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Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

Top Stories

Antibiotics warranted for kids with minor staph infections

Research led by the School of Medicine indicates that prescribing antibiotics — in addition to lancing and draining staph-infected areas — reduces the risk of recurrent infections.

Event to feature global risk expert

A renowned foreign policy expert will visit campus next week to discuss the political climate in Asia. Hosted by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, Michael R. Auslin will present the S.T. Lee Endowed Lectureship Wednesday, Oct. 11.

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8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4

Danforth Campus Health Happenings fair

8 a.m., 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4

PTSD panel and lecture

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Campus Announcements

Flags lowered in memory of victims in Las Vegas

The U.S. and university flags over Brookings Hall are lowered to half-staff until sunset Friday, Oct. 6, as a mark of respect for those killed and injured in the shooting Oct. 1 in Las Vegas.

WashU in the News

Back at full strength, Supreme Court faces momentous term

The New York Times

A ‘new normal’ in STEM teaching?

Inside Higher Ed

One dangerous mutation may cause birth defect tied to Zika


States take the lead on curbing drug costs

The Washington Post

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Campus Voices

‘The business of fashion in Guatemala’

Sociocultural anthropologist Kedron Thomas discusses fashion brands and knockoff products in Guatemala, the subject of her recently published book, “Regulating Style,” for the Arts & Sciences podcast “Hold That Thought.”

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Graham Colditz, MD, PhD, of the School of Medicine, has been named chair of a National Academies of Sciences workshop titled “Improving Health Research on Small Populations.”

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Which WashU alum co-wrote the spooky film “Ghostbusters”?
A) Henry Hampton B) Caryn Mandabach
C) Mike Peters D) Harold Ramis

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