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Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018

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University plans Day of Discovery & Dialogue Feb. 13-14

The university community will convene Feb. 13-14 for the fourth annual Day of Discovery & Dialogue event. This year’s theme is “We’ve Got to Find a Way: Staying Resilient in Challenging Times.”

Sun Pharma commits $10 million to drug development

The School of Medicine is joining with Sun Pharma Advanced Research Co. (SPARC) to support new drug development through the university’s Center for Drug Discovery and the Skandalaris Center. SPARC will provide $10 million to fund the LEAP Inventor Challenge.

Brass Tax: Cutting through the politics of tax reform

As Americans begin to file their last returns under a fading tax system, and on the heels of President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, university researchers and experts are putting tax reform in perspective.

Lunar New Year: Year of the Dog presents Dai dance

For China’s Dai minority, the peacock is a symbol of both grace and power. That’s why choreographer Kristine Xu chose a traditional Dai peacock dance for this year’s Lunar New Year Festival, taking place tomorrow and Saturday, Feb. 2 and 3, in Edison Theatre.

Record expansion of U.S. hate groups slows under Trump

A new analysis by university sociologist David Cunningham, of Arts & Sciences, may explain why the pronounced, decades-long expansion of U.S.-based hate groups has slowed to a crawl during the first year of President Trump’s administration.

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8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3

St. Louis Indoor Rowing Championships

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WashU in the News

Trump’s CDC head resigns after report reveals she traded tobacco stocks


How should atheism be taught?

The Atlantic

Washington University a new partner of QuestBridge

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Discrimination, segregation perpetuate income inequality in St. Louis

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

Wilson draws on ancestor’s experience in writing book

B. Robert Wilson, a Chancellor’s Fellow and PhD student in Arts & Sciences, discusses his recently published book, “The Half Beneath,” which explores the life of a slave, ahead of a book talk at 4:30 p.m. today in Olin Library.

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William F. Tate, dean of the Graduate School, is included in the 2018 “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,” as determined by Frederick M. Hess, the American Enterprise Institute’s director of education policy.

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Who Knew WashU?

Black Anthology performers dance Question: 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?
Answer: B) Marcia Hayes-Harris founded Black Anthology in 1989 to provide a means of commemorating the history and progress of African-Americans.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Cheryl Kilwin, who works in Facilities Management at the School of Medicine and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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