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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Top Stories

$5.1 million to target silent cause of heart attacks, strokes

Yongjian Liu at the School of Medicine has received a $5.1 million Emerging Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to find ways to detect plaque at risk of shedding fragments that could cause heart attacks or strokes.

Center for Quantum Sensors tackles big questions

The interdisciplinary Center for Quantum Sensors aims to harness the power of quantum mechanics to decipher the universe’s greatest mysteries. Congress recently approved a federal program supporting development of quantum technologies.

Siteman announces first Illinois affiliate

The Siteman Cancer Network has added a third member, Alton Memorial Hospital, the network’s first in Illinois. The network is aimed at improving the health of people and communities through cancer research, treatment and prevention.

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Washington People

Denise DeCou

Denise DeCou

Denise DeCou brings her own lived experiences to the table as the university’s manager of diversity and community outreach. Through training and learning opportunities, she encourages the campus community to grow in acceptance of one another.

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WashU in the News

Neuroscientists peer into the mind’s eye

Science Friday

Exploring the premise of ‘Avengers: Endgame’


New HHS rule protects pro-life health-care workers

Christianity Today

WashU engineers study sticky mussels to make strong waterproof glue

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

Clark says Justice Department ‘suddenly changed its mind about the Constitution’

Kathleen Clark, an ethics expert at the School of Law, writes an opinion piece in Time magazine about how the Justice Department’s interpretation of the emoluments clause has changed under the Trump administration.

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Michelle Purdy, of Arts & Sciences, received the 2019 new scholar book award from the history and historiography division of the American Educational Research Association for her book “Transforming The Elite: Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools.”

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Research Wire

Ron Cytron at the McKelvey School of Engineering received a nearly $150,000 grant from the Mozilla Foundation to investigate the study of ethics and responsibility in computer science. The grant will allow researchers in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering to introduce two courses on computer and data science.

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