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Monday, March 19, 2018

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Keeping plant-cell motors on track

In a growing plant cell, motor proteins called kinesins work as transporters that haul materials built in one part of the cell to where they are needed. Biologists in Arts & Sciences have discovered the molecular brakeman that holds kinesins in check.

Gut microbes influence severity of intestinal parasitic infections

A new School of Medicine study indicates that gut microbes influence the severity of parasitic worm infections in developing countries. The findings suggest that manipulating the gut’s microbial communities may offer protection.

Medicaid work proposal would affect fewer in Missouri

Proposed rules surrounding Medicaid recipients would affect a far smaller proportion of Missouri’s population than other states with similar legislation, according to research from the university’s Center for Health Economics and Policy.

Education leader to discuss reaching African-American students

Gloria Ladson-Billings, president of the National Academy of Education, will discuss “Hip Hop/Hip Hope: The (R)Evolution of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy” as part of the Edward and Ilene Lowenthal Lecture Series April 4.

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10 a.m. Tuesday, March 20

MyDay town hall

5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20

Assembly Series: Elaine Pagels

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Campus Announcements

Engineering launches master’s in cybersecurity engineering degree

The School of Engineering & Applied Science is launching a master’s degree in cybersecurity engineering to train new experts for this high-profile and in-demand field.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Taming the Mighty Mississippi

The Washington Post

What lava lamps and vinaigrette can teach us about cell biology


How St. Louisans celebrate identity and accents on 314 Day

St. Louis Public Radio

Washington University touted as best college campus in America


Researchers produce amazing rap video about attempt to cure arthritis at Washington University

Fox2 Now

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Campus Voices

Remembering Stephen Hawking

Rose Miyatsu, a PhD candidate in Arts & Sciences, writes on the University Libraries site about physicist Stephen Hawking’s impact and legacy. The libraries has a copy of an early draft of his famous book “A Brief History of Time.” Hawking died last week.

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Mark McDaniel, professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, is one of three leading experts in cognitive and learning sciences appointed as permanent members of a Learning Research Advisory Council formed by Macmillan Learning.

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