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Friday, Aug. 2, 2019

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Dishonest acts hurt ability to read emotions

Dishonest deeds diminish a person’s ability to read others’ emotions, or “interpersonal cognition,” finds a new study by four researchers, including Olin Business School’s Ashley E. Hardin.

Goal-oriented rehab can improve recovery

Researchers at the School of Medicine have found that Enhanced Medical Rehabilitation, a type of goal-oriented therapy, helps older patients recover more fully from broken hips, strokes and other ailments than standard physical or occupational therapy.

Bernoudy Studio to enhance architecture education

The Sam Fox School will dedicate its new William A. Bernoudy Architecture Studio this fall, thanks to a $1.5 million gift from the Gertrude & William A. Bernoudy Foundation. It is in Anabeth and John Weil Hall.

Culver named Sherwood Moore Professor

Joseph P. Culver is recognized for helping develop optical neuroimaging technologies to map brain function in humans and animals. He has been named the inaugural Sherwood Moore Professor of Radiology at the School of Medicine.

WashU Expert: How to save the Supreme Court

During this week’s Democratic presidential debate, candidate Pete Buttigieg renewed his calls to “depoliticize the Supreme Court with structural reform.” Buttigieg has endorsed a Supreme Court reform proposal offered by Daniel Epps at the School of Law.

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WashU in the News

Trump administration weighs allowing drug imports for cheaper prescriptions

The New York Times

Your questions about the Federal Reserve and interest rates, answered

Marketplace (American Public Media)

Why the placental microbiome should be a cautionary tale

The Atlantic

New cellular fuel delivery route for anti-aging and disease treatments


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Clarissa Rile Hayward of Arts & Sciences is part of a new, all-women, racially and ethnically diverse editorial team that will lead her discipline’s flagship journal, the American Political Science Review. She will serve as one of two lead editors for a year, beginning in June 2020.

Fangqiong Ling, assistant professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has received a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

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Who Knew WashU?

McMillan Hall photoQuestion: What was McMillan Hall before it became a classroom building?
Answer: B) Opened in 1907, McMillan Hall was the university’s first, and for many years only, women’s dormitory. Following completion of the first South 40 residence halls in the 1950s and ’60s, the building was converted into much-needed space for classes and departments.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Christian Baker, a student in Arts & Sciences, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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