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Monday, April 23, 2018

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Class Acts series launches with focus on innovation

As Commencement nears for the Class of 2018, we take time to celebrate students who have embraced the university’s values. One of those is innovation and entrepreneurship, which Cal Halvorsen, of the Brown School, has shown as he researches work and aging.

Woofter selected as inaugural Sam and Marilyn Fox Professor

Heather Woofter has been selected as the inaugural Sam and Marilyn Fox Professor in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. An installation ceremony will take place this fall. Woofter, a co-director of the firm Axi:Ome llc, joined the architecture faculty in 2004. 

Researchers take step against degenerative disc disease

Neck and back pain are debilitating and expensive, and scientists are trying to find early therapy options. A collaborative team of WashU scientists has developed a new process to generate nucleus pulposus-like cells, the tissue in discs that cushion the spine.

Text messaging tool may help fight opioid epidemic

The School of Medicine and Epharmix, a digital health company, have created a new automated text messaging service that may curb opioid abuse and prevent relapse. Patients receive texts to gauge how they’re feeling.

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7 p.m. Monday, April 23

Bill Nye at Saint Louis Climate Summit

8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 24

Siteman mammogram van event

7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25

Science on Tap: bird bonds

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The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Starbucks is turning to a type of workplace training that ‘really took off after Ferguson’

The Washington Post

Sergio Pitol, inventive and honored Mexican author, dies at 85

The New York Times

STEM challenge: Are demography and geography destiny?

The Dallas Morning News

St. Louis researchers study a Rosetta Stone disorder that could help decode the autism spectrum

St. Louis Magazine

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James Lee, surgery department coordinator, 59

James Lee photoJames Lee, coordinator of international scholars and patients in the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine, died April 7 in St. Louis following a brief illness. He was 59. A memorial celebration will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Connor Auditorium on the Medical Campus.

Campus Voices

What it’s like to be in the gender majority but racial minority

Sociologist Adia Harvey Wingfield, of Arts & Sciences, writes about her research on the complicated position that black professional men often find themselves in, being part of both the majority and the minority in the workplace, in a Harvard Business Review article.

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University Libraries has announced the winners of the 2018 Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. The Neureuther competition offers prizes to undergraduate and graduate students based on essays they write about their book collections.

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