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Inauguration Announcement

Plan ahead: Parking will be impacted

A heavy volume of visitors is expected on the Danforth Campus Oct. 2 and 3 due to the east end dedication and Chancellor Andrew D. Martin’s inauguration.

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Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019

Top Stories

Another golden moment on Francis Field

Francis Field, the venerable stadium on the Danforth Campus, was rededicated Sept. 21 as Francis Olympic Field. The new name represents another milestone in securing Washington University’s — and St. Louis’ — legacy in the Olympic movement.

Cause of rare, fatal disorder in young children pinpointed

Scientists at the School of Medicine appear to have solved a mystery regarding the precise biochemical pathway leading to Krabbe disease, a fatal genetic disorder in children. Researchers also identified a possible therapeutic strategy.

WashU Spaces: Kuehner Family Court

More than 5,000 plants form a literal wall of green that rises 30 feet in the air. In the latest WashU Spaces, explore the Kuehner Family Court, located in the Sam Fox School’s new Anabeth and John Weil Hall.

Race, income and voting access

The electoral process itself — the buildings, equipment and election workers — can make it more difficult to vote in some communities, finds a new study from the Brown School.

WashU Expert: Impeachment ball in Senate’s court

Whatever impeachment moves the Democratic-majority U.S. House makes, it’s ultimately up to the Republican-controlled Senate to hold a trial — and political scientist Steve Smith of Arts & Sciences anticipates the Senate could take steps to avoid the issue.

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Campus Announcements

Staff kickball tournament Oct. 14

The Danforth Staff Council invites university staff members to take part in a kickball tournament on Oct. 14, immediately following the council’s fall town hall meeting. Sign up to play by Oct. 4.

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WashU in the News

Cyberbullying on rise in U.S.: 12-year-old was ‘all-American little girl’ before suicide

Fox News

Chess grandmasters can lose 10 pounds and burn 6,000 calories just by sitting


New Washington University report tallies costly effects of environmental racism in St. Louis

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

New imaging ‘blinks’ so you don’t miss proteins causing Alzheimer’s, other age-related diseases


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Campus Voices

‘Increasing access to a WashU education’

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin shares his commitment to increase educational access and find more financial solutions to help the most talented students come to Washington University — especially those who hail from the St. Louis region.

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Todd Braver, professor in Arts & Sciences and at the School of Medicine, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health. He studies the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying memory, attention and controlled processing.

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Research Wire

Shantanu Chakrabartty, the Clifford Murphy Professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, recently received a $380,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to address a persistent problem when it comes to recreating the brain’s neuronal networks in silicon: energy efficiency.

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