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Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

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Biologist Arpita Bose in Arts & Sciences published new work that reveals how one kind of bacteria “eats” electricity by pulling in electrons straight from an electrode source. The research was published in mBio.

López named a BJC Investigator

Carolina López, recognized internationally for her research on viral infections, has been named a BJC Investigator and will join the Department of Molecular Microbiology at the School of Medicine. She is the third BJC Investigator named.

WashU Experts on Paris Agreement withdrawal

WashU climate change experts react to the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change and offer suggestions on how to move forward.

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Campus Announcements

University blood drive Tuesday

A university blood drive will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12. Donors can give blood from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Athletic Complex on the Danforth Campus and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Olin Residence Hall on the Medical Campus. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate.

Social Photo of the Week

The colors of fall on campus

WashU in the News

Mormon quest for peace and freedom in Mexico shattered by violence and adversity


Opinion: Is politics a war of ideas or of us against them?

The New York Times

National courts lead way in prosecuting Syrian war crimes

Al Jazeera

How daylight saving time can affect your sleep, health


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Campus Voices

Walke reflects on anniversary of Berlin Wall’s fall

As the world marks the 30th anniversary this weekend of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Anika Walke, associate professor of history in Arts & Sciences, writes that it wasn’t inevitable, explaining East German demonstrators’ forgotten visions for the future of the German Democratic Republic.

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Ebony Carter, MD, at the School of Medicine, helped develop a recent report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report outlines interventions needed to improve health in children at risk for negative outcomes.

The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals announced the WashU Women Innovate (WIN) storytelling campaign won a Gold MarCom award. Created by the university’s Office of Public Affairs, WIN shines the spotlight on the university’s support of women founders, entrepreneurs and innovators.

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