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​Watch as Washington University in St. Louis students rehearse an ancient Phillipine dance form called tinikling, one of more than a dozen performances scheduled for this year's Lunar New Year Festival Jan. 30-31. More than 160 students will perform in the annual celebration of Asian art forms and traditions. ​MORE
Reuben Riggs, a senior in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, says the fight for social justice is the foundation of a liberal arts education and he has embraced that fight in light of events in Ferguson in 2014. “To know that and not go out and engage when it’s happening on my doorstep would go against everything I believe in," said Riggs, who also is an Ervin and a Civic Scholar.MORE
Questions surrounding the divisive and pressing civil rights concern of marriage equality will be covered by a panel of Republican advocates, including Meghan McCain, for the next Assembly Series program. “Marriage Equality and the GOP,” will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Graham Chapel on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis.MORE
With the scholarship and expertise of university scholars as a backdrop, the Washington University community will come together to explore the important issues of race and ethnicity at a universitywide event to be held Thursday and Friday, Feb. 5 and 6.MORE

The Green Monday movement, a growing global effort to urge consumers to consider how their food choices affect public health and the environment, is coming to Washington University. Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, Dining Services and food service partners Bon Appétit and Aramark, the program will ask students, faculty and staff to pledge to Green Monday by eating vegetarian one day a week.

A new tool kit for dissemination and implementation, developed by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute in Washington, D.C., prominently features the work of several university faculty members, including the groundbreaking 2012 book, “Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice.” MORE
Much more than an archaeology course, a six-week summer field practicum on the history of Central Asia, led by Michael Frachetti, PhD, associate professor of archaeology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, offers students from all disciplines the opportunity to immerse themselves in the past and present culture of Kazakhstan. MORE
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