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Monday, May 21, 2018

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Slaughter to Class of 2018: ‘your mission … American renewal’

In a stirring speech to the Class of 2018, Anne-Marie Slaughter urged the graduates to be part of a great “American Renewal.” Slaughter spoke to more than 3,000 degree candidates decked out in academic regalia and ponchos on a rain-soaked morning.

From medical students to doctors

About 120 students gathered with their teachers and mentors May 18 to celebrate their journey to becoming physicians. Check out a video from the day, as well as photos and details from the ceremonies of other School of Medicine programs.

Revealing the mysteries of early development

Zebrafish embryos are transparent and develop outside the mother’s body, giving scientists a detailed view of early development. A research team led by Lila Solnica-Krezel, of the School of Medicine, is revealing new clues to how birth defects develop.

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10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, May 21

Danforth Campus Staff Day

9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, May 23

Prematurity Think Tank Symposium

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Campus Announcements

Record moves to summer schedule

Today’s issue marks the last Record of the 2017-18 academic year. The next issue will be published Wednesday, May 30, and generally twice weekly through the summer. Visit The Source for the latest news between issues.

The View From Here

Commencement through the Washington University lens View Gallery →

WashU in the News

Overwhelmed by scandal, EPA’s Pruitt finds a defense lawyer


Your blood type might make you more likely to get traveler’s diarrhea

Science News

Carving out a piece of the 1904 St. Louis Olympics began Wednesday


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Ralph G. Dacey Jr., MD, of the School of Medicine, will be the honoree and keynote speaker at the 62nd annual George H. Bishop Symposium in Experimental Neurology on Thursday, May 24. The symposium begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center.

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Research Wire

Xiang Tang, professor of mathematics in Arts & Sciences, received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for his project “Noncommutative Geometry and Analytic Grothendieck Riemann Roch Theorem.”

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