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Friday, July 28, 2017

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Strategy to battle opioid epidemic encourages multilevel approach

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine offers recommendations for addressing the nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic. Among the report’s authors was Jose A. Moron-Concepcion, of the School of Medicine.

Children begin learning rules of reading, writing early

Children as young as 3 already are beginning to recognize and follow important rules and patterns governing how letters in the English language fit together to make words, new Arts & Sciences research suggests.

Wild, King expand roles in Student Affairs

Rob Wild and Tamara King, two student affairs veterans, are moving into new, expanded roles starting Tuesday, Aug. 1, announced Lori White, vice chancellor for student affairs.

Vaccines protect fetuses from Zika infection, mouse study shows

A new study in mice shows that females vaccinated before pregnancy and infected with Zika while pregnant bore young with no trace of the virus. Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, of the School of Medicine, is the study’s co-senior author.

The other total eclipse

New Horizons team members just pulled off “eclipse” observations of a body at the far outer reaches of the solar system, showing August eclipse tourists how it’s done.

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7 p.m. Friday, July 28

Chabad on Campus Shabbat dinner

1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 29

Open figure drawing sessions

7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 30

Gateway Festival Orchestra

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Campus Announcements

Stress Less Challenge begins next week

Faculty and staff are encouraged to take part in the Stress Less Challenge during August, a program led by the Office of Human Resources. Take five minutes each day for a relaxing activity.

WashU in the News

How small inequities lead to big inequalities


Why juries have a hard time convicting cops

USA Today

One man’s quest to prove he owns an authentic Michelangelo painting

CBS This Morning

Robot workers will soon be roaming the aisles at Schnucks stores

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

A guide to the music in new war movie ‘Dunkirk’

Todd Decker, of Arts & Sciences, writes a post on the University of California Press blog about the sounds and music in the newly released World War II film “Dunkirk.” Decker, chair of music, is author of “Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam.”

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Sabrina Nunez (left) and Patricia F. Kao, MD, have been named the 2017-19 Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellows at the School of Medicine. The fellowship provides recipients extra time to focus on implementing innovative ideas to enhance the education of medical students and residents.

Chris Presley, an adviser in Olin Business School and an adjunct instructor for University College in Arts & Sciences, was selected as part of the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2017 class of “30 Under 30.” The honorees represent 30 emerging leaders in the St. Louis area.

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Who Knew WashU?

Letter shows approval for Phoebe Couzins to graduateQuestion: Washington University’s was the first chartered law school in the United States to admit women. In which year did the university make this pioneering decision?
Answer: B) In 1869, Lemma Barkeloo and Phoebe Couzins became WashU’s first women law students. Couzins graduated in 1871. The university helped set a precedent that prompted others to follow suit.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Donna Kepley, who works in Arts & Sciences and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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