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Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

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PAD presents ‘Urinetown,’ opening Friday

Environmental catastrophe upends the social order. Oppressed masses rebel against privileged politicians. Don’t laugh. This is “Urinetown.” The Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences presents the dystopian drama Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 27-29 in Edison Theatre.

Evaluating a next-gen learning management system

Representatives of the two learning management systems under consideration to replace the Blackboard platform at the university will offer demonstrations for Danforth and Medical campus faculty, staff and student leaders starting today.

Medical researchers receive Chan Zuckerberg Initiative funding

Two researchers at the School of Medicine received pilot grants from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to support projects that contribute to the Human Cell Atlas, an effort to create a detailed map of all human cells.

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Friday, Oct. 20-Sunday, Oct. 22

Parent and Family Weekend

Noon Saturday, Oct. 21

Undergraduate Research Symposium

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WashU in the News

Allergan ruling casts doubt on tribal patent strategy


Simple bacteria offer clues to origins of photosynthesis

Quanta magazine

Protesters claim more than $10 million impact; economist says overall that’s ‘minuscule’

St. Louis Public Radio

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Jeffrey F. Moley, professor of surgery, cancer researcher, 64

Jeffrey Moley photoJeffrey Fletcher Moley, MD, a highly regarded professor of surgery and chief of the Section of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery at the School of Medicine, died Oct. 15 at his home in Kirkwood. He was 64. A memorial service will be held this afternoon in Kirkwood.


The peer-reviewed journal Revista de Estudios Hispanicos has received the 2017 Respo Award from the blog. Faculty and staff in Romance languages and literatures in Arts & Sciences make up the journal’s editorial board.

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Research Wire

Dmitriy Yablonskiy, professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, nearly $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a research project titled “In vivo MRI biomarkers of microstructural correlates of brain pathology in preclinical and early Alzheimer disease.”

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Who Knew WashU?

Jubel Hall renderingQuestion: How many new academic buildings will be added to the Danforth Campus when the east end transformation is complete?
Answer: C) When the project is complete, the university will boast three new academic buildings — Jubel Hall (pictured), McKelvey Hall and Weil Hall — along with an expansion of the Kemper Art Museum, two new multiuse facilities and more.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Clarissa Smith, a consultant in the Career Center, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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