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Friday, Oct. 11, 2019

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$4.6M to boost diversity in biomedical research

The School of Medicine has received two grants totaling $4.6 million to support a training and mentorship program aimed at increasing the diversity of the U.S. biomedical research workforce.

Brain tunes itself to criticality, study finds

New research from Keith Hengen in Arts & Sciences confirms that the brain tunes itself to a point where it is as excitable as it can be without tipping into disorder, similar to a phase transition. The research is published in the journal Neuron.

One weight-loss surgery best for reducing diabetes risk

One of the most frequently performed weight-loss surgeries in the world is effective, but another procedure rarely performed in the U.S. appears to be more effective at eliminating type 2 diabetes in patients with obesity. A School of Medicine study explains why.

New students keep video journals of first days

For the third straight year, The Source has asked some first-year students to capture a second of video every day as they began their college careers. The project started Aug. 17, the day they moved in to the South 40.

Parking team offers updates, reminders

Parking & Transportation Services is reminding the campus community of changes to Metro bus routes; parking during high-volume events such as Parents and Family Weekend; and vehicle storage options in advance of the holidays. 

WashU Expert: Freedom of speech, the NBA and China

Under principles of free speech, anyone — such as Chinese state television — is entitled to hold their view of anything, including the scope of freedom of speech, said constitutional law expert Gregory Magarian.

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2–4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14

Danforth Staff Council town hall

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Social Photo of the Week

#WashUpets: ‘fall’ in love

WashU in the News

Bill Gates thinks we can fix malnutrition in 20 years, if we understand how our digestion works

India Times

Johnson, Nixon, Clinton, Trump: Nine questions about impeachment

Politifact (Poynter Institute)

Gauguin’s Tahitian lover may be more fantasy than reality

The Art Newspaper

Expanded Kemper Art Museum has new art, more programming

St. Louis Public Radio

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Harold Levin, professor emeritus in Arts & Sciences, 90

Harold Levin at workA memorial service is planned Nov. 18 on the Danforth Campus for Harold L. Levin, professor emeritus of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, who died July 16 in St. Louis. He was 90.


Physician-scientist and rheumatologist John P. Atkinson, MD, the Samuel B. Grant Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine, has been awarded the Presidential Gold Medal by the American College of Rheumatology. The highest award bestowed by the organization, the medal honors a lifetime of outstanding achievements in clinical medicine, research, education and administration.

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Research Wire

Brent Williams, the Raymond R. Tucker Distinguished InCEES Career Development Associate Professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has received a four-year $422,432 grant from the National Science Foundation for an investigation into air quality and pollution in the Arctic during winter.

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