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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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Most life experiences are fabricated from memories

How well we remember recent events in our lives plays a key role in how our brains model what’s happening in the present — and predict what’s likely to occur, finds new research co-authored by Jeff Zacks of Arts & Sciences.

Big data: putting information-based tools in doctors’ hands

Big data is coming at medical professionals from all directions. Philip R.O. Payne, inaugural director of the university’s Institute for Informatics, is helping translate big data into actionable knowledge.

Wrighton to co-chair United Way campaign

United Way of Greater St. Louis has named Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton as a co-chair of its 2018 community campaign, which begins in September. He will serve alongside co-chair Jeff Fox, chairman and CEO of Harbour Group.

Lowering hospitals’ Medicare costs proves difficult

A payment system that provides financial incentives for hospitals that reduce health-care costs for Medicare patients did not lower costs as intended, according to a new study led by the School of Medicine.

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Campus Announcements

Road, Metro restrictions this weekend

To accommodate construction of the new pedestrian and cyclist bridge onto campus, Forest Park Parkway will be closed between Skinker and Big Bend boulevards from 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7. Access to Throop Drive and Zone 3 parking will be available. Also, MetroLink trains will not operate between the Forsyth and Forest Park-DeBaliviere stations Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Scientists move toward self-fertilizing crops with engineered bacteria


Hurricanes may have made these lizards better huggers

Popular Science

How to ruin cancer’s day

The Washington Post

Uber’s self-driving cars are back. Well, sort of.


WashU program aims to improve science education

St. Louis Public Radio

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Denise Head (right), of Arts & Sciences, is one of 11 female scientists from around the world awarded scientific heirlooms by their peers at the fifth Suffrage Science Awards for Life Sciences, held in London.

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Research Wire

Odis Johnson, associate professor of education and of sociology, both in Arts & Sciences, has been awarded a two-year grant of nearly $300,000 to explore how national datasets can be used to promote broader participation of underrepresented race-gender groups in science, technology, engineering and math careers.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: In what year did daily chapel services on campus end, replaced by a weekly lecture by lay people?
A) 1897 B) 1911 C) 1926 D) 1953

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