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Friday, March 6, 2020

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Med’s physicians, researchers tackle coronavirus

Soon after COVID-19 first appeared, School of Medicine researchers, doctors and staff began preparing for the possibility of an outbreak. Infectious disease physicians started planning how to respond, and researchers got to work finding drugs or vaccines.

Parents’ social isolation linked to children’s health

Parents’ social isolation was linked to self-reported poorer health for themselves and for their adolescent children, finds a study from the Brown School.

Making radiation therapy for colon cancer work better

Members of the School of Medicine lab of Matthew Ciorba, MD, identified a way to make radiation therapy for colorectal cancer more effective: by inhibiting a protein found in cancer cells in the gut.

How John Lewis kept his ‘Eyes on the Prize’

On March 7, 1965, the events of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Ala., changed the civil rights movement and John Lewis’ life. He recalled his experience for the “Eyes on the Prize” documentary series, whose footage is in University Libraries’ Film and Media Archive.

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Campus Announcements

Writing Center has moved

The Writing Center has moved offices and is now located in the lower level of Mallinckrodt Center. It was previously in Olin Library. The center provides free tutoring for WashU students, faculty and staff with writing projects.

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Sweet dreams WashU

WashU in the News

Businesses fret over potential Bernie Sanders presidency

The Wall Street Journal

For the first time, architecture’s most prestigious prize is awarded to two women


Great, even the table your phone is sitting on can now be used to hack it


L.A.’s adult performers strike back against registry bill

Los Angeles Times

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Campus Voices

‘Sam Moore’s legacy should be change in north St. Louis’

Michael Allen, senior lecturer at the Sam Fox School, writes an article in The St. Louis American reflecting on St. Louis Alderman Sam Moore’s death. “Moore’s legacy urges us to remember that St. Louis won’t be a whole city until north St. Louis is a record of equity and justice,” he said.

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“Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving” received the Association of American Publishers’ 2020 PROSE Award for anthropology, criminology and sociology. The book’s author is Caitlyn Collins, assistant professor in Arts & Sciences.

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Research Wire

Robert Charity (left), research professor of chemistry, and Lee Sobotka, professor of chemistry and of physics, all in Arts & Sciences, were recently awarded a nearly $1.4 million three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to support their studies of nuclear reactions and nuclear structure.

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