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King Week keynote calls for youthful activism: Radio commentator and author Tavis Smiley signs copies of his latest book, Keeping the Faith: Stories of Love, Courage, Healing and Hope from Black America, following his King Week keynote address in Glenn Auditorium, Jan. 21. A total of 1,500 free tickets were distributed for the event, which saw Smiley call for a renewed activism in younger generations of black Americans. “It’s not the failure that gets you; It’s the low aim,” Smiley said during his 80-minute address. “Life for [African Americans] is like a heart monitor. It goes up and down. Just don’t let it go flatline. Any of us can be great because all of us can serve.” Click here or above for the full story. Photo special by Ann Borden.


Scholarship & Research: Winship's Chung first to grow 'cancer' in space: Urology’s Leland Chung (right) and Zhi-Hui Xie are using the space shuttle Columbia’s current mission as a test laboratory as they study prostate cancer cells by growing an “organoid”—an artificial tumor—on board. Click here or above for the full story. Photo by Jon Rou.




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