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Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020

Top Stories

Ultra-high energy events key to study of ghost particles

Physicist Bhupal Dev in Arts & Sciences proposes a new way to leverage data from ultra-high energy neutrinos from large neutrino telescopes such as the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica.

Immune responses to TB mapped across three species

A study led by the School of Medicine lays out a genetic road map of immune responses to tuberculosis infection across three species. The insight in diverse models of TB infection will help scientists studying the disease.

Missouri considers child development accounts

Missouri has become the latest state to take up legislation for a statewide Child Development Account policy, thanks in large part to the work of the Brown School’s Center for Social Development, including policy director Margaret Clancy.

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Campus Announcements

Reminder about novel coronavirus

The administration at Washington University continues to monitor developments with the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. Community members can stay up to date with the latest information here.

Zoom video conferencing available

Zoom video conferencing service debuted Feb. 1 as the university’s primary video conferencing tool. The service is available to all faculty, staff and students for free by signing in with their WUSTL Key.

Washington People

Bill Larson

Bill Larson

As business manager of Edison Theatre and the 560 Music Center, Bill Larson is responsible for everything from booking shows to selling tickets to mopping the stage. “I want to make the 560 and Edison a destination for everybody on campus,” he said.

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WashU in the News

What a lifetime of playing football can do to the human brain


Proposed SCOTUS ‘defender general’ faces hurdles, lawyers say

Bloomberg Law

What if we don’t have to choose between evolution and Adam and Eve?

Christianity Today

Scientists are rapidly finding weird materials older than the solar system on Earth


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Barbara Pickard, professor emerita in Arts & Sciences, 83

Pickard with studentBarbara G. Pickard, professor emerita of biology in Arts & Sciences, died Dec. 6 in St. Louis from complications related to hip surgery. She was 83. She played a foundational role in ideas that helped shape the Center for Engineering MechanoBiology. CEMB plans a memorial symposium in coming months. 

Campus Voices

Surgeons publish spinal surgery textbook

Renowned spine surgeons Keith H. Bridwell, MD, and Munish Gupta, MD, both noted surgeons, educators and researchers at the School of Medicine, have published the fourth edition of Bridwell and DeWald’s Textbook of Spinal Surgery.

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The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation has selected Sowande’ Mustakeem in Arts & Sciences as a recipient of its 2020 Dred Scott Freedom Award. Mustakeem was selected in the category of “historical literary excellence” for her award-winning book “Slavery at Sea.”

Washington University again earned Tree Campus USA status from the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The university also boasts a Level 1 accreditation from the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program.

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Research Wire

Daniel Kreisel, MD, PhD, professor of surgery and of pathology and immunology  at the School of Medicine, received a four-year $2.12 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research titled “The role of ischemia reperfusion injury in lung allograft rejection.”

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