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Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

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Collaboration with SLU leads to $5M microscope purchase

The Center for Cellular Imaging is purchasing a new $5 million cryo-electron microscope. Saint Louis University is contributing $2.5 million. Such microscopes have provided insight into countless biological phenomena and aided investigations into human health and disease.

University makes continued progress in expanding access

Washington University is proud to be part of the American Talent Initiative. The national alliance of leading colleges and universities is on track to enroll 50,000 more lower-income students by 2025, a newly released report shows.

Sinopoli named Das Family Distinguished Professor

Bruno Sinopoli (second from right) has been named the Das Family Distinguished Professor in Electrical Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering. Sinopoli is a renowned expert in cyber-physical systems and control systems.

Imaging solution could help in harvesting energy

Nanoscale photocatalysts are small particles that harvest energy from sunlight to produce liquid fuels and other chemicals. A new imaging solution developed at the university reveals the significance of a particular structural feature.

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WashU in the News

Distant object in our solar system could show how planets form, scientists reveal


A.E. Hotchner, WashU alum, writer and friend of the famous, dies at 102

The New York Times

Study: Kids raised by grandparents more likely to pile on pounds

U.S. News & World Report | HealthDay

Coronavirus fears kill MWC 2020 after big companies pulled out

Fierce Electronics

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Campus Voices

Chancellor Martin shares the latest edition of ‘Endowment 101’

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin explains the makeup of Washington University’s $8.1 billion endowment and how it is managed in this installment of a three-part series.

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Deanna Barch, professor and chair of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences and the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, was chosen as the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s chair-elect of its Section on Psychology. She will begin her role as chair in February 2021.

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