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Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

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Inside the 7th McDonnell Academy International Symposium

Addressing global challenges in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration was the prevailing theme of the 7th McDonnell Academy International Symposium, co-hosted by Washington University and Tsinghua University, held Oct. 11-14 in Beijing.

Obesity linked to increased risk of early-onset colorectal cancer

A new study led by the School of Medicine shows a link between weight gain and increased risk of young-onset colorectal cancer. Rates of colorectal cancer diagnosed in people under 50 are going up, and researchers are searching for possible reasons.

Everyday MySci helps nurture a child’s natural curiosity

From the playground to the ballpark, science is all around us. Through its Everyday MySci activities, the university’s Institute for School Partnership helps parents nurture their child’s natural sense of curiosity and discovery.

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4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23

Election protection training

4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24

Playing it forward in classical music

Thursday, Oct. 25 – Friday, Oct. 26

Global Injustice Conference

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Campus Announcements

Absentee voter celebrations on campus

Planning to vote by absentee ballot this election? Stop by one of several absentee voter celebrations, organized by the Gephardt Institute, starting today and through Oct. 29 to cast a ballot, ask questions or learn more about staying engaged even after Election Day.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Trump intervened in FBI HQ project to protect his hotel, Democrats allege


The science of tearjerkers: why we love it when movies make us cry

Mental Floss

Early to receive St. Louis award for literary excellence

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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William T. Shearer, former trustee, 81

William T. Shearer photoWilliam T. Shearer, MD, PhD, a former trustee of Washington University and a School of Medicine alumnus and former faculty member, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at his home in Houston. He was 81.


David Patterson Silver Wolf, associate professor at the Brown School, has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder.

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Research Wire

Six Washington University researchers received funding from the Longer Life Foundation — a cooperative effort between the School of Medicine and the Reinsurance Group of America that helps junior investigators launch projects and assists more established researchers as they extend investigations into new areas. The foundation is celebrating 20 years of supporting promising research.

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