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Monday, Dec. 3, 2018

Top Stories

$20 million gift boosts multiple myeloma research

St. Louis native Rodger Riney and his wife, Paula, are giving $20 million to research teams at the School of Medicine to improve outcomes for those diagnosed with the blood cancer multiple myeloma.

Plant’s recycling system important in sickness and in health

Autophagy has a remarkable influence on a plant’s metabolism even under healthy growing conditions, according to new research led by Richard Vierstra in Arts & Sciences.

Sadler honored by American Society of Hematology, colleagues

Colleagues and former trainees traveled from as far as Europe and Japan to celebrate the career of renowned hematologist J. Evan Sadler, MD, PhD, who recently was awarded the 2018 Exemplary Service Award from the American Society of Hematology.

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Monday, Dec. 3 – Friday, Dec. 7

Employee Learning Week activities

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5

Stuart Eizenstat lecture on Jimmy Carter

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Campus Announcements

WUPD’s Blue Santa program collecting donations

The Washington University Police Department’s Blue Santa program is collecting donations for the children of Whitney Thomas, who was killed in a traffic accident in October. The six children range in age from 8 months to 11 years old.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

300 million letters of DNA are missing from the human genome

The Atlantic

Does science have a bullying problem?


Climate change to bring Missouri heavier rains, hotter days and major costs

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

Engineering podcast looks at nanoparticles

The latest episode of “Engineering the Future,” hosted by Aaron Bobick, dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, explores how dangerous nanoparticles form and how we can reduce their harmful impact.

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Stephen Beverley, professor of molecular microbiology at the School of Medicine, has been named an American Society for Microbiology Distinguished Lecturer. Beverley will speak at microbiology meetings throughout the U.S.

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