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Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

Top Stories

Meet the gatekeepers

East end flaggers Danyeal Crittenden (left) and Marjorie Lindsay (right) work every day to keep traffic, both people and vehicles, moving safely near the construction site — and to make people smile. Get to know them in this video.

University responds to proposed federal tax legislation

As the nation’s leaders debate the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, universities across the country are responding to provisions that would affect institutions of higher education. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton is among the leaders expressing concerns.

Bruchas named Mallinckrodt Professor of Anesthesiology

Neuroscientist Michael R. Bruchas has been installed as the Henry Elliot Mallinckrodt Professor of Anesthesiology at the School of Medicine. His research is helping clarify the neural foundation of behaviors such as anxiety and depression.

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6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16

Town hall on Rohingya crisis in Myanmar

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16

‘Gothic’ film screening

8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16

Jazz at Holmes: Arc of Light Ensemble

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Campus Announcements

New orthopedic clinic opens

Washington University Orthopedics has opened a new clinic at Progress West Hospital in O’Fallon, Mo. Physicians at the new location will offer diagnosis and treatment for general orthopedics, with a focus on pediatric patients.

WashU in the News

Report: Alzheimer’s treatment could be on horizon – but changes needed in health system

USA Today

How Asian nomadic herders built new Bronze Age cultures

Science News

‘Secret room’ of Michelangelo’s sketches opening in Florence

Conde Nast Traveler

New blood pressure guidelines raise questions about treatment

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘Idea of 100 percent renewable energy isn’t feasible’

Engineer Richard Axelbaum writes a column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch arguing that the St. Louis Board of Aldermen’s resolution calling for the city to use only renewable energy by 2035 won’t work because wind and solar power are unreliable.

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Six Washington University faculty members have been honored with 2017 Emerson Electric Co. “Excellence in Teaching” awards. Each year, honorees are chosen by their schools and by the university’s Teaching Center for their innovation and leadership in teaching.

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Who Knew WashU?

woman jumping ropeQuestion: In 2013, WashU student (now engineering graduate) Molly Harrison performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Which activity did she showcase during the parade?
Answer: D) Harrison got interested in competitive rope skipping in the fourth grade and joined a team. In 2013, she was invited, for the second time, to perform a routine in the parade along with dozens of other jumpers from around the country.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Karla Hunt, who works in the School of Medicine and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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