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Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019

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$15M supports personalized leukemia therapy work

University researchers at Siteman Cancer Center have been awarded a $15 million grant to better understand the genetic changes that drive acute myeloid leukemia and predict patients’ responses to therapy. Timothy J. Ley, MD, is the principal investigator.

New students learn to navigate tough conversations

The new orientation program, “Dialogue Across Difference,” set out to help new students navigate difficult conversations about identity and race. The program reinforced the university’s commitment to both freedom of expression and inclusion.

Discover the east end

As faculty and students get settled into a new school year, take a moment for an up-close look through this video at the new spaces coming to life on the east end of the Danforth Campus.

Parking team offers tips, updates for new year

A wide variety of parking, transportation and mobility services are available to students, faculty and staff as the 2019-20 academic year begins. Watch the latest video to learn more.

Olin welcomes new faculty

Seventeen new faculty members have joined the Olin Business School for this academic year, from data analytics to finance to strategy. The group also includes new directors for executive education, the military program and academic entrepreneurship.

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Campus Announcements

University community invited to join Home Plate program

Members of the Washington University community are invited to host students in their homes for casual dinner and conversation through the Home Plate program.

WashU in the News

Praise, don’t tease, to help kids with their weight


Architects do a lot more than just buildings

New Vision

WashU research on kids with asthma could save families medicine and money

St. Louis Public Radio

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Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, the Niess-Gain Professor and director of the Division of Public Health Sciences at the School of Medicine, has been named to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils.

The NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers (CSP) has been awarded a $20 million grant renewal from the National Science Foundation in support of its research. The CSP, based at the University of Minnesota, partners with researchers from around the country, including William Tolman in Arts & Sciences (right).

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