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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

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What do your co-workers really think of you?

Every day in the workplace, colleagues actively compete for perks such as raises, promotions and recognition. But new Olin research shows people often fall short in determining who might be trying to edge them out on the job.

Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet ‘silent’ kidney damage

Taking popular heartburn medication for prolonged periods may lead to serious kidney damage, even in people with no signs of kidney problems, according to researchers at the School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System.

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4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23

Assembly Series: John McArthur

4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23

Cancer disparities seminar

6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24

Early French films screening

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WashU in the News

Eight reasons married entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed


New curriculum for social workers to learn financial planning skills

The Straits Times (Singapore)

Noted architect’s journey from Japanese-American internment to Washington University

St. Louis Public Radio

Coach Edwards on reaching milestone wins


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The St. Louis American Foundation will honor the university’s Andwele Jolly, of the School of Medicine, and Frank Wilson, of the Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program, at its seventh annual Salute to Young Leaders Awards this evening.

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Who Knew WashU?

Washington's treeQuestion: In honor of George Washington’s birthday, we ask: Outside of which building on the Danforth Campus can you find a tulip poplar tree directly descended from one of Washington’s trees, originally found on his Mount Vernon estate?
Answer: D) A descendant of a tree Washington planted on his estate in Virginia now grows just north of Ridgley Hall. In the early 1990s, 60 seedlings descended from Washington’s trees were sent to presidential sites and Washington namesakes around the country.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Judy Sivia, who works in Alumni & Development and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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