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Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

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A commitment to K-12 computer science

CSforAll, a national summit dedicated to expanding computer science courses for all students, took place at the university last month. The event brought in about 300 teachers and administrators from school districts across Missouri and Southern Illinois.

Can laughing gas help deter suicide?

Researchers at the School of Medicine are studying the use of nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, as a possible treatment for patients who are hospitalized due to suicidal thoughts.

Climate change: the monster of our own making

Earth science and the classic novel “Frankenstein” may not seem to have much in common. But Michael Wysession, of Arts & Sciences, explains climate science’s role in the novel’s creation — and offers a new look at the book’s themes.

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Veterans Day Celebration

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Social Photo of the Week

A touch of fall color

WashU in the News

NASA and Japan team up, detect rare cosmic rays


Trump’s Chinese gas deal raises ethics issues for Wilbur Ross

NBC News

Cyberbullying’s chilling trend: Teens anonymously target themselves online, study finds

USA Today

New technologies use breath, eye movement to find out if you are sick


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Campus Voices

Remembering Robert Guillaume

Robert Wykes, professor emeritus of music in Arts & Sciences, shares memories on WashU Perspectives about when actor Robert Guillaume studied voice and musical theory at the university. Guillaume died last month.

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The League of American Bicyclists has officially recognized WashU with a Silver Bicycle Friendly University award, joining 54 other colleges and universities from across the country. The designation recognizes both internal achievements and the university’s regional involvement regarding bicycling.

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Research Wire

Xuan “Silvia” Zhang and Christopher Gill, both at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, received a four-year, $936,504 grant from the National Science Foundation. They will use the award to better design and manage power distribution and energy storage in cyberphysical systems, the technology used in self-driving vehicles, drones and more.

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