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Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

Top Stories

New gene-altering treatment offered for certain blood cancers

Siteman Cancer Center is one of the first in the nation to offer a new immunotherapy targeting certain blood cancers. The CAR-T cell therapy harnesses a patient’s immune system to fight cancer.

Anderson Cooper to deliver Founders Day keynote

CNN journalist Anderson Cooper will be the keynote speaker at the university’s 2017 Founders Day, to be held Oct. 28 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel. The day also is a time to recognize distinguished alumni, faculty and supporters.

Assembly Series to look at plant breeding, sustainable food

Sociologist Jack Kloppenburg will discuss plant breeding, biotechnology and access to food during the Thomas Hall Lecture in the History of Science, as part of the Assembly Series, on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

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3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20

Assembly Series: Sara Ahmed

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20

‘Frankenstein’ double feature

11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21

Art on Campus walking tour

11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22

Sam Fox School fashion show

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Campus Announcements

Olin Fellowship Conference to examine health disparities

The 43rd annual Olin Fellowship Conference, “At the Intersection of Research and Reform: Reducing Health Disparities Among Women,” will begin at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in Hillman Hall. RSVPs are requested.

WashU in the News

Babe Ruth a bad boy in TV bio as baseball makes pitch for younger viewers

Los Angeles Times

How to stop America’s ‘silent killer’

NBC Today

Alum, rising star on Wall Street offers tips for success

Business Insider

Mustakeem receives prize in African diaspora history

The St. Louis American

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Six of the university’s recent alumni and one current student were selected by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to conduct research or teach English abroad this academic year.

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