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Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

Top Stories

Scientists design way to track steps of cells’ development

Scientists at the School of Medicine have developed a new tool described as a “flight data recorder” for developing cells, illuminating the paths cells take as they progress from one type to another.

Students participate in U.N. global climate summit

Ten students are among representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Poland for COP24, an annual U.N. conference on climate change. This year’s meeting will focus on how to achieve climate goals set in the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Medical students honor their teachers at ceremony

School of Medicine students recently honored faculty and residents with the annual Distinguished Service Teaching Awards. Among those honored was Will Ross, MD, their nominee for the national Humanism in Medicine Award.

Parking provides updates on leadership, operational changes

As the semester and year come to a close, the Parking and Transportation team provides an update on team shifts, operational changes and upcoming alerts for the campus community.

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Campus Announcements

Input sought on Lime bike program

The university invites faculty, staff and students to complete a brief online survey by Dec. 20 about their use of and experiences with the Lime bike-sharing service on campus, as the pilot program ends Dec. 31. Participants have a chance to win a prize.

WashU in the News

China sets out for the far side of the moon


Bush 41 made trademark ‘1,000 points of light’ appeal at Washington University

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

What Is X-ray spectroscopy?

Live Science

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Campus Voices

‘Girls must learn to see themselves as scientists’

Olivia Murray, a junior majoring in biology-neuroscience in Arts & Sciences, discusses the importance of encouraging girls to envision careers in science, including highlighting role models, in a commentary in the Times of Northwest Indiana.

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John E. McCarthy, chair and professor of mathematics and statistics in Arts & Sciences, was elected as a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. The society recognized McCarthy for his contributions to operator theory and functions of several complex variables.

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Who Knew WashU?

Michael Wysession photoQuestion: Who was the first faculty fellow to live in a residential college on campus, in 1998?
Answer: D) Michael Wysession, now professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, lived in the William Greenleaf Eliot Residential College with his wife, Joan, and then-3-year-old son. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the program, in which 40 faculty members have now lived among students, serving as event planners, mentors and friends.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Jeff Herman, who works in Student Financial Services and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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