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Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018

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Advancing well-being with global partnerships

Washington University strives to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems. The university recently arranged cross-disciplinary international symposia at the intersection of social policy, engineering and medicine.

ID’ing features of flu virus genome may help pandemic prep

A pandemic flu outbreak could kill millions. Now, School of Medicine researchers have found features of the virus’ genome that influence how well it multiplies. The findings could help target pandemic flu surveillance.

First entrepreneurship fellows selected

Two faculty members — Vijay Ramani, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and Jennifer Silva, MD, of the School of Medicine — were named inaugural faculty fellows in entrepreneurship.

WashU Expert: What constitutes treason?

President Donald Trump has accused congressional Democrats who didn’t applaud his State of the Union address of treason. That accusation has no basis in law, constitutional law expert Greg Magarian said.

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Campus Announcements

Nominate student for Switzer award

The Women’s Society of Washington University seeks nominations for the Harriet K. Switzer Leadership Award. The award is given to graduating seniors, women who have made an impact and have potential for future leadership. The nomination deadline is Feb. 23.

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Washington People

Patty Heyda

Patty Heyda

How do you restore community? In this video, Patty Heyda, associate professor in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, discusses the history, isolation and current revival of Botanical Heights, the St. Louis neighborhood formerly known as McRee Town.

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WashU in the News

Rings sculpture at Washington University part of new effort to spotlight St. Louis’ Olympic history

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Number of hate groups has stalled while hate incidents have increased

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

You may not know about this professor, but the international art world does

Lexington Herald-Leader

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Nicholas Dopuch, Olin professor emeritus, 88

Nicholas Dopuch at rightNicholas Dopuch (right), a transformational figure in the world of accounting research and professor emeritus at Olin Business School, died Feb. 4. He was 88. He directed Olin’s PhD program from 1986 through 2003. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Campus Voices

‘Getting lost — and found — in Peru’

In this video, Mariel Ehrlich, a junior majoring in sociology and in Latin American studies, both in Arts & Sciences, talks about her time abroad and how studying Spanish has changed her perspective on global citizenship.

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Fourteen planners and project managers within the Operations and Facilities Management Department at the School of Medicine recently completed Mini-Medical School I. The accomplishment is part of a department goal to further employees’ understanding of the environments they support. 

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