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Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

Top Stories

Viruses in blood lead to digestive problems

A new School of Medicine study in mice shows that viruses that target the nervous system can kill neurons in the gut that coordinate the process of moving waste along. Such viruses may be involved in causing people’s digestive woes.

Survey: White Americans see many immigrants as ‘illegal’

Fueled by political rhetoric about dangerous criminal immigrants, many white Americans assume low-status immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, Syria, Somalia and elsewhere have no legal right to be in the U.S., sociology research from Arts & Sciences suggests.

Psychology Building to be named in honor of Somers family

The Psychology Building — which houses the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences — will be named Somers Family Hall in recognition of alumni and longtime university supporters Nick and Barrie Somers.

Report: Quality child care strengthens working families

There is a significant gap between the income minimum-wage working parents earn and the real costs it takes to support a family, finds a new report from the Brown School’s Clark-Fox Policy Institute.

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Saturday, Oct. 13 – Tuesday, Oct. 16

Fall break

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14

Sababa Jewish Arts and Culture Festival

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Campus Announcements

Nominations sought for Harris Award

Nominations are being accepted for the Jane and Whitney Harris St. Louis Community Service Award, which honors a married couple for extraordinary contributions to the culture and welfare of the metropolitan St. Louis area. The deadline is Oct. 31.

WashU in the News

When is the right time to push during childbirth? Study sheds light


The exciting new idea hospitals have to bring down drug prices


Bones reveal Neanderthal child was eaten by a giant bird


NASA’s next Mars rover could explore former mineral springs and a fossil river delta


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Mark C. Udey, MD, PhD, has been named co-director of the Oliver Langenberg Physician Scientist Training Program in the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine. The program supports research-oriented careers in academic medicine for MD/PhDs.

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Research Wire

J.T. Shen, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has received a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a two-photon controlled-phase logic gate, an elementary building block of a full-fledged quantum photonic circuit for optical quantum information.

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Who Knew WashU?

Ibby and William DanforthQuestion: Who is the on-campus bistro Ibby’s named for?
Answer: A) The bistro is named in honor of Elizabeth “Ibby” Danforth, the late wife of Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth. The bistro was dedicated in recognition of her warmth, compassion and invested efforts during her time at the university.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Denise Hirschbeck, who works in Information Technology and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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