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Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

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Center offers support and scholarship but no easy answers

A not-guilty verdict for Jason Stockley; a controversial performer at WILD. The Center for Diversity and Inclusion launched, in part, for moments like these. But Emelyn dela Peña, the center’s dean, said capacity building and scholarship also are central.

Large declines seen in teen substance abuse, delinquency

Survey data indicate that in recent years, teens have become far less likely to abuse alcohol, nicotine and illicit drugs, according to School of Medicine researchers. Teens also are less likely to engage in such behaviors as fighting and stealing.

Cells’ memory could hold clues to cancer’s spread

Mechanical engineer Amit Pathak found that cells remember the properties they had in their first environment for days after they move, a process called mechanical memory. The insight could offer clues to how cancer spreads in the body.

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3-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26

Harvest Festival

5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26

Global Inequality conference keynote

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Campus Announcements

Input sought on Chouteau Greenway project

Great Rivers Greenway seeks input from the campus community about plans for the Chouteau Greenway, a project that will connect neighborhoods and institutions from Forest Park to the Arch. Take an online survey to provide feedback.

WashU in the News

Has Trump declared war on North Korea?


Neanderthals had strong support structures, cared for weak

International Business Times

Amid national opioid crisis, what’s being done to combat addiction?

St. Louis Public Radio

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Sowande’ Mustakeem, associate professor of history and of African and African-American studies in Arts & Sciences, has won the 2017 Wesley-Logan Prize in African diaspora history for her book “Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage.”

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Who Knew WashU?

time capsule in the cornerstone of Francis GymnasiumQuestion: A time capsule was removed from a cornerstone of Francis Gymnasium on Oct. 25, 2014. In what year was the time capsule installed?
Answer: B) In 1902, university leaders inserted a time capsule into a cornerstone of Francis Gymnasium to celebrate its grand opening, offer a snapshot of university life and share anticipation about the upcoming 1904 World’s Fair.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Aaron Reifschneider, a developer at the School of Medicine, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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