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Friday, July 14, 2017

Top Stories

Malaria drug protects fetuses from Zika infection

Studying pregnant mice, School of Medicine researchers found that Zika virus manipulates the body’s normal barrier to infection. They also found that a malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine, interferes with this process, protecting the fetus from viral infection.

Sleep, Alzheimer’s link explained

Researchers, including from the School of Medicine, have published a study showing that disrupting just one night of sleep in healthy, middle-aged adults causes an increase in a brain protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

WashU Expert: K-12 school hair policies discriminatory

Despite some school districts’ claims to the contrary, the naturally curly hair of many African-Americans is not unprofessional, distracting or faddish, said Kimberly Norwood, a Washington University expert on implicit bias and the law.

Keeping students in STEM fields

Megan Daschbach, senior lecturer in chemistry in Arts & Sciences, discusses in the Ampersand efforts to keep students, especially women and minorities, in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses and ultimately, STEM careers.

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Sunday, July 16-Thursday, July 20

St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

4 p.m. Wednesday, July 19

Campus Diversity Collaborative happy hour

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Campus Announcements

Medical school develops pedestrian, driver safety program

A pedestrian and driver safety program is being developed by the Operations and Facilities Management Department at the School of Medicine. The program will address campus pedestrian and vehicular safety needs; provide education; and encourage walking.

Social Photo of the Week

Thinking about our students during summer break

WashU in the News

Study of how we look at faces may offer insight into autism

The New York Times

Trump Jr. meeting with Russian lawyer may have violated campaign laws, legal experts say

ABC News

Companies offer ‘financial wellness’ programs as a job perk


Writer Carter Lewis shines at LaBute New Theater Festival

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Richard F. Ford, emeritus trustee, 81

Richard Ford photoRichard F. “Dick” Ford, emeritus trustee of Washington University, died July 8 at his home in St. Louis after a long battle with cancer. He was 81. A memorial service will take place Saturday, July 15.

Campus Voices

Law faculty works with student on legal resume book

Jo Ellen Dardick Lewis, professor of practice in the School of Law, has published a book, “Telling Your Story,” to help students polish their legal resumes and cover letters as they prepare for job searches. Lewis worked closely with undergraduate student Lydia Duran, who designed and created the samples for the book.

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Two students at the School of Medicine — Rachel Stern (left) and I-Ling Chiang (right) — have received accolades for research and essay writing from the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society.

University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive received a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve “Code Blue,” a 1972 recruitment film aimed at bringing minorities into the medical profession.

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Who Knew WashU?

Kay Thompson (left) and Jane AllysonQuestion: 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?
Answer: B) Kay Thompson (left), who was a contemporary of playwright Tennessee Williams, at Soldan High School and then at Washington University. She enrolled in 1927 and spent time studying music and theater before moving to California. In 1955, she published the book “Eloise,” about a precocious child living in New York’s Plaza Hotel.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Susan Starbuck, of the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine. She will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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