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Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

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Study IDs why some TB bacteria prove deadly

Researchers at the School of Medicine have found that the same mutation that makes tuberculosis bacteria withstand a first-line antibiotic also elicits a different — and probably weaker — immune response in mice.

Researcher says ‘new social work’ is performance-based

Rather than focusing on a therapist’s intuition and assumptions, social workers should consider an evaluation system based on hard data, suggests David Patterson Silver Wolf, of the Brown School.

The complicated social life of primates

A new Arts & Sciences-led study in Nature: Scientific Reports suggests that researchers may be overlooking complexities in the social relations of our closest primate relatives, such as chimpanzees and macaques.

WashU Votes to register voters this week

In 2014, only 15.7 percent of students voted in the midterms. The Gephardt Institute, through its WashU Votes initiative, wants to increase that to 20 percent through a series of programs and initiatives starting today, when National Voter Registration Week begins.

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8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26

Danforth Campus Health Happenings

7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26

‘Persistence of Memory’

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The View From Here

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WashU in the News

AP Fact Check: GOP ad misleads on McCaskill immigration vote

The Associated Press

Finneran shares what’s remarkable about Sally Field’s new memoir

St. Louis Magazine

Schooler appointed director of community relations and local government affairs at WashU

The St. Louis American

Alums featured in Mixed Uses: Open Spaces Kansas City

Art in America

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Campus Voices

Dowd publishes ‘Stick Figures’

D.B. Dowd, of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, recently published the book “Stick Figures: Drawing as a Human Practice,” suggesting that drawing can be a tool for learning, even for those who aren’t artistically inclined. His is one of many tomes featured on The Source’s Bookshelf.

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Bruno Sinopoli, a renowned expert in cyber-physical system and control systems, has been named chair of the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, effective Jan. 1.

Ty Davisson (right), the university’s emergency management director, recently graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s prestigious National Emergency Management Executive Academy.

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