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Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

Top Stories

Even light drinking increases risk of death

Analyzing data from more than 400,000 people, School of Medicine researchers found that consuming one to two drinks four or more times per week increases the risk of premature death by 20 percent.

Board of Trustees elects new vice chair, hears updates

At its Oct. 4-5 meeting, the university’s Board of Trustees elected Andrew Newman as vice chair and chair-elect and heard updates on the university’s endowment and the Leading Together campaign.

DeSelm honored by NIH for innovative cancer research

Radiation oncologist Carl J. DeSelm, MD, PhD, has been honored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his visionary research to harness the immune system to fight cancer.

WashU Expert: Trump’s trade deal won’t lower drug prices

President Donald Trump touts the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as a way to boost the American economy. But it may not have an impact on reducing prescription costs for U.S. consumers, said drug pricing expert Rachel Sachs.

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Tuesday, Oct. 9 – Wednesday, Oct. 10

African-American participation in Alzheimer’s research

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11

Free bike tuneups at Medical Campus

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Campus Announcements

Take part in university conversation on Clayton incident

Washington University faculty, staff and students are invited to take part in a universitywide conversation at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Brown Hall about the July incident when some incoming students were stopped by Clayton police officers after leaving a restaurant. 

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Four ways partnering with local schools can help your business


Trump’s tariffs aimed at China, may hit fashion industry in St. Louis

St. Louis Public Radio

As the world burns, don’t expect to hear much about it in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘Artificial intelligence can transform the economy’

Xiang Hui, of Olin Business School, co-writes an op-ed in The Washington Post about the future and promise of artificial intelligence and the need to ensure it benefits the masses.

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Rebecca Wanzo, of Arts & Sciences, will examine the work of artist Sanford Biggers as part of a panel discussion titled “Re: Black Visual Mourning” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

James Janetka, of the School of Medicine, is this year’s St. Louis winner of the American Chemical Society Award. The honor is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of chemistry. A symposium and a banquet will be held Nov. 2.

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Research Wire

University engineers led by Young-Shin Jun used state-of-the-art imaging techniques to discover how calcium carbonate nanoparticles nucleate, which is important for those manufacturing the carbonate nanomaterials and controlling metal carbonation during CO2 sequestration. The research was published in Communications Chemistry.

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