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Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

Top Stories

New concussion recommendations for kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its concussion recommendations to support children and teens engaging in light physical activity and returning to school as they recover. The School of Medicine’s Mark Halstead, MD, was lead author of the report.

Monster Challenge exhibit reimagines Frankenstein’s monster

Sarah Adcock and other students created sculptures, paintings, books, musical compositions and works of fiction that reimagined Frankenstein’s monster for the Monster Challenge, sponsored by the Frankenstein Bicentennial. Their work is on view in Olin Library.

Parking and Transportation shares alerts, provides updates

The Parking and Transportation team is providing important alerts and reminders to the campus community and an update on future plans, including focus groups and vehicle storage options.

WashU Expert: Death of a salesman — Stan Lee

Comics scholar Peter Coogan, lecturer in American culture studies in Arts & Sciences, reflects on the death of comic book and superhero legend Stan Lee, calling him “a man of contradictions.”

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10 a.m. – Noon Thursday, Nov. 15

Arabic calligraphy workshop

7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15

‘How to Find an Inhabited Exoplanet’

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Campus Announcements

Campus blood drive today

A university blood drive will be held today on the Danforth and Medical campuses. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins also are welcome.

Washington People

Jennifer Silva

Jennifer Silva

Jennifer Silva, MD, a pediatric electrophysiologist at the School of Medicine, treats children with abnormal heart rhythms. She also co-founded a startup that is developing technology to help doctors see real-time 3D holograms of the heart during procedures to fix erratic heart rhythms.

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WashU in the News

Something happened to US drug costs in the 1990s

The New York Times

Trump’s insults toward black reporters, candidates echo ‘historic playbooks’ used against African-Americans, critics say

The Washington Post

Weight loss after menopause tied to lower breast cancer risk


ER doc understands reality of why some defendants skip court hearings

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘Listening for Opportunity’

As the biggest dust storm on Mars that humans have ever seen calms, NASA announced it will continue attempting to contact the Opportunity rover. Ray Arvidson, of Arts & Sciences, deputy principal investigator for the Mars rover mission, shares details of the space agency’s efforts.

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Lei Liu (right), professor of biostatistics at the School of Medicine, has been elected a fellow of the American Statistical Association, the country’s pre-eminent professional statistical society.

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Research Wire

Jay Ponder, professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, received a $1.17 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) toward development of a next-generation nucleic acid force field.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: During National Entrepreneurship Month, we ask about one of the many successful women entrepreneurs from WashU. Which alumna founded Nudest, a machine-learning skin tone matching software for beauty and fashion brands?
A) Morgan DeBaun B) Atima Lui
C) Zoe Scharf D) Amanda Signorelli

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