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Monday, Feb. 17, 2020

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How planetary building blocks were constructed

William B. McKinnon in Arts & Sciences led one of three new studies that together provide a far more complete picture of the composition and origin of Arrokoth, the farthest, most primitive object in the solar system. The research is published in Science.

Breast cancer prevention trial underway

The School of Medicine is conducting a phase 2 clinical trial to investigate an osteoporosis drug for its potential to lower breast density in women with dense breasts. Such women have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than those with lower breast density.

Graham Chapel open daily for reflection and prayer

Graham Chapel is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays for reflection and prayer. It’s an effort of the Rev. Callista Isabelle, the first director for religious, spiritual and ethical life. Plus, she helped organize Interfaith Week, which runs through Friday, Feb. 21.

Support ramps up ahead of med curriculum renewal

Formed through the medical school’s Office of Education, the Academy of Educators aims to build a community of physician and science educators and train faculty in innovative ways to teach in an academic medical setting.

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1–2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17

Hot Topic Coffee Hour: ‘Microaggressions’

3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19

‘Funk Money’ talk on tax havens

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Day of Dialogue graphic

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Three ways to retrain your mind to get out of credit card debt

The New York Times

Immune cell assassins reveal their nurturing side

Quanta Magazine

‘Happiness 101’ offers WashU professor’s secrets for a happy life

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

How America became ‘a city upon a hill’

Abram Van Engen in Arts & Sciences has published a new book, “City on a Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism.” Humanities, the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities, shared an excerpt from the book in its winter issue.

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Samantha A. Morris, assistant professor of developmental biology and of genetics at the School of Medicine, received a Sloan Research Fellowship in Computational and Evolutionary Molecular Biology. Sloan Research Fellowships support promising early-career scientists.

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