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Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019

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Time to retire the ‘pristine myth’ of climate change

Anthropologist T.R. Kidder in Arts & Sciences contributed to one of the first “big data” studies in archaeology to tackle questions of how humans have reshaped landscapes and potentially climate over millennia. The analysis was published in Science.

Vaccine against deadly superbug effective in mice

Researchers at the School of Medicine and the biotech startup VaxNewMo have developed a vaccine that is effective, in mice, against hypervirulent strains of Klebsiella that can cause life-threatening infections in healthy adults.

Artist Schaefer debuts Weil Hall mural

Artist Anne Schaefer, a 2001 alumna of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, discusses “it comes and it goes,” a new 12-panel mural she recently installed in the school’s Anabeth and John Weil Hall.

New, fundamental limit to molecular imaging

As researchers probe smaller parts of our world, a “picture” is not always what it seems. One researcher at the McKelvey School of Engineering uncovered a fundamental limit to our ability to trust what we see when it comes to images of molecular motion.

Sam Fox School welcomes new faculty

As the 2019-20 academic year begins, four new faculty members have joined the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Read more about the talents they bring to the school in architecture and art.

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WashU in the News

Recovering the memory of a black church destroyed during the ‘Red Summer’

The New York Times

Inside the massive, government-funded effort to understand how kids’ brains develop

Mother Jones

Ways to lower the rising youth suicide rate

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Asian tiger mosquitoes gain ground by laying eggs that survive harsh winters

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘Lawyers with more experience obtain better outcomes’

The School of Law’s Lee Epstein co-wrote an article about the difference that a lawyer’s experience can make when arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court. The article, co-authored with Michael Nelson of Pennsylvania State University, is published on the SCOTUSblog website.

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Caline Mattar, MD, in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine, has been appointed a chair of the Expert Advisory Group for the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Development Hub.

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Research Wire

The Brown School’s Mary McKay received a five-year, $785,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Institute of Mental Health for the project “Navigating Resource-Constrained Systems and Communities to Promote the Behavioral Health of Black Youth.” Sean Joe is co-principal investigator.

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