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Monday, Feb. 24, 2020

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Urban-rural differences rooted in geography

The divide between urban and rural voters in the U.S. is nothing new, but its cause has been less clear. A new study by political scientists in Arts & Sciences finds that proximity to bigger cities drives the political divide.

Why Zika was most harmful to Brazilian newborns

School of Medicine researchers have found that the strain of Zika that circulated in Brazil during the microcephaly epidemic that began in 2015 was particularly damaging to the developing brain.

Richards installed as inaugural Koch Professor

Neil M. Richards has been installed as the inaugural Koch Distinguished Professor of Law. Richards is one of the world’s leading experts in privacy law, information law and freedom of expression. A ceremony and reception were held last October to mark the occasion.

WashU Expert on hate movements’ growth

David Cunningham in Arts & Sciences, a nationally recognized expert on white supremacist groups, said that under the Trump administration, white supremacists feel a new license to act.

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Campus Announcements

Nominate students for McLeod honors

The Washington University community is invited to nominate students for the James E. McLeod Honors and Awards Program. The nomination deadline is March 16. 

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Can hearing aids help prevent dementia?

The New York Times Magazine

Six myths about the history of black people in America


New Horizons may have solved planet-formation cold case

Scientific American

Missouri health officials, hospitals prepare for coronavirus patients

St. Louis Public Radio

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The East End Transformation, the iconic redesign of the eastern end of the Danforth Campus, is on the cover of February’s Architect magazine. The publication is the official journal of the American Institute of Architects and considered the “voice” of the architectural profession.

The university has been named a top place for women to work in the third annual “Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard.” Sponsored by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis, the scorecard evaluates employment practices and their impact on gender diversity.

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