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Friday, May 4, 2018

Top Stories

Bacteria’s appetite may be key to cleaning up antibiotic contamination

Antibiotics in the environment contribute to drug resistance. But School of Medicine researchers figured out how some soil bacteria turn the drugs into food. This could lead to new ways to clean up antibiotic-contaminated soil and waterways.

New report released on segregation in St. Louis

A community-driven report on segregation and housing in St. Louis has been released by numerous local partners in the fields of public health, law, fair housing and community development, including the Brown School’s For the Sake of All initiative.

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum to close May 22 for expansion

This summer, after years of planning, the Kemper Art Museum will undergo a major expansion to increase exhibition programs and showcase the museum’s permanent collection. A special celebration will take place tonight. The museum is to reopen in fall 2019.

WashU Spaces: Sophomore Camryn Okere

The Thomas Eliot B House room of sophomore Camryn Okere is more than a place to crash — it is a curated collection of art, an expression of her personal ethos and a modern marvel in storage. It is also the winner of Residential Life’s inaugural Room Decorating Contest.

Juckem named men’s basketball coach

Pat Juckem has been hired as the university’s men’s basketball coach, announced Anthony J. Azama, director of athletics. Juckem spent the past six seasons as coach at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. 

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Campus Announcements

University College seeks mentors for students

University College in Arts & Sciences is launching a mentorship program to support students working to earn degrees and certificates. The new Mentor Collective is an online program that matches students with University College alumni and others in the university community to help them achieve academic and personal goals.

WashU in the News

Immigrants claim lawyers defrauded them and they may be deported

The New York Times

Government watchdog investigating EPA tweet, union says

The Washington Post

WashU conducting smart water bottle kidney stone study

Fox 2 Now

Ballpark Village shooting spurs increased security, concerns about economic impact

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

A musical manifesto

In this video, pianist Yihan Li, a senior in Arts & Sciences whose honors include the Department of Music’s 2016 Friends of Music Award and 2017 Antoinette Dames Award, performs the Prelude to “Pour le Piano,” Claude Debussy’s musical manifesto, in the 560 Music Center.

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Alex Chen (left) and Yixi Wang, seniors majoring in biology in Arts & Sciences, have been awarded the 2018 Ralph S. Quatrano Prize. The prize is awarded to the thesis showing greatest evidence of creativity in design, research methodology and/or broader scientific implications.

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Who Knew WashU?

A scrap of paper with Greek notes in Thomas Jefferson’s hand Question: In 2010, Monticello scholars discovered that Washington University owns the ____ – largest collection of Thomas Jefferson’s books.
B) third-largest A collection comprising 28 titles in 74 volumes was donated to the university in 1880. The books were determined to have been part of Jefferson’s personal library and now can be found in University Libraries’ Special Collections. This week, the library put on permanent display a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence. Some of the Jefferson books are included in that exhibit.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Rosie Betz, who works at the School of Medicine and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

Learn more about the libraries’ collection →

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