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Friday, Sept. 28, 2018

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Federal dollar allocations to states result in lower infant mortality rates

Increases in federal transfers, money that the federal government sends to states to improve citizens’ well-being, are strongly associated with a decrease in infant mortality rates, finds a new Brown School study.

How to rebuild partnership between America and its universities

In “Our Higher Calling,” university Provost Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, dispel many of the myths surrounding higher education — but also own where universities are failing students and communities.

Roundtable on opioids brings HHS leaders to Medical Campus

Leaders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services visited the Medical Campus last week to learn about strategies to address the opioid crisis. The visit helped launch a public education campaign on the dangers of substance abuse.

‘Reflections on Climate Change’ to fuse policy, advocacy, industry

Policy, advocacy and industry leaders will gather Saturday, Sept. 29, at the university to discuss the past, present and future of climate change. Environmental leader Christiana Figueres is among the speakers.

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Campus Announcements

Families invited to enjoy Safe Trick or Treat Oct. 20​

University and St. Louis community members are invited to bring their children to Safe Trick-or-Treat from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Students lead families through the residence halls for trick-or-treating along with Halloween crafts and games. RSVP by Oct. 12.

WashU in the News

A radical solution to the impossible cost of caring for the elderly

Mother Jones

Is dropping the apostrophe enough for Papa John’s to ditch Schnatter?

Louisville Courier-Journal

Olympic Rings sculpture unveiling Friday at Francis Field

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Legal Roundtable disentangles a complex week in the world of law

St. Louis Public Radio

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Charles D. Churchwell, former dean of University Libraries, 91

Charles Churchwell photoCharles Darrett Churchwell, former dean of University Libraries, died Sept. 19 in St. Louis. He was 91. During his tenure, Churchwell instituted a number of innovative initiatives, notably an endowment to fund technological advances. A memorial service will be held Oct. 13.

Campus Voices

‘These images of women around Kavanaugh evoke a familiar alibi’

Rebecca Wanzo, of Arts & Sciences, writes a commentary published on CNN about the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the familiar strategy of highlighting women in his life who support him.

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Research Wire

Odis Johnson, in Arts & Sciences, and Sheretta Butler Barnes, at the Brown School, have received a National Science Foundation grant to examine the impact of race, gender and social control in U.S. schools on educational and occupational attainment in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

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Who Knew WashU?

1904 Olympics marathonQuestion: How long did the 1904 Olympics, held on the Danforth Campus, last?
Answer: A) Five months. (The 1904 games ran for a grueling 146 days, from July until late November.) Celebrate the Olympic legacy of the university and St. Louis this evening when the Olympic rings sculpture is unveiled near Francis Field.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Jeff Hood, who works at the Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corp. and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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