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Monday, April 15, 2019

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Up to $24M to help eliminate two tropical diseases

An international team led by Gary Weil, MD, of the School of Medicine, is poised to help eliminate elephantiasis and river blindness. A Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant will fund clinical trials and other studies.

It doesn’t pay to play angry when negotiating

A new paper, authored by Olin Business School faculty and alumni, reports findings from five different studies of subjects in a negotiation agreement. The takeaway: inorganic anger generally leaves people feeling guilty, distrusted and needing to make amends afterward.

Creating sustainable bioplastics from microbes

Researchers in Arts & Sciences have figured out how to feed electricity to microbes to grow truly green, biodegradable plastic, as reported in the Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology.

University announces 2019-20 Great Artists Series

For its 2019-20 Great Artists Series, the university will present four affordably priced concerts by some of today’s finest performers. Bass-baritone Eric Owens will help launch the series Dec. 8.

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Campus Announcements

Reminder: SPORE research grant applications due soon

Applications are now being accepted for the Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grants for research related to leukemia and pancreatic cancer.

The View From Here

Through the Washington University lens View Gallery →

WashU in the News

Where did that promising scientist disappear to?

Scientific American

Eyes hint at hidden mental-health conditions


Booker says he grounds his policies in a ‘moral center’ — including his new reparations bill

The Washington Post

Zafar’s ‘Recipes For Respect’ explodes stereotypes, illumines history of African American food

St. Louis Public Radio

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Elijah Thimsen, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, is part of a team that received a $6.4 million five-year grant for research investigating how to use dusty plasma, or plasma in which particles are suspended, to make new materials.

The Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Awards in Medical Student Education recognize outstanding teaching and commitment to medical education. This year’s recipients are Brian Edelson, MD, PhD (center), Andrew J. White, MD (right), and Timothy Yau, MD.

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