The Record

News for the Washington University Campuses & Community
Straight from The Source

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Top Stories

Imaging a killer

An international team of researchers, including engineer Rohit V. Pappu, has obtained the first ever atom-level structural insights into Httex1, part of the gene thought to cause the neurological disorder Huntington’s disease.

WashU partners in project to connect Forest Park, Arch

The university is participating in a major public-private partnership that aims to connect Forest Park to the Gateway Arch grounds. The Chouteau Greenway will connect neighborhoods, parks, large employers, transit and dozens of cultural and educational institutions.

University makes admissions process more affordable

As part of its ongoing commitment to increasing access, the university adopted two new policies, effective immediately, to remove financial obstacles for students who apply for admission.

Read more stories on The Source →


Noon Thursday, Oct. 12

The You Behind WashU: Ronne Turner

View all events →

WashU in the News

Sex, disease and extinction: what ancient DNA tells us about humans and Neanderthals

The Verge

Want to understand what’s behind protests in St. Louis? Here’s a reading list

St. Louis Public Radio

The healing power of green tea


St. Louis gay history unfolds on an interactive map

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

See more WashU in the News →

Campus Voices

‘Five quick tips for finding a nonacademic job’

Jessica Hutchins, who works in career development with PhD and postdoctoral students at the School of Medicine, offers ideas in an Inside Higher Ed article for helping graduate students find jobs outside academia.

Read more Campus Voices →

Research Wire

The School of Medicine has a $2 million share of a major grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to support the use of health data to move basic science discoveries into clinical care. The university’s role is led by Philip Payne, director of the Institute for Informatics.

Read more from the Research Wire →

Who Knew WashU?

children trick-or-treat on the South 40Question: In what year did the annual campus event Safe Trick-or-Treat begin at WashU?
Answer: C) Safe Trick-or-Treat began in 1999. Every year around Halloween, WashU students decorate their residence halls, then lead groups of kids in games, crafts and trick-or-treating, an event organized by the Campus Y. This year’s event will be Saturday, Oct. 28.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Jessica Gray, who works in the Department of Surgery and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

Learn more about the event and how to bring your family →

You have received this e-mail because you expressed interest in receiving updates from, the Record and its related products by e-mail. Thanks for your subscription. If you do not want to receive the Record via e-mail, you may unsubscribe. Got this as a forward? Sign up to receive our future e-mails.