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Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

Top Stories

Cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s genetically linked

In the largest genetic study of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers at the School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco, have found that genes that increase risk of cardiovascular disease also heighten the risk for Alzheimer’s.

Study shows huge amount of water dragged into Earth’s interior

Collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water into the deep Earth than previously estimated, Arts & Sciences researchers find in a first-of-its-kind seismic study.

‘Hopeful technology’ could change ovarian cancer detection

A multidisciplinary team at Washington University found an innovative way to use sound and light to diagnose ovarian tumors. The work may lead to a new diagnostic imaging technique to improve the standard of care.

Cordell Institute signs Paris call for cyberspace security

The university’s new Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law has become an early signatory of French President Emanuel Macron’s “Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace,” part of the forum commemorating World War I’s end in 1918.

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7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16

Lunar geology lecture

11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17

Physics Family Fun Day

Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Sunday, Nov. 25

Thanksgiving break from classes

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Campus Announcements

Women’s soccer to host NCAA sectional

Washington University has been selected to host the 2018 NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Sectional today and Saturday, Nov. 17, at Francis Field.

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WashU in the News

Can dictators and enemy generals obtain birthright citizenship for their children?

The Washington Post

Some activity fine for kids recovering from concussions, docs say

U.S. News & World Report | HealthDay

Will Ross to lead Community Partnerships for School of Medicine

The St. Louis American

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Marie Prange Oetting, former chair of Alumni Board of Governors

Marie Oetting photoMarie Prange Oetting, a longtime volunteer with Washington University and former chair of its Alumni Board of Governors, died Oct. 9 in St. Louis after a brief illness. She was 91. A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Ladue Chapel in Ladue.

Campus Voices

‘Why it’s hard to tell where police are treating minorities unfairly’

Statistician Liberty Vittert, visiting assistant professor in Arts & Sciences, writes in The Conversation about racial profiling and why metrics in use today to track police-motorist encounters don’t give the full picture.

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Brian Froelke, MD, of the School of Medicine, has been recognized by the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases as a state legislative advocate for patients with rare diseases. The award honors advocates who give patients with rare diseases a voice in legislation.

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Who Knew WashU?

Atima Lui photoQuestion: 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?
Answer: B) Atima Lui, who earned a bachelor’s in business administration in 2012, is founder and CEO of Nudest. Lui was on campus recently to give a keynote talk at the HER Summit.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Nick Jensen, a doctoral student in computational and systems biology, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

Read a Q&A with Lui on Fuse  →

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