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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Top Stories

New research gives look at underground CO2 abatement

New research by university scientists sheds light on what happens during the process of injecting carbon dioxide into basalt flows underground, an effort to trap and convert CO2 emissions.

Spring Assembly Series wraps up with mental illness lecture

Developmental psychologist and author Rachel Pruchno will give a lecture on mental illness and its effect on families to wrap up the spring Assembly Series on Wednesday, April 11.

Board of Trustees grants faculty appointments, promotions

At the Board of Trustees meeting in March, several faculty members were appointed with tenure, promoted with tenure or granted tenure, with most taking effect July 1.

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5 p.m. Thursday, April 5

‘Advancing Equity in Health Care’

8 p.m. Thursday, April 5

Jazz at Holmes: Brianna Brown Band

8:30 a.m. Friday, April 6

Antimicrobial resistance conference

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Campus Announcements

Faculty, staff invited to join in Relay For Life

Faculty and staff are invited to participate in Relay For Life beginning the evening of Saturday, April 7, on the Danforth Campus. The annual 12-hour student-run event raises money for the American Cancer Society and honors community members affected by cancer.

SPORE leukemia program applications due May 1

Applications for the SPORE in Leukemia Developmental Research Award, for faculty members at all levels, are being accepted through May 1. The award supports innovative translational leukemia research and provides up to $70,000 for a year.

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WashU in the News

Surge in teacher activism challenges GOP austerity mindset

The Christian Science Monitor

Federal efforts to control rare and deadly bacteria working


Maryland governor settles lawsuit with ACLU over Facebook censorship

NBC News

For people with social anxiety, the internet is a blessing and a curse

Huffington Post

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Campus Voices

The unexpected origins of the Silk Road

Archaeologist Michael Frachetti, of Arts & Sciences, explains his research into the ancient Silk Road, the social systems that formed around it and the lives of the people who relied on the trade route in a videotaped presentation at the Long Now Foundation in San Francisco.

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After three years of preparation, the Washington University Police Department has been awarded full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The process required the department to meet 189 standards in crime prevention and control capabilities; management procedures; and service delivery.

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Who Knew WashU?

Ethan A.H. Shepley photoQuestion: Who was the first alumnus to become chancellor?
Answer: D) Ethan A.H. Shepley, who graduated from the School of Law in 1922 and was appointed chancellor in 1954. He was also the first native St. Louisan named to the job, and his father was a law alumnus as well.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Jim Anderson, of the Department of Athletics, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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