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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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Bono’s debut book tackles strategies for happiness

How can we be happier? In a world where stress, anxiety and bad days can easily overtake the good, university happiness expert Tim Bono strives to answer that question in “When Likes Aren’t Enough: A Crash Course in the Science of Happiness.”

Cheers, joyful tears at Match Day

Match Day — the day fourth-year medical students learn where they will train as medical residents — is considered among the most important days in medical school. Over 100 students learned March 16 where they will continue their medical training.

Why it’s hard for democracies to erase wealth disparities

Given the chance to play Robin Hood, most Americans show little interest in taking from the rich and giving to the poor. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences may explain why it’s hard for voters to erase economic inequality.

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11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 21

‘Check Your Blind Spots’ tour bus

7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21

Mx. WashU

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WashU in the News

The refugee detectives

The Atlantic

Feel sleepy during the day? Scientists say that could be a warning sign of Alzheimer’s

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Leaps in CT scanning technology reveal more about museum’s mummies

St. Louis Public Radio

Column: The Missouri River needs room to roam

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘Toward gender parity in tech transfer’

Nichole Mercier, managing director of the university’s Office of Technology Management, writes an article on the Fuse website about university efforts to help women in academia turn their inventions into viable products and businesses.

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Research Wire

Shabaana Khader and Marco Colonna, MD, both at the School of Medicine, received a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “The Role of Group 3 Innate Lymphoid cells (ILC3) in Tuberculosis.”

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: On the heels of St. Patrick’s Day, we ask: University Libraries has a collection of papers from what famous Irish writer and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature?
A) Samuel Beckett B) Seamus Heaney
C) Frank McCourt D) William Butler Yeats

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