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Monday, Feb. 3, 2020

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Research finds kids get inappropriate antibiotics

New research led by the School of Medicine indicates that 1 in 4 children given antibiotics in U.S. children’s hospitals are prescribed the drugs inappropriately. The overuse of antibiotics poses an increasing threat to children who develop or have drug-resistant infections.

Partnership streamlines hiring for LaunchCode grads

Training, and retaining, tech talent is essential to St. Louis’ continued economic growth. A new partnership between Washington University and the nonprofit LaunchCode makes the transition from apprentice to full-time university employee easier.

Making the case for a ‘defender general’

The United States needs a “defender general” — a public official charged with representing the collective interests of criminal defendants before the Supreme Court, argues a new article co-authored by Daniel Epps, professor at the School of Law.

Kemper Art Museum to unveil new galleries Friday

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will unveil a suite of five new galleries Friday, Feb. 7, during the opening reception for its spring exhibitions.

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Campus Announcements

Reminder of key university policies

To ensure broad communication, certain key university policies are published annually in The Record. These policies are intended to promote and support a positive working and learning environment. The policies also are available on the Human Resources website.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Trump administration unveils a major shift in Medicaid

The New York Times

Fecal analysis yields insight about wild primates


Scientists have found ‘surprising’ interstellar material older than the solar system


Understanding the impact of the FDA’s new tobacco sales age limit

St. Louis Public Radio

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The Association for Psychological Science has named Thomas Rodebaugh, professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, an APS Fellow. Fellows are members who have made sustained and outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in research, teaching, service or application.

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