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Friday, June 14, 2019

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Kemper Art Museum to present ‘Ai Weiwei: Bare Life’

The newly expanded and renovated Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will reopen with a major exhibition of work by Ai Weiwei. The exhibit by the renowned Chinese dissident artist opens Sept. 28.

Biomarker predicts which cysts may become cancerous

Research led by the School of Medicine has taken a step toward identifying the cysts in the pancreas that are likely to become cancerous. Such growths often are not cancerous, creating a quandary for physicians who spot them via CT and MRI scans.

Transition planned for University College

Continuing education at Washington University will become more strategic and community-focused with the implementation of a number of structural and programmatic changes over the next academic year.

McKelvey Engineering to host summer research

Undergraduate students interested in learning more about thermal management research will have the opportunity to participate in a new summer research program at the McKelvey School of Engineering beginning this summer.

The myth about big company innovation

A new study by Olin Business School’s Anne Marie Knott finds that large companies constitute 87% of the research and development engine right now. She finds that previous researchers haven’t had the right tools to measure the productivity of such investments.

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WashU in the News

Reporting raises questions about Washington’s potential political conflicts of interest

On Point (WBUR)

Chronic depression after heart attack tied to increased risk of death


Kamala Harris says she would protect young immigrants through executive orders

Los Angeles Times

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Julie Margenthaler, MD, professor of surgery at the School of Medicine, has been named president-elect of The American Society of Breast Surgeons. She will serve in the role until 2020, when she becomes president of the organization.

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Research Wire

Researchers Srikanth Singamaneni, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, and Jeremiah Morrissey, at the School of Medicine, will validate their novel method of preserving biological samples using nanotechnology with a three-year, $550,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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