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Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

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Day of Dialogue models community of inclusion

The university’s sixth annual Day of Dialogue & Action, two full days of talks, panel discussions and workshops at both the Medical and Danforth campuses, challenged and inspired the more than 700 faculty, staff and students who participated.

Fight against endometrial cancer boosted

A new study offers a road map to understanding the molecular underpinnings of endometrial cancer, which could lead to new therapies. The national research team was co-led by School of Medicine investigators.

Zhang wins Olin Award for packing time research

Dennis Zhang, assistant professor of operations and manufacturing management at Olin Business School, won the 2020 Olin Award for research that creates a human-focused algorithm to improve warehouse workers’ packing time.

Battling treatment-resistant opioid use disorder

Similar to treatment-resistant depression, there is a subpopulation of those addicted to opioids who don’t respond to standard treatments. An addiction expert at the Brown School suggests a new category for such patients: treatment-resistant opioid use disorder.

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8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21

Health Happening Fair on Medical Campus

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22

MLA Lecture: Hayes on climate change

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WashU in the News

Cyborg locusts could be used to sniff out bombs, scientists say

Fox News

Five years after Indiana’s historic HIV outbreak, many rural places remain at risk


Scientists sculpt nanoparticle shells with light

Scientific American

Study: Family factors are tied to suicide thoughts and attempts in children

U.S. News & World Report

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Campus Voices

‘Revealing the devastating costs of childhood poverty’

Poverty expert Mark Rank, of the Brown School, writes a review in The Washington Post of Jeff Madrick’s book “Invisible Americans,” which explores the conditions, causes and costs of childhood poverty — with an eye to spur people to take action. 

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The John W. Kluge Center at the U.S. Library of Congress has appointed Ignacio M. Sanchez Prado as the 2020 Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South. Sanchez Prado, the Jarvis Thurston and Mona Van Duyn Professor in the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, will begin his Kluge residency in May.

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Research Wire

Nan Liu, research assistant professor of physics in Arts & Sciences, received a $493,885 grant from NASA to study presolar grains in primitive meteorites. Her goal is to improve understanding of the origins of the solar system.

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