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Thursday, March 22, 2018

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Luscri appointed managing director of Skandalaris Center

II “Two” Luscri has been appointed managing director of the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship and assistant vice provost for innovation and entrepreneurship. He returns to St. Louis from Villanova University.

Edwards is retiring after 37 seasons

After 37 years, 685 wins, two national titles and dozens of coaching honors, men’s basketball coach Mark Edwards announced his retirement Wednesday. Edwards led the Bears to back-to-back Division III national championships in 2008 and 2009.

Higher doses of radiation don’t improve survival in prostate cancer

A new study shows that higher doses of radiation do not improve survival for many patients with prostate cancer, compared with standard treatment. School of Medicine researchers led the analysis.

Faith leaders to speak on social justice work

Faith leaders the Rev. Traci Blackmon (left) and Rabbi Susan Talve will speak for the Assembly Series on Thursday, March 29, discussing efforts to work toward a more just community. Their talk is the Rabbi Ferdinand Isserman Lecture.

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5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22

‘The delegitimization of African Muslims’

2 p.m. Friday, March 23

Composer talk: Kristin Kuster

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WashU in the News

U.S. court rules restoration moves harmed farmers


How a virus spreads through an airplane cabin


Americans just aren’t into playing Robin Hood with people’s money, study finds

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Research Wire

Yehuda Ben-Shahar, of Arts & Sciences, received $770,000 from the National Science Foundation to investigate how insects produce and perceive mating pheromones as species diversify. Ben-Shahar and his collaborators also plan to offer research opportunities to underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students.

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Who Knew WashU?

Samuel Beckett photoQuestion: On the heels of St. Patrick’s Day, we ask: University Libraries has a collection of papers from what famous Irish writer and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature?
Answer: A) Samuel Beckett, an avant-garde novelist, playwright and poet who won the Nobel Prize in 1969. The libraries’ Samuel Beckett Papers consists of manuscripts of much of Beckett’s work during the 1960s. 
Congrats to this week’s winner, Erika Conti, lecturer in Arts & Sciences, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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