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Friday, June 15, 2018

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Scientists ID source of damaging inflammation after heart attack

School of Medicine scientists have zeroed in on a culprit that spurs damaging inflammation in the heart following a heart attack. The researchers also found that an already approved drug tamps down such inflammation in mice.

Act fast to pay attention

Want to improve your attention? Brain sciences researcher Richard Abrams, of Arts & Sciences, finds that our attention may be guided by the most recent interactions with our environment.

Tamanaha installed as Lehmann University Professor

Brian Z. Tamanaha has been named the John S. Lehmann University Professor at the School of Law. He was installed at a ceremony in Anheuser-Busch Hall’s Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom.

New tools reveal prelude to chaos

University engineers have developed tools that mathematically describe the kinetics in a system right before it dissolves into randomness. The research recently was published in Physical Review E.

Loeb Teaching Fellows announced

Kari Allen (right), Amy Bauernfeind and Laurie Punch, MD (left), have been named the 2018-20 Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellows at the School of Medicine. The program aims to advance clinical education.

WashU Expert on SCOTUS decision and voting rights

The U.S. Supreme Court this week upheld Ohio’s effort to purge its voter rolls. Constitutional law expert Greg Magarian argued the ruling spreads voting discrimination across America.

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Campus Announcements

Sam Fox School, AIA St. Louis announce 2018 Steedman Fellowship

The 2018 James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture asks how infrastructure shapes our individual and collective environments. The biennial research competition for early-career architects is organized by the Sam Fox School, in concert with AIA St. Louis. Registration opens Aug. 15; proposals are due Nov 1.

WashU in the News

The massive asylum changes Jeff Sessions tucked into the footnotes


Study: children on antipsychotics at risk for weight gain, diabetes

U.S. News & World Report

Racial discrimination can take 18 years off someone’s life


Where the ‘no ending a sentence with a preposition’ rule comes from

Atlas Obscura

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Zishan (Simoner) Zhao, Arts & Sciences student, 19

Zishan (Simoner) Zhao photoZishan (Simoner) Zhao, a rising junior in Arts & Sciences, died June 2 from injuries after being hit by a car while attempting to cross a street in Wilmington, N.C. He was 19. Zhao, who was from Shenzhen, China, was majoring in biochemistry.

Campus Voices

‘Clinton, Greitens and rethinking consent’

Andrea Friedman, of Arts & Sciences, writes a column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reflecting on the behavior and attitude of former President Bill Clinton and former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and the broader systems that allowed their actions.

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Five School of Medicine faculty members recently were elected to the Society for Pediatric Research, which aims to improve child health through research, professional collaboration and advocacy. They are Megan A. Cooper, MD, PhD; Brian J. DeBosch, MD, PhD; Laura G. Schuettpelz, MD, PhD; Indi Trehan, MD; and Yumirle P. Turmelle, MD.

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Research Wire

Alex Meshik, research professor in physics in Arts & Sciences, received a $1.1 million grant from NASA in support of a project titled “Analyses and interpretations of noble gases delivered by Genesis and Stardust missions – Phase 2.”

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Who Knew WashU?

Andrew Glantz photoQuestion: Many WashU students and alumni have started their own businesses. What did young alum Andrew Glantz help create while still a student here?
Answer: B) Glantz co-founded GiftAMeal in 2014. Since then, over 130,000 meals have been provided to people in need through GiftAMeal in St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit. Learn more about our many student entrepreneurs on the Fuse website.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Michael D. Harris, assistant professor of physical therapy, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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