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Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

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Diversity commission report offers roadmap for action

The university today is taking another important step toward the goal of a more diverse, inclusive and welcoming community with the release of the Commission on Diversity and Inclusion’s report. The report provides a roadmap to take action.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Washington University

Love is in the air … and the lab … and the lecture hall. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, The Record revisits some favorite stories about romance, marriage and mating.

Researchers discuss work on fighting brain cancer with Zika

Researchers Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, and Milan G. Chheda, MD, of the School of Medicine, discuss their work showing that Zika virus has potential to fight glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer.

WashU Expert: insight into Trump’s drug policy

President Donald Trump has spoken about high drug prices but taken little action. His budget proposal, released this week, lays out a strategy. But drug policy expert Rachel Sachs, of the School of Law, notes what is missing.

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Campus Announcements

Applications now open for Global Impact Award

Applications are now open for the 2018 Global Impact Award, the university’s business plan competition for ventures that are scalable, sustainable and quick-to-market with proof of concept and a broad impact. The deadline is noon March 19.

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WashU in the News

Girl power: Life’s going swimmingly for all-female fish species


Trump team rolls out new drug pricing ideas


Capping years of criticism, Purdue Pharma will stop promoting its opioid drugs to doctors

Los Angeles Times

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Campus Voices

CRETE House lessons learned

Engineering and Sam Fox students who worked on CRETE House for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition last year share in a video about what they learned and challenges they faced with the project.

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Kater Murch, assistant professor of physics in Arts & Sciences, has been named a 2018 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. The award recognizes innovation in both research and teaching.

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