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Friday, June 29, 2018

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Kuehner commits $15 million to fund personalized medicine research

University alumnus Kim D. Kuehner has committed $15 million to the School of Medicine to support research that advances personalized approaches to fighting heart disease.

Parent-child therapy helps young children with depression

New research on childhood depression demonstrates that an interactive therapy involving parents and children can reduce rates of depression and lower the severity of a child’s symptoms. Joan L. Luby, MD, of the School of Medicine, led the research.

Zhang named Yangtze River Scholar

For the third time in four years, a faculty member has received the highest award that the People’s Republic of China bestows on an individual in higher education. Fuqiang Zhang, of Olin Business School, has been selected to receive the Yangtze River Scholar Award.

WashU Expert: Prosecuting migrant families still ‘cruel and unnecessary’

President Donald Trump has directed his administration to detain migrant families together instead of separating parents from their children, but an immigration expert argues that prosecuting migrant families is still “cruel and unnecessary” under U.S. law.

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Noon-5 p.m. Thursday, July 5

Blood drive on Medical Campus

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Social Photo of the Week

A time-lapse video midway through the east end project

WashU in the News

Former clerk for Justice Kennedy reacts to retirement announcement


Is it getting harder to care for poor patients?

The New York Times

Travel ban ruling drops tea leaves for Trump’s immigration agenda


These beating mini-hearts could save big bucks — and maybe lives


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Campus Voices

‘Saint Peter, according to Mark’

Lance Jenott, a lecturer in classics and in religious studies in Arts & Sciences, describes in a “Hold That Thought” podcast how the apostle Peter is portrayed much differently throughout the Bible — depending on whose Gospel people are reading.

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Rosalind Early, associate editor for Washington magazine, the universitywide alumni publication, has been named a “Rising Leader of Color” by the Theatre Communications Group. The program provides professional development and networking opportunities to early-career leaders and journalists from St. Louis and New York.

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Research Wire

Microscopes are limited in what they can see because of their resolution. Ulugbek Kamilov, at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, plans to use a three-year, $265,293 National Science Foundation grant to lay the groundwork for a more precise microscope, which could have uses in medical imaging, brain mapping and drug discovery.

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Who Knew WashU?

Bears athletic logoQuestion: How many Washington University student-athletes have become NCAA individual champions?
Answer: C) 20. The most recent individual champions were track-and-field athletes Deko Ricketts and Rebecca Ridderhoff and swimmer Brandon Lum, all in 2017.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Stephanie Li, an undergraduate in Arts & Sciences, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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