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Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

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Celebrating Leading Together’s impact, Wrightons’ ‘selfless service’

Nearly 1,200 members of the university community came together Dec. 7 to recognize the impact of the Leading Together campaign and to honor Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and his wife, Risa Zwerling Wrighton.

Regrowing damaged nerves hinges on shutting down key genes

School of Medicine neuroscientist Valeria Cavalli studied mice neurons to learn how cells regrow after injury. Her findings could one day lead to better treatments for spinal cord injury.

University joins Age Friendly University Global Network

Washington University is a new member of the Age Friendly University Global Network, a group of educational institutions committed to expanding programs and policies to engage people in all life stages.

MyDay update: building a foundation for success

Washington University leaders are making progress on a multiyear effort to modernize how the university collects, manages, analyzes and reports the large amounts of data it uses. The program, announced in March, is called MyDay.

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4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12

Reception celebrating faculty startups

7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14

Chamber Choir Holiday Concert

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WashU in the News

Research gaps leave doctors guessing about treatments for pregnant women


A groundbreaking antitrust lawsuit is ensnaring the generic drug industry


How new Trump rules could leave tens of thousands of immigrants ineligible for green cards

USA Today

Akande shares memories of George H.W. Bush

KMOX Radio

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Brian Blank, associate professor in Arts & Sciences, 65

Brian Blank photoBrian E. Blank, associate professor of mathematics and statistics in Arts & Sciences, died of heart failure Sunday, Dec. 9, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was 65. ​Blank worked at the university for 38 years. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at New Mount Sinai Cemetery.

Campus Voices

Two balloon-borne astrophysics missions ready to go

SuperTIGER may launch any day now, and X-Calibur will be flight-ready right after them,” said Henric Krawczynski, professor of physics in Arts & Sciences. While they wait for launch from Antarctica, the team is eating well, skiing and seal watching. Follow their blog to see how the missions featuring WashU technology fare.

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A team of researchers at the School of Medicine has been funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to study the root causes of neurodegenerative disorders. The project will analyze genes that may help protect some patients from Alzheimer’s disease.

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