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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Popular heartburn drugs linked to higher death risk

Popular heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors have been linked to a variety of health problems. Now, a new study from the School of Medicine shows that longtime use of the drugs also is associated with an increased risk of death.

A spillway on Mars?

NASA’s senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater for signs that they may have been either transported by a flood or eroded in place by wind. Arts & Sciences’ Ray Arvidson explains.

Shapiro to lead University of Hawaii physicians

Larry J. Shapiro, MD, dean emeritus of the School of Medicine, has been named CEO of University Health Partners of Hawaii, the faculty practice at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. The appointment is effective Aug. 1.

Scholars work to keep older adults safe on roads

Several scholars at Washington University are working to understand and respond to older adults’ driving and transportation challenges, a key public health issue.

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8 p.m. Thursday, July 13

Jazz at Holmes: Kara Baldus Trio

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, July 14

Bike tune-ups, commuter resource fair

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The View From Here

Through the Washington University lens View Gallery →

WashU in the News

‘We the people’

The New York Times

Why do we see more species in tropical forests? The mystery may finally be solved

Smithsonian magazine

Kindbom building football coaching legacy at Washington University

LNP (Lancaster Online)

Like Snapchat from the operating room, new app eases anxiety for patient families

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

Student-athlete Crist honored

Recent graduate and women’s soccer goalkeeper Lizzy Crist won the 2017 Division III Honda Athlete of the Year Award. This video captures her trip to Los Angeles to receive the honor.

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One of Taiwan’s leading public research universities, National Chiao Tung University, is the 33rd partner of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy.

Gary J. Patti, associate professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, has received a 2017 Agilent Early Career Professor Award. The honor includes a $100,000 research award and is given to those who have “outstanding potential for future research.”

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Which former WashU student authored a best-selling children’s book in the 1950s after achieving success as an actress, singer, composer and voice coach?
A) Barbara Cooney B) Kay Thompson
C) Jane Yolen D) Jeana Yaeger

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