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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019

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What to expect on campus inauguration day

Tomorrow’s inauguration of Andrew D. Martin as the university’s 15th chancellor is a time-honored academic tradition, and it will be a day of celebration and fanfare. Here’s everything you need to know.

Brave new world

Faced with extreme weather events and unprecedented environmental change, animals and plants are scrambling to catch up. A new model developed by Carlos Botero in Arts & Sciences helps predict the types of changes that could drive a given species to extinction.

Division of Physician-Scientists established

The School of Medicine has established a Division of Physician-Scientists to help nurture the career development of physicians who want to conduct scientific research. Wayne M. Yokoyama, MD, will lead the division.

Shape affects performance of micropillars in heat transfer

An engineering researcher has shown for the first time that the shape of a nanostructure has an effect on its ability to retain water. This has important ramifications for heat transfer, which is critical to the performance of small electronics.

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Campus Announcements

Staff Council town hall planned Oct. 14

The Danforth Staff Council will hold its fall town hall meeting from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Edison Theatre in the Mallinckrodt Center. Hear updates on human resources issues, MyDay and more. Also, the council is holding a kickball game after the town hall. Sign up to take part.

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WashU in the News

Washington University reports severe impact of environmental racism in black communities

The Associated Press | NBC News

Trump blurs lines between personal lawyer, attorney general

The Associated Press | The New York Times

Ai Weiwei opens newly expanded Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis


$360 million Washington University campus rebuild nearing completion


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Obesity expert Jonathan R. Brestoff, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and immunology at the School of Medicine, has received a 2019 Career Award for Medical Scientists from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to biomedical science through research and education.

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Research Wire

Using massive amounts of data and a novel computing approach, Jr-Shin Li and Shen Zeng at the McKelvey School of Engineering are applying new control methodologies to biological systems. They recently received a $488,811 grant from the National Science Foundation for their work.

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