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December 2014

What’s happening at Wash U today. For alumni, parents, and friends.
Extraordinary Resources for Fighting Disease
A $25 million gift from James and Elizabeth McDonnell endows The Genome Institute.
From “Success to Significance”
Thomas and Jennifer Hillman’s gift will benefit the Brown School expansion.

Internationally Famous Specks of Dust
Undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences discovered interstellar dust specks—rare pieces from outside our solar system.

Student’s Mission for Community Service and Veteran Health
University College student and Army veteran Mike Pereira’s honors thesis supports The Mission Continues, a veterans’ service organization.

New Cancer Images Reverse Time
Professor Lihong Wang has developed a new technology to improve the imaging of cancerous tissues by tracking movement.

Founders Day 2014
Distinguished faculty, alumni, and friends are recognized for their exceptional service to the university and the community.

Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University is a historic effort to raise $2.2 billion in support of scholarships, life-changing research, and much more. We invite you to:
•  View photo galleries from campaign kickoff events across the country.
•  Visit the Leading Together newsfeed for the latest campaign updates.
•  Read about extraordinary faculty, such as Dean Barbara Schaal, who uses molecular biology to understand the plant genetics that feed the world.
Would you like to help Washington University build community, support students, and continue its groundbreaking research?
•  Volunteer your time and talent.
•  Make a gift of any amount.
•  Join the conversation at events or in your community.

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