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Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

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Law panel to address NAACP Missouri travel ban

The School of Law will host a panel discussion Friday, Sept. 1, to address the NAACP travel ban in Missouri. Participants include Gerald Early of Arts & Sciences; former Missouri governor Jay Nixon; and the law school’s Peggie Smith and Elizabeth Sepper.

Drug trial shows promise for deadly neurological disorder

Results of a small clinical trial show promise for treating a rare neurodegenerative condition that typically kills before age 20. Niemann-Pick type C causes cholesterol to build up in neurons, leading to a gradual loss of brain function.

Engineer’s model has AI implications

In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, engineer Elijah Thimsen has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for artificial intelligence applications.

For the Sake of All project receives $1.1 million grant

For the Sake of All, a Washington University-based initiative working to improve health equity for African-Americans in the St. Louis region, has received a $1.1 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to work in St. Louis and Normandy schools.

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3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29

Tuesday Tea at 3

3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29

Time management in academic medicine

Noon Thursday, Aug. 31

Career mind map workshop for staff

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WashU in the News

Meritocracy and the history of the science of biological differences

The Christian Science Monitor

Using Confederate monument controversies in St. Louis and elsewhere as a teaching tool

St. Louis Public Radio

Washington University law students clean up local properties


Living St. Louis: LaBarque Creek

Nine Network

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Campus Voices

Graduate student explores slavery in ‘The Half Beneath’

Brandon Robert Wilson, a Chancellor’s Fellow and PhD student in Arts & Sciences, recently published a book, “The Half Beneath” (TouchPointPress). The Riverfront Times reviewed the work, which explores the life of a slave, drawing from Wilson’s great-great-grandfather’s experience.

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Derek Hoeferlin, associate professor of architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, along with research assistants Jess Vanecek and Rob Birch, has won first prize in the inaugural Designing Resilience in Asia International Open Competition.

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Research Wire

Christopher A. Maher, an assistant professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, received an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award, which provides a $792,000 grant, to support his work into understanding how colon cancer spreads.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: On what song is Washington University’s alma mater based?
A) “Edelweiss” B) “Fight for Washington”
C) “How Can I Leave Thee” D) “Pomp and Circumstance”

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