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February 2016

What’s happening on and off campus today. For alumni, parents, and friends.
Washington University Announces New Goal for Campaign
Record participation increases the university's impact.

The Dream School
Junior Deko Ricketts shares what his scholarship has meant to him.

Is Your Toddler Ready for Reading Lessons?
Department of Psychology research suggests that children as young as 3 process written words differently from drawings—a finding that may indicate who will need help learning to read.

Grant to McDonnell Genome Institute Funds Study of Common Disease Genetics
The National Institutes of Health supports university research on the genetics underlying heart disease, diabetes, stroke, autism, and epilepsy.

Study Uncovers Genetic Susceptibility Across 12 Cancers
School of Medicine research sheds lights on the sometimes surprising inherited components in 12 common cancers.

Lending a Hand
Graduate students in the School of Engineering & Applied Science use 3-D printing technology to create a prosthetic hand for a 5-year-old that moves in response to nerve signals.

Initiative Launched to Improve College Readiness for Low-Income Students
The university prepares to help expand opportunities for St. Louis teens.

Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University is a historic effort to raise $2.5 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.
•  Learn about the impact of campaign developments like Brauer Hall.
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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