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Monday, Sept. 16, 2019

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Halting HIV’s spread in Midwest is network’s aim

As part of a federal initiative to end the HIV epidemic, the university will establish a multidisciplinary resource center to support local organizations working to reduce infection rates. The center will help organizations provide PrEP, a medicine that prevents HIV infection.

Researchers begin low-income smoker study

Brown School researchers have begun work on a five-year, $3.9 million study that tests an innovative approach to help low-income smokers quit: helping people establish rules banning smoking in their homes.

Sports: an American obsession

Sports fandom — often more than religious, political or regional affiliation — determines how millions of Americans define themselves. Noah Cohan, lecturer in Arts & Sciences, focuses on sports culture as narrative in his new book, “We Average Unbeautiful Watchers.”

Violence, racism shape views on environment

People living in marginalized communities in St. Louis, particularly African Americans, have been enduring, as one person put it, “real problems,” such as violence and racism, that they perceive as more immediate than climate change, finds a Brown School study.

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Campus Announcements

Reminder: emergency system test today

The university will test its emergency communication system at noon today. These tests ensure the university can effectively communicate with the community in an emergency. The test will take place unless there is the potential for severe weather or another emergency is occurring at that time.

Reminder: share inauguration greetings

The Washington University community is invited to become a part of the Oct. 3 inauguration of Andrew D. Martin by submitting group photos and greetings. The deadline for submission is Sept. 27.

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WashU in the News

Study: Early antibiotic use may reduce gut microbe diversity

The Week

Boston is giving every public school kindergartner $50 to promote saving for college or career training


What Americans — especially Republicans — get wrong about divorce, teen sex and out-of-wedlock births

Deseret News

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Campus Voices

With sequel, ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ saga turns on the light

Rebecca Wanzo, of Arts & Sciences, writes an opinion piece published on CNN’s website reflecting on Margaret Atwood’s book “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the just-published sequel and how we relate to fictional dystopias.

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Dongyeon “Joanna” Kim, a second-year medical student at the School of Medicine, is one of 50 recipients of a $5,000 summer research fellowship from the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society. Kim is researching osteoarthritis, a common, degenerative joint disease that afflicts tens of millions of adults nationwide.

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Research Wire

Researchers from the McKelvey School of Engineering want to know if they can use nanotechnology to control neurons and parse the relationship between neural activity and behavior and disease. Srikanth Singamaneni and Barani Raman received a four-year, $678,000 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for their work.

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Inauguration of Andrew D. Martin October 3, 2019

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