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Monday, Sept. 23, 2019

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Team to study age, gender effects on brain injury

A team of researchers, led by Philip V. Bayly at the McKelvey School of Engineering, plans to use MRI to study the brains of healthy, uninjured individuals to create models of brain motion. This will enable researchers to predict the chronic effects of repeated head impacts in both men and women.

Medical school receives physician-scientists award

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund announced that the School of Medicine will receive a $2.5 million Physician-Scientist Institutional Award to help create novel programs that enhance the career development of physicians who also want to conduct basic research.

Uganda effort to stem HIV by empowering women

Nearly 1,000 women engaged in sex work in Uganda are being provided with savings accounts, financial literacy skills and vocational training in a study currently underway by researchers from the Brown School.

McNeill named Shapiro Professor

Helen McNeill, a world leader in developmental biology and a BJC Investigator at the School of Medicine, has been named the Larry J. Shapiro and Carol-Ann Uetake-Shapiro Professor.

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Noon Tuesday, Sept. 24

Electric vehicle lunch-and-learn

4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24

‘Proving Halal’ lecture

4–5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25

Libraries Book Club: ‘The Shadow of the Wind’

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Campus Announcements

Arts & Sciences adds new majors

The College of Arts & Sciences has added two new majors and a new concentration, all available this academic year. They are: a joint economics and computer science major; an astrophysics major; and a production concentration for the existing major in film and media studies.

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WashU in the News

How an ‘international price index’ might help reduce drug price

National Public Radio

Age often dampens narcissists’ self-love, study finds

HealthDay | U.S. News & World Report

Can this South Philly lifer turn ‘emo’ sports fandom into a business?

WHYY-FM Public Radio

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Fredric Raines, associate professor emeritus, 86

Fredric Raines photoFredric Raines, associate professor emeritus of economics in Arts & Sciences, died Sept. 8, 2019, in St. Louis. He was 86. Raines, who joined the university in 1965, was an expert on macroeconomics, labor economics and statistics.

Campus Voices

‘On George Sanchez’

Scholar Mary Ann Dzuback of Arts & Sciences writes about George Sanchez’s longtime work to preserve the multiethnic, multiracial stories of a community in Los Angeles. Sanchez will give the McLeod Memorial Lecture on Higher Education, an Assembly Series event, on Friday. Sept. 27.

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The university’s collaborative Center for Quantum Sensors in Arts & Sciences was awarded a Quantum Leap Challenge Institute conceptualization grant from the National Science Foundation to help advance applications of quantum information science.

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Inauguration of Andrew D. Martin October 3, 2019

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