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Thursday, March 29, 2012

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More than half of all cancer is preventable

More than half of all cancer is preventable, and society has the knowledge to act on this information today, according to Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, the Niess-Gain Professor, and researchers at the School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center. The investigators outline obstacles they say stand in the way of making a dent in the cancer burden worldwide.

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Chess grandmaster Kasparov to visit WUSTL

Garry Kasparov, considered the best chess player of all time, a champion of democracy in Russia and a world-renowned financial expert, will offer advice on outmaneuvering opponents in politics and business at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, in Graham Chapel. His visit includes a reception and chess demonstration.

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University Libraries introduce Open Scholarship repository

University Libraries announced the launch of Open Scholarship (, a new institutional online repository providing access to the scholarly output of WUSTL faculty, students and staff. It is a further step in the university’s commitment to make scholarship and creative works freely and easily available to the world.

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Navigating religion and politics

Barry Lynn (second from left), executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, talks with students March 20 during an informal gathering in the Danforth University Center. Lynn was on campus to deliver an Assembly Series/John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics lecture.

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Boatwright to give Biggs Lecture for Assembly Series

Mary Boatwright, PhD, professor of ancient history at Duke University, will give the annual John and Penelope Biggs Lecture in the Classics for the Assembly Series at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Steinberg Hall Auditorium. Her talk, “Agrippa’s Inscription on Hadrian’s Pantheon,” will focus on Rome’s most widely known yet enigmatic building.

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Calendar Highlights

4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 29

Dept. of Philosophy Colloquium

“Lying With Arguments.” Roy Sorensen, WUSTL prof. of philosophy. Free and open to the public. Wilson Hall, Room 214. (314) 935-6670.


University Libraries announce winners of 25th annual essay competition

Winners have been named for the 25th annual Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition sponsored by University Libraries. Winners are graduate students Anne Jensen-Urstad and Ervin Malakaj and undergraduates Karina Louise Stridh and Alexandra Barger. Undergraduate and graduate students competed for prizes of $1,000 for first place and $500 for second place.

Washington People

Leonard Bacharier, MD

Pediatric allergist works to find roots of disease. FULL STORY

In the Spotlight: Faculty, Staff and Studet News & Achievements
Notables: Grants, Awards, Lectures, Publications & Other Activities
Sports Highlights

Softball goes 3-1 at
St. Louis Invitational

The softball team posted a 3-1 record at the St. Louis Invitational March 24 and 25, with two wins against Concordia College and a win over Augustana College. WUSTL (13-6) hosts two doubleheaders at home this weekend against Harris-Stowe State University Saturday, March 31, and Fontbonne University Sunday, April 1. Both doubleheaders begin at noon.

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