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Friday, June 8, 2018

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Fortune — and nature — favors the bold

Natural selection acts on behavioral traits, said evolutionary biologist Jonathan Losos, who helped lead a replicated field experiment with anole lizards on eight small islands in the Caribbean, as reported in Science.

Drugs that suppress immune system may protect against Parkinson’s

People who take drugs that suppress the immune system are less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to School of Medicine research. The findings suggest that a person’s own immune system helps nudge him or her down the path toward Parkinson’s.

2018-19 parking permits available by end of June

Danforth Campus 2018-19 parking permits will be available for purchase by the end of June, the university announced. The new permits will be valid Aug. 1 through July 2019.

Ssewamala installed as Gordon Distinguished Professor

Fred M. Ssewamala has been installed as the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor of Social Work in the Brown School. Ssewamala is the founding director of the school’s International Center for Child Health and Development.

Are fast-pitch softball pitchers overdoing it?

Youth baseball leagues often have strict limits on how much pitchers can pitch. But such guidelines are rare for girls in fast-pitch softball. School of Medicine specialists found that many pitchers aren’t getting enough rest and are experiencing shoulder fatigue and injury.

Parenting, child care most likely to help low-income families

Child care, parenting and child health/health care are important factors in improving the lives of children in low-income families, according to a new study from the Brown School, which surveyed 211 helpline staff.

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3 p.m. Tuesday, June 12

Iced Tuesday Tea at 3

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, June 14

Farmers’ market on Medical Campus

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Campus Announcements

Stretch of Forest Park Parkway closed next week

A stretch of Forest Park Parkway, between Skinker and Big Bend boulevards, will be closed to through traffic beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, through June 18. Drivers still can access Hoyt and Throop drives.

‘Interrupting Racism’ training offered

The Campus Diversity Collaborative is holding an “Interrupting Racism” workshop from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 19 on the South 40. Space is limited, so those interested should apply to participate by Wednesday, June 13.

WashU in the News

The changing faces of Rhodes Scholars

The New York Times

Students are pushing themselves to unhealthy limits. Here’s how teachers can help

PBS NewsHour

Court sees ‘hostility’ to religious beliefs in case of baker and same-sex couple


WashU alum’s side project turns into popular Twitter account, job with MLB

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

Studlar on the firing of Roseanne Barr

ABC recently canceled its “Roseanne” revival after an ugly tweet from the show’s eponymous star. Film scholar Gaylyn Studlar examines the dangers of Twitter, the speed of cancellation and the influence of diversity in the boardroom.

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Anca Parvulescu, professor of English in Arts & Sciences, has been awarded a Collaborative Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for the 2018-19 academic year.

Elizabeth Sepper, professor of law, has been awarded a Program in Law and Public Affairs fellowship at Princeton University for the 2018-19 academic year. Sepper is one of five people to receive the prestigious fellowship.

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