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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Top Stories

Developing enabling technology for emerging gene therapies

For years, researchers have attempted to harness the full potential of gene therapy, a technique that inserts genes into a patient’s cells to treat cancer and other diseases. Now, a team of university engineers has developed a method that could make the process easier.

Faulkner makes a difference through medical assistant program

Human Resources employee Tracey Faulkner helped create a medical assistant internship program at the School of Medicine. She has become a mentor to those who need extra support. And those relationships have helped her work through personal grief.

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3 p.m. Thursday, March 1

Assembly Series: James Esseks

6 p.m. Friday, March 2

Travel Lecture Series: East Africa

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Campus Announcements

Men’s basketball to host NCAA first, second rounds

The Washington University men’s basketball team will host 2018 NCAA Division III first- and second-round play this weekend at the Field House. The first game is at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 2.

Ready Week activities begin Monday

The university’s Emergency Management Department will host Ready Week March 5-9. Ready Week will feature fun and interactive events as well as training.

WashU in the News

Morning Ledger: Bigger isn’t better for CFO signatures

The Wall Street Journal

Pardon request cites same argument as Greitens

The Associated Press

Olin dean shares tips on global market volatility

The Economic Times

St. Louis regional universities tell applicants protesting gun violence won’t affect admissions

Fox 2 Now

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Mark Scharff, music cataloger at the university’s Gaylord Music Library, is the recipient of the Music Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) Users Group’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award. The award honors those who have made significant professional contributions to music users of OCLC.

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Who Knew WashU?

speed bumpQuestion: Which of the following is former chancellor and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Arthur Holly Compton credited with inventing?
Answer: A) To slow down the motorists who sped in front of Brookings Hall, Compton designed a series of speed bumps, which were first installed along Hoyt Drive in spring 1953.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Robin Hattori, who works in the Program in Occupational Therapy and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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