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Monday, Oct. 1, 2018

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For better multiple-choice tests, avoid tricky questions, study finds

A new study from Arts & Sciences offers straightforward tips for constructing multiple-choice questions that are effective at both assessing current knowledge and strengthening ongoing learning.

Fighting the vaccine wars on the side of science

Michael Kinch, associate vice chancellor and director of the Center for Drug Discovery, has written a book, “Between Hope and Fear,” to counter some of the most destructive misperceptions of lifesaving vaccines.

Senior housing communities lead to lower level of hospitalization

Over time, older individuals who live in senior housing communities were found to be less likely to have high levels of hospitalization, finds a new study from the Brown School.

WashU Expert: The Senate has learned nothing

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s failure to properly investigate Christine Blasey Ford’s claims demonstrates how little has changed since 1991, when Anita Hill presented similar testimony against Clarence Thomas, argued Mary Ann Dzuback, of Arts & Sciences.

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Campus Announcements

Danforth Staff Council town hall planned Oct. 16

The Danforth Staff Council will hold its fall 2018 town hall meeting from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Mallinckrodt Center’s Edison Theatre. Chancellor-designate Andrew D. Martin is among the speakers.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

For religious conservative women, the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing was particularly disorienting

The Washington Post

Dutton, Riker have new books

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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James C. Warren, former head of obstetrics and gynecology, 88

James Warren imageJames C. Warren, MD, professor emeritus and former head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine, died in July at his home in Mobile, Ala. He was 88. Warren was a renowned researcher, clinician and teacher.

Campus Voices

‘The black man who survived education’

Luther Tyus, a graduate research assistant at the Brown School, writes a piece in The St. Louis American about the low expectations many black boys confront in school. His piece is part of a yearlong series, “Homegrown Black Males,” a joint project of the American and the Brown School, co-led by Sean Joe.

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Barry Siegel, MD, professor of radiology and of medicine at the School of Medicine and the university’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, has been named a fellow of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

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Research Wire

The National Science Foundation recently awarded Christopher Gill and Sanjoy Baruah, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, a three-year, $501,797 grant to develop a unified framework for the design, verification and deployment of dynamically customizable safety-critical systems.

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