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Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

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Tool helps measure risks of cancer, diabetes, other diseases

An online tool developed by researchers at Siteman Cancer Center measures a person’s individual risk of 12 common cancers and five major chronic diseases. The website incorporates the latest scientific evidence on disease risk.

Faculty for the next generation

The Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences has won a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help transform doctoral training in the humanities.

Parking updates: gate-arm technology, town halls

New gate-arm technology at the Danforth University Center, Millbrook, Snow Way and West Campus garages will be in operation next week, Parking & Transportation Services announced. A series of town halls also will be held, starting at noon today.

WashU Expert: We already have ‘baby bonds’

As economists float the proposal to give every U.S. newborn a “baby bond” account, Michael Sherraden, of the Brown School, said a solution already exists — Child Development Accounts, a concept first proposed in his groundbreaking 1991 book, “Assets and the Poor.”

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7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19

Chabad on Campus Shabbat dinner

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19

‘Black Holes and Hawking Radiation’

9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21

Mass at Catholic Student Center

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Campus Announcements

Trailblazer Award nominations sought

Nominate a Washington University faculty or staff member for a Trailblazer Award. The award celebrates the contributions that black alumni, faculty and staff have made to the university and to the broader community. The deadline is Feb. 15.

WashU in the News

Trump may weaken ‘outdated’ rules that force banks to lend to poor


Could baby’s first bacteria take root before birth?


The religious conflict at the heart of our culture wars

Christianity Today

Can a lawyer say his client is guilty even if the client says he’s not?

NBC News

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Henrietta W. Freedman, former trustee, 95

Henrietta Freedman photoHenrietta W. Freedman, a former member of the Board of Trustees and a founder of the university’s Lifelong Learning Institute, died in her sleep, surrounded by family, at her St. Louis home Jan. 4. She was 95.  

Campus Voices

‘Drug policy: The year in review, and the year ahead’

Health law expert Rachel Sachs writes on the Health Affairs blog about what happened with national prescription drug policy in 2017 and what to expect this year.

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The six newest members of the university’s Danforth Staff Council have been selected to serve two-year terms. The council provides a platform for ongoing communication between Danforth staff and the senior administration.

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Research Wire

 An international team of researchers — including Rohit Pappu of the School of Engineering & Applied Science — has identified a benign but biologically relevant function of prion domains. The findings recently were published in Science. 

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