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Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

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‘Frankenstein’ featured in fall Assembly Series lineup

The Assembly Series, the university’s signature lecture series, begins its fall program Sept. 7 with an event with playwright Nick Dear, kicking off a universitywide, yearlong initiative on the 200-year-old story of “Frankenstein.”

Convocation speakers call for building a respectful community

The roughly 1,780 members of the Class of 2021 gathered for the first time Aug. 24 for Convocation. The community reflected on recent events and committed to a diverse and tolerant university.

Test uses nanotechnology to quickly diagnose Zika virus

University researchers have developed a test that quickly detects the presence of Zika virus in blood. The new proof-of-concept technology has yet to be produced for use in medical situations, but test results can be determined in minutes.

Brown School awarded $1.8 million grant for tobacco control

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded $1.8 million to the Brown School to increase the sustainability of evidence-based tobacco control programs and policies. Sarah Moreland-Russell is the principal investigator.

WashU Expert: Ethics and physician-assisted death

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are becoming more prevalent. Medical ethics expert Rebecca Dresser said U.S. officials should thoroughly consider the moral and social consequences of any push to legalize physician-assisted death in dementia cases.

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Monday, Aug. 28

Fall semester classes begin

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29

Wellness road show

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The View From Here

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WashU in the News

HUD says Carson did nothing wrong by appearing with Trump

The Associated Press | The Washington Post

Poet makes sure women of Bauhaus movement get their due

PBS NewsHour

School health clinics are growing in number in St. Louis region

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Mourning Dick Gregory, comedy’s first black king

The St. Louis American

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Campus Voices

Leuthardt explains personalized brain mapping

Eric Leuthardt, MD, of the School of Medicine, explains in an HEC-TV Innovations episode a research effort to create 3-D personalized maps of the brain to help neurosurgeons operate more safely and successfully.

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Research Wire

Raj Jain, the Barbara J. and Jerome R. Cox, Jr. Professor of Computer Science at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, recently received nearly $300,000 from the National Science Foundation for continued research about cloud-based computing systems.

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