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Monday, Aug. 27, 2018

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Depressed patients see quality of life improve with nerve stimulation

A national study led by researchers at the School of Medicine indicates that people treated with nerve stimulation experience significant improvements in quality of life, even when their depression symptoms don’t completely subside.

Chancellor celebrates final Convocation

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, who will step down next spring after 24 years, delivered his 21st and final Convocation address to the 1,800 cheering members of the Class of 2022. The largely ad-libbed speech had more laughs, more applause and more emotion than its predecessors.

Scientists uncover new details in how sense of smell develops

School of Medicine researchers have uncovered new details on how the olfactory epithelium — a tissue in the nasal cavity — develops and why it is that some animals have such great senses of smell.

Leading the way

Washington University is being recognized nationally for its institutionwide sustainability efforts. The school recently earned a gold STARS rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

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Campus Announcements

Roa memorial service planned Sept. 15

A memorial service in honor of Necita Roa, MD, will take place at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 15 in Graham Chapel on the Danforth Campus. Roa was associate professor emerita of anesthesiology at the School of Medicine. She died in May at age 74.

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WashU in the News

Blueprint for 3D-printed gun uploaded in book form to Amazon as free speech exercise; Amazon removed it

The Washington Post

Quarterly earnings debate pits CEOs against investors

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Alumna profile: Positively Terri

Cleveland Magazine

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Campus Voices

Rhodes Scholar shares advice for incoming students

Camille Borders, a Rhodes Scholar who graduated in May, shares in this video some advice for incoming students about how to make the most of their time here.

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Jack W. Jennings, MD, PhD, associate professor of radiology, has been named chief of musculoskeletal radiology for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the School of Medicine.

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