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Equal inheritance growing less common, study finds

Anyone counting on a certain share of an inheritance should be aware that in recent years, parents have become increasingly likely to divide their estates unequally, suggests a new study co-authored by economist Robert Pollak of Washington University in St. Louis.

Virtual skull of Australopithecus sediba

The jaws of a nutcracker? Not this human ancestor

Anthropologists from Washington University in St. Louis are among an international research team that found Australopithecus sediba did not have the jaw and tooth structure necessary to exist on a steady diet of hard foods. The findings are contrary to a 2012 study that gained international attention.

Flooding closes interstates near Valley Park MO

Record Missouri flood manmade calamity

Why was the New Year’s flood in Missouri so bad? Most news reports blamed it on the heavy rain, but Robert Criss, PhD, professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis says analysis of the flood data shows much of the damage was due to recent modifications to the river.

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Eliot Trio in concert Feb. 19

Three of St. Louis’ most prominent musicians will perform works by Haydn, Saint-Saëns and Arensky Feb. 19 when Washington University’s Eliot Trio presents its annual concert in Holmes Lounge.

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Dancer K.J. Holmes to be in residence Feb. 1-3

K.J. Holmes, the 2016 Marcus Residency Dance Artist in the Performing Arts Department, will present “Constellation,” a structured improvisation featuring Washington University dance students, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the Annelise Mertz Dance Studio. She will be in residence Feb. 1-3.

AFAS postdoctoral fellowship applications open

The African and African-American Studies program in Arts & Sciences invites applications for its 2016-17 postdoctoral fellowship. Those interested should apply by March 1.

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McCune wins Michael Lynch Service Award

Jeffrey McCune, associate professor of performing arts and of women, gender and sexuality studies, both in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, won the Michael Lynch Service Award from the Gay, Lesbian, Queer Caucus of the Modern Language Association.

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