the late wife of Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Karen Schwelle, of the Office for International Students and Scholars, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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