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Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

Top Stories

Study calls for different approach to school safety

Policy responses to school shootings have not prevented them from happening more frequently, but restorative justice has the potential to avert bad behavior and school shootings, finds a new study from Arts & Sciences.

New antidepressants on the horizon

The strategy of using drugs made from neurosteroid molecules to treat depression was hatched at the School of Medicine, where the Taylor Family Institute for Innovative Psychiatric Research focuses on developing better psychiatric medications.

Irregular heartbeat model could boost drug efficacy

Biomedical engineer Jonathan Silva at the McKelvey School of Engineering has developed the first computational model that shows the molecular groundwork of a popular drug’s effectiveness.

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Campus Announcements

Harris Award nominations sought

Nominations are being accepted for the Jane and Whitney Harris St. Louis Community Service Award, which honors a couple for extraordinary contributions to the culture and welfare of the St. Louis area. Nominations are due by Nov. 30.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

New study reveals genetic link between drinking and brain size

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Black moms and babies still face higher risk of death than whites in St. Louis County

St. Louis Public Radio

Scientists discover how cells defend themselves using our hidden immune arsenal


Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Kayla Reed dialogue on Ferguson at ‘She Leads’ conference

The St. Louis American

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Campus Voices

‘On Translating Beckett’s Minimalism’

Looking ahead to the Nov. 7-8 conference “What is the Word”: Celebrating Samuel Beckett,” one of the organizers, English and drama scholar Julia Walker, in Arts & Sciences, writes about Beckett’s minimalism and the challenges and opportunities that arise when translating his works.

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Farshid Guilak, professor of orthopedic surgery at the School of Medicine, has been chosen to receive this year’s Senior Scientist Award from the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society.

University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has successfully completed the project “Level Playing Field: Digitizing and Disseminating William Miles’ ‘Black Champions’ Interviews.” The project was completed with the support of a 2018 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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