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Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

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Academy for Diversity celebrates early work

The Academy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion launched with a full staff this academic year. Last week, the academy held an event to celebrate its initial engagements and to look ahead to the work that remains to be done.

For gut microbes, not all fiber is created equal

A new study from the School of Medicine shows that beneficial gut microbes thrive when fed specific fiber types. The work, conducted in mice, is a step toward developing more nutritious foods.

Workplace theft is contagious (and strategic)

Three Olin Business School researchers completed a study of workplace theft among restaurant workers that details, for the first time, how such stealing is contagious — and new restaurant workers are particularly susceptible.

University student turnout spiked in 2018 midterms

Voter turnout among university students leaped to 41.8% in the 2018 midterm elections, more than double the 2014 midterm voting rate, according to a national study of campus voting rates by Tufts University’s Institute for Democracy & Higher Education.

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Campus Announcements

Composting launches in the DUC

Dining Services has launched composting services for diners at the Danforth University Center this semester. A spot for composting food, napkins and to-go boxes is now next to the containers collecting waste destined for the landfill and for recycling in the DUC.

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WashU in the News

What you should know about household debt

Marketplace (American Public Media)

‘Pay to play’ fees a growing trend as school districts face cuts in state aid


Sociologist, author on ‘making motherhood work’ for highly stressed American moms

Georgia Public Broadcasting

Kids congratulate mom, a WashU employee, on her dissertation defense in adorable way

ABC (Good Morning America)

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Campus Voices

‘St. Louis curbed violent crime before. Where did we go right?’

Tamsen Reed, a Brown School student who has studied gun violence in St. Louis, writes an op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about strategies that have worked in the past that the region’s leaders could employ today.

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Bronwen Konecky, assistant professor in Arts & Sciences, works at the cutting edge of an emerging research area that combines paleoclimate data with climate models. She received the Nanne Weber Early Career Award from the Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology Section of the American Geophysical Union.

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Research Wire

Biomedical engineer Chao Zhou, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, plans to use a three-year, $855,305 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve on an existing imaging method and give researchers more insight into drug candidates’ effects on tumor growth.

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Inauguration of Andrew D. Martin October 3, 2019

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