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Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

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Politicians have power to change voters’ minds, study shows

Politicians who take a stance on tax increases, immigration reform and other controversial issues have the power to sway voter opinions and can do so without fear of backlash, according to new research from political scientists at Washington University and the University of California, Berkeley.

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Sukkah City STL 2014 announces winning designs

Ten cutting-edge Sukkahs by architects and designers from around the nation will be installed on campus next week. The projects are winners of “Sukkah City STL 2014: Between Absence and Presence,” an ambitious contemporary design competition presented by St. Louis Hillel and the Sam Fox School.

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Wang receives prestigious NIH award

Lihong Wang, PhD, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has received a prestigious BRAIN Initiative Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH announced Wang’s three-year, $2.7 million award for brain-imaging research yesterday.

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Young Scientist Program volunteers teach about lungs at Science Center event

Young Scientist Program volunteers Brian Lananna and Claire Weichselbaum, graduate students in the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences, were among several volunteers who participated in Family Med School at the Saint Louis Science Center. The two demonstrated how lungs function.

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4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1

Williams humanities lecture

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5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1

Artist Plensa lecture

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5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1

History of Medicine lecture

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‘African-American Studies as I see it’

Gerald Early, PhD, reflects on the history, and the future, of black studies programs on the Center for the Humanities’ new website.


Emergency communication system testing today

WUSTL will test its emergency communication system, WUSTLAlerts, at 12:30 p.m. today. The test will take place unless there is a potential for severe weather or an emergency is occurring.

Time to get your flu shot

It’s time for your seasonal flu vaccine. A reminder that it’s required for all students and employees who engage in, or work near, patient care. For details on where to get a flu shot, Medical Campus employees should visit here; Danforth and other campus employees, visit here.

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Notables: Faculty, Staff and Studet News & Achievements

Douglas Chalker, PhD, associate professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, has received about $200,000 in grants from the National Science Foundation. To read more Notables, visit here.

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