The Record

News for the Washington University Campuses & Community
Straight from The Source

Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

Top Stories

‘Surfing attack’ hacks Siri, Google with ultrasonic waves

Using ultrasound waves propagating through a solid surface, McKelvey School of Engineering researchers were able to read texts and make fraudulent calls on a cellphone sitting on a desk up to 30 feet away.

Fighting MS

After encountering colleagues and patients with multiple sclerosis during her medical training, neurologist Anne Cross, MD, made it her life’s work to study and treat patients with the disease. She is now director of the John L. Trotter MS Center.

Naked mole rats’ journey above ground

Biologist Stan Braude in Arts & Sciences published a study in the African Journal of Ecology that considers the moon’s role in driving a rare occurrence: the solo journey of a naked mole rat from an underground colony to start a new one.

WashU Spaces tours new makerspace

The Spartan Light Metal Products Makerspace in Jubel Hall is accessible to students, faculty and staff — no experience required. The latest installation of WashU Spaces offers a tour of the makerspace’s features.

Read more stories on The Source →


4–6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28

Clarinet masterclass with Scott Andrews

View more events →

WashU in the News

19 signs you’re a narcissist and don’t even know it

Business Insider

Diabetes treatment breakthrough may help cure disease

International Business Times

The hidden cost of ‘stop-and-frisk’

Boston Globe

Essential cookbooks for Black History Month

The Detroit News

See more WashU in the News →

Campus Voices

‘Remembering the extraordinary life of A.E. Hotchner’

Henry I. Schvey, professor of drama in Arts & Sciences, writes a remembrance published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch of A.E. Hotchner, a celebrated novelist, playwright and WashU alumnus, who died this month. 

Read more Campus Voices →


Two physicians from the University of Ghana recently wrapped up a monthlong visit to Washington University as part of the Africa Initiative’s faculty exchange. The program is designed to promote human capital development in Africa as well as to increase opportunities for African faculty and scholars to visit the university.

Read more Notables →

Research Wire

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Washington University is working to develop a framework for algorithms that can make decisions with fair outcomes. Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, is principal investigator on the project, which received a three-year $444,145 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Read more from the Research Wire →

Who Knew WashU?

Student Life covers Question: The university's independent student newspaper, Student Life, has been a part of campus for a long time. What year was this publication established?
Answer: B) One of the nation’s oldest college newspapers, Student Life was founded in 1878 and launched the careers of many prominent journalists.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Cheryl Lyons, who works in the Division of Oncology at the School of Medicine and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

Read about some Student Life alumni →

You have received this e-mail because you expressed interest in receiving updates from, the Record and its related products by e-mail. Thanks for your subscription. If you do not want to receive the Record via e-mail, you may unsubscribe. Got this as a forward? Sign up to receive our future e-mails.