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Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

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Breast milk and formula’s effects in gut microbes studied

A new School of Medicine study finds that formula and breast milk encourage the growth of similar kinds of bacteria in babies’ digestive tracts, but the bacteria work differently. The health implications are unclear.

University celebrated at Xi’an Jiaotong University event

A Washington University delegation, led by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, recently took part in a day of celebration, collaboration and partnership at Xi’an Jiaotong University in Xi’an, China.

Political analyst Peggy Noonan to headline Founders Day

Headlining this year’s celebration of the 1853 founding of Washington University is Peggy Noonan, one of the country’s most eminent political analysts. The event also honors the university’s distinguished faculty, alumni and supporters.

Class teaches tomorrow’s pols to ‘just do it’

The research shows that most college students won’t vote in Tuesday’s midterm elections. But, for the students in this class, elections are more than an opportunity to vote — they are a career path.

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Campus Announcements

Share input with University Libraries

University Libraries is working on a new strategic plan and invites input from faculty, staff and students. People are asked to share thoughts about their uses, preferences and needs regarding research and teaching.

WashU in the News

On #MeToo, Americans more divided by party than gender


President wants to use executive order to end birthright citizenship

The New York Times

Democratic contenders get ambitious with equity proposals

Inside Higher Ed

WashU neuroscientist explains science behind Halloween horror flicks

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

Klein publishes ‘Matisse and Decoration’

Art historian John Klein, professor in Arts & Sciences, has published the book “Matisse and Decoration.” The book explores the underappreciated later works of artist Henri Matisse, including stained glass, carpets and fabrics.

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Maren Loe (left), a third-year medical and doctoral student, and Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery, both at the School of Medicine, received a Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women award from the American Medical Association to study gender bias in medical education.

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Research Wire

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Himadri Pakrasi, of Arts & Sciences, $1.5 million to develop Anabaena 33047 — a photosynthetic, fast-growing, nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria — as a versatile production platform that can be used by bioenergy researchers.

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