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Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

Top Stories

Halting opioid abuse aim of NIH, CDC grants

School of Medicine researchers received grants totaling more than $10 million from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The grants are part of a nationwide push to fund research targeting the opioid epidemic.

Sam Fox School announces new full-tuition scholarships

The Sam Fox School is launching a new program designed to enhance recruitment and interdisciplinary exchange across its graduate degree programs. The Sam Fox Ambassadors Graduate Fellowship Program will welcome its inaugural class next fall.

Imaging technique may boost colon cancer diagnosis

Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering have devised a new imaging technique, based on a technology that has been used for two decades in ophthalmology, that can provide accurate, real-time, computer-aided diagnosis of colorectal cancer.

Rover retrospective

RIP Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity. But the geosciences data they collected will live on under the care of a team of archivists in Arts & Sciences. The data includes details about the rovers’ moves and images that captured the public’s imagination.

Fewer people covered leads to higher rural premiums

Small risk pools may contribute to the challenges faced by private insurance plans in rural areas. A potential policy solution is risk reinsurance, or insurance for the insurer, finds a new Brown School study.

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Campus Announcements

Active Commuter Hub launches

The Active Commuter Hub is opening for the university community. Located on the lower level of the Schnuck Pavilion on the east end of the Danforth Campus, it’s a project of the Office of Sustainability and Parking & Transportation Services. Those interested in being a member must enter a lottery by Dec. 15.

Information security policies updated

The university’s Office of Information Security has recently revised and updated its policies to reflect changes in the information security landscape. Learn more on the office’s website.

WashU in the News

What does it mean to censure a politician?

PBS NewsHour

Barr said certain ‘communities’ should show police more respect, ignoring the reasons why they don’t


Musicologists police the boundaries of copyright law


How the NFL’s and NBA’s viewership numbers stack up


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John J. ‘Jack’ Clancy, lecturer in Arts & Sciences, 82

in memoriam graphicJohn J. “Jack” Clancy, a lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, died Oct. 28, surrounded by loved ones. He was 82. During his 25 years of teaching here, Clancy built a reputation as a thoughtful and inspiring educator, teaching courses in ancient and modern political thought.

Campus Voices

‘How Spain’s women lobbied against slavery in Cuba’

Akiko Tsuchiya, professor and a faculty fellow with the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, shares a preview of the book she is working on, which explores how Spanish women in the mid-1800s spoke out against slavery in the Spanish colony of Cuba.

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A review in the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law highlights the impact of “Facing Segregation: Housing Policy Solutions for a Stronger Society,” a book edited by Washington University’s Molly W. Metzger and Henry S. Webber.

Barbara A. Schaal, dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences and the Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biology, has joined the board of directors of the Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation.

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