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Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018

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‘Meet me at the rings’

Amid fireworks and fanfare, an Olympic five-ring “Spectacular” was dedicated Sept. 28, just steps from the historic stadium that was the site of the 1904 Olympic Games. The permanent sculpture near Francis Field commemorates St. Louis’ role as an international Olympic city.

President of Malawi receives honorary degree

Peter Mutharika, president of his native country, the Republic of Malawi, and the Charles Nagel Professor of International and Comparative Law Emeritus at the School of Law, received an honorary doctor of humane letters from the university Sept. 30.

Sam Fox School launches new MFA in illustration and visual culture

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts will launch a new master of fine arts degree in illustration and visual culture in fall 2019. The program — the first of its kind in the Midwest — will combine intensive studio practice with an emphasis on scholarly and theoretical analysis.

Occupational therapy program celebrates centennial

The Program in Occupational Therapy at the School of Medicine is celebrating 100 years. The program opened in 1918 to train “reconstruction aides” — civilian women who could help injured World War I soldiers. A centennial celebration is planned Oct. 5 and 6.

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4:30–7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3

‘Transforming Health Care in Missouri’

4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4

Weissman Lecture: Fraser Stoddart

8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4

Jazz at Holmes

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Campus Announcements

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Washington People

Cathy Raymond

Cathy Raymond

Cathy Raymond, who works in the International Office for Students and Scholars, recently completed a six-month project as a Fulbright Scholar in Tajikistan. She shares about her experience and how what she learned can influence and guide her work and life here.

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WashU in the News

Trump vowed drug companies would lower prices; That hasn’t happened yet

The Washington Post

What is a geriatric emergency department?

U.S. News & World Report

Xenon isotopes tell the story of volatile recycling in the mantle

Physics Today

Olympic spectacular revealed at Washington University

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

McDonnell Scholars blog ahead of Beijing symposium

Washington University and its 34 partner universities that comprise the McDonnell International Scholars Academy are gearing up for the 7th International Symposium Oct. 11-14 in Beijing. Several scholars are blogging about what they hope to see, learn and do during their time there.

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Nichole R. Mercier, director of the university’s Office of Technology Management, has received a first-place Innovations in Research and Research Education Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The award recognizes her efforts to support women in innovation and technology.

Four staff members, (from left) Melissa Evers, Elizabeth Fogt, Steven Rosenblum and Rachel Dunn, were recognized for their exemplary service to Arts & Sciences during a recent awards ceremony presided over by Barbara A. Schaal (center), dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences.

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Research Wire

Roger Chamberlain, professor of computer science and engineering, and colleagues at the School of Engineering & Applied Science received a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to improve the efficiency of streaming computer applications.

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