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Friday, Aug. 11, 2023

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WashU in the News

AI is acting ‘pro-anorexia’ and tech companies aren’t stopping it

The Washington Post

Parasites, bacteria infecting high rates of Cahokia Heights residents, study finds


WashU professor digs into the fizzy history of 7UP, a St. Louis invention

St. Louis Public Radio

Battling loneliness with purpose

Mid Rivers Newsmagazine

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Book considers the meaning of ‘Adventure’

Christopher Schaberg, director of the Program in Public Scholarship at WashU, has published the book “Adventure,” which explores ideas about adventure and their narrative, cultural and philosophical underpinnings. Read more about this and other recent works on the university’s Bookshelf.

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Who Knew WashU?

Question: The film “Oppenheimer” chronicles the career of the American theoretical physicist who directed the Manhattan Project during World War II. Several scientists from the atomic research program at Los Alamos National Laboratory joined WashU after the war. Where are their portraits displayed?

Answer: D) Wrighton Hall. Then-Chancellor Arthur Holly Compton, a physicist, worked to build WashU as a research institution, recruiting the so-called “Los Alamos Six” to join Arts & Sciences.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Emily Cohen-Shikora, a senior lecturer in Arts & Sciences, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” prize!