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Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

Top Stories

What the size of a CFO’s signature may tell you

CFOs with oversized signatures — a proxy for narcissism — were more likely to make over-aggressive choices; have a higher-than-expected level of restatements; and partake in other questionable activities, recent Olin research found.

Two medical school teams in scientific ‘March Madness’

Two research teams at the School of Medicine have been chosen to compete in the March Madness of science and medicine — STAT Madness, a 64-team, playoff-style competition that pits top research institutions against each other.

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Campus Announcements

Emergency communication system to be tested March 6

Washington University will test its emergency communication system, WashUAlerts, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 6. The test will take place unless there is the potential for severe weather that day or an emergency is occurring at that time.

WashU in the News

It’s a dog’s world, especially in the lab. Where are the cats?

The New York Times

Donald Trump Jr.’s Indian finale: a ‘fireside chat’ and buyers’ dinner with champagne

The Washington Post

Model brains-on-a-chip reveal physics of brain folding


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Research Wire

Brian Rauch, of Arts & Sciences, received funding from NASA for continued support of particle astrophysics research with ANITA-V, the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna. The university provided on-the-ground support in Antarctica for the December 2016 launch of a scientific balloon carrying the ANITA radio telescope instrument to detect ultra-high energy cosmic ray neutrinos.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Which of the following is former chancellor and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Arthur Holly Compton credited with inventing?
A) speed bump B) glow stick
C) answering machine D) home microwave oven

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