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Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

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Brain tumors occur often in kids with common genetic syndrome

The frequency of brain tumors has been underestimated in children with the common genetic syndrome neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), according to new School of Medicine research.

ROTC celebrates 100 years at the university

Fifty years ago, students across the nation fiercely debated whether the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs belonged on college campuses. Today, university Provost Holden Thorp says there is no better place.

Brown School researcher to study obesity in young mothers

Rachel Tabak, research associate professor at the Brown School, has received a five-year, $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study ways to prevent weight gain and chronic disease among mothers ages 18-35.

Siteman Cancer Center expands to Illinois

Siteman Cancer Center opened its first treatment facility in Illinois Aug. 1. The Swansea, Ill., facility marks Siteman’s sixth location overall. A new facility is being planned for the Memorial Hospital East campus in nearby Shiloh, Ill.

WashU Expert on transgender candidate’s nomination

Christine Hallquist is the first transgender candidate nominated for a governorship by a major party. The nomination marks a seismic shift in the social culture of our nation, said Vanessa Fabbre, an expert on transgender adults.

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WashU in the News

Top Pentagon spokeswoman probed for making staff run errands, retaliation

NBC News

WashU professor answers 10 questions about the psychology behind conspiracy theories

St. Louis Public Radio

Decorating tips from real dorm rooms


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Campus Voices

‘Why Republicans don’t push back on Trump’s China tariffs — in one map’

John Kuk, a postdoctoral fellow in sociology in Arts & Sciences, co-writes an analysis in The Washington Post about Republicans’ position on trade in light of President Donald Trump’s imposition of tariffs on Chinese goods.

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Peter Joy, the Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law and director of the Criminal Justice Clinic, has been elected one of 34 new members of the American Law Institute. Joy is well-known for his work in clinical legal education, legal ethics, criminal justice and trial practice.

Crystal Riley Koenig and Yi-Ling Lin, graduate students in anthropology in Arts & Sciences, have been recognized with 2018 academic excellence awards from the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society.

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