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Monday, Feb. 11, 2019

Top Stories

Understanding tropical rainfall patterns

A recent study in Geophysical Research Letters proposes a new way to leverage signals contained in water molecules to decode the atmospheric processes that accompany changing tropical weather and climate patterns.

Nerve transfer surgery gives hope to children

School of Medicine surgeon Amy Moore, MD, has performed nerve transfer surgeries on children stricken with a rare paralyzing illness called acute flaccid myelitis. Researchers believe the condition may be caused by a common enterovirus.

Prehistoric food globalization spanned three millennia

Prehistoric peasant farmers fueled the global spread of some of the world’s first and most important domesticated grain crops beginning as early as 7,000 years ago, according to an international study led by anthropologists in Arts & Sciences.

Engineering a third option

Working with budding local tech companies can be good for researchers, good for startups and good for the local economy — even if, in the end, the researcher decides to head back to the lab. Here’s what one PhD student is learning about his options.

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Campus Announcements

Apply to join Danforth Staff Council

The Danforth Staff Council, which works with the administration to address staff concerns, is accepting applications for new members. The deadline is Feb. 20. Also, the council’s spring town hall will be held March 12.

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The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Medicaid rolls fall in Missouri, Tennessee, worrying advocates for poor

NBC News

A call for unity among two states of the union


Fast fashion is bad for us; here’s why we can’t kick it


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Campus Voices

‘We Will Be Watching’ – Algorithms and African-American life

William F. Tate, dean of the Graduate School, writes an op-ed for Diverse Issues in Higher Education about how the use of algorithms in decision-making for areas as varied as food stamps, criminal justice and voting districts can result in harm to certain people or groups.

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The university has been awarded a Level 1 accreditation by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and the Morton Arboretum for achieving standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens.

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