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Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

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First findings of research tracking fatal interactions with police

Black people, especially women, are more likely to have been unarmed when killed by police than nonblacks, and that risk appears to increase in departments with a greater presence of non-white officers, finds a new study of nationwide data led by Odis Johnson, of Arts & Sciences.

A new tool to study Huntington’s disease

Scientists at the School of Medicine have transformed skin cells from patients with Huntington’s disease into the type of brain cell affected by the disorder. This offers a new tool to study the degenerative and eventually fatal neurological condition.

New life for endangered coastal lupine

A rare, coastal flowering plant, Tidestrom’s lupine, has been given a new life with the large-scale removal of an invasive beachgrass, a long-term study shows. Arts & Sciences’ Eleanor Pardini is first author.

Board of Trustees grants faculty appointments, promotions

At a Board of Trustees meeting last year, a number of faculty members were appointed with tenure or promoted with tenure.

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Noon-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9

WU Climate Day

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9

Carlin concert: Kristian Bezuidenhout

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Campus Announcements

Licensed supplier fair is March 6

The university’s annual trademark licensed supplier fair will take place next month. The fair will be 11 a.m.–2 p.m. March 6 in the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the Medical Campus. The fair is open to university faculty, staff and students. RSVP by March 2 to attend.

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WashU in the News

Insulin quality questions have diabetes experts scrambling

The Washington Post | The Associated Press

Alumna Lizzy Crist: the saver

City Pages

Washington University researchers win award for mouse lung video

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Should children be able to use tanning beds?


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Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr., of Arts & Sciences, will deliver the keynote address for “Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities,” the 26th annual conference of the American Men’s Studies Association, in March.

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Who Knew WashU?

Knight and Bauer halls' atrium roofQuestion: How many glass panels make up the atrium roof of Bauer Hall?
Answer: B) The roof is made up of 360 glass panels, which average 5 feet in length, allowing sunlight to stream in to the five levels of Knight and Bauer halls. The buildings opened in 2014.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Nancy Grunde, alumni parent, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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