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Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020

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Q&A with Day of Dialogue speaker Sultan

The process of truly connecting with others despite differences can be challenging. Columnist and filmmaker Aisha Sultan will explore the theme of embracing others during her keynote for the university’s annual Day of Dialogue & Action on Feb. 18.

A better understanding of photosynthesis

Chemists in Arts & Sciences have re-engineered one of nature’s solar cells to drive electrons down an alternate path. This work advances the understanding of the earliest light-driven events of photosynthesis.

Investigational drugs block bone loss in mice

Exposure to chemotherapy and radiation during cancer treatment leads to bone loss and increases the risk of osteoporosis and fractures. A study from the School of Medicine identifies the trigger for this bone loss and suggests ways to prevent it.

Research finds slave trade’s effect persists today

Research co-authored by an Olin Business School faculty member suggests some African firms may miss 21st-century growth opportunities without the ability to raise capital through shared ownership.

New book lays out social work’s agenda

With insights of more than 35 leading social work scholars from the Brown School and beyond, a new book grapples with 13 key areas in an effort to identify innovative solutions toward helping individuals reach their full potential.

Khabele named head of obstetrics and gynecology

Gynecologic oncologist Dineo Khabele, MD, noted for her expertise in ovarian cancer research and treatment, has been named head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the School of Medicine, effective June 1.

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WashU in the News

It’s not just Trump; governors are keeping their businesses while in office, too

The Washington Post

Neanderthals ‘dived in the ocean’ for shellfish


Joe reports on crisis of black youth suicide

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Column: Missouri has a Medicaid crisis involving 100,000 children, and Parson ignores it

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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The Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences recently announced its 2020-21 cohort of faculty fellows. They are: Patrick Burke, Colin Burnett and Allan Hazlett (fall 2020); and Nicola Aravecchia, Zoe Stamatopoulou and Rhaisa Williams (spring 2021).

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Research Wire

Mayssa Mokalled, at the School of Medicine, has received a five-year, $1.93 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her project titled “Mechanisms of glial bridging and neurogenesis during spinal cord regeneration in zebrafish.”

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: How many panes of glass, combined, are used on the Schnuck Pavilion and the Sumers Welcome Center on the Danforth Campus?
A) 150 B) 220 C) 340 D) 500

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