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Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

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Light as a weapon against metastatic cancer

A new anti-cancer strategy, studied in mice, uses light as a precision weapon. The technique can target and attack cancer cells that have spread deep inside the body, according to School of Medicine researchers.

New molecular muscle responds to visible light

Researchers in Arts & Sciences have created a novel polymer that changes color and contracts when exposed to visible light. The tiny, makeshift muscle does some heavy lifting — relatively speaking.

Kemper showcases modern, contemporary prints

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum presents three new exhibitions, opening Friday, Feb. 2, that together explore the modern history and contemporary evolution of printed and editioned artworks.

WashU Expert: Solar panel tariffs could cost Americans

The state’s solar development industry is likely to take a hard hit as a result of a recently announced import tariff on solar cells and panels, according to Phil Valko, the university’s assistant vice chancellor for sustainability.

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9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30

Universitywide blood drive begins

4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31

Assembly Series: David Wessel

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WashU in the News

Study says eggs can boost babies’ brain development

International Business Times

Extra body fat may raise breast cancer risk, no matter your weight

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Super Bowl LII to draw $500M in ad revenue

Fox Business

Gun violence in St. Louis prompts citywide hospital, university prevention program

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘Amazing creatures: cyanobacteria’

Himadri Pakrasi, of Arts & Sciences, has been studying tiny creatures called cyanobacteria for more than 25 years. Here, the director of the International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability shares some of what scientists know about them for “Hold That Thought.”

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Michael Sherraden, the George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor and director of the Center for Social Development at the Brown School, received the Society for Social Work and Research’s 2018 Social Policy Researcher Award.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Black Anthology took place last weekend. The student-produced show celebrates African-American culture and also raises issues important to black students. When was Black Anthology founded on campus?
A) 1974 B) 1989 C) 1997 D) 2003

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