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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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Two law students embody lessons taught in class

Two students had a personal lens for viewing the lessons taught during John Inazu’s first-year “Criminal Law” class about theories of punishment, questions of whether criminal justice can remedy injustice and issues of equity in sentencing.

More cancer patients get help to quit smoking

A new program funded through the Cancer Moonshot Initiative has doubled the number of patients at Siteman Cancer Center assessed for smoking — and increased by fivefold the percentage of cancer patients now taking medication to help them quit.

Researchers improve process for metal-air batteries

Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering have developed a one-parameter measure that makes selecting the correct electrolyte for potassium-air batteries an exercise in rationality, rather than patience.

Whelan named head of molecular microbiology

Noted virologist Sean Whelan has been named head of the Department of Molecular Microbiology at the School of Medicine. He studies how deadly viruses such as Ebola and rabies enter cells and multiply.

WashU Expert on Justice Stevens’ legacy

Greg Magarian (left), the Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law, served as a clerk for retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who died last week. Magarian offers this remembrance.

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4 p.m. Wednesday, July 24

Special Collections Book Club meets

8–10 p.m. Thursday, July 25

Jazz in July concert

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons event

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The View From Here

Through the Washington University lens View Gallery →

WashU in the News

For healthy blood pressure, both numbers matter

NBC News

Former Ebony publishing company auctioning off historic photo archive to pay creditors


Pregnant women using cannabis numbers ‘rapidly increasing,’ experts warn


‘Antibacterial’ chemical in consumer products causes more harm by making bacteria stronger


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Campus Voices

‘Yes, you are a superhero’

Jessica A. Hutchins, of the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, and Thi Nguyen, of the Graduate School, write an article published in Inside Higher Ed about developing your career by imagining the story you want to tell to potential employers.

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William G. Powderly, MD, the Dr. J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine, has been named director of the university’s Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences. The institute is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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