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Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

Top Stories

Diabetes in mice cured using human stem cell strategy

The School of Medicine’s Jeffrey R. Millman and his team produced human insulin-secreting beta cells from stem cells using a new efficient technique. The cells were able to rapidly cure diabetes in mice for at least nine months.

New book explores last great challenge of Michelangelo

William Wallace in Art & Sciences recently published “Michelangelo, God’s Architect: The Story of His Final Years & Greatest Masterpiece.” He discusses the renowned artist’s work building St. Peter’s Basilica.

WashU Expert on how a virus becomes a pandemic

Michael Vahey at the McKelvey School of Engineering, who researches viruses, discusses in a video what it takes for a virus such as the novel coronavirus to reach pandemic status.

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Campus Announcements

Parking shares high-volume traffic dates

Parking officials alert the community that Washington University will host a series of events this semester that are expected to draw a high volume of traffic to campus, particularly leading up to and during Thurtene Carnival and WashU Reunion weekend, April 17-19.

Washington People

Kathy Kniepmann

Kathy Kniepmann

Kathy Kniepmann, at the School of Medicine, is an inquisitive, compassionate faculty member who inspires prospective and current students in the Program in Occupational Therapy. She discusses her life, her career and her lifelong interest in learning.

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WashU in the News

Economic fallout from coronavirus likely to be worse than SARS, expert cautions

Fox Business

Democrats did something big on health care and nobody is paying attention

The Huffington Post

As demand for content grows, playwrights extend their reach to the living room

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Medicaid expansion effort touted by medical, civic, business, faith leaders

KZRG-AM (Joplin)

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Campus Voices

‘How I Made This Book’

Publication of a significant creative work is a milestone in the career of a humanities scholar. The Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences shares on its website a glimpse into the book-publishing journey of seven faculty members, including Caroline Kita.

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Mary Klingensmith, MD, the Mary Culver Distinguished Professor and vice chair for education in the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine, has been named a vice president of the American Board of Surgery.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: The university's independent student newspaper, Student Life, has been a part of campus for a long time. What year was the publication established?
A) 1862 B) 1878 C) 1900 D) 1920

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