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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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Time is not on your side

An Olin Business School study finds that people who have scheduled appointments in an upcoming hour or more perceive that they have less time than they really do and perform fewer tasks as a result.

On the origins of agriculture, researchers uncover new clues

Using a new approach, researchers from Washington University and Colorado State University have uncovered evidence that underscores one long-debated theory about the origins of agriculture.

Smoking rates decline when mentally ill get help to quit

Researchers at the School of Medicine found they can help patients with serious mental illness quit smoking using strategies that begin with simply recognizing that they want to quit.

Can a Twitter-based reporting tool improve foodborne illness tracking?

As local health departments adopt new tools that monitor Twitter for tweets about food poisoning, a Brown School study is the first to examine practitioner perceptions of this technology.

WashUExpert: Organic molecules on Mars

The Curiosity Rover mission found signs of organic materials on Mars dating back about 3.5 billion years, NASA announced last week. It could be a big deal, said Mars researcher Raymond Arvidson, of Arts & Sciences.

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9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 19

Campus blood drive

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Campus Announcements

Doctoral education retreat planned this fall

Interested faculty are invited to apply for the fall 2018 “Redefining Doctoral Education in the Humanities” faculty retreat, which will take place Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 6. The workshops are organized by the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences. Apply by Aug. 1.

The View From Here

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Washington People

Martin Israel

Martin Israel

Martin Israel, professor of physics, received the Arts & Sciences Dean’s Medal this spring. Israel discusses his background and his career in this video from Arts & Sciences.

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WashU in the News

Ten smartest lessons about life, money and career heard in graduation speeches this year


Finding the medicine for your soul

Psychology Today

‘A place of opportunity’: Akande seeks to strengthen WashU’s efforts in Africa

St. Louis Public Radio

WashU trauma surgeon teaching people how to ‘Stop the Bleed’


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Owen J. Sexton, professor emeritus of biology, 91

Owen Sexton photoOwen J. Sexton, professor emeritus of biology in Arts & Sciences, died May 31 at his St. Louis County home from complications of dementia, which he had battled for years. He was 91. Sexton was a key advocate for the purchase of the Tyson Research Center property in 1963.


Gerald Early, the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters in Arts & Sciences, was among the honorees at the 2018 Royal Vagabonds Leadership Awards. The Royal Vagabonds were founded in the early 1930s as a social club for professional young men of color.

Timothy Miller, MD, PhD, the Clayson Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine, has received the 2018 Sheila Essey Award from the American Academy of Neurology. The award includes $50,000 to support his work on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Many WashU students and alumni have started their own businesses. What did young alum Andrew Glantz help create while still a student here?
A) Epharmix B) GiftAMeal
C) Greetabl D) Nanopore Diagnostics

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