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Friday, Jan. 29, 2021

Top Stories

Fighting racial inequity by funding Black scientists

The McKelvey School of Engineering’s Princess Imoukhuede and Lori Setton join more than a dozen of their colleagues across the country calling for racial equity in federal funding of biomedical engineers.

Study reveals links between fatty liver disease, cancer

Researchers at the School of Medicine have found that a protein involved in regulating lipid levels in the liver and blood also promotes development and progression of fatty liver disease and liver cancer in mice.

Biologist Landis to model evolution of Hawaiian plants

Michael Landis in Arts & Sciences applies newer statistical and computational methods for insights into how biodiversity is generated, maintained and lost. His research team received more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation to study Hawaiian plants.

Creating the next generation of scientists and educators

An innovative biology course designed by Joe Jez and led by Wilhelm Cruz in Arts & Sciences gives undergraduates the opportunity to collaborate with a scientific lab. With real-world projects comes the possibility of failure, but also a chance to advance research.

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Campus Announcements

Parking shares updates for spring semester

The Danforth Campus Parking and Transportation team shares updates for the spring semester in its January newsletter.  Among the topics are parking permits, shuttle service and U-Pass registration.

Social Photo of the Week

That ‘snow day’ feeling

WashU in the News

If you squeeze the coronavirus, does it shatter?

The New York Times

Humans were drinking milk before they could digest it


Biden’s $15 minimum wage push could be ‘death knell’ for small businesses, job growth

Fox Business

With Democrats in control, Supreme Court reform proposals reclaim center stage


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Campus Voices

A book discussion with Kolk

In this video, Heidi Kolk, who teaches in both the Sam Fox School and in Arts & Sciences, discusses the significance of Dolores Hayden’s “The Power of Place.” It’s part of the “Books for 2020 and Beyond” series.

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Arts & Sciences doctoral candidates Sayed Kashua and Olivia Lott have won literary honors for a pair of recent books. Kashua is working toward a doctorate in comparative literature on the international writers’ track. Lott is a doctoral candidate in Spanish and a graduate student fellow in residence in the Center for the Humanities.

The French Connexions Cultural Center at Washington University has been elected to the Centers of Excellence of the Embassy of France. Lionel Cuillé, teaching professor of French in Arts & Sciences, launched French Connexions and is its director.

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Who Knew WashU?

Harvey Media Center photoQuestion: The Harvey Media Center in the Danforth University Center is home to a number of student media groups. How many official student media groups, both print and electronic, does Washington University have?
Answer: B) There are seven student media groups on campus: The Hatchet, Law Review, Washington University Political Review, Student Life, Spires, KWUR 90.3 FM and WUTV.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Cindy Hartwig, who works in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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