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Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019

Top Stories

Drug-resistant staph can spread easily in households

New research led by the School of Medicine sheds light on how the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is introduced into households and how it can spread among family members.

New book examines eating disorders

A new book from Arts & Sciences cultural anthropologist Rebecca Lester explores eating disorders — a condition that impacts and kills almost as many people in the U.S. as the opioid crisis, yet receives a fraction of the sympathy, support or funding.

Video explores ‘Ai Weiwei: Bare Life’

In this video, acclaimed dissident artist Ai Weiwei ruminates about his life, his approach to art-making and his exhibition at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

#DecYourDigs winners offer peek inside their rooms

Color, collages and comfort — those characteristics identify the winning rooms in the 2019 #DecYourDigs room-decorating contest sponsored by the Office of Residential Life. The Record takes a peek at some of the coolest rooms on the South 40.

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Campus Announcements

McKelvey Sr. memorial service Sunday

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Graham Chapel for James M. McKelvey Sr. The university’s flag also will be flown at half-staff that day. McKelvey, who was dean of the university’s School of Engineering from 1964 to 1991, died Nov. 13. He was 94.

WUPD welcomes Blue Santa drive donations

The Washington University Police Department invites the campus community to join its effort to bring holiday joy to two local families through its Blue Santa program. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 20.

WashU in the News

After long gap, Supreme Court poised to break silence on gun rights

The New York Times

Do NAD-boosting supplements fight aging? Not according to current research

The Washington Post

The hunt for a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease

The Scientist

WashU scientists study moon ice to help astronauts explore solar system

St. Louis Public Radio

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School of Medicine students recently honored faculty and residents with Distinguished Service Teaching Awards for the 2018-19 academic year. The awards, which were first given in 1991, reflect the students’ appreciation for dedication, patience and skill in training future physicians.

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