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Friday, Nov. 9, 2018

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$11.5 million supports innovation in leukemia research

The School of Medicine has received an $11.5 million grant to further high-level investigations into leukemia and related blood cancers. The grant funds a prestigious Specialized Program in Research Excellence in leukemia, and only three U.S. academic centers received it.

Telling the stories of women innovators

Washington University supports innovation and entrepreneurship on campus, in the region and around the world. Many women faculty, students and alumnae are finding success. Meet some of them in a collection of stories called WashU Women Innovate, or WIN.

Replaying the tape of life

A review published in Science considers the extent to which evolution is predictable. Jonathan Losos, of Arts & Sciences, is part of a team of researchers who investigated how similar features can independently evolve in multiple species, such as anole lizards.

WashU Expert: Voter turnout differs with anger vs. disgust

Emotions such as anger, fear, disgust and disillusionment can have dramatically different effects on voter apathy and turnout, said Alan Lambert, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences.

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9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

OWN IT: A Summit for Women’s Leadership

6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

Rawstock: Festival Edition

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12

Holiday Cards for Heroes event

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WashU in the News

Volunteering has some surprising health benefits

NBC News

How daylight saving time changes more than clocks

Here & Now (NPR)

More pregnant women in U.S. smoking pot


Politics and the pulpit: Have we crossed the line?

The Lakeland Ledger

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Campus Voices

‘Rethinking African humanities’

Jean Allman, director of the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, discusses her research on Ghana, women and gender for an episode of “Africa Past and Present,” a podcast produced at Michigan State University.

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Erin McGlothlin (left), associate professor of German, and Anika Walke, assistant professor of history, both in Arts & Sciences, served as conference hosts in early November for “Lessons and Legacies,” the premier intellectual gathering in Holocaust studies.

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Research Wire

Heather Grantham, associate professor in the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences at the School of Medicine, will be the principal investigator on a $2.2 million training grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. The funding will provide scholarship support and expanded training opportunities for students in the Master of Science in Deaf Education and in the Doctor of Audiology programs.

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Who Knew WashU?

'Joy of Cooking' on bookshelfQuestion: Irma Rombauer, who attended Washington University for a time, wrote and published which best-selling cookbook?
Answer: B) After the death of her husband, Edgar (a School of Law alumnus), Rombauer sought to create a useful cookbook for women, self-publishing “The Joy of Cooking” in 1931. It included elements we take for granted today, such as full ingredient lists and step-by-step instructions. Julia Child cited it for teaching her to cook.
Congrats to this week’s winner, alumna Barbara Kern, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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