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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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Provost search moves forward

Washington University will begin a national search this summer for its next provost. Marion Crain, who holds a dual appointment as vice provost and the Wiley B. Rutledge Professor of Law, will serve as interim provost.

Medical school collaborates with center in China

The School of Medicine has formed a collaboration with Huici Health Management Co., based in Suzhou, China. The collaboration includes physician training and the design of a new medical center in Suzhou.

Bison overlooked in domestication of grain crops

New Arts & Sciences research shows that several key small-seeded plants evolved to be dispersed by large grazing animals such as bison before humans adopted them for food. The study is published in Nature Plants.

Limbrick named Park Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery

David D. Limbrick Jr., MD, PhD (right), has been named the T.S. Park, MD, Chair of Pediatric Neurosurgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The honor recognizes Limbrick’s expertise studying and treating cerebrospinal fluid disorders.

From illegal dump to dream home

Anne Peterson, of Olin Business School, tapped into the Live Near Your Work employee housing assistance program to rehab an abandoned home in St. Louis’ West End neighborhood, winning an award for the work. This year, the program’s budget expands to $300,000.

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WashU in the News

Men who eat yogurt may have lower colon cancer risk


‘Rewiring nerves’ reverses hand and arm paralysis


Mosquitoes are out in force across St. Louis, but some species pose bigger risks than others

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Volcanologists: Magma is wetter than we thought

United Press International

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Dylan Wallace, 2019 Arts & Sciences graduate, 22

Dylan Wallace photoDylan Wallace, a 2019 graduate who studied environmental earth science and anthropology in Arts & Sciences, died in an accidental drowning in his hometown of Chicago on June 28. He was 22. A funeral service will be held today in Elmwood Park, Ill.


The Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine has named Melvin Blanchard, MD, to the newly created position of vice chair for education. Blanchard will continue in his role as director of the department’s Division of Medical Education until a replacement is named.

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Research Wire

In a systematic review of 21 peer-reviewed journal articles, Anne Claire Grammer, a PhD candidate in psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, and co-authors aimed to determine if sexual and gender minority adolescents are at greater risk for overweight or obesity compared with cisgender, heterosexual youth. The review is published in the journal Obesity Reviews.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: The copy of the Declaration of Independence on display at Olin Library, known as the Southwick broadside, originated in what state?
A) Delaware B) New York C) Rhode Island D) Virginia

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