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Monday, May 7, 2018

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Class Acts: champions for the environment

Meet two graduating students who used their talents to help the region’s environment. Tim Briscoe (left) will begin an environmental law career, while Channing Hunter will use data to make cities more sustainable.

How a light touch can spur severe itching

For some people, even a light touch of the skin or contact with clothing can lead to severe itching. School of Medicine researchers have discovered, in mice, why a touch can cause such severe itching and identified possible therapeutic targets.

Computer-simulated soybeans

Two Olin Business School researchers have devised a computational model to help farmers and seed makers take the guesswork out of planting. Their paper was selected to receive the 2018 Olin Award, which will be bestowed tomorrow, May 8.

Trustees meet, elect new board members, officers

At its meeting May 4, the university’s Board of Trustees elected five new members, re-elected three members and also elected officers, among other actions, according to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton.

Women’s Society gives leadership awards, scholarships

The Women’s Society of Washington University announced the winners of the Harriet K. Switzer Leadership Award and the Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholarships during the group’s annual membership meeting in April.

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WashU in the News

Five black scholars respond to Kanye West’s remarks on slavery, Trump and Obama


How bacteria feast on drugs designed to kill them

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Trump says campaign funds were not used to pay adult-film star


Trauma surgeon taking her lifesaving work outside the hospital


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Emily Haussler, who is majoring in biology and in dance, both in Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the 2018 Harrison D. Stalker Award from the Department of Biology. The award is given annually to a graduating student whose undergraduate career combines outstanding scientific scholarship with significant contributions in the arts and humanities.

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Research Wire

Niraj Tolia, of the School of Medicine, received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “Structural Vaccinology and Design of Novel Immunogens for Malaria Vaccine Development.”

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