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Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017

Top Stories

Fail Better: Thi Nguyen

With a PhD in neuroscience, Thi Nguyen thought that someday she’d run her own lab. But life events led her to a new career path, and today, she helps graduate students at Washington University prepare for a job market with few tenure-track positions.

Breathing dirty air may harm kidneys

Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and more. A new study adds kidney disease to the list, according to researchers at the School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System.

Creating longer-lasting fuel cells

Fuel cells could someday generate electricity for nearly any device that is battery-powered, including cars, laptops and cellphones. A university engineering team developed a new way to look inside these fuel cells, aiming to extend their life.

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5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27

Hansman’s ‘Pruitt-Igoe’ panel

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28

Engage health conference

6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28

Assembly Series: Parenti on climate crisis

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Campus Announcements

College Prep Program accepting nominations

The university’s College Prep Program is accepting nominations for its fifth cohort of scholars. The free program serves talented, low-income students from the St. Louis region. Scholars apply as high school freshmen; nominations are due by Nov. 1.

Washington People

Sarah England

Sarah England

The noted researcher and Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Medicine encourages those in her lab to embrace tenacity and tackle new challenges. She researches ion channels and their effects on pregnancy and preterm birth.

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WashU in the News

Politics in sports is as American as racism


Vision and hearing loss are tied to cognitive decline

The New York Times

Breast surgeons exert ‘enormous influence’ on patients’ choices


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Campus Voices

‘Maintaining a healthy weight’

Aimee James, a cancer researcher at the School of Medicine, offers tips for maintaining a healthy weight, such as choosing healthier snacks and building in more physical activity, in an article on the Gateway Region YMCA website.

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Michael L. Gross, professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, has been named recipient of the 2018 American Chemical Society Award in Analytical Chemistry, sponsored by the Battelle Memorial Institute.

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