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Friday, Dec. 17, 2021

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WashU in the News

Health care workers traumatized by pandemic


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WashU researchers win federal grants to study race and Alzheimer’s

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As a mentor and a leader, this Black orthopedic surgeon fights to diversify his field

Eric Carson, MD, professor of orthopedic surgery at the School of Medicine and head of the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society, talks about his path toward becoming a doctor and his efforts to encourage more Black students to enter the field.


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Who Knew WashU?

Question: When the Modern Literature Collection was founded, James Merrill — author of the famous shape poem “Christmas Tree” — was among the first poets to be approached for manuscript materials. In what year was the collection founded?

Answer: B) 1964. Today, the James Merrill Papers housed at University Libraries comprise one of the most extensive literary archives held by any institution. An episode of “Poetry for All,” a podcast co-hosted by Abram Van Engen of Arts & Sciences, discusses that poem.

Congrats to this week’s winner, undergraduate student Jojo Silagi, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!