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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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Achilefu, Elgin to receive 2018 faculty achievement awards

Samuel I. Achilefu, a pioneer in medical imaging, and Sarah C.R. Elgin, who started a K-12 science outreach program, will receive 2018 faculty achievement awards, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton announced. Also, William A. Frazier III, professor emeritus, will be honored for innovation and entrepreneurship.

New clues found to help relieve chronic itching

Studying mice, School of Medicine researchers found that a drug can deliver itch relief by targeting particular opioid receptors on neurons in the spinal cord. The drug is being tested for its anti-itch effects in the U.S., but until now scientists haven’t understood how it works.

Childhood poverty costs U.S. over $1 trillion in a year, study finds

Childhood poverty cost the U.S. $1.03 trillion in 2015, about 5.4 percent of the gross domestic product, according to a new study from the Brown School. The study recently was published in the journal Social Work Research.

The measure of good design

Neighbors can be feet away and worlds apart. For the class “Segregation by Design,” Sam Fox School students Cierra Higgins (left) and Tianna Williams explore strategies for mitigating social segregation in two historic St. Louis neighborhoods.

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8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18

Jazz Band concert

10 a.m. Thursday, April 19

Color of Policing Symposium begins

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, April 19

Bike tuneups on Medical Campus

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Campus Announcements

Tennis teams to host Special Olympics clinic May 5

The Washington University men’s and women’s tennis teams will host the 14th Annual Special Olympics Tennis Clinic from 10 a.m.-noon May 5 at the Tao Tennis Center on the Danforth Campus. The registration deadline is May 1.

WashU in the News

Missouri governor’s troubles could trickle down to state’s competitive Senate contest

ABC News

A stomach virus’ mysterious path into the gut is uncovered


Patients more satisfied when doctors treat fewer people


WashU continues quest to develop artificial blood

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘Fake news’ and truth in Syria

Anne-Marie McManus and Nancy Y. Reynolds, both of Arts & Sciences, write on the Center for the Humanities website about sorting out the truth regarding news and politics in war-ravaged Syria. Their piece comes ahead of a Mellon Sawyer Seminar lecture Thursday, April 19, focused on Syria.

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Washington University faculty and students will moderate panels at the Saint Louis Climate Summit, hosted by Saint Louis University April 22-24. WashU students, faculty and staff can attend an evening with Bill Nye of “Science Guy” fame and environmentalist Carl Pope on April 23 for free by showing their IDs at the ticket booth.

Men’s basketball coach Mark Edwards is among those who received the 2018 National Association of Basketball Coaches Division III Outstanding Service Award. The award is given to coaches who have made valuable contributions to both their teams and their communities.

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