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Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

Top Stories

Discovery of light absorption law to help improve climate models

Researchers in the School of Engineering & Applied Science have discovered a new, natural law that sheds light on the fundamental relationship between coated black carbon and light absorption.

MRI scans shows promise in predicting dementia

Doctors may one day be able to gauge a patient’s risk of dementia with an MRI scan, according to a School of Medicine study. Using a new technique, researchers were able to predict who would experience cognitive decline with 89 percent accuracy.

Drawing attention to violence against Native American women

A collection of red dresses and panels hangs in Hillman Hall. The installation raises awareness about violence against Native American women. It’s one of the activities at the Brown School during November, which is Native American Heritage Month.

Board of Trustees grants faculty appointments, promotions

At the Board of Trustees meeting in October, several faculty members were appointed with tenure or promoted with tenure.

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1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27

Africa Speaker Series: Habiba Ibrahim

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30

Jazz celebration concert

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Campus Announcements

Record on hiatus for Thanksgiving holiday

The Record email takes a break for the Thanksgiving holiday and will resume publication Wednesday, Nov. 28. Check out The Source for all the latest university news. The Record staff wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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WashU in the News

The human brain is a time traveler

The New York Times Magazine

Does cutting carbs really help keep weight off? The big new diet study, explained.


What resale sites like StubHub are doing to the price of your ticket


Next stop, Mars

The Washington Post

How an LA upstart is redefining the media world by helping African-American millennials ‘tell their own story’

Business Insider

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Campus Voices

Making the humanities come to life

Lerone Martin, of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, discusses the importance of technology in the classroom and how it can make the humanities come to life and engage today’s students, in a Q&A on The Teaching Center’s website.

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Gary Gaddis, MD, PhD, professor of emergency medicine at the School of Medicine, has been named a fellow of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine. He is one of two American emergency medicine physicians to receive the honor this year.

Michael Sherraden, director of the Center for Social Development at the Brown School, and Li Zou, international director, represented the university during a conference on “The 30th Anniversary of the Re-establishment of Social Work in China.”

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