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“You learn something in sports—the value of aspiration. In every great thing we try there are bound to be challenges and disappointments, but I believe aspiration can carry you through. The true test is how well we all recover”

“Don’t be afraid to fail, because that only makes you afraid to try” - Michelle Kwan
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Just in time for the #Oscars

Building better movies through science. WUSTL neuroscientist Jeffrey Zacks explains how the brain reacts to film, and what that means for moviemakers. http://bit.ly/1AcWCom
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Is the the decline in the honey bee population a risk factor for malnutrition?

WashU scientists have discovered that colony collapse disorder has led to the rapid decline in honey bee populations, which could affect cross pollination patterns. http://bit.ly/1zR5NWQ
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“Chemicals linked to earlier menopause may lead to an early decline in ovarian function, and our results suggest we as a society should be concerned.”

Physicians have found that excessive exposure to household chemicals can interfere with hormonal distribution and cause premature menopause in women.
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A puzzling presentation of symptoms. 

Researchers at the medical school have found that patients carrying the #Chickungunya virus show shockingly similar symptoms to those with #rheumatoid arthritis, leading to false diagnoses. 
A mosquito-borne virus that has spread to the Caribbean and Central and South America and has caused isolated infections in Florida often causes joint pain and swelling similar to that seen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St.
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"People sometimes have the idea that when you’re drawing, or doodling, you’re not really paying attention. But when I make notations during a meeting, I am listening. I’m capturing the ideas and information I need."

Dean Colangelo shares his passion for drawing and how it can improve learning and memory. http://bit.ly/159W7yK
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“Participating in Engineers Without Borders had long been a dream of mine because it allowed me to help people and see the practical applications of the field I wanted to study.”

Students recently made a trip to Ethiopia to apply their knowledge by giving back to the local community, with the aim of solving the flood issues around the Mekelle School for the Blind. 
A group of six students and two mentors a part of Engineers Without Borders from Washington University in St. Louis boarded a plane bound for Ethiopia.
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Family, food and wishes for a prosperous new year.

Linchei Letty Chen, associate professor of Chinese language shares personal memories from #ChineseNewYear’s festivals she experienced as a child in Taiwan. http://bit.ly/1818YFW
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“Here, the students conceptualize the business, create the business model, develop and run it over time. It’s a unique model.”

The Student Entrepreneurial Program recently supported the opening of the latest storefront, Bear-y Sweet Shoppe. The candy store, run by four female students, serves a variety of candy by-the-ounce to the community. http://bit.ly/1BhcEzy
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Aiming to join the wealthiest one percent of the nation? 

Research conducted by Professor Mark Rank shows that a typical American has a 1 in 9 chance of gaining that elite status. http://bit.ly/1zU0Zqg 
Mark Rank, PhD, the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at the Brown School and co-author of the influential book "Chasing the American Dream: Understanding What Shapes Our Fortunes," finds in a new study that there is a 1 in 9 chance the typical American will join the wealthiest 1 ...
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Will you live to be 100? Ask your friends.
Young lovers walking down the aisle may dream of long and healthy lives together, but close friends in the wedding party may have a better sense of whether those wishes will come true, suggests new research on personality and longevity from Washington University in St. Louis.
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When he was an undergraduate at WUSTL, Sean Douglas was a musician and songwriter. Now, he writes songs for stars like Jason Derulo and Demi Lovato. Via +Billboard 
"My best friend is kind, intelligent, funny, talented, considerate, thoughtful… Did I say kind?" Michael Keaton asked during his Golden Globes speech on Sunday night (Jan. 13), fighting back tears while accepting the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical award for his comeback role in Birdman. While many in the audience and millions at home tried to decipher who Keaton was talking about, the 63-year-old star clarified: "He also happens...
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The mission of Washington University in St. Louis is the promotion of learning — learning by students and by faculty. Teaching, the transmission of knowledge, is central to our mission, as is research, the creation of new knowledge.

Faculty — composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions — serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.

The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs.