Washington University in St. Louis

The Record

Friday, June 7, 2024

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Impact IT strategic plan launch event (Medical Campus)

10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Monday, June 10



Workday Student ‘Sneak Peek’: student registration

9–10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 11

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WashU in the News

Graduation speakers on democracy, free college and being a ‘weird person’

Inside higher ed

Why are people flying upside-down flags? Symbol’s controversy goes beyond Justice Alito

Knoxville News Sentinel

To solve the plastics problem, St. Louis scientists are turning to nature

st. louis public radio

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Campus and community news


Researchers tackle pregnancy as an ‘engineering challenge’

Michelle Oyen, director of WashU’s Center for Women’s Health Engineering, co-writes an article about studying, and improving, preterm birth outcomes by understanding the mechanics involved.

Yahoo News | The Conversation

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Who Knew WashU?

Question: Last weekend, Ryan Loutos became the first WashU graduate to play in a Major League Baseball game in 49 years. Who was the last one?

Answer: B) Dal Maxvill, who retired in 1975 after winning multiple World Series titles in a 14-year career, mostly as a member of the Cardinals. Both Maxvill and Loutos earned engineering degrees from WashU.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Nancy Myers, a staff scientist in surgical oncology, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!