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Friday, March 10, 2017

Top Stories

Brain hardwired to respond to others’ itching

School of Medicine researchers have found that socially contagious itching is hardwired in the brain. Studying mice, the scientists identified what happens in the brain when a mouse feels itchy after seeing another scratch.

The public house as public forum

Without public spaces for debate and discussion, our ideas and expressions stay in our private spaces, and we don’t have opportunities to engage with each other, argues John Inazu, of the School of Law.

Pitarch wins Steedman Fellowship

Pedro Pitarch has won the 2016-17 James Harrison Steedman Memorial Fellowship in Architecture. The $50,000 grant, which supports international travel for research, is one of the largest such architecture awards in the United States.

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3:30 p.m. Friday, March 10

Secondary data in aging group

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 14

Health happenings event at Medical Campus

4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15

Part-time master’s info session

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Campus Announcements

Record takes a break

Due to spring break next week, The Record will only publish once, on Wednesday, March 15. For the latest news, visit The Source.

Submit proposals for Kemper’s Teaching Gallery

The Kemper Art Museum is accepting proposals for the spring 2018 Teaching Gallery. The gallery is an exhibit space dedicated to exhibiting works from the museum with ties to university curricula. Proposals are due by May 12.

Social Photo of the Week

Early spring blossoms on campus

WashU in the News

New research reveals how Silk Road routes formed

Business Insider

Prehistoric plaque reveals what Neanderthals ate

The Christian Science Monitor

Alum’s among women-led startups smashing glass ceiling in India


China OKs 38 Trump trademarks


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Frederick Peterson, former professor of clinical pediatrics, 85

Frederick D. Peterson, MD, a former professor of clinical pediatrics at the School of Medicine, died March 2 in his sleep at a nursing home in Chesterfield, Mo. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 14.

Campus Voices

Schmidt discusses distrust of nonbelievers in America

Leigh Schmidt, of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, discusses his work studying how those who don’t believe in God have made their way in America, from its early days to the present time, for “The Academic Minute” podcast.

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Ena Selimovic photoThis summer, Ena Selimovic, a doctoral candidate in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, will join 30 predoctoral students from around the country in Chicago for a three-week workshop that explores careers outside of the academy or tenure-track system.

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