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Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

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Tomb of early classic Maya ruler found in Guatemala

The tomb of a Maya ruler excavated this summer at Waka in northern Guatemala is the oldest royal tomb discovered at the site, the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Guatemala announced. David Freidel of Arts & Sciences is the research co-director.

Schreiber awarded Balzan Prize for pioneering cancer research

Robert D. Schreiber, the Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky Distinguished Professor at the School of Medicine, was named a co-recipient of the Balzan Prize for his groundbreaking work in immunology and melanoma research.

Kemper flies American flag by artist Robert Longo

The Kemper Art Museum is flying “Untitled (Dividing Time),” a flag created by artist Robert Longo, through Oct. 11. The flag is part of “Pledges of Allegiance,” a national public art series organized by Creative Time in New York.

Five university research teams win LEAP awards

The latest cycle of the LEAP Inventor Challenge has wrapped up, and five university research teams expect to be awarded more than $250,000 collectively. Register to join the fall cycle by Tuesday, Sept. 19.

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WashU in the News

Should Facebook ads be regulated like TV commercials?

The Atlantic

Zika virus may someday be used to treat incurable brain cancer

Reader’s Digest

Critical lifting

Landscape Architecture Magazine

Play captures experience of African-American families battling Alzheimer’s

St. Louis Public Radio

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Charles Knight, major benefactor, former trustee, 81

Charles Knight photoEmerson Chairman Emeritus Charles F. Knight, a major benefactor of Washington University and longtime member of its Board of Trustees, died Sept. 12 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Episcopal Church of St. Michael and St. George in Clayton.

Campus Voices

‘Barack Obama is changing what it means to be a former president’

Historian Peter Kastor, of Arts & Sciences, writes in a commentary in Fortune that Barack Obama is speaking out and may be transforming the post-presidency in ways no less profound than Donald Trump’s efforts to change the presidency.

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University Libraries is part of a collaborative project with colleagues at the University of Iowa and the University of Michigan to work toward “Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation.” The group received a leadership grant award of nearly $100,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the project.

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