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Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

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Seven faculty are 2017 AAAS Fellows

Seven faculty members at Washington University are among 396 new fellows selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.

Water world

Three Arts & Sciences researchers studied the great granddaddy of all photosynthetic organisms — a strain of cyanobacteria — to develop the first experimental map of that organism’s water world.

All Black Friday deals are not created equal

Spend $200 on a great holiday gift at the big box store and get a $50 gift card. It sounds like a great offer. But it may, in fact, entice you to spend more, warns Cynthia Cryder, a marketing expert at Olin.

Ramani installed as Wittcoff Distinguished University Professor

Vijay Ramani has been named the inaugural Roma B. and Raymond H. Wittcoff Distinguished University Professor of Environment and Energy. He was installed recently in a ceremony at the Knight Center.

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation visits The SPOT

Representatives from Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation stopped by The SPOT in the Central West End last week to promote youth empowerment and the importance of positive environments. Katie Plax, MD, is The SPOT’s medical director.

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Campus Announcements

Record on hiatus for Thanksgiving holiday

The daily Record email takes a break for the Thanksgiving holiday and will resume publication Tuesday, Nov. 28. Check out The Source for all the latest university news. The Record staff wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Info session on Police Department Nov. 28

The Washington University Police Department is pursuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. As part of that process, employees and the public may offer comments about the department at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Ursa’s on the South 40. People also may comment by phone or in writing.

WashU in the News

Two students with ties to Missouri named Rhodes scholars

The Associated Press | The Seattle Times

Oxygen jump link to species spread

Cosmos magazine

Breakthrough study at WashU could let you lose weight without diet or exercise


The true story of a very young prisoner of Auschwitz


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Obituary: Arthur Z. Eisen, former director of Division of Dermatology, 88

in memoriam graphicArthur Z. Eisen, MD, a physician-scientist who founded and then led the Division of Dermatology at the School of Medicine, died Nov. 12 in St. Louis after a short illness. Eisen founded the division in 1967 and remained its director for more than 30 years.

Campus Voices

Ahead of Thanksgiving, Bono talks about happiness, gratitude

During this season of giving thanks, Tim Bono, of Arts & Sciences, takes part in the “Aisha and Debbie Dish” podcast on the KMOX/CBS St. Louis website about the science of happiness and how gratitude can improve your health.

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Jennie H. Kwon, DO, assistant professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, has been named the New Physician in Practice member of the American Osteopathic Association’s board of trustees.

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