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Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

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Oxygen levels link to ancient explosion of life

A team of researchers, including from Arts & Sciences, found that oxygen levels appear to increase at about the same time as a three-fold increase in biodiversity during the Ordovician Period, according to a study in Nature Geoscience.

New pathways, better biofuels

Research from engineer Fuzhong Zhang stitches together the best bits of several different bacteria — including a virulent pathogen — to synthesize a new biofuel product.

Danforth, Nixon to discuss civil discourse Thursday

John C. “Jack” Danforth (left), former U.S. senator from Missouri, and Jay Nixon, former governor of Missouri, will participate in a fireside chat at noon Thursday, Nov. 30, in Anheuser-Busch Hall.

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WashU in the News

Gorsuch’s early reviews: What right hoped for, left feared

The Associated Press

Secret Conyers settlement raises new questions on Capitol Hill

NBC News

American Indians strive to restore nearly lost tribal food traditions

San Francisco Chronicle

A simple attention challenge too painful for many college students to complete

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Obituary: Eric P. Newman, WashU alumnus, benefactor, 106

in memoriam graphicSt. Louis businessman, scholar and philanthropist Eric P. Newman — an alumnus and major benefactor to Washington University — died Nov. 15 at his home in Clayton. He was 106 years old.

Campus Voices

McPherson discusses new book, ‘The History of the Future’

Edward McPherson, of Arts & Sciences, takes a look at American life in different cities in his book “The History of the Future.” McPherson discusses his work in a Q&A with University Libraries, ahead of a book talk at 4:30 p.m. today in Olin Library.

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Several members of Arts & Sciences participated in the annual American Literary Translators Association conference, held in October in Minneapolis. Ignacio Infante, associate professor, spoke on a panel at the event, as did a number of graduate students.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: The McDonnell International Scholars Academy has 33 partner universities around the world. Which country has at least two universities in the academy?
A) China B) Ghana C) Mexico D) The Netherlands 

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