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Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017

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‘Reflections’ event today to start academic year

To mark the beginning of the academic year, the university community will gather this afternoon for “Reflections: Unity, Social Justice & Peace,” to celebrate our shared values and to reflect upon world events.

Sharing concern in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton shares a message with the university community about Hurricane Harvey, including ways people can donate to the massive relief effort and campus resources for those affected by the storm’s aftermath.

Gordon recipient of Massry Prize

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of the School of Medicine, is a recipient of this year’s Massry Prize for his body of research demonstrating the importance of the gut microbiome in human health and disease.

‘The Date’ provides resources, provokes questions

All new undergraduate students last weekend attended “The Date” and a post-performance conversation about sexual assault. Part of new student orientation for 16 years, the play is written, produced and performed by students. 

Classes resume as east end project ramps up

Students and faculty have returned to a campus that’s drastically different from the one they left in May. There are several ways to stay up-to-date and informed about the east end construction project.

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Campus Announcements

Reminder: SafeTrek safety app available for free

Members of the university community are encouraged to download the personal safety app SafeTrek. The university is providing the service, essentially a mobile “blue light,” for free to students, faculty, staff and basic service contractor employees.

WashU in the News

Mixing politics and hurricanes? Trump might want to tread carefully

The Washington Post

A new way for doctors to share their medical mysteries


It only takes a few gene tweaks to make a human voice

New Scientist

With state law set to pre-empt St. Louis minimum wage, groups push for Missouri-wide hike

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

Rishe talks tennis and economics

Patrick Rishe, director of Olin’s Sports Business Program, discusses on the WalletHub site the U.S. Open underway this week in New York and the economic impact of such a lengthy sporting event.

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Ron Mallon, professor of philosophy and chair of the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology program in Arts & Sciences, has won the 2017 Joseph B. Gittler Award from the American Philosophical Association. Mallon won the award for his book “The Construction of Human Kinds.”

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