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Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

Top Stories

Chancellor shares perspective on NAACP travel advisory

There has been much discussion in recent days about a travel advisory issued by the NAACP. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton offers his perspective as the university prepares to welcome students for the start of the 2017-18 academic year.

Aggressive UTI bacteria hijack copper, feed off it

A new study from the School of Medicine demonstrates how E. coli collect trace amounts of copper in the urine and harness it as a nutrient. The finding may inform new drug development for hard-to-treat urinary tract infections.

Tate to receive Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award

William F. Tate, dean of the Graduate School, is receiving the 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Tate is also vice provost for graduate education and the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences.

First of 10 expected BJC Investigators named

Helen McNeill has been named a BJC Investigator at the School of Medicine. She is the first researcher named as part of the new BJC Investigators Program, which aims to recruit scientists who bring innovative approaches to major biological quandaries.

Law’s passage highlights need for improved comment period

The 21st Century Cures Act and key changes made during its drafting show the need for a more informed comment period for future health-care legislation, said health law expert Rachel Sachs.

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Campus Announcements

Commuter fair, bike tuneups Thursday

A commuter resource fair, complete with bike tuneups, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 10, on the north side of the Danforth University Center.

The View From Here

Special St. Louis Millennial Edition View Gallery →

WashU in the News

Climate change is disrupting the birds and the bees


The Midnight Scan Club

Science Friday

A movement of moms finds motivation in fighting gun violence

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In 100 years, will today’s digital files be accessible?

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

Power and violence in ‘Game of Thrones’ and in history

Historian Alexandre Dubé, of Arts & Sciences, examines in a “Hold That Thought” podcast how our understanding of power and violence has changed over time, and what shows like “Game of Thrones” tell us about the present.

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Marco Colonna, MD, of the School of Medicine, has been invited to join Cure Alzheimer’s Fund’s research consortium. Colonna will work with other Alzheimer’s investigators to identify the most promising avenues of research.

Timothy Moore, of the Department of Classics in Arts & Sciences, recently delivered a paper titled “Meter, Music and Memory in Roman Theater” at a workshop sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: 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?
A) Botanical Club B) Thurtene junior honorary
C) WashU Pikers D) Woman’s Club

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