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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Top Stories

Why customer-facing companies have happier workers

New research led by Andrew Knight of Olin Business School shows that people working in customer-facing companies, such as retailers, tend to be happier at work, while workers for companies further removed — such as manufacturing — tend to be less happy.

Decoy molecules target E. coli to treat UTIs in mice

School of Medicine researchers report they found a way to treat urinary tract infections without using antibiotics, at least in mice. The scientists are working on an alternative that would prevent bacteria from causing disease.

New view on electron interactions in graphene

There’s a new way to look at how electrons interact with each other in graphene. Arts & Sciences researchers are exploring the quantum electronic properties of graphene using infrared light. The research is being presented this week at the American Physical Society meeting.

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Campus Announcements

FedEx shipping discounts available on campus

University staff and students are eligible for FedEx shipping discounts for personal use at the three campus FedEx Office locations. You must show a valid university ID to use the discount.

WashU in the News

A new twist to an extravagant early-human burial site

The Atlantic

Failed VA leadership put patients at risk, watchdog report says

PBS NewsHour

WashU cafeteria workers going on dream honeymoon thanks to students


Spring brings a bright array of classical music to St. Louis

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘Healing the deep wounds of violence’

Laurie Punch, MD, of the School of Medicine, writes in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program, an initiative to address gun violence with individuals and their families when they are treated at a hospital.

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Abram C. Van Engen, of Arts & Sciences, organized a national conference on “Religion and Politics in Early America.” Sponsored by the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, the conference took place March 1-4.

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