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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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Class Acts: meeting the world where it’s at

The #MeToo movement has swept the nation, especially on campuses including Washington University’s. Meet Jessi Gray and three other women who used their talents as part of the #MeToo movement to make campus a better place.

College Prep scholars graduate, head to college

The university’s College Prep Program, which prepares talented low-income, first-generation high school students from the St. Louis region for college, graduated its second cohort of scholars. All 34 earned college admission, and 11 will attend WashU.

Ances installed as inaugural Brennan Professor

Beau M. Ances, MD, PhD, has been named the inaugural Daniel J. Brennan, MD, Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine. He works to develop diagnostic tools and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.

Medical students create Hawaiian floral crowns for Siteman patients

Medical student and Honolulu native Iris Kuo led an effort to create haku lei — floral crowns — and deliver them to patients at Siteman Cancer Center. About 45 patients received their handmade work on May 1, Lei Day in Hawaii.

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Washington People

Sarah C.R. Elgin

Sarah C.R. Elgin

Sarah C.R. “Sally” Elgin (left), of Arts & Sciences, knew from an early age that she wanted to be a scientist. In her time at Washington University, the Viktor Hamburger Professor has worked to make sure kids today are encouraged to pursue science.

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WashU in the News

We may be able to outsmart superbugs using their own defenses

PBS Nova

Scientists warn against losing a crucial research ship

The Washington Post

Researchers say tick numbers related to local terrain

St. Louis Public Radio

‘Dream job’ at Washington U. becomes reality for Juckem

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Gerry Rohde, biology stockroom manager, 55

Gerry Rohde sitting on a carGerry Rohde, stockroom manager and laboratory safety officer in the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences, has died. He was 55. Rohde also was known across the region as the evening host of St. Louis Public Radio.

Campus Voices

‘Are identity politics emancipatory or regressive?’

John Bowen, of Arts & Sciences, co-writes a piece in The Conversation analyzing identity politics in the modern world. The article stems from the findings of a broad academic initiative known as the International Panel on Social Progress.

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Six alumni representing a wide range of careers in the field received Achievement Awards from the School of Engineering & Applied Science in April at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

The Department of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences has recognized doctoral students Elissa Bullion (right) and Ed Henry with its annual H. Kathleen Cook (center) Award for excellence in scholarship, dedication to teaching and commitment to building and sustaining the graduate student community.

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