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Friday, March 23, 2012

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Seismic survey at Mariana trench will follow water dragged down into Earth’s mantle

Seismologists, including WUSTL’s Doug Wiens, PhD, have just returned from the Western Pacific where they laid instruments for a seismic survey that will follow water chemically bound to, or trapped, in the down-diving Pacific Plate at the Mariana trench. That’s the same trench into which Avatar director James Cameron is poised to plunge.

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DLA latest offering from University College

University College, WUSTL’s adult, evening and continuing education division, has developed a new degree, the Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA), created for the experienced adult learner who wishes to pursue rigorous interdisciplinary study along with independent, scholarly reading and research.

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Satirist Saunders on campus next week

George Saunders, the Visiting Hurst Professor of Creative Writing in Arts & Sciences, will make two appearances on campus March 27 and 29 for The Writing Program in Arts & Sciences. Saunders is the author of The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil, a wickedly funny and wildly original political allegory.

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Making the ER friendlier for older patients

Emergency physician Chris Carpenter, MD, is conducting a study of patients in the emergency room who are older than 65 and at increased risk of having dementia. He wants to determine if referring suspected Alzheimer’s patients to an outreach agency will reduce frequent returns to the emergency department and help them remain independent longer.

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National business educators gather at Olin

Jeff Cannon (right), associate dean and director of undergraduate programs at Olin Business School, chats with Kathleen Robbins of Indiana University March 9 following the corporate panel of the National Undergraduate Business Symposium at the Knight Center.

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Calendar Highlights

11 a.m. Friday, March 23

EECE Spring 2012 Seminar Series

“Mathematical Modeling of Metabolism in Photosynthetic Organisms” by John Morgan, assoc. prof. of chemical engineering, Purdue U. Free and open to the public. Brauer Hall, Room 12. (314) 935-5548.


Fulbright workshop for faculty today

Jim Wertsch, PhD, is hosting a workshop for faculty members interested in learning more about the Fulbright Program at 4 p.m. today, March 23, in Sever Hall, Room 300. Faculty members who are Fulbright grantees will share their recent experiences.

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Sports Highlights

Women’s golf competes in Kentucky this weekend

After a second-place finish at the Phoenix Invitational over the break, the No. 2 women’s golf team will compete in the Northern Kentucky Spring Invitational Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, in Perry Park, Ky.

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