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Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

Top Stories

$7.6 million funds center to fight cancer disparities

A grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will fund a cancer control center at Washington University. The center will aim to reduce cancer disparities in Missouri and central and southern Illinois.

Solving the problem of weak WiFi signals

WiFi protocols require devices to be able to transmit a certain amount of data or communication is cut off. Researchers including Neal Patwari at the McKelvey School of Engineering have found a way around this limitation.

Dementia patients’ adult kids diagnosed earlier

A new study from the School of Medicine indicates that people with dementia — whose parents also had dementia — develop symptoms an average of six years earlier than their parents.

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3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23

‘Refuse Lives, Disposable Bodies’

11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24

‘The Business of Theatre’

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Campus Announcements

International research proposals sought

Several Washington University centers, programs and institutes are currently offering research funding opportunities — including seed funding — for faculty engaged in international collaborative research. Several have deadlines in November.

WashU in the News

Keeping your blood sugar in check could lower your Alzheimer’s risk


In a strong economy, why are so many workers on strike?

The New York Times

FBI data: 584 child homicide victims in St. Louis since 1990

The Associated Press | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Measuring equity: New project tracks regional racial disparities

The St. Louis American

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Campus Voices

‘No, the Trump impeachment inquiry is not a coup’

Political scientist David Carter, of Arts & Sciences, co-writes an analysis published in The Washington Post rejecting President Donald Trump’s description of the House impeachment inquiry as a “coup.” He helped compile a dataset of coup attempts around the world.

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Patricia Weisensee, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the McKelvey School of Engineering, plans to develop a liquid-metal-based heat switch for use in space with a three-year $600,000 early-career award from NASA.

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Research Wire

Correction: Keith Hengen in Arts & Sciences did not receive a McKnight Scholar Award as reported in the Oct. 18 issue. We regret the error.

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