#Washington University

The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Bellingham, Washington

Bellingham is an outdoors-minded college town in the northwest coastal corner of Washington. It’s close to Canada – the British Columbia border is a half-hour drive away – and a port for the Alaska Marine Highway ferry service. Whatever brings you to Bellingham, you’ll love these budget-friendly places to stay, bookable on Culture Trip.
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Josephine Baker's encore

Josephine Baker, the late American-born singer and entertainer who fought with the French Resistance during World War II, will receive one of France's highest civilian honors on Nov. 30 as the first Black woman to be buried in Paris' Pantheon. Why it matters: Activists are using her reinterment to raise...
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A tough attachment between rotator cuff, bone achieved through unique fibrous architecture

Engineers often use nature to inspire new materials and designs. A discovery by a multi-institutional team of researchers and engineers about how tendon and bone attach in the shoulder joint has uncovered previously unsuspected engineering strategies for attaching dissimilar materials. The discovery also sheds new light on how the rotator cuff functions and on why rotator cuff repairs fail so frequently.
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5 On Your Side

The importance of testing, as COVID-19 cases start climbing in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — In the last two weeks, COVID-19 numbers have bumped up and so have hospitalizations. As of Monday, the seven-day moving average of hospitalizations increased from 262 to 268 the day before. It was 257 on Saturday. Of the hospitalized COVID patients in the four reporting task force...

Conference One: Inflict's All-Conference One Team for the Diamond and Below Division

The Conference One season ended this past weekend after five weeks of round-robin play and a 22 team tournament. The tournament resulted in a win for the top-seeded Washington University in St. Louis. During the Conference One season, Inflict, one of our casters, gave us their top-five Conference One players for the Fall 2021 Season for the Diamond and Below Division. These five indicate an All-Conference One Team for Valorant.

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Duke University, and Rutgers University take antiviral measures against COVID-19

According to a press release, scientists at Case Western Reserve University, Duke University, and Rutgers University who study the coronavirus genome have identified compounds that may prevent its ability to replicate. The researchers — whose results were published in the journal Science Advances on Friday, November 26 — pointed out...
Poets and Quants

Win $50K For Your Entrepreneurial Startup

It’s become a pretty common practice for would-be entrepreneurs to use their business school experience as an incubator to launch a new business. Whether through an undergraduate business experience or a two-year MBA, there are lots of obvious advantages that increase the odds of success for a new enterprise. Besides...

Three Universities Have Announced the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Was appointed associate provost and dean of students at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, effective January 3. Since 2008, she has held several leadership positions within student affairs at Fairfield University in Connecticut, serving as associate dean of students and director of student engagement for the past six years. Kiem...

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

Was appointed vice president for research and innovation at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She will also hold a faculty appointment in the School of Medicine’s department of molecular genetics and microbiology. Dr. Lodge has been serving as vice chancellor for research and senior associate dean for research for the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.

Lecanemab Sweeps Up Toxic Aβ Protofibrils, Catches Eyes of Trialists

With all the attention on aducanumab and donanemab these days (see previous stories in this series), lecanemab has been flying under the radar. Yet this often overlooked anti-amyloid antibody from Eisai/Biogen potently clears amyloid while producing less brain edema than its competitors. At the Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease conference, held in Boston and online November 9-12, Lars Lannfelt of Uppsala University, Sweden, made a case for lecanemab, aka BAN2401, being the strongest binder of aggregated Aβ among the current crop of anti-Aβ42 antibodies. Lannfelt led the BioArctic Neuroscience team that developed this antibody. Other talks at CTAD touted the consistency of lecanemab Phase 2 data, and added more evidence that it curbs tau pathology.


25 Eleventh Ave. at Fifteenth St. In Indulge Your Senses: Scaling Intimacy in a Digital World, music entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Dorf writes about opening night at his new club, City Winery: “By then, the smartphone and social-media revolution was underway, and I realized why music fans were showing up in droves. Like me, they had inadvertently let technology disrupt their connection to music — and now they were coming to City Winery to get away from their devices. They were eager to escape their hermetic digital bubble, excited to watch their favorite musicians pluck real guitar strings and slam actual drum skins while also nourishing their other senses — the dramatic sight of a legendary performer up close, the aroma of the winery, the taste of great food and wine, the touch of a nearby friend. . . . Man, it feels great to be back in the real world.”

How Families Are Spending the Expanded Child Tax Credit

Families are using the money from the credit in a variety of ways, depending on household income and job circumstance, the survey results show. “Even before the pandemic, low- and middle-income US families faced three fundamental challenges: tight budget constraints, difficulty even saving small amounts for emergencies, and large debt burdens,” says Stephen Roll, research assistant professor at the Brown School and Social Policy Institute (SPI) at Washington University in St. Louis. Roll is coauthor of a report on the findings.

Jill Frank Sneider

Jill Frank Sneider, a long-time resident of St. Louis, died on November 20, 2021. Jill was born in Baltimore in 1944 to Jane and George Frank. She grew up in Highland Park, Illinois and attended Washington University where she met her future husband, Martin Sneider of St. Louis. She taught school in the Boston area and in Kirkwood when the couple returned to St. Louis. After giving birth to their son Mark and daughter Julie, she continued her studies at Washington University and received her Masters degree in American Literature. She persevered and earned a PhD at age 68. Her dissertation, Perception in Edith Wharton’s Stories, has been downloaded more than 15,000 times by students and scholars in more than 50 countries. A limited number of her acquaintances knew of her academic achievements. Because of her inherent modesty, she discouraged others from using her “Dr.” title even in formal settings or correspondence. It was only her grandchildren who were permitted to call her “Dr. Grammy.”

Undefeated Lady Raiders set to compete in Daytona Beach Invitational

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Middle Tennessee women's basketball takes its 4-0 record into the Daytona Beach Invitational where it will face Marquette and Illinois Nov. 26-27. Tipoff is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. both days at the Ocean Center. Last time out - Nov. 22, 2021 at Tennessee Tech (W, 65-47)...