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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Wearable motion detectors identify motor deficits

Researchers at the School of Medicine found that wristwatch-like motion detectors can help identify in children signs of motor impairments that might otherwise be missed.

Pregnancy shifts the daily schedule forward

New Arts & Sciences research finds that women and mice both shift their daily schedules earlier by up to a few hours during the first third of their pregnancy. The new study is in the Journal of Biological Rhythms.

Combining law and medicine

In the latest installment of Class Acts, focusing on global impact, we learn about Jiyeon Kim, a School of Law degree candidate who plans a career focused on health and technology law and policy.

‘Lessons learned’ from engaging in Africa

The university is committed to engaging with its global partners to help address our biggest challenges together. This spirit of collaboration was evident at the inaugural meeting of the Africa initiative, held April 23 in Brown Hall.

Zipfel named head of neurosurgery

Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, an expert on aneurysms and other disorders of blood vessels in the brain, has been named head of the Department of Neurosurgery at the School of Medicine. Zipfel also will be neurosurgeon-in-chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2

Bach in Motion

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Campus Announcements

Reminder: Share your feedback to help inform strategic planning

Chancellor-elect Andrew Martin is looking for input from the university community to help inform the strategic planning process that is getting underway. An online form is available to share thoughts about the university’s short- and long-term priorities. Submit your feedback by May 24.

WashU in the News

‘Debt ceiling’ may become a political buzzword this summer


Almost half of American workers have cried at work

Fast Company

GOP sets up firewall for Trump on Mueller

The Hill

God and sex in America

Maine Public Radio

Two winners named in contest for innovative arts startups

St. Louis Public Radio

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Five School of Law graduates were honored as Distinguished Alumni during a recognition ceremony in April for their outstanding contributions to the field of law. They are: Max Margulis; Simon Mui; husband and wife Ganesh Natarajan and Faye Katt; and Ester Saverson.

Joel S. Perlmutter, MD, the Elliot H. Stein Family Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine, has been named scientific director of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. Dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes excessive involuntary muscle contractions and abnormal postures.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: The universitywide Commencement ceremony will take place May 17. What color of tassels and velvet hoods signifies students graduating from the McKelvey School of Engineering?
A) Blue B) Brown C) Orange D) Silver

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