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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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Creating a new generation of educators

Good teachers make for engaged students and stable schools. That’s why the university is partnering with the St. Louis Teacher Residency program to address two vexing problems: teacher turnover and teacher quality.

African Film Festival showcases continent’s rich diversity

The 2018 African Film Festival won’t feature any movies about Wakanda, the fictional setting of the blockbuster “Black Panther.” But it will showcase Nigeria, Senegal and the Congo. The free festival is this weekend, March 23-25, in Brown Hall.

Great Artists Series presents Susan Graham this weekend

Opera star Susan Graham will perform “Frauenliebe und-leben: Variations,” a solo recital pairing Robert Schumann’s beloved song cycle with related works, Sunday, March 25, in the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall.

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Germanic Film Series

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Campus Announcements

Medical Campus students to perform ‘The Addams Family Musical’

Medical Campus students will produce, direct and perform in “The Addams Family Musical” Thursday through Saturday, March 22-24. Tickets are available online and at the door.

Washington People

Mary Politi

Mary Politi

Whether in person or through evidence-based decision tools, the School of Medicine’s Mary Politi, a health psychologist and associate professor of surgery, works with patients to empower them and help optimize their care.

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WashU in the News

Susan Pompeo’s active role raising debate within the CIA


Most Americans would rather keep wealth to themselves than help others financially, study suggests

Independent (U.K.)

Medical researchers work to build trust with African-Americans to take part in clinical trials

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rachel Dolezal wasn’t the first

Pittsburgh Courier

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Margaret Watkins, formerly of Olin Fellowship Program, 89

in memoriam graphicMargaret “Maggie” M. Watkins, former coordinator of the Olin Fellowship Program and assistant to the dean of the Graduate School at Washington University, died Feb. 22 at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock. She was 89.


Chris Mitchell, assistant athletic director for communications, is the recipient of the 2018 College Sports Information Directors of America Warren Berg award, an honor bestowed on communicators who have brought “dignity and prestige to the profession.” 

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