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Monday, Dec. 12, 2011

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WUSTL Dining Services emphasizes local food

If you’ve sampled trout, milk and green beans this fall from a WUSTL Dining Services eatery, chances are, you’ve eaten local. Between 18 percent and 20 percent of food served by WUSTL Dining Services comes from local sources, says Jill Duncan, dining services marketing director.

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  Farm to Fork

Washington University Opera performs Thursday and Friday

The Washington University Opera Workshop presents excerpts from the opera Picnic, a recent work by American composer Forrest Pierce, at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 15 and 16, in the 560 Music Center Ballroom Theater. A libretto written by WUSTL’s Tim Ocel (right) is featured in the performance.

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Picture this: Bringing Morocco to WUSTL

Morocco’s renowned Abdellah el Miry Trio visited campus Dec. 6 to perform and engage in an Arabic-language question-and-answer session with students in a course taught by Younasse Tarbouni, a lecturer in Arabic language studies in Arts & Sciences. The performance was arranged by the recently opened St. Louis office of American Voices.

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Heuser micrographs on display at Medical campus

First-year medical students have much to learn about the structure of the body and its cells. Soon, they will have new inspiration for that learning journey in the form of a series of detailed black-and-white electron micrographs of cells and their interiors created by John Heuser, MD, professor of cell biology and physiology.

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  John Geuser

Trustees grant faculty promotions, tenure

At recent Board of Trustees meetings, the following faculty members were appointed with tenure or promoted with tenure: Randall J. Bateman, MD; Paul W. Hruz, MD, PhD; Catherine E. Lang, PhD; David Rudnick, MD, PhD; Sheila Stewart-Wigglesworth, PhD; Brad A. Racette, MD; and Chengjie Xiong, PhD.

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Calendar Highlights

8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12

Dept. of Music concert

Musical concert features the Dept. of Music’s Flute Choir. Jan Smith, conductor. Free and open to the public. Graham Chapel. (314) 935-5566 or email


Brown School’s Toys for Tots drive ends Friday

A few days remain to donate items for the Brown School’s Toys for Tots drive, which ends at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, with a cookie reception in Goldfarb Hall. For more information, email

Washington People

James W. Fleshman Jr., MD

A pioneer in laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer. FULL STORY

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

Men’s, women’s basketball in action over the weekend

Only two teams were in action this past weekend as the fall semester neared its conclusion. The women’s basketball team traveled to Loras College this past Friday, while the men hosted Wheaten College  Saturday. To find out how these teams fared, visit

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