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Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

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Kamimura-Jimenez named diversity center dean

Mark Kamimura-Jimenez has been named associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Currently at Texas Christian University, he will join Washington University Jan. 1.

Arthritis risk linked to obesity may be passed down

New School of Medicine research in mice suggests obesity may increase arthritis risk not only in obese people but in their children and grandchildren, too.

Empowering academic women entrepreneurs

The university is committed to supporting faculty, students and staff on their entrepreneurial journeys — especially women bringing their ideas from the lab to the marketplace. One example of that commitment begins in St. Louis next year with Equalize 2020.

University deepens ties with Mekelle University in Africa

A recently inked agreement between Washington University and Mekelle University in Ethiopia will encourage future collaborations in education, scholarship and research between the two universities.

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10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Arbor Tour events

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Campus Announcements

Africa Pitch Competition open

WashU graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit their ideas for the Africa Pitch Competition. Business ventures and ideas with a clear benefit in Africa are welcome. The deadline is Nov. 15.

Washington People

Benjamin D. Humphreys

Benjamin D. Humphreys

Nephrologist Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD (right), director of the Division of Nephrology at the School of Medicine, is a leading innovator in kidney research. Humphreys seeks to find better treatments to prevent kidney failure, a potentially fatal condition affecting 37 million Americans.

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WashU in the News

Olin tops list of world’s best MBA programs for entrepreneurship

Poets & Quants

Trump’s company exploring sale of marquee Washington hotel

The Washington Post

Untangling the link between Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes


Neuroscientists create ‘Midnight Scan Club’ to scan their own brains for groundbreaking research


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Campus Voices

What’s next? An update on strategic planning

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin shares on his blog an update with the WashU community about the path ahead for the strategic planning process.

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Kevin Moeller, professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, will receive a 2020 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award for excellence in organic chemistry. The national award, sponsored by the Arthur C. Cope Fund, is administered by the American Chemical Society and given to only 10 recipients each year.

Cara Cipriano, MD (left), assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the School of Medicine, and Kate Gerull, a medical student, received a grant from the American Medical Association (AMA) Women Physicians Section and the AMA Foundation to conduct a multicenter study of gender factors that may influence students’ decisions to pursue careers in orthopedic surgery.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: How much concrete did the new buildings constructed on the east end of the Danforth Campus require?
A) 15,000 cubic yards B) 40,000 cubic yards
C) 52,000 cubic yards D) 70,000 cubic yards

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