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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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Prison Education Project celebrates Commencement

The Washington University Prison Education Project conducted its first Commencement in May at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center in Pacific. Joe Angeles, director of Washington University Photo Services, documented the day.

Cancer treatment lessons from Hurricane Maria

School of Medicine radiation oncologist Hiram A. Gay, MD, and colleagues studied Hurricane Maria’s impact on cancer care in Puerto Rico. The aim is to give physicians who provide radiation therapy guidelines for what to do in advance and how to recover afterward.

Chancellor launches blog

As the chancellorship changed hands June 1 for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin decided to mark the transition by starting something new: a blog. His first post shares thoughts on leadership.

Metcalfe gift supports study of adversity’s effects on kids

Emeritus trustee Walter Metcalfe Jr. and his wife, Cynthia, have made a commitment of nearly $4 million to support the groundbreaking work of School of Medicine child psychiatrist Joan L. Luby, MD.

Brounk receives Gloria White service award

Thomas Brounk, director of mental health services at Habif Health & Wellness Center, received the Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award at the university’s annual Staff Day celebration May 20.

Graduate scores dream job with St. Louis Blues

From the time alumnus Dylan Slaughter first laced up his skates at age 3, he has wished to one day join the National Hockey League and that his beloved St. Louis Blues would play for the Stanley Cup. This season, both dreams came true.

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Campus Announcements

Information literacy group seeks participants

University Libraries and the Gephardt Institute are co-sponsoring an information literacy learning community, which will be held Aug. 12-15 on the Danforth Campus. Interested faculty should apply by June 17.

The View From Here

Through the Washington University lens View Gallery →

WashU in the News

Why are lawmakers inserting themselves into private matters?

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Inside Pete Buttigieg’s plan to overhaul the Supreme Court

NBC News

Impeachment 101: How could Congress remove President Trump from office?

Los Angeles Times

Anti-aging compound in human clinical trial: Will boosting NMN slow aging?


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Andrew B. Craig, emeritus trustee, 88

Andrew B. Craig photoAndrew B. Craig III, emeritus trustee of Washington University, died May 24, 2019, in Naples, Fla., where he lived. He was 88. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 10 at Ladue Chapel in St. Louis.

Campus Voices

‘If we are doing so well, why do we feel so bad?’

Edward F. Lawlor, dean emeritus of the Brown School, writes an op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch exploring science-based economic development in the St. Louis region and how the benefits have not been shared by all races, classes and neighborhoods.

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Three students — Royce Dong and Maya Samuels-Fair, both in Arts & Sciences, and Lily Xu, at the McKelvey School of Engineering — have received the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship, which honors those who conduct research in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.

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Research Wire

Jian Wang, professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, received a $516,989 grant from NASA to study the ways in which aerosol particles affect clouds — and how clouds affect aerosols.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: The Field House witnessed the final game of what major-league sports team in 1960?
A) Kansas City Legacy
B) Minneapolis Lakers
C) Oshkosh All-Stars
D) St. Louis Hawks

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