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Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020

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2019 in review: a year of change, a year of discovery

In celebration of another year of change and discovery at Washington University, The Record shares some of the most-read stories of 2019.

Video looks back at year’s big moments on campus

2019 was a year of momentum at Washington University. The east end project wrapped up. Andrew D. Martin was inaugurated as the 15th chancellor. And researchers made discoveries that broaden our understanding of the world.

Alumnus Keen named university’s football coach

Aaron Keen has been named head football coach, announced Anthony J. Azama, athletics director. Keen, a 1994 graduate, spent the past six seasons at Eastern Michigan University. He replaces Larry Kindbom, who retired after 31 seasons.

Asthma severity linked to microbiome of upper airway

A new School of Medicine study showed a correlation between the types of bacteria in the upper airway and severity of asthma symptoms. The study will lead to research seeking ways to alter the airway microbiome and reduce asthma severity.

Depression may hinder healing in young hip patients

New research suggests that physicians evaluating young patients with hip pain also should consider screening for clinical depression and anxiety. School of Medicine researchers found such impairments can negatively affect outcomes following hip surgery.

New Year’s resolution: Wait until spring

Winter is dark. It also features the flu, colds and a tendency to stay indoors. So is January really a good time for resolutions? Positive psychology researcher Tim Bono has a better idea: Wait a few months.

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Wednesday, Jan. 8 – Thursday, Jan. 9

2020 Researcher Forum

5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8

Estate planning seminar

2:30–4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12

Celebrate 100 years of ACLU Missouri

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WashU in the News

Emerging from the shadows: the U.S. chief justice who will preside over Trump’s trial


Eberlein, Siteman named Citizens of the Year 2019

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The clock inside

Science Friday

NCAA athlete pay debate: Why a political showdown is coming in 2020

Fox Business

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William Tao, emeritus trustee, 102

in memoriam graphicWilliam Kwang-Yeh Tao, an emeritus trustee of Washington University, died Dec. 17 in Franklin, Tenn. He was 102. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in Graham Chapel.

Taevin Lewis, occupational therapy graduate, 26

Taevin Symone Lewis photoTaevin Symone Lewis, a recent graduate of the Program in Occupational Therapy at the School of Medicine, died Jan. 1 in a motor vehicle accident in St. Louis. She was 26. A funeral service will take place Saturday, Jan. 11, in Memphis, Tenn.

Campus Voices

‘America’s most underappreciated right’

John Inazu, the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion, writes an article in The Atlantic about the importance of the right of assembly, saying that American leaders too often ignore that right.

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Sean Joe, the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development at the Brown School, was part of a working group that recently released the report “Ring the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America.”

Katie Plax, MD, professor of pediatrics and director of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the School of Medicine, received the Job Lewis Smith Award for outstanding community service from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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