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Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Top Stories

New book by Griffith tackles timely subject

In “Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics,” R. Marie Griffith offers a compelling history of the religious debates over sex and sexuality that came to dominate American life.

Gordon receives Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award

The School of Medicine’s Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, has received the Sanofi-Institut Pasteur International Award for his role in founding and leading the field of researching the gut microbiome, demonstrating its importance in human health and disease.

ISP leads coding challenge for elementary students

The university’s Institute for School Partnership led an Hour of Code activity recently for elementary school students in University City. The activity was designed to help kids have fun with both computer programming and science.

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Campus Announcements

Volunteers sought for Memory & Aging Project

The Memory & Aging Project is an ongoing research study at the university. Researchers are looking at the memory and thinking changes that occur as people age. Both healthy individuals and those with memory loss may take part in tests that measure memory and thinking.  

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WashU in the News

Patagonia is suing the president — and drawing ire from Republicans in Congress

The Washington Post

Multi-generational addiction in W. Va.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

How 2017 became all about the schadenfreude of watching powerful men get served


WashU provost says tax reform is bad for schools

KMOX (CBS St. Louis)

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Campus Voices

Translating evidence into practice

The Brown School’s Enola Proctor discusses on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) website how dissemination and implementation research is helping to translate research into practice.

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Rebecca Lester, associate professor of sociocultural anthropology in Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the 2017 Stirling Prize for the Best Publication in Psychological Anthropology.

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Research Wire

Tammie L. Benzinger, MD, PhD, and Yong Wang, both at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, more than $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a research project titled “Quantification of Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease Using Diffusion Basis Spectrum Imaging.”

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Who Knew WashU?

Steinberg HallQuestion: Which distinguished architect designed Steinberg Hall?
Answer: B) Steinberg Hall was designed by Fumihiko Maki, who was associate professor of architecture at the university from 1956-63. He later won the Pritzker Prize, the profession’s highest honor.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Mary Altmiller, who works in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at the School of Medicine and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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