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Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

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Older Neandertal survived with a little help from his friends

A Neandertal left deaf and partially paralyzed about 50,000 years ago must have relied on others to survive into his 40s, suggests a new study co-authored by Arts & Sciences’ Erik Trinkaus and published in PLoS ONE.

Doctor seeks to prevent spread of HIV

Rupa Patel, MD, of the School of Medicine, works to prevent HIV infections in rural and urban parts of the U.S. and around the world, fighting social stigma and breaking down barriers.

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4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25

Assembly Series: Jack Kloppenburg

5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25

Gun violence’s impact panel

6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25

‘The future of the energy sector’

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Campus Announcements

Thurtene Carnival moves near Francis Field

Thurtene Carnival, the nation’s oldest and largest student-run carnival, will move from its longtime home at the east end of the Danforth Campus to the parking lots surrounding historic Francis Field. The carnival is April 13-15.

Washington People

Sheretta Butler-Barnes

Sheretta Butler-Barnes

The assistant professor in the Brown School focuses her research on structural racism and inequalities in education. In this video, she talks about her motivation and her work, including a program to encourage girls of color in STEM subjects.

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WashU in the News

Discounts, guarantees and the search for ‘good’ genes

The Washington Post

Counties that voted for the president get more in disaster relief

The Economist

Design competition for proposed Chouteau Greenway attracts international interest

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Siteman one of few offering revolutionary cancer treatment

KMOX (CBS St. Louis)

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Bryan Meyers, MD, chief of the general thoracic surgery section at the School of Medicine, has been named chair of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He will serve as chair for two years.

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Research Wire

Zhude Tu, professor of radiology, and Delphine Chen, MD, associate professor of radiology, both at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for multiple sclerosis research.

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