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Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018

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University continues efforts to improve sexual assault response

The university has released findings and recommendations of a working group that identified areas for improvement in response to sexual assault and misconduct on campus. The effort launched in response to students’ feedback and concerns.

New approach to developing antidepressants

School of Medicine researchers are trying a different approach to alleviate depression. Using CRISPR technology, the scientists are targeting a different type of receptor in the brain that may be aided by natural mood-boosting substances.

Adjaye to receive university’s International Humanities Prize

British architect Sir David Adjaye, who led design of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, will receive the 2018 International Humanities Prize from Washington University in October.

Lasers help fight deadly brain tumors

Using lasers to burn away a recurrent brain tumor can add an average of two months to a patient’s life compared with chemotherapy, the standard treatment for a tumor that has returned, according to a new School of Medicine study.

How cells make connections could impact circadian rhythm

The circadian rhythm manages nearly all aspects of metabolism. Every cell in the body has a circadian clock, but it wasn’t clear how cell networks connect. Now, university researchers and colleagues have developed a method that sheds light on these networks.

Parking updates, reminders for new academic year

Washington University parking leaders welcomed students, faculty and staff back to campus with updates and reminders about getting to, from and around the university. Watch the video for details.

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11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5

Lunch-and-learn with Steve Lawrence, MD

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5

Sam Fox lecture: artist Diana Al-Hadid

4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6

Colloquium on deep Earth xenon transport

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Campus Announcements

Reminder: emergency system testing tomorrow

The university will test its emergency communication system at 12:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, unless there is the potential for severe weather or another emergency is occurring.

University community invited to join Home Plate

Members of the university community are invited to host students in their homes for casual dinner and conversation through the Home Plate program. Founded by Risa Zwerling Wrighton, Home Plate helps new students feel at home in St. Louis.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

How Brett Kavanaugh would transform the Supreme Court

The New York Times

Changes America needs to make to revive our entrepreneurial spirit


Why STD rates are higher than they’ve ever been


Computer-simulated soybeans and machine learning for seed performance


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Gregorio Sicard, MD, professor emeritus of surgery at the School of Medicine, received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Vascular Surgery. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the society each year.

Celebrated composer Darwin Aquino will join the Washington University Symphony Orchestra as conductor-in-residence beginning with the 2018-19 season.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Why is the student residential area known as the "South 40"?
A) There are 40 residential buildings
B) To commemorate the first 40 residents
C) Its size of 40 acres
D) Its location south of U.S. Route (Highway) 40

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