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Friday, April 12, 2019

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$10 million gift aimed at improving treatments for mental illness

Philanthropists Andrew and Barbara Taylor and the Crawford Taylor Foundation have committed $10 million to the School of Medicine to investigate the scientific underpinnings of psychiatric illnesses, with the goal of improving diagnosis and treatment.

Mann, Peterson win Stone & DeGuire art awards

Los Angeles sculptor Elana Mann and Chicago public artist Erik L. Peterson have won the 2019 Stone & DeGuire Contemporary Art Awards, presented by the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.

Enzymes make E. coli antibiotic resistant at low pH

New research from Arts & Sciences suggests that many “redundant” enzymes are actually specialists that ensure maximal growth across different environments. They also seem to increase resistance to antibiotics in conditions like those in the GI tract or urinary tract.

University celebrates Wrightons’ legacy

Arriving at Wrightonpalooza via convertible, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and Risa Zwerling Wrighton snapped selfies with students, enjoyed student performances and danced “The Dancellor.” This video captures the fun.

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Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14

Thurtene Carnival

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12

Washington University choirs concert

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WashU in the News

A mysterious infection, spanning the globe in a climate of secrecy

The New York Times

Why does medicine cost so much? Here’s how drug prices are set


Centene commits $100M to personalized medicine research


‘Facing Segregation’ co-editors, EHOC rep share evidence-based solutions for St. Louis and beyond

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘These firms have an outsize influence on Corporate America; The SEC needs to regulate them’

Three Olin Business School faculty members — Radhakrishnan Gopalan, Todd Gormley and Todd Milbourn — write in an opinion piece on the CNN Business website that proxy advisory firms need to be regulated to ensure transparency and accountability.

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David Peters, the McDonnell Douglas Professor of Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has been chosen to receive the Dr. Alexander Klemin Award from the Vertical Flight Society. It’s the highest honor the society gives an individual for notable achievement in advancing vertical flight aeronautics.

Michael Sherraden, the George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor; Margaret Sherraden, research professor; and Jin Huang, research associate professor, all at the Brown School, are headlining the conference “Innovation and Evaluation for Anti-Poverty Initiatives” this week at National Taiwan University.

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Who Knew WashU?

kids at carnival rideQuestion: Thurtene, the oldest student-run carnival in the United States, returns to campus this weekend. It has operated without interruption as Thurtene since 1935 except for one year. In which year was the carnival not held?
Answer: B) Thurtene did not take place in 1943, when many students were called to serve in World War II. This year’s carnival gets underway at 4 p.m. today.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Erin Urban, a financial analyst at Olin Business School, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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