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Friday, July 19, 2019

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Old rocks, new science: What Apollo 11 is teaching us

In September 1969, Washington University scientists were among the first to receive samples collected from the Apollo 11’s historic landing on the moon. Fifty years later, there is still much to learn.

Right brain, left brain

Though Eric Leuthardt, MD, is best known for his groundbreaking research into the brain’s capacity to rewire itself, called neuroplasticity, he wears multiple hats in conveying his knowledge of and fascination with the brain.

Almas named director of admissions

Emily Almas, associate dean and director of recruitment at Swarthmore College, has been appointed assistant vice provost and director of admissions.

WashU Expert: Why we should return to the moon

As NASA plans for its next manned mission by 2024, Arts & Sciences’ Brad Jolliff shares his science priorities for the return.

Credit counseling works, new study finds

People who take advantage of nonprofit credit counseling services have statistically significant reductions in consumer debt, finds a new study from the Brown School.

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3:15 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Apollo Moon Landing Countdown

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WashU in the News

Heat wave across central U.S. prompts health warnings

CBS Evening News

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99


Strange evolution: The weird future of life on earth


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Campus Voices

The scientific legacy of the Apollo program

Together, the six Apollo landings laid the foundation for modern planetary science, writes Brad Jolliff, the Scott Rudolph Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences in Arts & Sciences, in Physics Today. Current research continues to provide a gateway to the solar system.

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Crickette Sanz, associate professor of biological anthropology in Arts & Sciences, received the 2019 Ai’s Scarf Award. Known as the Women-in-Primatology Award, it celebrates female scholars who dedicate their lives to promoting the research, conservation and welfare of chimpanzees and other nonhuman primates.

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