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Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

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Study explores importance of school bonding for black youth

A more comprehensive picture of mental health that includes subjective well-being and other positive characteristics could lead to more successful educational experiences among black youth, finds a recent study by Sean Joe at the Brown School.

University responds to Department of Education’s Title IX plan

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced her department’s intentions regarding Title IX. The university still is reviewing communications. Regardless of decisions at the federal level, the university won’t turn back on our commitment or resolve.

Pet, pest allergens linked to reduced asthma risk

New research suggests that exposure to certain pet and pest allergens in infancy lowers the risk of developing asthma by age 7. The study focuses on children living in inner-city areas and at high risk of developing asthma.

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4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25

Seminar on autism’s origins

6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25

‘Economy as ethic’ architecture lecture

8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26

‘Developing Brain’ conference

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Campus Announcements

Sustainability offers waste-sorting tips

Confused about what can be recycled or composted on campus and what needs to be tossed? The Office of Sustainability has created a short video to help sort it out.

The View From Here

Through the Washington University lens View Gallery →

WashU in the News

Body’s ‘bad fat’ could be altered to combat obesity, say scientists

The Guardian

Missouri governor put to the test by St. Louis protests

The Washington Post | The Associated Press

WashU seeking volunteers for hydration, kidney stone study


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This year’s winners of the Dean James E. McLeod Freshman Writing Prize have been recognized. They are Gabriella Ruskay-Kidd (right) and Ella-Marie West (center); Luka Cai Minglu received an honorable mention. The prize awards students in Arts & Sciences who engage in research that explores an aspect of race, gender or identity.

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Research Wire

Gregory Bowman, of the School of Medicine, received a five-year, nearly $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “Allosteric impact of non-active-site mutations on enzymatic function.”

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