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Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

Top Stories

Obesity prevented in mice fed high-fat diet

School of Medicine researchers identified a way to prevent fat cells from growing larger. By activating a pathway in fat cells in mice, the researchers found they could feed the animals a high-fat diet without making them obese.

Schaal on why science matters

Barbara Schaal, dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences, often advocates for scientific funding, and she explains in this video why science is a good investment. Schaal is past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7

Jazz at Holmes holiday concert

10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9

Bookmaking workshops begin

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Campus Announcements

Flags lowered to remember Pearl Harbor attack

The U.S. and university flags over Brookings Hall will be flown at half-staff until sunset today in remembrance of those who died in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

WashU in the News

Why wedding cakes are at center of Supreme Court’s next big case on LGBTQ rights


Zeroing in on the cost of senior housing

U.S. News & World Report

Key challenges await aging HIV-infected population

MD Magazine

Siteman Cancer Center to open first Illinois location

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘The misunderstood social safety net’

Mark Rank, of the Brown School, writes an op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about social safety net programs in the United States, arguing politicians often misrepresent who uses welfare and don’t appreciate poverty’s broad economic and social harm.

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Research Wire

Mario Castro, MD, of the School of Medicine, received a $3 million grant to support a training center focused on implementing the latest research and care guidelines for heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. Co-led by the Brown School’s Ross Brownson and Enola Proctor, the university will have one of three such training centers nationwide.

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Who Knew WashU?

Anna Isabel Mulford photoQuestion: Washington University has a thriving doctoral program today. In which year did the university award its first PhD to a student?
Answer: B) The university awarded its first doctoral degree in 1895 to student Anna Isabel Mulford, who presented her dissertation on the agave plant. She later went on to discover several plant species.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Kathy Steiner-Lang, of the Office for International Students and Scholars, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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