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Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Top Stories

Olin study of twins sheds light on negotiating

A new Olin Business School study suggests maybe there is no one best negotiator; maybe the person you should send into a negotiation depends on whom you’re up against.

Incentive reform key to racial equity in America’s cities, study finds

A new study from the Brown School finds that tax increment financing incentives could promote racial equity by using greater transparency and more equitable targeting of locations where they’re used.

WashU Expert: Porn star payment raises ethics concerns

President Donald Trump’s lawyer claims he personally sent $130,000 to porn star Stephanie Clifford, who said that she had an affair with Trump years ago. The lawyer claims the payment was legal. The School of Law’s Peter Joy weighs in on whether it was ethical.

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11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22

Wellness road show in Brown Hall

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Washington People

Michael Avidan

Michael Avidan

Michael Avidan, MBBCh (right), anesthesiologist at the School of Medicine, works every day with colleagues in the so-called Anesthesiology Control Tower to identify risks to people undergoing surgery and consider measures to optimize patient outcomes.

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WashU in the News

As some got free health care, Gwen got squeezed

The New York Times

Chester A. Arthur is most forgotten president in U.S. history, according to science


Hospitalized older adults less often tested for flu


WashU professor uses ‘Hamilton’ as teaching tool

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘The long decolonization of Black Panther’

Rebecca Wanzo, of Arts & Sciences, writes a piece in The Black Scholar about the Black Panther, both the character’s complicated history and what to make of the current box-office smash.

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Research Wire

Todd Braver, professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences and of radiology at the School of Medicine, has been awarded a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue his research into mindfulness training. The new phase of his work involves studying identical twins.

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