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Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019

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Student delegates gear up for Madrid climate conference

A select group of students will attend the Conference of the Parties, where leaders from around the globe will discuss how to respond to climate change. The gathering in Madrid will mark the ninth consecutive year that Washington University students have taken part.

Friedman to leave position leading public affairs

Jill D. Friedman, vice chancellor for public affairs at Washington University, will leave her position effective Dec. 31, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. A national search will be conducted to find a successor.

How gut microbes interact with norovirus

A new study led by the School of Medicine reveals details about how gut microbes interact with norovirus infection in the mouse gut. The research opens up new ways of thinking about potential therapies for this intestinal infection.

WashU Expert: Gift-giving tips for Black Friday

’Tis the season to shop, and who better to offer advice than a scientist who studies gift-giving? Olin Business School marketing expert Elanor Williams shares things to keep in mind during holiday shopping.

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Campus Announcements

Faculty and staff appreciation sale at bookstores

The Campus Bookstore in Mallinckrodt Center and the Medical Campus Bookstore will hold their annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Employees are eligible for 30% off of clothing and gift purchases in store.

Washington People

Jennifer Gartley

Jennifer Gartley

Jennifer Gartley, a professional flutist who has performed with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, serves as programming and public outreach director for the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences. It’s just one of the notes she plays at Washington University.

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WashU in the News

Air pollution is still killing thousands of people in the US


Dozens of infant deaths tied to baby product, but regulators too paralyzed to act

The Washington Post

Live in the moment, don’t selfie or snap it, study finds


Odd Couples Housing brings generations together with a new program

St. Louis Magazine

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Campus Voices

‘On borders and unnatural “natural” deaths’

Tabea Linhard, professor in Arts & Sciences, writes on the Center for the Humanities website about constructed and natural borders ahead of anthropologist Jason De León’s delivering the Holocaust Memorial Lecture, “The Land of Open Graves,” on Dec. 4.

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J. Mark Meacham, assistant professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has received a five-year $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his research using algae cells to study devices he builds in the lab.

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Research Wire

Researchers associated with the Center for Science & Engineering of Living Systems, which is led by Rohit Pappu, at the McKelvey School of Engineering have developed an open-source computational model that allows scientists to generate predictive insights connecting molecular architectures to phase diagrams for multivalent proteins. Details were published recently in PLoS Computational Biology.

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