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Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

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Study: Eating more like ancestors would improve health

Malnutrition problems can be traced to poor-quality diets lacking in diversity, a recent phenomenon in evolutionary history, according to a new paper from the Brown School’s Lora Iannotti.

Penny-wise, pound-foolish decisions explained by neurons’ firing

A new study at the School of Medicine suggests that being penny wise and pound foolish is not so much a failure of judgment as it is a function of how our brains tally the value of objects that vary widely in worth.

Debate to highlight America’s changing role in the world

Some of the nation’s top minds will square off at a debate Monday, Nov. 6, on the United States’ evolving role on the international stage. The event is the first in a series organized by the Brookings Institution and the Charles Koch Institute.

Assembly Series dissects white violence, black protest in America

Historian Crystal Feimster will discuss “The Greatest Outrage of the Century,” the 1917 race riot in East St. Louis, Ill., for the Assembly Series at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Umrath Hall Lounge.

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6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2

Ancient Greek plays staged readings

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WashU in the News

Perspective: To John F. Kelly: Read this before you utter another word about the Civil War

The Washington Post

Can red wine really boost your fertility?


‘Never Again’ at Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival

Fox2 Now

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Campus Voices

‘The Vegas Golden Knights and first-mover advantages’

Patrick Rishe, director of Olin’s Sports Business Program, writes in Forbes that the NHL expansion team Vegas Golden Knights are enjoying early success, and the team may hold a first-mover advantage even when an NFL team comes to town in a few years.

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Garland E. Allen, professor emeritus of biology in Arts & Sciences, will receive the History of Science Society’s 2017 Sarton Medal for lifetime scholarly achievement Nov. 10 at the society’s annual meeting in Toronto.

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Who Knew WashU?

Whittemore House inside photoQuestion: Which Washington University building is rumored to be haunted?
Answer: C) Built in 1912, the Whittemore House was donated to the university in 1966. Today it serves as a private club for faculty and staff and as a conference center.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Sheila Mason, a research technician at the School of Medicine, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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