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Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

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$46 million supports research aimed at new therapies, better care

The School of Medicine has received a $46 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research aimed at translating discoveries into diagnostics and therapeutics, and to more rapidly apply research findings to improve health.

John Danforth to discuss divided nation Sept. 6

Former U.S. Sen. John C. “Jack” Danforth will discuss “Preserving a United Nation: Moving Forward Together Despite Our Differences,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Knight Hall’s Emerson Auditorium.

Smith new ombuds for Danforth faculty

Peggie R. Smith, the Charles F. Nagel Professor of Employment and Labor Law, has been named the new ombuds for the Danforth Campus faculty, announced Provost Holden Thorp.

Engineering adding 11 faculty

Eleven faculty members from a variety of disciplines are joining the School of Engineering & Applied Science in the next year, bringing the total number to 94.

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4:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31

Mathematics’ Roever mini-symposium

5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31

Hillel ice cream social

9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1

DUC ‘N’ Donuts

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WashU in the News

St. Louis researchers will use $1.1 million grant to develop a healthy school model

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

If you don’t do this while driving, your commute could be toxic

Reader’s Digest

Art Museum panel to discuss influence of hip-hop on fashion

The St. Louis American

Community research training helps subjects become investigators

AHC Media

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Campus Voices

The best shot at overcoming vaccination standoffs?

Mary Politi, of the School of Medicine, writes for The Conversation about ways for medical professionals to better understand and respond to parents’ reluctance to vaccinate their children.

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Brian Carpenter, professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, will present a lecture titled “The Art of Aging: Discovering New Sources of Creativity,” as part of One Day University, planned for Oct. 28.

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Who Knew WashU?

Question: On what song is Washington University’s alma mater based?
Answer: C) In 1907, Arthur Lieber, the university Glee Club’s director, encouraged members to write an alma mater based on the traditional German song “How Can I Leave Thee.” Milton Rosenheim and George Logan answered the call. That tune is also the basis for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point’s alma mater.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Joseph Schwenk, an adjunct professor in the Joint Engineering Program, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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