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WU receives $4.2 million grant to research rare genetic mutation associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Washington University’s Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN) received a $4.2 million grant to research Alzheimer’s disease prevention in people who are prone to the disease due to genetic mutation. The Alzheimer’s Association awarded the grant to the DIAN’s Therapeutic Trials Unit in late March.

SU launches online calendar of events

Students can now easily stay updated on events and activities organized by Student Union (SU) and SU-affiliated student groups through its newly launched online calendar. A recent email regarding the online calendar, including the relevant link, was sent out to all students by SU President John Harrison York on Tuesday.

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WU professor finds praise for discoveries about Enlightenment artist

What do 18th-century Italy and anatomy have in common? Quite a lot, according to Rebecca Messbarger, associate professor of romance languages at Washington University. The book she released in 2010 on the life of one of the Age of Enlightenment’s most intriguing artists is just beginning to receive critical acclaim from others in her field.

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Student delegates explore global food issues at national conference

Juniors Susie Pasternak and Alaa Itani served as Washington University’s two delegates for the 9th annual Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights (NUCHR) last month. Undergraduate delegates from all across the country gathered in Chicago from January 19 to 20, for a national student conference on the current global food crisis.

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Bear Bucks expand to Blueberry Hill

Washington University students are now able to use Bear Bucks at Blueberry Hill. The restaurant and music club located on the Delmar Loop began to accept Bear Bucks shortly before Thanksgiving. Bobo Noodlehouse and Kayak’s Coffee, both located near the north-east corner of campus, have accepted Bear Bucks all semester.

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WU researchers discover more about fighting diabetes

A recent discovery that may revolutionize the treatment of Type 2 diabetes is the result of just one of numerous Washington University efforts to fight the rising disease.

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$2.2 million grant enables algae research

A recent $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy is allowing Washington University to take part in a collaborative study on fuel-generating bacteria. The goal of the project is to find ways to modify certain photosynthetic bacteria to generate clean energy more efficiently, Dr. Himadri B.

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New FYC program aims to acclimate freshmen to St. Louis

St. Louis by the Dozen, a new program launched by the First Year Center this fall, aims to integrate Washington University freshmen into the greater St. Louis community. As part of the program, faculty members take groups of 12 freshmen to various attractions and public events around the city to familiarize the students with local culture and traditions.

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Highest-earning employees work at med school

Washington University’s top-paid employees don’t have offices on the Danforth Campus—they work at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The University’s 2010 tax filings reveal that the top-paid University employee is Richard H. Gelberman, the Fred C.

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WU to join peer institutions in addressing alcohol education on campus

School administrators are taking a new approach in addressing alcohol education and culture on campus. Washington University is joining 31 other institutions—including Dartmouth, Princeton, and Vanderbilt Universities—in the national Learning Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking, a program intended to tackle alcohol-related problems among college students.

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