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Monday, Aug. 26, 2019

Top Stories

Why initial UTIs increase future susceptibility

School of Medicine researchers have discovered that an initial urinary tract infection (UTI) triggers changes to immune and other cells in the bladder that can prime the bladder to overreact to bacteria, worsening subsequent UTIs.

Big brains or big guts

A global study comparing 2,062 birds finds that, in highly variable environments, birds tend to have either larger or smaller brains relative to their body size. New research from Carlos Botero of Arts & Sciences finds birds with smaller brains tend to use particular ecological strategies.

Brown School introduces new faculty

The Brown School welcomes 11 new faculty this fall. They add their expertise, research and teaching to help the school deepen its dedication to equity and impact locally, nationally and globally.

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Campus Announcements

Share your feedback on provost search

Members of the university community are invited to offer their ideas and suggestions to help inform the search for Washington University’s next provost. Visit Chancellor Martin’s website to learn more and take a brief survey.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

U.S. mosquitoes are laying ‘time capsule’ eggs that can outlast colder winters


State of the unions

The New Yorker

Neanderthals suffered from a veritable epidemic of swimmer’s ear

Ars Technica

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Campus Voices

Wallace publishes book on Michelangelo

William E. Wallace, of Arts & Sciences, has written a new book, “Michelangelo: God’s Architect,” which tells the story of Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo’s final decades, when he became the master architect of St. Peter’s Basilica and other major buildings.

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Ashley Steed, MD, PhD, instructor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, has received a 2019 Career Award for Medical Scientists from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to biomedical science through research and education.

Elijah Thimsen, assistant professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program funding. Thimsen was selected for his research into the structure of plasma-water interface.

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