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Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

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New child maltreatment research center launches

The Brown School’s Melissa Jonson-Reid and her team received a five-year, $6.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create a research and training center on child maltreatment.

Scoliosis linked to essential mineral

A new study from the School of Medicine suggests that the body’s inability to fully utilize the essential dietary mineral manganese might be to blame for some cases of severe scoliosis.

Bonni, Diamond elected to National Academy of Medicine

Neuroscientist Azad Bonni, MD, PhD (left), and virologist and immunologist Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, both at the School of Medicine, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences.

Staff leaders invited to learn more about PLAN

Staff members who are leaders in their departments and want to better understand university operations are invited to learn more about Professional Leadership Academy & Network. The first of several info sessions is 11 a.m. today on North Campus.

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9–10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18

East Asian Library open house

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18

Boeing Center Industry Conference

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WashU in the News

Obesity tied to colon cancer risk in younger women

The New York Times

Climate change could raise the cost of beer


Men as the real victims? After Kavanaugh, #HimToo gains attention

Agence France-Presse | Yahoo News

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Campus Voices

‘Why the US needs better crime reporting statistics’

Statistician Liberty Vittert, visiting assistant professor in Arts & Sciences, writes a piece in The Conversation about crime reporting data, how Chicago and St. Louis compare, and how the way crimes are counted today “can easily confuse and mislead” people.

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Barcelona-based architect Mónica Rivera has been named chair of graduate architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Rivera, who also serves as professor of practice, remains a partner with Emiliano López Mónica Rivera Arquitectos, which she co-founded in 2001.

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Research Wire

Joan Strassmann, the Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology, and David Queller, the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Biology, both in Arts & Sciences, received a more than $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation toward a research project titled “Kith and kin in amoeba-bacteria cooperation.”

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