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Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

Top Stories

Cutting off cervical cancer’s fuel supply stymies tumors

In new research, School of Medicine scientists have shown that cervical tumors that don’t respond to radiation may be vulnerable to therapies that also attack the cancer’s fuel supply.

Race, insurance status linked to job loss after breast cancer

Job loss following early-stage breast cancer diagnosis is associated with race and insurance status — but not with any clinical or treatment-related factors, finds a new Brown School study, published in Cancer and led by Christine Ekenga.

WashU Expert on case of lawyer overriding client’s wishes

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide this term whether a defense lawyer may admit a client’s guilt against the client’s wishes. It’s unlikely that the court will rule against the client, said criminal law expert Peter Joy.

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Campus Announcements

African-Americans in science poster series on display

A series of posters highlighting notable African-Americans in science and technology is on display in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center Atrium on the Medical Campus through Feb. 28. The series will be in Seigle Hall on the Danforth Campus in March.

WashU in the News

Flu warfare may look different next year


Mark Zuckerberg and other big-name Silicon Valley investors back an online tutor based in St. Louis


Older adults take aging into their own hands by building a ‘village’

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Professor finds growth in US hate groups slows, hate crimes rise

St. Louis Public Radio

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Leah Merrifield, the university’s associate vice chancellor for community engagement and St. Louis college readiness initiatives, has been selected to serve as a mentor at the SXSW EDU Conference & Festival March 5-8 in Austin, Texas.

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Who Knew WashU?

Whispers CafeQuestion: When did Whispers, the beloved café in Olin Library, first open?
Answer: C) Whispers first opened in May 2004 as a cyber café, where students could enjoy a cup of coffee and connect to the Internet. Whispers was renovated, as part of a larger Olin Library transformation, and re-opened last month.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Philip Skroska, an archivist at the Becker Medical Library, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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