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Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017

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Drug combo effective against chikungunya arthritis in mice

Combining a drug for rheumatoid arthritis with one that targets the chikungunya virus can eliminate the signs of chikungunya arthritis in mice in the disease’s earliest stage, School of Medicine researchers found.

Albright, Hadley to discuss Middle East policy tomorrow

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley will be on campus for a public forum on “A New Approach to the Middle East.” The event will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Graham Chapel.

Kirk works to improve evolution education

David Kirk, professor emeritus of biology in Arts & Sciences, works to improve evolution education for students. He leads the Institute for School Partnership’s annual Darwin Day celebration for K-12 teachers, which will be Saturday, Feb. 11.

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4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7

Faculty book celebration

5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7

Global health conversations: air pollution

5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8

Assembly Series: Jonathan Biss

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WashU in the News

48 college presidents send Trump protest letter


Devout atheists

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Signs of depression, anxiety seen in newborns

The Huffington Post

How the U.S. Postal Service could tackle food insecurity

Smithsonian magazine

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Campus Voices

‘Advancing God’s kingdom: Calvinism, Calvin College and Betsy DeVos’

Abram Van Engen, of Arts & Sciences, argues in an essay for the online journal Religion & Politics that many journalists covering Betsy DeVos’ nomination to be education secretary have conflated valid concerns about her experience and political beliefs with questionable assumptions about her religious background.

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William Powderly photoWilliam G. Powderly, MD, co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine, has been named president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, a research, education and advocacy group based in Arlington, Va.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: This month marks 54 years since which milestone in Washington University history?
A) Athletics established as “strictly amateur”
B) The last streetcars to campus stopped running
C) The last class rings were awarded
D) None of the above

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