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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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ALS, rare dementia share genetic link

An international team of researchers led by School of Medicine scientists has identified genetic links between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia, a rare disorder marked by deterioration in behavior and personality.

Heil awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

John Heil, professor of philosophy in Arts & Sciences, was selected for the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship based on his prior achievement and exceptional promise.

Biggs Residency in Classics celebrates decades of scholarship

John and Penelope Biggs met in Latin class. Six decades later, their love for classics is still going strong. Leading scholars from around the country will present their work this week as part of the Biggs Family Residency Reunion.

Students are best friends — and Rhodes Scholars

In this video, Ervin Scholars and friends Camille “Mimi” Borders (right) and Jasmine Brown share about their experience at WashU. Both women, seniors in Arts & Sciences, were named Rhodes Scholars last fall. The Ervin program celebrated 30 years in 2017.

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6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11

Mumford lecture on Maki, Sam Fox buildings

8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12

Lessons from Zika symposium begins

10 a.m. Thursday, April 12

Calligraphy workshop

1-3 p.m. Thursday, April 12

Olin Library open house

11 a.m. Saturday, April 14

Alumni panel on entrepreneurship

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Campus Announcements

Feedback sought on Chouteau Greenway design

The university community is encouraged to provide feedback on the four concepts being considered for the Chouteau Greenway, which will connect neighborhoods and institutions from Forest Park to the Arch. The concepts are available online and in public displays, including at Olin Library and at St. Louis College of Pharmacy on the Medical Campus. Complete the survey before April 22.

Pancreas SPORE program applications due April 30

Applications for the Pancreas SPORE Developmental Research Award, Disparities Developmental Research Award and Career Enhancement Awards are being accepted through April 30. The awards support innovative translational pancreas research and provide up to $75,000 for a year. 

WashU in the News

How birth-control leaders found allies in American religious groups

The New Republic

Belly fat tied to lower kidney cancer survival odds in women

U.S. News & World Report | HealthDay

Pay-equity movement wins some big corporate converts

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Researching the link between high blood pressure and genetics at Washington University

Fox 2 Now (St. Louis)

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Campus Voices

Dean launches ‘Engineering the Future’ podcast

Aaron Bobick, dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has launched a podcast, “Engineering the Future.” The first episode features faculty members Richard Axelbaum and Vijay Ramani discussing energy’s future.

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Neurosurgeon Ralph G. Dacey Jr., MD (right), of the School of Medicine, is now the namesake for an award that pays tribute to his spirit and accomplishments in cerebrovascular research, his myriad contributions to neurosurgery and his unwavering leadership in resident training and education.

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Research Wire

Amit Pathak, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and Eynav Yafit Klechevsky, of the School of Medicine, have received a Trailblazer Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). They are collaborating to find a better way to prepare and treat patients’ immune cells to maximize their effectiveness in fighting cancer.

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