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Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

Top Stories

Clot-busting drugs not recommended for most with clots

About half of people with blood clots in the deep veins of their legs develop a complication that makes it difficult to perform daily activities. A large-scale clinical trial has shown that a risky, costly procedure to remove the clots doesn’t generally improve patients’ outcomes.

Enacting Caravaggio

For the seminar “Caravaggio: Master and Murderer,” art historian William Wallace enlisted students and colleagues from the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences to explore the mysteries of the painting “The Calling of St. Matthew.”

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Campus Announcements

Take part in research data storage seminar

Researchers can sign up for a training seminar to learn about university-funded data storage that will soon be available. The first Learn at Work seminar will take place Wednesday, Dec. 13.

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WashU in the News

NASA to launch Super-TIGER scientific balloon to study rare cosmic particles

Indian Express

Gaining weight can be prevented with high-fat diet

ANI News

Environmentalists demand tougher laws to address runoff in Missouri’s large lakes

KCRU Public Radio

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William Gass, professor emeritus in Arts & Sciences, 93

William Gass in a classroomCelebrated author and literary critic William H. Gass, the David L. May Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, died Dec. 6 at his home in University City, Mo. He was 93.

Campus Voices

Student warns about distracted driving

Lauren Duhl, an undergraduate in Arts & Sciences, writes on the Institute for Public Health blog about the ever-increasing dangers of distracted driving and what people can do to change drivers’ habits.

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Bettina Drake, associate professor of surgery at the School of Medicine, was honored with the 2017 Baylor University Distinguished Black Alumni Award. Drake’s research has focused on identifying preventive strategies to reduce health disparities in cancer and other chronic disease outcomes.

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Research Wire

Arpita Bose, assistant professor of biology and of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, has received a three-year, $400,000 grant from the U.S. Army Research Office to expand our understanding of how microbes interact with charged surfaces. 

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