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Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

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University community remembers George H.W. Bush

As the country remembers President George H.W. Bush, the university community recalls three memorable visits: when he delivered a “Thousand Points of Light” speech in 1989; when he took part in the first presidential debate in 1992; and when he gave the keynote address at Founders Day in 1999.

Flu’s clues: A new approach to studying influenza

A new paper co-authored by biomedical engineer Michael Vahey on a new way to study influenza gives researchers insights into how this virus remains so successful in humans — and ultimately how to fight it.

Rates of chronic kidney disease, deaths outpace other diseases

An abundance of high-sugar, high-salt foods in many American diets and obesity-related health problems such as diabetes likely are driving an increase in kidney disease cases, including in young adults, according to School of Medicine researchers.

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Campus Announcements

Flags lowered in memory of former President George H.W. Bush

The U.S. and university flags over Brookings Hall are lowered to half-staff in memory of former President George H.W. Bush. Bush, the country’s 41st president, died Nov. 30 at the age of 94.

Washington People

Tracy Spitznagle

Tracy Spitznagle

Tracy Spitznagle, professor at the School of Medicine, is a physical therapist who has evolved during her career into an advocate for women who have had difficult births, both in the U.S. and in Africa.

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WashU in the News

Kids with concussions can phase in exercise, screen time sooner than before


After InSight, what’s next on NASA’s Mars geophysics radar?


Column: WashU doctors, researchers have message for NRA: ‘This is our lane’

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Justin Phillip Reed’s poetry is haunted by St. Louis history

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

Washington University researchers aim to address racial disparity in autism outcomes

John N. Constantino, Anna M. Abbacchi and Robert Fitzgerald, all at the School of Medicine, write a guest column in The St. Louis American about the racial disparity in autism outcomes and how the university is working to improve diagnosis and interventions for black children.

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Learn more about several alumnae innovators and entrepreneurs who have found success in the fields of fashion, tech, media and design. With high-profile clients, accolades and funding support, they’ve risen fast— many before age 30.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Who was the first faculty fellow to live in a residential college on campus, in 1998?
A) John Drobak B)  Sarah C.R. Elgin
C) Henry Schvey D) Michael Wysession

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