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Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

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Cutting NIH budget could cripple drug development

New research indicates that more than 90 percent of the newest and most widely prescribed drugs on the market needed National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding early in their development. The researchers believe proposed NIH cuts could cripple new drugs’ development.

Faculty part of congressional briefing on human trafficking

Several Washington University faculty members served as panelists for a congressional briefing titled “Human Trafficking and the Impact on Children and Families,” held this week in Washington.

Ancient barley changed to summer crop in Tibet

First domesticated 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, wheat and barley took vastly different routes to China. Barley switched from a winter to both a winter and summer crop, new Arts & Sciences research suggests.

‘Reformation/Revolution’ concert Sunday

Washington University Choirs will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a concert Sunday, Nov. 19, featuring music from the Reformation era alongside songs drawn from more recent protests, such as the civil rights movement.

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Campus Announcements

Memorial service set for Joe Bonwich, adjunct instructor

A memorial service for Joe Bonwich, an adjunct instructor in University College in Arts & Sciences, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Christ the King Catholic Church in University City, Mo.

Social Photo of the Week

Fall colors have arrived

WashU in the News

Allergan’s unusual legal tactic attracts political scrutiny

The Economist

Eric Newman, whose coins told of America’s history, dies at 106

The New York Times

What to do when a personal crisis hurts your professional life

Harvard Business Review

WashU professor Sadat’s documentary focuses on crimes against humanity

St. Louis Public Radio

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Christopher Stark, assistant professor of music in Arts & Sciences, has been selected as a 2018 artist-in-residence at USF Bergen. The honor comes amid a year of accomplishments for the composer.

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