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Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019

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Use of antibiotics in preemies has lasting effects

Nearly all babies born prematurely receive antibiotics. A School of Medicine study suggests that such early antibiotic treatment could have long-lasting and potentially harmful effects on the gut microbiome.

In India, riots have lasting impact on loans

Riots that resulted in anywhere from 10 to 1,000-plus deaths in their hometowns ultimately influenced lending decisions among hundreds of loan managers in India — and the effect endured for decades, reveals a new study involving Olin Business School.

Faculty fellows to lead key areas in provost’s office

Three faculty members — Brian Carpenter (left), Sean Joe and Laurie Maffly-Kipp — have been appointed to serve as faculty fellows in the Office of the Provost,  according to Interim Provost Marion Crain. They will focus on several high-priority academic initiatives.

Zhang wins $2M NIH grant to study bacteria

Fuzhong Zhang, an expert in synthetic biology at the McKelvey School of Engineering, is investigating how genetically identical cells manage to act so differently. The answer may have implications for antibiotic persistence.

School of Law introduces new faculty

The School of Law welcomes seven new faculty members this fall, with expertise ranging from corporate compliance and criminal law to the First Amendment and environmental issues. Read more about them.

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3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11

Football physics talk

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MedMasters open house

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Campus Announcements

Graham Chapel bells ring in honor of 9/11

In commemoration of the 18th anniversary of 9/11, Washington University will lower the American flag over Brookings Hall and ring the Graham Chapel bells 18 times at 9:28 a.m. today. Also, the College Republicans again will plant flags on Mudd Field in honor of the victims of the deadly attacks.

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WashU in the News

Is vaping marijuana safe?


Episode looks at ‘racial outsourcing’


Could a seaweed-based drug offer relief from the ravages of Alzheimer’s?

South China Morning Post

WashU institute aims to train more data scientists of color

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

Book of Korean folktales published

Mijeong Mimi Kim, teaching professor of Korean language in Arts & Sciences, has published “Tigers, Fairies, and Gods,” a collection of folktales suited for beginners as well as more advanced students of the Korean language. Read more about this and other recent books on the Bookshelf.

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Rajan Chakrabarty, assistant professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, received the 2019 Schmauss Award from the German Association for Aerosol Research (Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung) at the European Aerosol Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Research Wire

Simon Yue-Cheong Tang, assistant professor at the School of Medicine and at the McKelvey School of Engineering, received a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research that could help advance the mechanistic link between diabetes and low back pain.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: First-year students experienced a nine-day orientation program, known as Bear Beginnings, this year. Decades ago, orientation looked a little different. Which of these activities used to be part of orientation to help classmates bond?
A) First-year students took a bus to Cuivre River State Park to take part in activities such as horseback riding and skits.
B) First-year students went to the Gateway Arch and rode to the top. Then they sat in groups and shared a secret about themselves.
C) First-year students walked to Forest Park for a giant picnic and lawn games to get acquainted with their surroundings and one another.

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