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Friday, April 27, 2018

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Five to receive honorary degrees at Commencement

Washington University will award five honorary degrees during Commencement May 18. Among the recipients is Anne-Marie Slaughter, who will deliver this year’s Commencement address.

Drug compound may help against debilitating disease

School of Medicine researchers have developed a new drug compound that shows promise as a future treatment for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a neurodegenerative condition that affects nerves in the hands, arms, feet and legs.

The challenges of religious diversity in a university context

The friendship between a law professor and a visiting scholar led to a unique class called “Religion, Politics, and the University.” It takes a deep dive into how a diverse democracy can develop and be successful in a pluralistic society.

Ethic of Service Award celebrates 15 years of service, engagement

The Ethic of Service Award celebrated 15 years of civic engagement and service this month. The award was founded during the university’s sesquicentennial year by Bob Virgil (right), dean emeritus of Olin Business School, and his wife, Gerry.

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6 p.m. Saturday, April 28

‘The Color of Medicine’ screening

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WashU in the News

Is ‘friendly fire’ in the brain provoking Alzheimer’s disease?

Scientific American | Nature

How risk preparation protects businesses from natural disasters


New report offers recommendations to address housing segregation in St. Louis

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘Can poetry be translated?’

Aaron Coleman, PhD candidate in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences and Chancellor’s Fellow, spoke with NPR’s “All Things Considered” about the challenges of translating poetry from one language to another. The program was celebrating National Poetry Month.

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Andrew F. Tuch, professor of law at the School of Law, has been appointed to a four-year term on the National Adjudicatory Council of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to regulate the broker-dealer industry.

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Who Knew WashU?

students on the QuadQuestion: Approximately what percentage of WashU undergraduate students are from more than 500 miles away from campus?
Answer: C) Nearly 65 percent of the undergraduate student body comes from more than 500 miles away. Students hail from all 50 states and about 90 countries.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Karen Riley, who works in the Department of Neurology and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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