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Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

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Duckworth to take part in Veterans Day Celebration

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Army veteran and double amputee, and Robert A. McDonald, former secretary of veterans affairs, will take part in the university’s Veterans Day Celebration at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in Edison Theatre.

$6 million supports leukemia research

John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD (right), of the School of Medicine, has received a $6 million outstanding investigator award from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research aimed at improving therapies for leukemia.

Auschwitz survivor to speak on campus

Michael Bornstein, one of the youngest survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp, will share his story for an Assembly Series presentation Monday, Nov. 13. He and his daughter, alumna Debbie Bornstein Holinstat, co-authored a memoir.

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6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7

Crash course in aging

Noon Wednesday, Nov. 8

‘Delusions Across Cultures’

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Campus Announcements

Flags lowered to half-staff in memory of Texas victims

The U.S. and university flags over Brookings Hall are lowered to half-staff until sunset Thursday, Nov. 9, as a mark of respect for those killed in the shooting Nov. 5 at a Texas church. 

WashU in the News

Unlocking the secrets of the microbiome

The New York Times

A malaria breathalyzer? It’s closer than you think


Leaked documents show Wilbur Ross concealed ties to Putin cronies

NBC News

The search is on for Washington University’s next top leader

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

Legomsky publishes novel exploring immortality

Stephen Legomsky, of the School of Law, has published his first novel, “The Picobe Dilemma,” a science-fiction work that explores a neurosurgeon’s attempts to access and store human memories and experiences to preserve the essence of one’s life, even after death, and the questions his effort raises.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Massive amounts of dirt were excavated from in front of Brookings Hall early in the east end construction project. To put the figure in perspective, roughly how many Starbucks Venti coffee cups could that dirt fill?
A) 750,000 B) 124 million
C) 200 million D) 450 million

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