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Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

Top Stories

Changing how buildings are made

Kinga Pabjan, a Sam Fox School student and project manager for Team WashU at the 2018 Solar Decathlon China, discusses Lotus House, 3D printing and the future of sustainable design.

Can testosterone plus exercise improve healing after hip fracture?

School of Medicine researchers are leading a national, multicenter study exploring whether testosterone plus exercise can restore physical abilities in elderly women who have broken a hip. The study is funded with a $15.6 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant.

There and back again: Mantle xenon has a story to tell

Rita Parai, assistant professor of geochemistry in Arts & Sciences, constrains the history of volatile transport from the atmosphere into the deep Earth in a new publication in the journal Nature.

Mallinckrodt boosts rare-disease research at Washington University

The School of Medicine has joined with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals in a research partnership aimed at pursuing new therapies for patients with complex medical conditions. The company will fund up to $10 million over five years.

Africa initiative seeks campus input

The university’s Africa initiative is asking faculty members to offer ideas and input through a new online survey.

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Campus Announcements

Departments encouraged to hire Federal Work-Study students

Hiring qualified students for work-study jobs is more affordable than ever. The U.S. Department of Education will cover 70 percent of a student’s pay, up from 50 percent. The university department pays the rest. Learn more from Student Financial Services.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Inducing labor avoids C-section for some moms, study finds

CBS News

How bacteria can save children’s lives


Medicaid officials target home health aides’ union dues


Seed fund will back Washington University students’ ventures

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Joseph J. Billadello, director of Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, 65

Joseph Billadello photoJoseph J. Billadello, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center at the School of Medicine, died Aug. 8 in St. Louis following a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was 65.

Campus Voices

‘Instead of focusing on diversity on campus, we need to focus on equality’

Michelle Purdy, of Arts & Sciences, writes a piece in The Washington Post, also shared on the WashU Perspectives page, about black students’ experience in private K-12 schools and the racism they continue to face.

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Joshua B. Rubin, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and of neuroscience at the School of Medicine, has received the Pioneer Award for Pediatric Neuro-Oncology from the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation.

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Research Wire

Carlos Botero, assistant professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, was awarded a one-year $149,729 National Science Foundation EAGER grant for the project “Removing barriers to macro-ecoevolutionary studies of the avian brain.”

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