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Monday, March 9, 2020

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University breaks ground on neuroscience research hub

The university will begin construction this month on what will be one of the largest neuroscience research buildings in the country. Located on the Medical Campus, the facility will merge, cultivate and advance some of the world’s leading neuroscience research.

Tate appointed provost of University of South Carolina

William F. Tate IV, dean of the Graduate School and the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences, has been appointed executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina, effective in July.

Book explores ‘rugged individualism’ in America

A new book co-authored by the Brown School’s Mark Rank explores and critiques the widespread perception in the United States that one’s success or failure in life is largely the result of personal choices and individual characteristics.

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Monday, March 9 – Sunday, March 15

Spring break

2–4 p.m. Tuesday, March 10

Danforth Staff Council town hall

Wednesday, March 11 – Thursday, March 12

Women’s challenges in retirement planning

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The View From Here

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WashU in the News

How to respond to microaggressions

The New York Times

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the video game industry


Senators urge changes to reduce Missouri River flooding

The Associated Press

Bills would bar transgender kids in Missouri from certain medical procedures and therapy

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘Abortion bans criminalize doctors. For black physicians, the risks are even higher.’

Adia Harvey Wingfield, the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor in Arts & Sciences, writes an essay published in Vox about the Louisiana abortion case before the U.S. Supreme Court. She argues that laws requiring hospital admitting privileges are particularly dangerous for black doctors.

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School of Medicine faculty members nominate their peers for Distinguished Faculty Awards. The honors are recognition of their colleagues’ wide-ranging achievements, talents and dedication. Recipients were honored at a ceremony Feb. 26.

The U.S. Army Cadet Command (ROTC) has awarded Washington University a General Douglas MacArthur Award for Leadership, a top honor for ROTC units that represent the ideals of duty, honor and country.

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