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Friday, March 30, 2018

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Akande to lead university’s Africa initiative

With an eye toward strengthening and expanding the university’s efforts in Africa, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton has appointed Benjamin Akande as senior adviser to the chancellor and director of the Africa initiative.

Slow, steady waves keep brain humming

Very slow brain waves may be more important than anyone had realized. Researchers at the School of Medicine have found that very slow waves are directly linked to state of consciousness and may be involved in coordinating activity across distant brain regions.

Olin Library opens new museum-quality exhibit spaces

The new Thomas Gallery in Olin Library has unveiled its debut exhibition — “Lasting Legacies,” a tribute to noted alumni. It showcases University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections, which is among academia’s largest and most diverse.

Former health secretary to discuss health-care equity

Louis W. Sullivan, MD, former U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, will deliver the Brown School’s annual Youngdahl Lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Hillman Hall.

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7:20 p.m. Friday, March 30

Campuswide Passover Seder

7 p.m. Saturday, March 31

Tennessee Williams birthday bash

9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 1

Easter Mass in Graham Chapel

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Campus Announcements

Campus blood drive next week

The next universitywide blood drive will be held Wednesday, April 4, at seven locations throughout the campuses. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate.

Social Photo of the Week

Watch the Greenleafs perform

WashU in the News

It would be ‘almost impossible’ to repeal Second Amendment, say experts

The Independent (U.K.)

Here’s why antibiotics may give viruses a leg up

Live Science

Will cutting calories actually make you live longer?


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Campus Voices

Scholars write about ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ film

University scholars Laurie Maffly-Kipp and Rebecca Wanzo share their thoughts on the Center for the Humanities site about the newly released film adaptation of the book “A Wrinkle in Time,” including the movie’s religious elements, portrayal of science and approach to race.

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Bryce Sadtler, of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award by the National Science Foundation. His five-year grant, expected to total more than $610,000, is for research to identify the structural characteristics that make some catalysts better for harvesting energy from the sun.

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