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Friday, Aug. 30, 2019

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Advancing research, international partnerships

International social work students recently completed work in a first-of-its-kind intensive summer seminar focused on advanced research methods. The event was thanks to a partnership with McDonnell Academy member Xi’an Jiaotong University.

Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies

A School of Medicine study of children born at least 10 weeks before their due dates found that the kids most likely to show normal outcomes also were those with healthier, more nurturing mothers and home lives.

New center to tackle ‘data science divide’

Odis Johnson of Arts & Sciences is leading a collaborative project to improve grant-making. The new center aims to support underrepresented scholars in using quantitative and computational research methods and techniques.

McKelvey School of Engineering adds faculty

The McKelvey School of Engineering welcomed five new faculty members this academic year, bringing total full-time faculty to more than 140. Five new lecturers also joined the school. Read more about their expertise.

WashU Expert says opioid cases a tipping point

Recent and upcoming legal battles involving drugmakers represent a major tipping point in America’s fight against the opioid crisis, says addiction expert David Patterson Silver Wolf, at the Brown School.

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5–7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4

Physics Research Symposium

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Social Photo of the Week

Chancellor Martin joins in on the First Day fun

WashU in the News

This newfound 3.8-million-year-old skull is an ‘iconic’ specimen in human evolution

The Washington Post

Ethics outcry as Trump touts ‘magnificent’ Doral for next G7

The Associated Press

Why we see the past through rose-colored glasses, but not the future

ABC (Australia)

The Catch-22 for labor unions enjoying newfound public support


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Campus Voices

Pre-strategic planning: Sharing what we learned

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin provides an update about the university’s strategic planning process. He shares the consulting firm’s full report compiling community members’ input on their perceptions of WashU’s priorities and campus culture.

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Judi McLean Parks, of Olin Business School, was honored with a certificate of appreciation from the government of Madagascar for her contributions to the development of the Mahabo region, where she has worked with students for more than a decade.

University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive received a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve and digitize the 1973 film “Listen to a Stranger: An Interview with Gordon Parks.” 

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