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Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020

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Patti Smith to receive humanities prize

Over the course of her 45-year career, Patti Smith has established herself as one of the most prolific and influential artists of her generation. This fall, Smith will receive the International Humanities Prize from Washington University.

Vape products surge in popularity among teens

Vaping has surged in popularity among pre-teens and teens. Many are unaware of the high nicotine levels contained in e-cigarette products. School of Medicine pediatric pulmonologist Thomas Ferkol, MD, has been sounding the alarm about the epidemic.

Green in tooth and claw

Hard plant foods like seeds and nuts may have made up a larger part of early human ancestors’ diet than currently presumed, according to a new experimental study of modern tooth enamel from anthropologists in Arts & Sciences.

Walter named Edward P. Evans Endowed Professor

Matthew J. Walter, MD, has been named the inaugural Edward P. Evans Endowed Professor of Myelodysplastic Syndromes at the School of Medicine. He is an international leader in the study and treatment of a group of rare blood disorders.

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Campus Announcements

West Campus shuttle returns

The West Campus shuttle has returned, effective Jan. 27, in response to feedback from the university community, Parking & Transportation Services announced.

Reminder: faculty award nominations due

Nominations are being accepted for the university’s annual Faculty Achievement Awards, known as the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award and the Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award. Nominations are due Feb. 14.

WashU in the News

A proposal to offset prosecutors’ power: the ‘defender general’

The New York Times

NFL considering another Pro Bowl relocation


High-protein diets boost artery-clogging plaque

Xinhua News

Policymakers in India turn to leading expert for help with toxic smog


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Campus Voices

Faculty Book Celebration preview: black women’s ‘radical musicianship’

Paige McGinley, of the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences and author of “Staging the Blues: From Tent Shows to Tourism,” interviews the keynote speaker for the Faculty Book Celebration, Daphne A. Brooks, about her work on black sonic history.

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Wouter Kool in Arts & Sciences was named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science, an honor given to outstanding psychological scientists in the early stages of their postdoctoral research careers.

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts received a grant from the Art Works program of the National Endowment for the Arts to support the Design Futures Student Leadership Forum, which will take place on the Danforth Campus in May.

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