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Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

Top Stories

Nix bone cancer fuel supply, mouse study suggests

School of Medicine research in mice suggests that a two-drug combination targeting a tumor’s energy sources could be as effective and less toxic than a long-used chemotherapy drug often given in high doses to treat osteosarcoma, a bone cancer.

Mirror, mirror on the monitor

Research from the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences asks if our views about our own appearances have changed in the age of Zoom. The research was published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Federal research data center to open at university

University researchers soon will have better access to important government data in economics, demography, development, health care and other fields. The U.S. Census Bureau has approved plans for a Federal Statistical Research Data Center branch here, tentatively scheduled to open during the 2022-23 academic year.

Ross named Alumni Endowed Professor

Will Ross, MD, associate dean for diversity and professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, has been named the Alumni Endowed Professor of Medicine. Ross has demonstrated continued excellence as a nephrologist and public health epidemiologist.

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Campus Announcements

Divided City announces grant opportunity

The Divided City: An Urban Humanities Initiative announces a new funding opportunity. Grants of up to $20,000 are available to support collaborative research, field institutes and community engagement on urban segregation, broadly conceived. The application deadline is Feb. 17.

Professors Emeriti meeting set Feb. 8

The university Society of Professors Emeriti will hold its regular monthly meeting via Zoom at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8. Piroska Kopar, MD, of the School of Medicine, will discuss medical ethics in surgery.

WashU in the News

Millions of COVID-19 survivors have lost senses of smell and taste. Researchers don’t know if they’ll come back

USA Today

Gender gap in work hours grew during pandemic


Infertility, bad side effects, and more: St. Louis doctors debunk the COVID-19 vaccine myths

St. Louis Magazine

Free speech in 2021 requires oversight, but from whom?

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘Comedy and gender through the centuries’

Ahead of a Feb. 6 symposium on the subject, classics scholars Timothy Moore and Cathy Keane in Arts & Sciences write about a remarkable 1884 student production of Plautus’ “Rudens” (The Rope). The 2,000-year-old play foregrounds gender politics in ways that would be familiar to the women of ancient Rome, 1884 St. Louis and today’s #MeToo era.

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Rebecca Wanzo, chair and professor of women, gender and sexuality studies in Arts & Sciences, has won the Katherine Singer Kovács Book Award for outstanding scholarship in cinema and media studies from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

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Research Wire

The Musculoskeletal Research Center at the School of Medicine has given Spencer Lake, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, a one-year $40,000 grant for a project aimed at using machine learning to give cellular resolution to non-invasive imaging techniques in traumatic elbow injuries.

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