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Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

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Deadly heart rhythm halted by noninvasive radiation therapy

Radiation therapy often is used to treat cancer patients. Now, School of Medicine doctors have shown that radiation therapy — aimed directly at the heart — can treat patients with a life-threatening heart rhythm.

Caves, architecture and ‘Disappearing Ground’

Where do nature and design meet? And how does one create space within evolving nature? This fall, students in the Sam Fox School explored those questions as part of “Disappearing Ground,” a speculative studio centering on an Illinois cave.

Blue Santa helps St. Louis mother paralyzed by stray bullet

Washington University Police Department patrol officer Don Moore invites the campus community to support Tamara Collier and her two young children this holiday season. Collier was paralyzed when a bullet aimed at police hit her.

New standards set for physicians in training

A task force of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education recently released new standards for physicians in training. Medical historian Kenneth Ludmerer, MD, served on the task force and helped shape those standards.

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4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18

Autism seminar on emerging language

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19

The 442s Holiday Spectacular

2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20

Rare anatomical texts annual display

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Campus Announcements

Happy holidays from The Record

Today’s issue marks the last Record of the calendar year. Publication will resume in January. For the latest news, visit The Source. The Record staff wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

Medicine’s Art Show accepting works

The School of Medicine’s spring Art Show is now accepting submissions of artwork (paintings, sculpture, photography and more). Submissions are due by Jan. 12. The show will be held Jan. 16-Feb. 9 at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center. 

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Social Photo of the Week

Sumers Rec in gingerbread (shared by Provost Thorp)

WashU in the News

A ‘game changer’ for patients with irregular heart rhythm

The New York Times

For poor, black teens, depression symptoms are different, study says

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Masked man

Archaeology Magazine

More honors for Washington U. professor Dr. Jeffrey Gordon

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Four faculty members from the Sam Fox School are part of the teams of finalists in the international Chouteau Greenway Design Competition, which aims to connect dozens of cultural and educational institutions from Forest Park to the Arch. The university is a partner in the greenway project.

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