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May 2015

What’s happening at Wash U today. For alumni, parents, and friends.
Five to Receive Honorary Degrees
Washington University has announced five honorary degree recipients for Commencement 2015, including Commencement speaker Ken Burns.

Junior Breaks World Record
Student Kevin Hays set a Rubik's Cube record at the annual Thurtene Carnival.

A Conversation with Lucy Cheadle
Senior Lucy Cheadle graduates as one of the most accomplished runners in university history.

Rapid Imaging for Brain Function
A new high-speed, high-resolution method developed at the School of Engineering & Applied Science shows living brain function faster than ever before.

Manganese and Honey Bees
A study in Arts & Sciences examines the effects of industrial chemicals on bees.

Math Team Ranks 16th in Putnam
The Washington University team scored 16th out of 431 in the highly prestigious math competition.

Personalized Melanoma Vaccines
A School of Medicine clinical trial demonstrates that personalized vaccines can fight tumors.

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:
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•  Visit the Leading Together newsfeed for the latest campaign updates.
•  Learn about generous donors, like James and Elizabeth McDonnell, who have made a naming gift for the Genome Institute.
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