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Friday, May 3, 2019

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Colonna, Ley elected to National Academy of Sciences

Marco Colonna, MD, the Robert Rock Belliveau, MD, Professor of Pathology (left), and Timothy J. Ley, MD, the Lewis T. and Rosalind B. Apple Chair in Oncology, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Seven to receive honorary degrees at Commencement

The university will award seven honorary degrees during its 158th Commencement May 17. Among the recipients is Michael R. Bloomberg, former New York City mayor, who will deliver the Commencement address.

Autoimmune syndrome causes muscle pain, weakness

School of Medicine researchers have identified a previously unknown rare muscle disease that can be treated with immunosuppressing drugs.

Expanding solar power at Tyson Research Center

A trio of engineering students is helping to expand the solar power-generating capabilities at Tyson Research Center, which has frequent outages.

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WashU in the News

Experimental treatment could be ‘game-changing’ for genetic ALS, experts say


Artificial intelligence shakes up drug discovery

The Scientist

While golf participation is stable, Tiger effect gives industry a boost


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Campus Voices

Stark on Trump’s immigration proposals: ‘they don’t work’

Lindsay Stark, associate professor at the Brown School, writes in The Hill about the Trump administration’s proposed changes to immigration policies, arguing they will cause hardship while offering no benefits to Americans.

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Five PhD candidates at Washington University were inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at the annual Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education in April at Yale University.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. recently awarded the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship a $100,000 planning grant as part of its Ascend 2020 Initiative, which is designed to help minorities and women create or scale their businesses.

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Who Knew WashU?

engineering students prepare to graduateQuestion: The universitywide Commencement ceremony will take place May 17. On that day, what color of tassels and velvet hoods signifies students graduating from the McKelvey School of Engineering?
C) Academic regalia differs based on the level of degree as well as the school. Students earning degrees from the McKelvey School of Engineering have orange tassels on their caps as well as orange edging on the velvet hoods.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Kenly Taylor, who works at the School of Medicine and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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