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Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

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$7M awarded for research on lunar ice, space weathering

Under a five-year $7 million cooperative agreement led by Jeffrey Gillis-Davis, research associate professor of physics in Arts & Sciences, researchers will investigate fundamental questions at the intersection of space science and human space exploration.

Field Notes: training first responders in Sierra Leone

McKelvey School of Engineering student Zach Eisner traveled to Sierra Leone to teach 1,000 residents how to stop bleeding, conduct CPR, splint a broken bone and more. The University Libraries’ Newman Exploration Travel Fund helped with costs. 

A snowy day on campus

Check out this video to enjoy some of the sights and sounds on the Danforth Campus from the fall semester’s first snow this week.

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WashU in the News

Chief Justice John Roberts, who’s clashed with Trump, would oversee impeachment trial

ABC News

The world is constantly running out of helium; here’s why it matters


How pervasive is employee theft?

The Joe Madison Show (Sirius XM)

Missouri’s ephemeral ‘ice flowers’ emerge this time of year; spot them if you’re lucky

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘Breaking the opioid-addiction chain’

Laura Jean Bierut, the Alumni Endowed Professor of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, writes in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about efforts to fight opioid addiction, the “medication first” approach and the need for sound data to inform future treatment.

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Samantha A. Morris, assistant professor of developmental biology and of genetics at the School of Medicine, has been named a 2019 Allen Distinguished Investigator by The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, a division of the Allen Institute. Morris is one of five investigators in the U.S. to be honored by the Allen Institute this year.

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Research Wire

Clara Wilkins, in Arts & Sciences, will serve as principal investigator for “Harnessing Religious Values to Increase Public Virtue.” Lerone A. Martin, in the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and in Arts & Sciences, will be co-principal investigator. The two-year study received funding from The Self, Virtue & Public Life initiative.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: How many WashU students have received Rhodes Scholarships, one of the world’s most prestigious academic honors?
A) 9 B) 17 C) 22 D) 29

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