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Friday, Feb. 8, 2019

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Women’s brains appear three years younger than men’s

A new School of Medicine study finds that women’s brains appear to be about three years younger than men’s of the same chronological age, metabolically speaking. The findings could be a clue to why women tend to stay mentally sharp longer.

Lunar New Year introduces Vietnamese lotus dance

The Lunar New Year Festival returns to Edison Theatre tonight and tomorrow, Feb 9. Learn more about the Vietnamese lotus dance in this video.

Parking leaders provide updates, alerts for spring

The university’s Parking and Transportation team is sharing plans for the months ahead, from town halls with Metro officials to shuttles to alerts about parking restrictions around major campus events.

Annual photo contest showcases anthropology

PhD candidate Dick Powis’ photo is one of many showcased in the Department of Anthropology’s annual contest. Glenn Stone, professor in Arts & Sciences, started the contest a decade ago to highlight the photos his students bring back from the field.

Gordon receives Frontiers of Knowledge Award

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of the School of Medicine, has been recognized with the Frontiers of Knowledge Award from the BBVA Foundation. He is being honored for his lab’s pioneering role in founding the field of microbiome research.

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11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9

MLA lecture: ‘Memory and Image’

11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11

Seminar on sustainable water treatment

4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13

Boeing Center 3D Printing Forum

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Campus Announcements

Libraries’ Neureuther essay competition open

Undergraduate and graduate students who love collecting books can submit entries for this year’s Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. The deadline is March 4, and winners can receive up to $1,000.

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WashU in the News

How Trump’s latest plan to cut drug prices will affect you

The New York Times

Sedentary lifestyle could increase risk of colorectal cancer in young women

NBC News

Arthur Osver: The inner landscape

Art & Antiques

Native Americans face greater risk of becoming problem gamblers

KCUR (Kansas City Public Radio)

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Campus Voices

‘Omitted history’

Historian Douglas Flowe, of Arts & Sciences, discusses his book project on black men and criminality, “Tell the Whole White World,” in an interview on the Center for the Humanities website. Flowe worked on his book during his time as a faculty fellow at the center.

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Geoff Ward, associate professor and associate chair of African and African-American studies in Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the 2018-19 W.E.B. Du Bois Award by the Western Society of Criminology. The award is granted to an individual who has advanced awareness of racial and ethnic issues in criminology and criminal justice.

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