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Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

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Once, twice, six times a grocery shopper

In the first test of detailed consumer-buying habits, a team of researchers, led by Olin Business School, found the vast majority of grocery shoppers visit multiple stores to meet their shopping needs.

Like Zika, West Nile causes fetal brain damage, death in mice

Two viruses closely related to Zika — West Nile and Powassan — can spread from an infected pregnant mouse to her fetuses, causing brain damage and fetal death, according to a new School of Medicine study.

PhD in imaging science launched

With the aim of training the next leaders in imaging, the School of Engineering & Applied Science is collaborating with other Washington University schools to offer an interdisciplinary doctoral program in imaging sciences, beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

South African artist to launch Sam Fox lecture series today

South African artist Diane Victor is known for her delicate, ephemeral-seeming portraits of missing children, AIDS patients and others. She will launch the Sam Fox School’s spring Public Lecture Series with a free talk at 6:30 p.m. today.

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Campus Announcements

Staff invited to participate in passport program

Staff members are invited to participate in the university’s many diversity and inclusion programs, including  the upcoming Day of Discovery & Dialogue, through the new Staff Passport Program.  

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The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Why pay is lagging in a tight job market

The New York Times

A design historian explains why the Cleveland Indians’ offensive logo survived for so long


City hospitals and universities collaborate on violence prevention

Fox 2 Now

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Brian K. Suarez, professor of genetics in psychiatry, 72

Brian Suarez photoBrian K. Suarez, emeritus professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine, died Jan. 23 of renal failure and vascular disease at his home in St. Louis. He was 72. Suarez, a respected human geneticist, came to the university in 1974.


John DiPersio, MD, PhD, of the School of Medicine, has been elected to the top leadership post in the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. He will take over the role during the society’s meetings later this month in Salt Lake City. 

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