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Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

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Assembly Series to delve into ‘war of words’ on college campuses

David French, a National Review contributor and constitutional expert, will give an Assembly Series address, “War of Words: Free Speech versus Tyranny on Campus.” He will speak Wednesday evening, Oct. 11.

Gordon receives 2017 Horwitz Prize

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD (center), of the School of Medicine, has received the 2017 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University. The award is one of the top prizes honoring contributions to the biological sciences.

Students learn ‘Leadership Through Service’

One of the many programs and activities to get new students involved and engaged in the university and St. Louis community is Leadership Through Service. The Gephardt Institute program helps students get involved and get to know like-minded peers.

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Campus Announcements

Active Transportation Month activities planned

The university is celebrating Active Transportation Month throughout October. Get involved in everything from bike tuneups to a food roof tour.

WashU in the News

Overlooked ocean worlds fill the outer solar system

Scientific American

Cracking the body clock code wins trio a Nobel Prize

Science News

Law school applicants at WashU can now use GRE scores

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

‘Joseph Smith: American Prophet’ documentary to air

Daily Herald

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Campus Voices

Why Trump’s lukewarm response to Puerto Rico was predictable

Political scientist Andrew Reeves, of Arts & Sciences, writes an analysis in The Washington Post about President Donald Trump’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico — and how presidents’ actions often depend on an area’s political leanings and influence.

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Four Arts & Sciences faculty were honored during the school’s annual faculty welcome reception. Dean Barbara Schaal presented faculty awards to (from left) Jean Allman, Geoff Childs, Eric Brown and Amanda Carey.

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Who Knew WashU?

Harold Ramis speaks on campusQuestion: Which WashU alum co-wrote the spooky 1984 film “Ghostbusters”?
Answer: D) Harold Ramis, a 1966 alum of Arts & Sciences, co-wrote “Ghostbusters” with Dan Aykroyd. Ramis regularly returned to WashU to speak and to work with students. He died in 2014.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Cynthia McKenna, a student and School of Medicine employee, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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