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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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Wrighton shares highlights from time as chancellor

Mark S. Wrighton talks about his great joy of leading the university and helping others succeed. He shares some insights from being chancellor, a role he concludes Friday, May 31, after 24 years at the helm.

Proton therapy for cancer lowers risk of side effects

A study led by the School of Medicine’s Brian Baumann, MD, found that proton therapy is associated with fewer severe side effects than conventional X-ray radiation therapy for many cancer patients.

Reimagining 4340 Duncan

The $44 million, 15-month renovation of 4340 Duncan in the Cortex Innovation District is nearly complete, and it demonstrates the connection, collaboration and community partnership taking place around innovation and entrepreneurship in the St. Louis region.

What does war sound like?

Musicologist Todd Decker, of Arts & Sciences and author of the book “Hymns for the Fallen,” examines how films such as “Platoon” and “Saving Private Ryan” shape how audiences view soldiers, veterans and war.

Academy of Science-St. Louis honors faculty

The Academy of Science-St. Louis recently honored Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton for his leadership in science and three researchers at the School of Medicine — Susan K. Dutcher, Anne M. Fagan and Samantha A. Morris — for their work as outstanding scientists.

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Wednesday, May 29 – Sunday, June 2

Black Rep presents ‘Nina Simone: Four Women’

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Washington People

Steve Givens

Steve Givens

Steve Givens (left) has been Chancellor Wrighton’s right-hand man for much of his 24-year tenure at the university. The chief of staff offers a look back and a look forward to his next stage of life.

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WashU in the News

It looks like any other graduation — except these graduates earned their degrees in prison


Trump turns the full force of the government on perceived political enemies

NBC News

Lighting a flame in space could help fuels burn more cleanly on Earth

St. Louis Public Radio

Old Post-Dispatch plant redeveloped into high-tech Cortex labs

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and the George and Carol Bauer Dean of the School of Medicine, has received the Christopher Hobler Spirit of Hope Award in recognition of his advocacy for neurological research.

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Research Wire

Laura Escobar Vega, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics in Arts & Sciences, received a $172,750 grant from the National Science Foundation to study interactions between Newton-Okounkov bodies, cluster algebras and orbit closures.

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