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Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020

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Wendland appointed next provost

Beverly Wendland, the James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, has been appointed provost of Washington University, effective July 1, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.

Proton therapy as effective as standard radiation

A new study suggests proton therapy is as effective as traditional X-ray radiation therapy while causing fewer serious side effects. Lower hospitalization rates and fewer emergency room visits could offset the therapy’s higher initial cost.

Celebrating National Academy of Inventors fellows

The university’s Jerome Cox (left) and Jack H. Ladenson join a small but distinguished group of fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.

Survey: Electorate wants action on climate change

In a recent survey conducted by the Weidenbaum Center, political scientists polled likely primary voters and found that the major parties’ electorates don’t match their candidates’ stances on climate change.

Parking & Transportation shares spring updates

As the spring semester kicked off, Parking & Transportation Services announced changes in the east end garage, WashU Rides and a revamped campus shuttle system.

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Campus Announcements

Graduate student reps sought for Board of Trustees

Applications to serve as one of two graduate student representatives to the Board of Trustees for 2020-21 are open. Applications are due Feb. 17. Attend an information session Jan. 15 or Jan. 21 to learn more.

Washington People

Sonya Rooney

Sonya Rooney

As university archivist, Sonya Rooney is charged with keeping track of the university’s institutional history as well as helping people find answers to their research questions.

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WashU in the News

California’s bold new drug pricing plan


These St. Louis scientists are shaking human brains to study head trauma

St. Louis Public Radio

Unlikely housemates: How a St. Louis startup matches empty nesters, millennials

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Don’t light a fire on the International Space Station … unless it’s for science

BYU Radio

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Ronald Levin, the William R. Orthwein Distinguished Professor of Law, has received the American Bar Association Administrative Law Section’s 2019 “Award for Best Scholarship” in the field published in 2018.

A group of medical professionals from the School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals received an award from Generate Health. It recognizes development of the Clinic for Acceptance, Recovery and Empowerment in Pregnancy, which provides treatment for women with opioid-use disorder.

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