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Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

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XTreme LA Challenge explores water strategy

Design professionals from around the country are in St. Louis this week for the XTreme LA (Landscape Architecture) Challenge. A public presentation of that work, focused on improving water quality and reducing sewer overflow, will be at noon today in the Sam Fox School.

School of Law film to be screened at film festival

“Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity,” a film produced by the university’s Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, will be shown Saturday, Nov. 11, during the St. Louis International Film Festival.

WashU Expert on fixing Obamacare

The bipartisan bill proposed by U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray has some approaches that would help fix the health insurance marketplaces, but more changes are needed, said health economist Tim McBride.

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2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8

PAD dance workshop and performance

5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8

Assembly Series: Crystal Feimster

11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9

Diversity discussion on LGBTQIA rights

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Washington People

Patrick Jay

Patrick Jay

Jay, MD, PhD (center), is a pediatric cardiologist at the School of Medicine. He is studying the genetic and environmental roots of congenital heart defects in hopes of finding ways to prevent them.

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WashU in the News

Too many synaptic connections in cerebellum creates problems

Psychology Today

Does labor have a death wish?


WashU alums raise $741 million in startup financing

St. Louis Business Journal

‘Street Fighting Men’ at St. Louis International Film Festival


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William Landau, professor emeritus of neurology, 93

in memoriam graphicWilliam M. Landau, MD, a professor emeritus of neurology, died in his sleep Nov. 2 at his home in University City. He was 93. He was the longest-serving faculty member at the School of Medicine.

Campus Voices

On ‘alternative academic’ careers in the humanities

Ena Selimovic, a PhD candidate in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, writes on the Center for the Humanities site about career possibilities, both inside and outside of academia, for those with humanities degrees.

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Two new Global Impact Award winners recently were selected. The $50,000 award will be split evenly between startups Geneoscopy and Strayos. The Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosts the competition.

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