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Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

Top Stories

Who will teach tomorrow’s coders?

The Institute for School Partnership is addressing Missouri’s desperate shortage of computer science educators through the professional learning program, which prepares educators with no coding experience to lead computer science classes.

Artificial intelligence and the future of medicine

Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform medicine. Two School of Medicine experts discuss how AI may change health care and what challenges need to be addressed before it can become part of routine care.

WashU Spaces: Dubinsky Printmaking Studio

Lisa Bulawsky, professor of art at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, offers a guided tour of the Dubinsky Printmaking Studio, home to the nationally renowned print shop Island Press.

Student wins cookie contest

Gabbie Eyler won an award in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Holiday Cookie Contest for her chocolate turtle cookies. It’s the second straight year a WashU senior has won a top prize in the contest. Eyler learned to bake from her mother, Amy Eyler at the Brown School.

Engineering professor leads female faculty in patents

Meet Lan Yang, at the School of Engineering & Applied Science. The photonics researcher holds the most patents and disclosures of any female faculty member at the university. It wasn’t an easy path, and she wants to encourage girls today to pursue science.

People who act out dreams needed for study

Acting out dreams can be an early sign of serious neurological disease. A new study aims to identify which people with the disorder will go on to develop neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s.

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7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17

442s Holiday Spectacular

Wednesday, Dec. 19

Winter break begins

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Campus Announcements

Faculty Achievement Award nominations sought

Nominations are being accepted for the university’s annual faculty honors, known as the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award and the Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award. The deadline to submit nominations is Feb. 15.

WashU in the News

Trump’s evangelical advisers could help him secure a win on sentencing reform

The Atlantic

Meth playing bigger role in US drug overdose crisis

The Associated Press

How low-cost index funds are taking over

WBUR (On Point)

Hospitalizations rising among the homeless


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Campus Voices

‘Be a force for science’

Barbara Schaal, dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences, gives an interview in National Science Review about why science is a global public good and must be defended.

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Jeffrey G. Catalano, professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, has been appointed the next executive editor of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, the official journal of Geochemical Society and the Meteoritical Society. His term begins Jan. 1.

A collaboration between the university and Applied Particle Technology, a company founded by university alumni, won the NASA Earth and Space Air Prize competition. The team will work to develop durable, lightweight sensors that detect aerosols and monitor air quality in space and on Earth.

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