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Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

Top Stories

Alzheimer’s one day may be predicted during eye exam

Using technology similar to what is found in many eye doctors’ offices, School of Medicine researchers have detected evidence suggesting Alzheimer’s in older patients who had no symptoms of the disease.

School of Law opens Immigration Law Clinic

The School of Law has launched a new immigration clinic, aimed at helping students learn how to handle immigration matters affecting low- and moderate-income people.

Buera installed as Cook Professor

Francisco Buera has been named the Sam B. Cook Professor of Economics in Arts & Sciences. Buera’s research focuses on the patterns of economic development across countries and over time.

Lime arrives at Washington University

Washington University is now partnering with Lime to bring bike sharing to campus. It’s another inexpensive and “green” way to travel. The company offers a 50 percent discount to community members with a valid .edu email address.

Improving health insurance literacy aids Missourians’ ACA enrollment

School of Medicine-led research found that community outreach and education are critical for individuals navigating health insurance options available in the Affordable Care Act marketplace.

WashU Expert: Kaepernick, fans and the corporate megaphone

Arts & Sciences’ Noah Cohan, who studies sports narratives and fandom, offers insights about Nike’s new marketing campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick — and what Cohan calls fans’ predictable response.

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12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7

‘How Small Are Our Big Data’

7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7

Women’s soccer Wydown Classic

Noon Monday, Sept. 10

‘Health Equity and Ecosystems’

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Campus Announcements

Sling Health team leader applications due today

Sling Health, the student-run biotechnology accelerator, will hold Problem Day Sept. 28 on the Medical Campus. The deadline to apply to become a team leader is today; to be a team member, apply by Sept. 28.

WashU in the News

The sniping scientists whose work saved millions of lives

The New York Times

Olin bets big on global experience in an MBA revamp

Poets & Quants

‘If baby boomers stopped buying Nike, I don’t think they’d ever notice’


To heal wounds, cells time-travel back to a fetal state


WashU linguist analyzes American dialects, discrimination

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

Losos publishes book on evolutionary science

Jonathan B. Losos, of Arts & Sciences, has published a book, “Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution,” revealing what the latest breakthroughs in evolutionary biology tell us about one of science’s greatest ongoing debates.

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Kawanna Leggett, executive director of residential life at Washington University, has been elected to the executive board of the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International. She will serve as its workforce development director.

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Research Wire

Hong Chen, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science and the School of Medicine, received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s BRAIN Initiative to develop a noninvasive neuromodulation tool that works on the cellular level and uses focused ultrasound.

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Who Knew WashU?

clocktower on the South 40Question: Why is the student residential area known as the "South 40"?
Answer: C) Its size of 40 acres, south of the Danforth Campus and home to about 3,200 residents.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Annada Hoskins, who works in Medical Alumni & Development Programs and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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