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Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

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Tate on graduate education’s ‘promising practices’

William F. Tate, dean of the Graduate School, and Lori White, vice chancellor for student affairs, are launching a new symposium Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13-14. The conference aims to share best practices in graduate education.

Making the invisible visible

The Center for Cellular Imaging on the Medical Campus boasts a top-of-the-line cryo-electron microscope. It is capable of vastly magnifying the living world’s tiniest structures, such as bacteria and viruses, keeping the university at the forefront of biomedical research.

The myth of Frankenstein

Nearly 200 years after the publication of “Frankenstein,” we still employ Mary Shelley’s dream vision to interpret and explain our world today — but why? Henry Schvey writes an essay ahead of the “Frankenstein at 200” conference Friday, Oct. 13, in Umrath Hall.

WashU Expert: CHIP demise devastating to millions

Congress has allowed the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire, leading to the demise of one of the government’s most successful programs, said Tim McBride, an expert on health economics.

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4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10

Dara Entekhabi colloquium

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11

‘Is the Asian century over already?’

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11

Assembly Series: David French

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WashU in the News

Trump contraceptive move could lead to more abortions

NBC News

Elderly with dementia at risk for inappropriate medications


Washington University chancellor leaves impressive legacy

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

How prepared is our area for an earthquake?


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Campus Voices

‘Insects are revealing how AI can work in society’

What’s the secret to unlocking artificial intelligence (AI) and making it ubiquitous in our everyday lives? Insects may be the answer, suggests Silvia Zhang, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, in a column on the Venture Beat website.

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Research Wire

Mikhail Berezin, assistant professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a research project titled “An Imaging-Based Approach to Understand and Predict Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy.”

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: In what year did the annual campus event Safe Trick-or-Treat begin at WashU?
A) 1979 B) 1989 C) 1999 D) 2009

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