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Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

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Losing a sister, saving a life

Since founding Student Organ Donation Advocates, senior Sara Miller (right) has trained 50 volunteers and hosted 30 events. This fall, she welcomed the teacher who received her big sister’s liver. Miller is among about 300 students taking part in the December recognition ceremony Saturday, Dec. 2.

Work continues on process to select next chancellor

The process to select the university’s next chancellor is in full swing, with Susan McCollum and Empress Sanders added to the search committee, and listening sessions underway on the Danforth Campus and scheduled for the Medical Campus.

iTeach to focus on inclusion in classroom

The university’s iTeach Faculty Symposium will take place Jan. 9. The session draws faculty from all seven schools to share effective and innovative teaching strategies. The session will look at diversity and inclusion in the classroom, among other topics.

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Campus Announcements

Reminder: Chancellor search faculty session today

The committee leading the search for the university’s next chancellor will hold its first listening session, for Danforth Campus faculty, from 4-6 p.m. today in the Lab Sciences Building, Room 300.

WashU in the News

Big tech and the city


Everything we know about concussions is wrong


Six percent of cancers caused by excess weight, diabetes

HealthDay | U.S. News & World Report

Arkansas sheriff gets voice back over a year later

The Associated Press

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John Rigden, adjunct professor of physics, 83

John Rigden photoJohn S. Rigden, a longtime adjunct professor of physics in Arts & Sciences, died Nov. 24 in St. Louis. Rigden was instrumental in the American Institute of Physics designating the university as a site of historical significance to physics. A visitation will be held this afternoon in Kirkwood.

Campus Voices

‘Stop talking about the need for computer science and start teaching it’

Aaron Bobick, dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, writes in an op-ed on the Fox News website that educators must get better at teaching computer science to all students, starting in elementary school, to help them succeed.

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Julie Margenthaler, MD, professor of surgery at the School of Medicine and a breast surgeon at Siteman Cancer Center, has been named secretary-treasurer of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. The society is the primary leadership organization for general surgeons who treat patients with breast disease.

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