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Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

Top Stories

Radiation therapy effective against deadly heart rhythm

A single high dose of radiation aimed at the heart significantly reduces episodes of a potentially deadly rapid heart rhythm, according to results of a phase one/two study at the School of Medicine.

Prevention Research Center to lead obesity effort

The university’s Prevention Research Center has received a $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead a broad effort to improve health using evidence-based policies.

You’re so vain, you probably think this study’s about you

In a study co-authored by an Olin Business School researcher, a survey that began with college students in 1992 and revisited them around age 41 finds that overall narcissism declined over time.

Brantmeier named international research fellow

Cindy Brantmeier has been named the university’s first faculty fellow in international research. She will advise faculty on the Danforth and Medical campuses on conducting international research and achieving effective collaborations with international partners.

Hiding in plain sight

Early rice growers unwittingly gave barnyard grass a big hand, helping give root to a rice imitator that is now considered one of the world’s worst agricultural weeds. The research from Kenneth Olsen in Arts & Sciences was published this week in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

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Campus Announcements

Metro bus routes, schedules changing

The Metro transit system is changing both the routes and schedules of its buses, including the lines that serve on and near Washington University. The new service plan, called Metro Reimagined, begins Sept. 30 and aims to focus on routes with the most riders. MetroLink service won’t change. Read details online.

New ‘Table Talk’ program aims to bring undergraduates, faculty together

The new “Table Talk” program, presented by the Office of the Provost, offers undergraduate students and faculty the opportunity to meet informally in a small group for lunch or coffee and get to know each other outside of the classroom environment.

Happenings at WashU graphic

Social Photo of the Week

#WashUpets fun in the sun

WashU in the News

Testing the luxury shoe market with a salon on wheels


Opinion: Why I’m rooting for the G.M. strikers

The New York Times

A sticking point for rapid flu tests?

Scientific American

Arthritis drug is potential new therapy fighting itch


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Campus Voices

A Q&A with the Young Scientist Program director

In this Q&A, Young Scientist Program director Chanez Symister talks about the program’s work with local public schools to promote science education and literacy for students at all levels. Symister is a graduate student in chemistry in Arts & Sciences. Graduate and medical students have run the program since it began in 1991.

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At a faculty welcome reception earlier this month, Dean Barbara A. Schaal presented the annual Arts & Sciences faculty awards for excellence in teaching and service. (From left) Adrienne Davis, Steven Fazzari, Lerone Martin, Elizabeth Borgwardt and Stan Braude were honored.

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Research Wire

Deanna Barch, chair of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences and the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, received a $554,195 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for computational psychiatry research.

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Inauguration of Andrew D. Martin October 3, 2019

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