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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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Three faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences

Three university biologists in Arts & Sciences are among those elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Arthritis drug prevents stem cell transplant complication

An investigational drug in clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis prevents a common, life-threatening side effect of stem cell transplants, finds new School of Medicine research. Studying mice, the researchers found the drug prevented graft-versus-host disease.

Parking plans for Commencement announced

Washington University announced changes to parking in advance of the universitywide Commencement celebration May 18. The event is expected to bring more than 15,000 guests to the Danforth Campus.

WashU Expert: What it means for Trump’s lawyer to ‘take the Fifth’

Michael Cohen, one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers, may be permitted to keep silent in the civil case involving Stephanie Clifford. But his silence may be used against him, legal expert Peter Joy said.

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1-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 2

Unruly City seminar student debates

7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3

Momenta String Quartet

6 p.m. Friday, May 4

University inventors celebration

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Campus Announcements

PAD announces free tickets for students

The Performing Arts Department (PAD) in Arts & Sciences announced a new student ticket policy. As of the fall 2018 semester, admission to PAD productions will be free to full-time WashU students, as well as University College students admitted into a degree or certificate program.  

Washington People

Aytakin Huseynli

Aytakin Huseynli

Aytakin Huseynli grew up in Azerbaijan. Seeing war and chaos around her, she knew she wanted to help others but didn’t know how. She eventually made her way to the Brown School, earned a master’s in social work and returned home to establish the profession there. Today, she is back on campus working toward a doctorate.

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WashU in the News

Why some bacteria eat antibiotics and what we can do about it

NBC News

Liberals, conservatives prepare to battle for control of Supreme Court

USA Today

Philippines latest foreign country to book Trump’s D.C. hotel

The Associated Press

Hawthorn InvestiGirls program makes college feel ‘more real’

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘Is Trump “morally unfit” to be president?’

R. Marie Griffith, director of the university’s John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, writes a piece in The Washington Post in which she argues that Americans have no consensus on what constitutes moral behavior. Her piece comes in light of fired FBI director James Comey’s statements that President Donald Trump is “morally unfit” to be president.

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Jim Goodwin, associate director of strategic communication at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the School of Medicine, has been named chair of the Public Affairs & Marketing Network, a group of cancer center communications professionals.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: In 2010, Monticello scholars discovered that Washington University owned the ____ - largest collection of Thomas Jefferson’s books.
A) second B) third C) fourth D) fifth

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