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Monday, Nov. 18, 2019

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In memoriam: James M. McKelvey Sr., engineering dean emeritus, 94

James M. McKelvey Sr., dean emeritus of the McKelvey School of Engineering, died Nov. 13, 2019, in Bethesda, Md. He was 94. McKelvey served as dean from 1964 to 1991 and was instrumental in transforming the school. A memorial service will be held Dec. 8.

Toward a more civil discourse

Reappropriation — by which a group of people reclaims words or artifacts that were previously used in a way disparaging of that group — can tame uncivil discourse, finds a new study by political scientists and a law professor at Washington University.

Study: HIV treatment leads to better lifetime choices

Domestic violence and illicit drug use plummeted among women who realized they could live decades longer than expected because of a new HIV treatment, according to a study involving Olin Business School researchers.

Modifications make living at home easier for older adults

Social and physical modifications can make aging in place easier, and such changes also can positively impact cognitive function in older adults living alone, finds a new Brown School study.

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Campus Announcements

The Divided City announces new faculty grants available

The Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences and the Sam Fox School’s College and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design announce a new round of Divided City faculty collaborative grants. An information session will be held Dec. 4.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Proposed interstellar mission reaches for the stars, one generation at a time

Scientific American

Deadly superbugs pose greater threat than previously estimated

The Washington Post

St. Louis County police board shakeup continues with two new Page nominees

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘A city divided cannot stand’

Henry S. Webber, the university’s executive vice chancellor and chief administrative officer, writes a column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the future of St. Louis city and the need to invest in redeveloping north St. Louis. “St. Louis can’t be economically successful without building on our strengths and challenging the status quo,” he said.

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Two faculty and two alumni from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts are among the winners of InSITE 2020, a temporary public art exhibition organized by the Downtown STL Public Art Initiative. The approved artworks will go on display beginning in the spring.

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Research Wire

Caitlin Rankin, a graduate student in archaeology and geoarchaeology in Arts & Sciences, has been named a co-recipient of the Geological Society of America’s prestigious Richard Hay Award. Rankin was selected for this competitive award based on the scientific merit of her recent research on the effects of climate change at the Cahokia site in Illinois.

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