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Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

Top Stories

Alzheimer’s gene poses both risk and benefits

Scientists drilling down to the molecular roots of Alzheimer’s disease have encountered a good news/bad news scenario. A new study shows a gene called TREM2 is a major player, but how to target it is complicated.

Parking update: expanded options, improved resources

Parking and Transportation is improving resources and expanding options for faculty, staff, students and visitors. Parent and Family Weekend is later this month, but leaders don’t expect significant disruptions to permit holders.

Moving toward a pay-for-value model for prescription drugs

One thing Americans can agree on is that prescription drug prices have skyrocketed. How do Americans get better value for their health-care dollars? Rachel Sachs, an expert on drug pricing at the School of Law, offers some ideas.

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7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11

Campus MovieFest premiere

7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11

‘Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis’ launch party

11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12

‘Social inequities in health’ conference

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Washington People

Anthony Azama

Anthony Azama

The John M. Schael Director of Athletics has been on the job a little more than three months. But already he has developed a rapport with student-athletes, and he has a clear vision of where he wants to help them go.

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WashU in the News

Six ways to pull yourself out of a work slump

Fast Company

Cinema of the brain


Trump calls for end to NFL tax breaks


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Campus Voices

‘The Inner Sleeve’

Paul Steinbeck, of Arts & Sciences, analyzes a painting by jazz saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell for British music journal The Wire. The painting was used as the cover for The Art Ensemble of Chicago’s album “The Third Decade.” Steinbeck recently published a book about the group.

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Lauren Cubellis, a PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology in Arts & Sciences, received a 2017-18 long-term research scholarship and intensive summer language course grant from the the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, or DAAD).

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