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Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017

Top Stories

Do babies know what we like?

Behind the chubby cheeks and bright eyes of babies as young as 8 months lies the whirring mind of a social statistician, logging our every move and making odds on what a person is likely to do next, suggests new research co-led by Arts & Sciences.

Testing begins for student-created app to aid Alzheimer’s diagnosis

With the aim of streamlining the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, a Washington University student-led team has designed an online app to help doctors more quickly evaluate patients. The app is being tested at the School of Medicine.

New parking plan in full swing, move-in day approaching

The university has been making changes to parking over the last several weeks as the new plan is implemented. Get updates on the waitlist, visitor parking and plans for student move-in.

‘An element of surprise’

Over the last several months, Sam Fox School architecture students have planned, fabricated and installed a 100-foot-long public sculpture at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

WashU Expert: Trump’s transgender ban ‘unfounded’

A ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military is an attempt to make policy with no logical foundation in evidence or expertise on the matter, said Vanessa Fabbre, a transgender aging expert at the Brown School.

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Iced Tuesday Tea at 3

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Stress management brown-bag session

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Campus Announcements

Social enterprise applications sought, kickoff planned

The university’s Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Community is now accepting applications for its 2017-18 cohort. The SEIC will host its 2017 kick-off event Sept 15.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Hobby Lobby thinks the Bible can save America; Its museum has to convince critics

PBS NewsHour

‘Textalyzer’ may bust distracted drivers — but at what cost?

NBC News

Arch Grants executive director wants to tell hometown’s story

St. Louis Public Radio

Washington University grad makes Man Booker long list

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Obituary: Denise Thomas, medical assistant and student, 52

Denise Thomas photoDenise Thomas, a medical assistant for 28 years in the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine and a student at University College in Arts & Sciences, died July 4 in St. Louis. Thomas, 52, died several days after suffering a stroke at her home.

Campus Voices

Epps’ ‘First Mondays’ podcast partners with SCOTUSblog

“First Mondays,” a seasonal podcast about the workings of the Supreme Court co-hosted by the School of Law’s Daniel Epps, is partnering with the well-regarded SCOTUSblog. The blog regularly will post new episodes on its site.

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Julie K. Schwarz, MD, PhD, an associate professor of radiation oncology, has been named director of the Cancer Biology Division in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the School of Medicine.

The Josh Seidel Memorial Foundation recently awarded the university’s Institute for School Partnership funds to support the creation of mobile makerspace kits to be used in classrooms in the University City School District.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Washington University is affiliated with 24 Nobel laureates. From which academic discipline does our most recent Nobel Prize winner hail?
A) Chemistry B) Literature C) Medicine D) Physics

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