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Friday, Aug. 23, 2019

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Division of Student Affairs to report to Chancellor Martin

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin has announced the organizational realignment of the Division of Student Affairs to report to his office, effective immediately. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori S. White previously served under the provost’s office.

Children with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed

A new School of Medicine study supports evidence that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their inhalers when symptoms occur, as opposed to daily, regardless of symptoms.

Mosquitoes push northern limits with time-capsule eggs

New Arts & Sciences research shows that invasive mosquitoes at the northern limit of their current range are surviving colder conditions than those in their native territory. Such local adaptation could have implications for efforts to control the species’ spread.

Sticky proteins help plants know when to grow

When it comes to plant growth and development, one hormone is responsible for it all: auxin. New Washington University research has uncovered a mechanism by which it can affect a plant in myriad ways.

Understanding connection between tektites and moon

Arts & Sciences researcher Kun Wang studies the melted rock that cools into tektites after a meteorite strikes Earth to gain insights into the giant impact event that formed the moon. His latest research was published in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

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Campus Announcements

Change to class start times to go into effect

Effective fall 2019, the start and end times for day classes on the Danforth Campus will be observed “as listed” (i.e., as published in Course Listings) with the transition time between classes taking place at the end of the published time, instead of at the beginning of the published time. The fall semester begins Monday, Aug. 26.

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WashU in the News

How to spot a hardy opportunistic infection


If you’re a young black woman in corporate America, you’re more likely to be underpaid — and stressed

The Oprah Magazine

Former campus planner Robert Vickery Jr. dies

The Salem News

WashU expert says MLS team could bring in as much as $2 million per game


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Young-Shin Jun, professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering, has been named a fellow by the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. She is the first recipient from the McKelvey School of Engineering and the third at the university.

Kathleen McDermott, professor in psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, is one of two recipients of the 2019 Psychonomic Society Mid-career Award. The award aims to raise the visibility of the experimental study of cognition.

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Research Wire

Researchers in the laboratory of Meredith Jackrel of Arts & Sciences discovered that proteins implicated in Ewing’s sarcoma and liposarcoma can be dissolved by protein disaggregases, a finding that could be used to combat disease.

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Who Knew WashU?

Liggett/Koenig lobbyQuestion: What is the oldest residential college on the South 40?
Answer: C) Liggett/Koenig. It may be surprising because Liggett/Koenig was renovated in 2006, but the residential college was founded in 1960. The first Koenig Hall, a men’s dorm, opened to students in fall 1959, one of the first structures on the South 40.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Meg McClelland, who works in Arts & Sciences and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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