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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Hudson to lead new Academy for Diversity and Inclusion

Nicole Hudson, deputy mayor for racial equity and priority initiatives for the City of St. Louis, has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for the university’s newly created Academy for Diversity and Inclusion, effective Aug. 27.

New patch boosts brightness in medical diagnostic tests

A multidisciplinary team from Washington University and the Air Force Research Laboratory has developed a high-tech fix that brings some medical diagnostic tests out of the dark and into the light.

Can fasting improve MS symptoms?

There’s conflicting advice, but a lack of evidence, suggesting that special diets can ease symptoms of multiple sclerosis. A School of Medicine trial is evaluating whether drastically cutting calories twice a week can help such patients.

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11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, July 12

Farmers’ market and bike tuneup on Medical Campus

8 p.m. Thursday, July 12

Jazz in July: Java Jived

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Campus Announcements

Ticket sales for Cardinals game end soon

Faculty and Staff Night at the Ballpark will take place Aug. 1, when the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Colorado Rockies. Online sales for discounted tickets end in mid-July.

WashU in the News

Pruitt is out at EPA, but ethics probes might live on

The Washington Post

A frightening new reason to worry about air pollution

The Atlantic

Government quit test of pricey cancer treatment amid concerns over industry role


Former Gov. Nixon donates remaining campaign funds to WashU

St. Louis Business Journal

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Campus Voices

‘If the Supreme Court is nakedly political, can it be just?’

Supreme Court scholar Lee Epstein co-writes an op-ed in The New York Times about President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination and how judges’ voting has become more predictable over time based on who appointed them.

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Rose Windmiller, the university’s associate vice chancellor for government and community relations, was appointed by Gov. Mike Parson to the board of the Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District, which operates the region’s Metro public transit system, along with the St. Louis Downtown Airport and the Regional Freight District.

Kirsten Jones, residency coordinator in the Division of Medical Education at the School of Medicine, was selected from more than 200 nominations as one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s “30 Under 30” honorees for 2018.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Which iconic jazz artist received an honorary degree from the university?
A) Louis Armstrong B) Ella Fitzgerald
C) Billie Holiday D) Frank Sinatra

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