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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Top Stories

Couples may miss cues that partner is hiding emotions, study suggests

Even the most blissful of couples in long-running, exclusive relationships may be fairly clueless at spotting ways partners avoid dealing with emotional issues, suggests new psychology research from Arts & Sciences.

Americans divided on Obamacare repeal, poll finds

As House Republicans struggle to define a new plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), public support for the 2010 legislation is at an all-time high, according to a national survey taken in January by university researchers.

Academic Women’s Network inspires women in medicine

The Academic Women’s Network (AWN) was established in 1990 by female faculty at the School of Medicine to mentor and champion women in science and medicine. This video celebrates AWN’s success.

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Campus Announcements

Free vehicle inspections for employees, students Saturday

The university’s Police Department and Parking Services, in partnership with Hartmann’s Towing, once again will sponsor free travelers’ vehicle inspections for students, faculty and staff from noon-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the lower level of Millbrook Garage.

WashU in the News

Why leaking information is as American as apple pie

NBC News

Can Trump triumph in the Supreme Court?

ABA Journal

Pollen with an attitude and a long, warm winter set up torturous St. Louis allergy season

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Washington U. physician gets $4M grant for sickle cell treatment


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Campus Voices

‘The failure of race-blind economic policy’

Sociologist Adia Harvey Wingfield, of Arts & Sciences, writes in The Atlantic about race-blind policies and the concern that legislators could make pre-existing disparities worse.

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Van Essen photoDavid C. Van Essen, the Alumni Endowed Professor of Neurobiology at the School of Medicine, will be awarded the George A. Miller Prize for distinguished scholarship by the Cognitive Neuroscience Society at the society’s annual meeting later this month.

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Who Knew WashU?

Green Cup logoQuestion: During February 2016, by how much did Washington University student residential colleges reduce their electricity consumption during the Green Cup competition?
Answer: D) 165,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh). Each February, student residential colleges compete to see which can reduce their electricity usage the most. In 2016, students collectively reduced their electricity usage by more than 165,000 kWh in one month, equal to the annual usage of 15 U.S. homes.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Micah Zeller, of University Libraries, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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