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Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

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Leadership changes on horizon for alumni and development

On the heels of the highly successful conclusion of the $3.3 billion Leading Together campaign, the university has announced administrative changes in the organizational leadership of its alumni and development team.

Quick learners remember more over time

Healthy adults who learn information more quickly than their peers also have better long-term retention for the material despite spending less time studying it, finds a new study from psychologists in Arts & Sciences.

Scientists identify weak point in deadly eye melanoma

A new School of Medicine study shows that a natural plant compound shuts down uveal melanoma cell growth in human tumor cells grown in the lab. The compound exploits a newly identified Achilles’ heel in eye cancer.

Research comes full circle at International Aerosol Conference

More than 1,500 of the world’s preeminent aerosol scientists gathered in St. Louis for the 10th International Aerosol Conference. The School of Engineering & Applied Science helped organize the meeting, which covered topics from air pollution to better drug delivery.

Kognito helps faculty, staff discuss mental health concerns

The signs of a student’s stress, anxiety or depression may be easy to spot. The hard part is what to do next. Kognito At-Risk for Faculty & Staff, an online simulation tool, will help university faculty and staff lead effective discussions with struggling students.

Olin adds new faculty

Olin Business School has added 13 faculty members in the past year. Learn more about them and their expertise in areas such as accounting, strategy and marketing.

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Campus Announcements

Reminder: Monster Challenge deadline is Oct. 15

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of “Frankenstein,” the university is hosting a student competition. The prompt for the challenge is “The New Frankenstein,” and students can enter written or visual works. The submission deadline is Oct. 15, and winners will receive up to a $1,000 prize.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Local university tops list of best college campuses

St. Louis Business Journal

A setback for Massachusetts in states’ drive to contain Medicaid drug spending


How medical schools try to help doctors understand patients in poverty

U.S. News & World Report

How including women in research is leading to medical breakthroughs

St. Louis Magazine

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Pamela K. Woodard, MD, professor of radiology at the School of Medicine and the university’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, has been appointed to the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology.

Li Zou, international director of the Center for Social Development at the Brown School, met recently with Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus (left). The meeting illustrated the university’s commitment to collaborating with global partners on poverty and other challenges.

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