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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Top Stories

Research: Machine learning reduces language barriers

A forthcoming Management Science paper from Olin Business School researchers draws a direct connection between language translation driven by artificial intelligence and an increase in international trade. The paper analyzes data from eBay.

Creative workshops help kids relieve stress with art

For the past year, the School of Medicine’s Anne Glowinski, MD, has partnered with St. Louis artist Adrienne Outlaw to create PRESENT, a public artwork program that combines mindfulness and artmaking as an expressive coping tool.

New trees offer beauty and biodiversity

The first wave of new trees has been planted on the east end of campus, and many more are on the way by next spring. Landscape designer Michael Vergason led the project, in consultation with St. Louis-based Arbolope Studio. This video captures the process.

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Wednesday, May 15 – Friday, May 17

Commencement recognition ceremonies, receptions held

4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16

Gene therapy discussion at Venture Cafe

8:30 a.m. Friday, May 17

Universitywide Commencement

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Campus Announcements

Flags lowered in honor of law enforcement

The U.S. and university flags over Brookings Hall are lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset today in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, which recognizes the work of law enforcement officers. 

WashU in the News

How military moms changed the history of Mother’s Day


Kavanaugh and Gorsuch, justices with much in common, take different paths

The New York Times

The challenge at the doctor’s office every woman needs to know about

NBC Today

Helium shortage is hurting parties and the pharma industry


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Campus Voices

Book studies Saint-Saëns’ operas

Hugh Macdonald, the Avis Blewett Professor Emeritus of Music in Arts & Sciences, has published the book “Saint-Saëns and the Stage,” examining the operas, plays and other works of the French composer. Read more about this and other books by WashU authors on the Bookshelf.

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Eric Hsu, a senior majoring in biology in Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the 2019 Spector Prize. The prize recognizes academic excellence and outstanding undergraduate achievement in research.

Arts & Sciences recognized six outstanding alumni during its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner, held in April. Barbara Schaps Thomas, AB ’76, the retired senior vice president and chief financial officer for HBO Sports, received the Dean’s Medal.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: In what year did U.S. Army Gen. George Marshall, author of what became known as the Marshall Plan, which helped rebuild European countries after World War II, deliver the Commencement address at Washington University?
A) 1948 B) 1951 C) 1958 D) 1963

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