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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

Top Stories

Sex differences identified in deadly brain tumors

New research led by the School of Medicine suggests that tailoring treatments to men and women with glioblastoma based on the distinct molecular signatures of their tumors may improve survival for all patients.

How fast fashion hurts environment, workers, society

The overabundance of fast fashion — readily available, inexpensively made clothing — has created an environmental and social justice crisis, argues a new paper from the Brown School’s Christine Ekenga, an environmental health expert.

Scientists identify new fuel-delivery route for cells

Scientists at the School of Medicine have identified a previously unknown route for cellular fuel delivery, a finding that could shed light on the process of aging and the chronic diseases that often accompany it.

Math and the robot uprising

Federico Ardila, of San Francisco State University, will deliver the Loeb Undergraduate Lecture in Mathematics, “Using geometry to move robots quickly,” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in Brown Hall, Room 100.

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4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17

ICTS Precision Medicine Thursday

7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17

Black Rep presents ‘Canfield Drive’

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Campus Announcements

Report your community engagement work by Feb. 1

The Gephardt Institute is asking all faculty, staff and students who oversee community engagement efforts — including civic work, community service and philanthropy — to complete the Community Counts inventory for the 2017-18 school year by Feb. 1.

WashU in the News

Making resolutions is one thing; keeping them is another

Chicago Tribune

How the Patriots’ 41-year-old quarterback relates to teammates

The Washington Post

California officer’s killing stirs a familiar fear: ‘I hope to God the suspect isn’t Latino’

Los Angeles Times

Plant scientists have found a way to ‘hack’ photosynthesis

NBC News

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Gerald Medoff, former director of infectious diseases, 82

in memoriam graphicGerald Medoff, MD, professor emeritus of medicine and beloved former director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine, died peacefully Jan. 14 in hospice care in Creve Coeur, Mo., following a long bout with Parkinson’s disease. He was 82. Funeral services will be this afternoon at Berger Memorial Chapel in Olivette.

Campus Voices

‘What we can learn from safety experts in other fields’

Provost Holden Thorp contributes to an article in Chemical & Engineering News about how universities can improve laboratory safety, discussing his experience as chair of a national committee that studied the issue in academia.

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Rebecca Lester, associate professor of sociocultural anthropology in Arts & Sciences, has been appointed the next editor-in-chief of the interdisciplinary journal Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry. She also recently was elected president of the Society for Psychological Anthropology.

Rick W. Wright, MD, the Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the School of Medicine, has been named president-elect of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Wright will become president of the organization in October.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Famous aviator Charles Lindbergh received an honorary degree in absentia from Washington University in which year? (He planned to attend the ceremony but had to cancel on short notice.)
A) 1926 B) 1928 C) 1934 D) 1956

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