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Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

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Med students plunge into issues of health disparities

Each new crop of medical students participates in the Washington University Medical Plunge. The program aims to expose them to health inequities and help them understand the social issues that affect many patients. Tag along in this video.

Wilson appointed university’s chief investment officer

Scott L. Wilson has been appointed chief investment officer at Washington University Investment Management Company (WUIMC), effective Dec. 1, according to David W. Kemper, chairman of the board of directors of WUIMC.

Ervin Scholars alumni celebrated at Assembly Series

As part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Ervin Scholars, four of its alumni, including Jason Green, will gather Friday, Sept. 15, for an Assembly Series panel discussion. They’ll share how their college experiences helped shape who they became.

Faculty join Brown School

Two new faculty members have joined the Brown School: Fred Ssewamala, professor, and Leopoldo J. Cabassa, associate professor. They share academic roots at the Brown School, where they earned their master’s and doctoral degrees.

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10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8

Seminar on Julia programming language

7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8

Kemper exhibits opening reception

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9

ZouM New Music Ensemble

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Campus Announcements

Campus blood drive next week

The next universitywide blood drive will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12, at seven locations across the campuses. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate.

WashU in the News

Blue states sue Trump over DACA


Washington U. teams up with Botanical Garden, Zoo on conservation effort

St. Louis Business Journal

Fertitta’s Houston Rockets bid sets record in exploding market for NBA teams

Houston Chronicle

Political experts: Safe districts can shield Missouri politicians who make toxic statements

Missourinet | Ozarks First

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Nancy Galofré, formerly of chancellor’s office, 74

Nancy Galofre photoNancy Kay Galofré, who retired from the university in 2015, died Aug. 25 in St. Louis, after a battle with cancer. She was 74. Galofré worked at the university for 26 years, most recently as special events coordinator for the chancellor’s office. A celebration of her life is planned from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Whittemore House.

Campus Voices

‘Find your tribe’

Mark Smith, director of the university’s Career Center, offers advice to students about preparing for job interviews and networking in his video blog “Between You and Me.”

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Research Wire

Elijah Thimsen, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, received a three-year, $248,984 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the vaporization of nanoparticles in low-temperature plasmas.

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