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Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

Top Stories

University gains insight into sexual assault challenges

Sexual assault and misconduct remain difficult problems on college campuses across the United States, according to a newly released survey of students from a sampling of the nation’s colleges and universities, including Washington University.

Gut microbes could make processed foods healthier

New research from the School of Medicine suggests the gut microbiome has an impact on how the body breaks down processed foods, such as cereals, pastas, chocolate and soda. The new knowledge could help develop more nutritious processed foods.

NSF funds research on nitrogen fixation

Himadri B. Pakrasi, director of the International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, was recently awarded a $1.2 million grant for a collaborative study of cyanobacteria with the ultimate purpose of producing nitrogen-fixing crop plants.

Scientists find timekeepers of gut’s immune system

An immune cell that helps set the daily rhythms of the digestive system has been identified by School of Medicine researchers. The findings open the door to new treatments for digestive ailments.

University partners for Grow Solar STL program

The university is partnering with area organizations to offer more affordable solar panel installation for homeowners in several St. Louis areas. Learn more during a “Solar Power Hour” Oct. 23 in Schnuck Pavilion.

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Campus Announcements

Proposals sought for seed grant program

The newly launched Social Policy Institute and the McDonnell International Scholars Academy are seeking proposals for collaboration between Washington University researchers and researchers at international partner universities. Application materials are due Nov. 30.

WashU in the News

Giuliani’s back in the spotlight: a look at his role as Trump’s personal attorney


How marketers use social media FOMO to sell you things, and how you can keep your money


Medicaid expert McBride on dollars and cents of expanding health care

St. Louis Public Radio

Kurtzman discusses energizing the student vote

SiriusXM News

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Campus Voices

An update on the ‘Divided City’ initiative

Watch this video for an overview of the work conducted through “The Divided City,” an urban humanities initiative at Washington University supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that began in 2014. It has supported dozens of projects exploring the effects of spatial segregation.

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David Holtzman, MD, at the School of Medicine, received the August M. Watanabe Prize in Translational Research from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. He was recognized for his work uncovering the causes of Alzheimer’s disease and translating an understanding of its basic biology into potential therapies.

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Research Wire

ShiNung Ching, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, and Lawrence Snyder, MD, PhD, at the School of Medicine, will study short-term working memory in the brain with a three-year $1.1 million grant, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)‘s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Ginkgo Allée is a corridor of trees on the east side of Olin Library whose leaves turn bright yellow in the fall. How old are the largest trees in Ginkgo Allée?
A) 43 years old B) 78 years old
C) 96 years old D) 106 years old

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