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Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

Top Stories

New clues found to understanding relapse in breast cancer

A large genomic analysis involving the School of Medicine has linked certain DNA mutations to a high risk of relapse in estrogen receptor positive breast cancer. The knowledge could help guide treatment decisions.

Bailey named 2018-19 Freund Teaching Fellow

The Saint Louis Art Museum and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts welcome Dave Hullfish Bailey as their 2018-19 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow.

Community relations, local government affairs director named

JoAnna Schooler has been appointed director of community relations and local government affairs at the university, announced Pamela S. Lokken, vice chancellor for government and community relations.

Cordell Institute to take on ethics, policy in data-driven health care

To tackle important questions of policy and legal ethics in human health and beyond, School of Law alumni Joseph and Yvonne Cordell have made a $5 million commitment to establish and endow the Joseph and Yvonne Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law.

Noodling around

Steven Frankel, assistant professor of mathematics in Arts & Sciences, talks about why there are no obvious questions in math — and the link between the geometry of a space and how that space changes over time.

Engineering welcomes new faculty

The School of Engineering & Applied Science welcomed nine new faculty members to its ranks this academic year. Read more about the expertise they bring.

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Campus Announcements

Basketball teams offer Junior Bears camps

The Washington University men’s and women’s basketball teams are offering Junior Bears camps to children in kindergarten through eighth grade. The girls’ camp begins Sunday, Sept. 16, and the boys’ first session is Sunday, Sept. 30.

New PT practice opens in O’Fallon

The Program in Physical Therapy at the School of Medicine has a new clinical practice location in O’Fallon, Mo. The office will hold an open house Oct. 4. 

WashU in the News

Nearly 500 children are still separated from their families


How FEMA uses the ‘Waffle House Index’ to determine a storm’s severity

Fox 17 (CIRCA)

St. Louisan starts a bakery chain

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘The racist Serena cartoon is straight out of 1910’

Rebecca Wanzo, of Arts & Sciences, writes an op-ed on CNN about an editorial cartoon that has sparked controversy for its depiction of Serena Williams’ behavior during the U.S. Open.

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Anika Walke, assistant professor of history in Arts & Sciences, is co-recipient of a 2018 Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The funding will support “The Holocaust Ghettos Project.”

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Research Wire

Jeffrey G. Catalano, professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, received a $676,000 grant from NASA to investigate “Life on clays: Evaluating Fe(II)-smectites as electron donors on the early Earth and on other planetary bodies.”

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