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Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018

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Inducing labor at 39 weeks reduces likelihood of C-sections

A major multicenter study involving the School of Medicine shows that inducing labor in healthy first-time mothers in the 39th week of pregnancy results in lower rates of cesarean sections compared with waiting for labor to begin naturally at full term.

Improving nuclear detection with new chip power

A cross-disciplinary team of chemists and physicists in Arts & Sciences is building a better computer chip to improve detection and surveillance for the illegal transport of nuclear materials at U.S. borders.

‘Reflections’ event to kick off academic year Monday

The university community is invited to take part in an event Monday, Aug. 27, to gather and reflect on shared values — including freedom of expression — as the 2018-19 academic year gets underway. The event will begin at 4 p.m. in Graham Chapel.

Historic buildings on Medical Campus given new life

St. Louis’ first Shriners Hospital for Children and the old Central Institute for the Deaf building on the Medical Campus have maintained their charm and beauty — but have new purpose. They opened Aug. 1 as the newly named Core Apartment Residences.

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10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23

Farmers’ market on Medical Campus

3–5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23

Institute for Informatics open house

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WashU in the News

A visual record of the joys, fears and hopes of older transgender people

The New York Times

Cancer risk with diabetes is higher for women than men


Tracing the overlooked legacy of the Silk Road’s fruits and nuts

Atlas Obscura

John Hendrix on his new graphic novel for young adults

St. Louis Magazine

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Victoria Witte, formerly of University Libraries, 83

Vicky Witte photoVictoria (Vicky) Witte, a 22-year veteran of Washington University Libraries, died Aug. 8 at her home in Webster Groves, Mo. She was 83. A private service will be held later.

Campus Voices

‘The meaning of labor’s win in Missouri’

Sociologist Jake Rosenfeld, of Arts & Sciences, writes a piece in The American Prospect about what lessons the labor movement can learn from Missouri voters overwhelmingly siding with unions in this month’s election rejecting a so-called “right to work” law.

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Thomas H. Schindler, MD, PhD, associate professor of radiology at the School of Medicine’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, has received the prestigious Hermann Blumgart Award for Cardiovascular Imaging from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

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Research Wire

Jonathan Myers, associate professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, is a co-investigator on a two-year $199,995 National Science Foundation EAGER grant for the project “Disentangling the effects of ecological clade sorting and adaptive diversification to the assembly of regional biotas.”

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